In this week’s issue:
Subject: Canada Research Chairs Internal Faculty of Medicine Competition
The Faculty of Medicine is launching an internal Canada Research Chairs (CRC) competition to fill three vacant CRC Tier 2 Chairs who will go forward to the national CRC competition in October 2013.
These Chairs will be available for: a) Tier 2 Retention, b) Tier 2 New Recruitment, or c) Tier 2 to Tier 1 advancement. The deadline for this internal competition is March 28, 2013.
Please find the full details for the competition at http://med.ubc.ca/research/deadlines-funding-opportunities/for-faculty/canada-research-chairs/.
- The Hearing Foundation of Canada (THFC) – Call For Proposals: Medical Research Grants
- Cancer Research Society/Pancreatic Cancer Canada/John van Haastrecht operating grant
Awards and Honours:
· The Alberta Prion Research Institute (APRI) – Call for Nominations for APRI International Young Researcher Prize
- NSERC CREATE Information Session 2013
- UBC CPD Webinar Series: Feeling Disabled By Disability?: How to Better Support Your Patients’ Return to Work
- Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Networks – Call for Expressions of Interest
Deadline: February 8, 2013
The Hearing Foundation of Canada (THFC) is once again putting out a call for proposals to provide seed funding to support new research initiatives, particularly those from young investigators that have scientific merit.
Research must be in the categories of basic or clinical research, and focus on biological and clinical projects rather than the psycho-social aspects of hearing loss.
For further details on The Hearing Foundation of Canada’s medical research grants and to download the grant application form visit THFC website above.
LOI Deadline: February 18, 2013
Application Deadline: April 15, 2013
The Cancer Research Society (CRS) is pleased to announce the addition of an operating grant specifically for detection and treatment of pancreatic cancer, within the scope of the regular annual CRS operating grants competition.
The Cancer Research Society/Pancreatic Cancer Canada/John van Haastrecht operating grant will be disbursed for a period of two years with a maximum of $60,000 per year.
Exceptionally and only with regards to this specific program, the deadline to submit a letter of intent is February 18, 2013.
The submission of a letter of intent is a preliminary and compulsory step, which helps the CRS to ensure the validity of the project and to organize the evaluation committees for complete grant applications.
The submission deadline for a grant application (following the acceptance of the letter of intent) is April 15, 2013.
Applications submitted for this Operating Grant on detection and treatment of pancreatic cancer will be treated in the same competition as regular Cancer Research Society annual operating grants for 2013.
Applications for this specific grant must be submitted by using the 2013 application forms with CRS-PCC (Cancer Research Society/Pancreatic Cancer Canada) in the title. These forms are available on the CRS website: www.CancerResearchSociety.ca (For researchers/Operating Grants section). More details are available on our website at www.CancerResearchSociety.ca.
For any questions, please contact Josée-France Villemure at the CRS (see contact information below).
Josée-France Villemure, Ph. D.
625, avenue du Président-Kennedy, bureau 402
Montréal (Québec) H3A 3S5
Téléphone : 514 861-9227, poste 234
Sans frais : 1 866 343-2262
Télécopieur : 514 861-9220
AWARDS AND HONOURS:
The Alberta Prion Research Institute (APRI) – Call for Nominations for APRI International Young Researcher Prize
Deadline: March 15, 2013
To recognize work being done in prion and prion-like protein misfolding science, the Alberta Prion Research Institute (APRI) is presenting the APRI International Young Researcher Prize, a significant prize to a junior researcher who is the principal author of a research paper, published on or after April 1, 2008, that is considered to have the most innovative findings and expected to have the most impact on the field of prion or prion-like protein misfolding science.
The Prize will be awarded to an individual who has completed his or her terminal degree (such as PhD, MD, D Pharm or the equivalent) on or after April 1, 2008. Individuals who are currently registered in a formal research training program leading to a terminal degree may also be nominated. The Prize will be awarded based on a paper describing original research on prion or prion-like protein misfolding diseases and/or the medical and socioeconomic impacts of these diseases published in a peer-reviewed journal on or after April 1, 2008. Publications in peer-reviewed print and online media are eligible. Review papers, commentaries, editorials and the like are not eligible.
A prize of $25,000 CAD will be awarded to the eligible junior researcher who is the principal author of the paper to be used at his or her discretion. The announcement of the prize winner will take place at PRION 2013 in Banff, Alberta, Canada between May 26 and 29, 2013. The prize winner will deliver a scientific talk at PRION 2013. APRI will cover associated travel and accommodation costs for the prize winner.
Nomination forms must be received in electronic form at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15, 2013. Signed originals are also required and must be postmarked by March 15, 2013. More information and nomination forms are available on the Alberta Prion Research Institute website which is linked to above.
NSERC CREATE Information Session 2013
Date: January 28, 2103 10:00am PST
To join the meeting either access on your computer, option (1) or at SPARC, option (2):
1) please copy and paste the meeting link into your browser:
- Enter as a guest and please enter your name or the name of your university
- Click “Enter Room”
If you would like to join via teleconference a hands-free phone would be ideal. To join the teleconference you will need to:
- Toll free Dial-in: 1-888-289-4573
- Enter the Conference ID: 7079348
NSERC staff will be online starting at 12:30am EST (09:30am PST) on January 28, 2013 to help you. For technical questions or issues, please contact us at CREATE@NSERC-CRSNG.gc.ca.
2) The SPARC boardroom (Room 101, 6190 Agronomy Rd.) is booked from 9:30am – 12:30pm for this webinar and faculty and staff are welcome to join Nicole Bennett for additional consultation and discussion. Please RSVP Nicole at email@example.com if you want to join SPARC for this webinar.
Date: February 27, 2013 7:00-8:00 pm PST
Target audience: Family physicians, Occupational Medicine doctors, ER doctors, Psychiatrists and Residents
Accreditation: Up to 1.0 Mainpro M1/ MOC Section 1/ AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
Presented by: Dr. Chris Stewart-Patterson, Occupational Medicine Doctor and Course Director, Harvard Medical School
1.) Recognize how long-term work absences effect patient health outcomes;
2.) Identify the physician’s role managing work-related disability;
3.) Construct possible communication avenues for discussing stay-at-work and return-to-work opportunities with your patients;
4.) Define the various key terms in disability management; and
5.) Determine your patient’s functional capacities.
Deadline: February 28, 2013
“On behalf of the SPOR National Steering Committee, I encourage all Canadian health researchers to get involved in SPOR – an exciting new initiative that should transform health care in Canada. This call for expressions of interest is an opportunity to share your thoughts on how we can collaborate across novel networks, using research evidence to improve the way we care for patients in Canada. I encourage you to submit your most innovative and inspired ideas!”
– Dr. Robert Bell, Co-Chair, SPOR
Canada’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) is a collaboration of researchers, provinces and territories, partners, health care providers, patients and families – all working in partnership to improve the quality and effectiveness of care provided to Canadians.
The SPOR National Steering Committee is inviting the health research community to provide input on research network capacity in Canada.
This call for expressions of interest is being held from January 11 to February 28, 2013. It is an opportunity for Canada’s researchers to provide information on the current network landscape. The goal is to identify existing and emerging research network capacity in patient-oriented research in Canada that could align with the SPOR network objectives.
Please note that this is not a formal letter of intent or a CIHR funding opportunity. It is an open dialogue with Canada’s research community and a venue for Canadian researchers to demonstrate where there is capacity to translate research evidence into better health care policies, therapies, and practices.
Detailed information on this call for expressions of interest and the submission process can be found at the link above
Frequently Asked Questions: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/46264.html.