In this week’s issue:
- Grand Challenges Canada – Current Funding Opportunities
- Molly Towell Perinatal Research Foundation – 2013 Grant Competition (1 attachment)
- The Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series (1 attachment)
- Killam Program Information Session (1 attachment)
- SPARC Office – Internal review process for the 2013 NSERC Strategic Project Grant
Deadline: Various – please see below
A reminder. Grand Challenges Canada would like to draw your attention to the following five funding opportunities that are currently open and accepting proposals. We are looking for Bold Ideas with Big Impact in global health. The deadlines for each opportunity are rapidly approaching, so please make sure your proposal is submitted before the dates indicated below. For more information on each of these programs, please visit www.grandchallenges.ca.
Saving Brains – Scaling Impact
The Saving Brains initiative seeks bold ideas for products, services, policies and implementation models that protect and nurture early brain development in a sustainable manner.
Deadline: February 11, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. ET
Global Mental Health – Round II
The Global Mental Health initiative seeks to improve treatment and expand access to mental health care in low- and middle-income countries.
Deadline: February 4, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. ET
Stars in Global Health – Round 5 Phase I
The Stars in Global Health program enables innovators to develop Bold Ideas with Big Impact to improve global health conditions. Innovators who are eligible to apply include those from low- and lower-middle-income countries, upper-middle-income countries of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Canadian International Development Agencies (CIDA) Countries of Focus and Canada.
Deadline: February 6, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. ET
Stars in Global Health – Canada Direct Entry to Phase II
The Stars in Global Health – Canada Direct Entry to Phase II program seeks proposals from Canadian innovators who can prove a bold idea has reached proof-of-concept and is ready to transition to scale in order to achieve impact.
Deadline Extended to February 25, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. ET
Saving Lives at Birth – Round III
Grand Challenges Canada, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the U.K. Government (Department for International Development) invite global problem solvers to answer their third call for innovative prevention and treatment approaches to dramatically reduce maternal and newborn deaths and stillbirths in poor, hard-to-reach communities around the time of childbirth. http://www.savinglivesatbirth.net/apply
Deadline: March 28, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. ET
Deadline: April 1, 2013
The Molly Towell Perinatal Research Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2013 Grant Competition. The Foundation will consider applications in two particular areas:
(a) The Molly Towell Fellowship will provide support for clinical or basic science students who wish to acquire further training and experience in research in preparation for a career in academic medicine; and
(b) Applications for operating funds to support novel and original research by young investigators also will be considered.
Successful applicants will be notified by May 31st 2013 and funds will be available in
Additional information about the Foundation and application forms for both programs are available at the Foundation’s website (title link above). Please be sure to access the application forms and details from this website and not from the soon-to-be-removed Molly Towell link housed at APOG.ca.
I encourage you to consider these opportunities for assistance in advancing perinatal research. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Foundation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see attachment for more information.
The Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series
Date: February 6, 2013 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: LSC 3 – Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, UBC Campus
“Mode Switching In Tumor Invasion, The Role of The Small Mucin Podocalyxin” by Dr. Calvin Roskelley,Professor, Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences, UBC.
Please see the attached poster for more information.
Date: February 12, 2013 9:30am – 10:30am
Location: Irving K. Learning Barber Centre – Room # 157
The Canada Council for the Arts (CCA) will visit UBC and host an information session on the Killam Program. The program includes the Killam Research Fellowships and the Killam Prizes.
Who should attend: This session is geared to faculty members, grant facilitators and research administrators
Registration: For more information and to register, please visit the link above.
Space is limited. Deadline to register is February 8.
Please see the attachment for more information.
SPARC Office – Internal review process for the 2013 NSERC Strategic Project Grant
Registration Deadline: February 21, 2013
The SPARC Office is pleased to announce it will once again be running an Internal Review process for the 2013 NSERC Strategic Project Grant competition (see full details and deadlines below).
SPARC is currently accepting registrations for Internal Review (IR) for the April 1, 2013 NSERC Strategic Project Grant competition.
Due to the NSERC Strategic Project Grant (SPG) competition timing, an Internal Review (IR) program will only be offered for those who can provide a well-developed draft of their SPG application by Thursday, Feb 28, 2013, 5pm.
Those interested in participating in the IR process are asked to please register by Feb. 21, 2013.
Please note that any researchers failing to register and/or submit all of the required IR documents by the outlined deadlines, will be ineligible for the IR process. Also, please note IR requests will be treated on a first-come, first-serve basis, and registering for IR does not guarantee an appropriate reviewer will be found for every SPG application.
You can register for an Internal Review of your SPG application by sending an email to David.Woods@ubc.ca, in the SPARC Office. In this email, please provide the following details:
- Your name, Email address, Department, list of Co-applicants
- Title of your SPG grant, your professor rank (Asst. Prof., Assoc. Prof., etc.)
- Any Faculty who you would prefer NOT to review your grant
- Indicate if this submission for SPG funding is a new application or re-application
- Brief summary of the research project (~half page)
IR feedback will be returned to the applicant by March 14, 2013
Note the UBC Internal Deadline for NSERC SPG applications is March 27, 2013. Once again, the final NSERC deadline for SPGs is April 1, 2013.
Please forward any questions about the NSERC SPG program, or the SPARC Internal Review process, to David Woods.