In this week’s issue:
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR): China-Canada Joint Health Research Initiative (2013)
- Fondation Alzheimer 2013 Research Grants
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) – Catalyst Grant: Environments, Genes and Chronic Disease
- Faculty of Medicine – Spring Start Up Funds
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) – Advancing Big Data Science in Genomics Research: Call for Proposals
- Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation – Fellowship Info Session
- BCCRIN Clinical Research Professionals Certification Program
Deadline: March 19, 2013
- The total amount available for this funding opportunity is C$3,375,000 from CIHR and 15,000,000 RMB from NSFC.
- For Canada-based researchers, the maximum amount awarded for a single grant is up to C$75,000 per year for up to three years.
- For China-based researchers, the maximum amount awarded for a single grant is the equivalent of up to 333,333 RMB per year for up to three years.
The specific objective of this funding opportunity is to promote the development of Canadian-Chinese scientific co-operation between researchers located at universities, hospitals, research institutes or affiliated research organizations in Canada and China through the support of collaborative research grants.
For relevant research areas and other information, please visit the website above.
Deadline: March 20, 2013
The Foundation cordially invites investigators presently working out of France to apply for funding through its 2013 research grants competition.
The Foundation offers two types of grants:
- Junior researcher position
- Senior innovative team
The file must be sent before March 20th to be reviewed by the Scientific Advisory Board of the “Fondation Plan Alzheimer”.
Deadline: April 2, 2013
The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $ 1,600,000, enough to fund approximately 16 grants. This amount may increase if additional funding partners participate. The maximum amount per grant is $100,000 for up to one year. This funding is non-renewable.
Of this $ 1,600,000:
- $ 1,300,000 is available to fund applications relevant to the role of environment-gene interactions in chronic diseases.
- $ 300,000 is available to fund applications relevant to the role of environment-gene interactions in diabesity (type 2 diabetes mellitus and obesity) in specific populations.
Relevant Research Areas (Updated: 2013-01-23)
The CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes, in partnership with Institute of Aboriginal People’s Health, Institute of Cancer Research, Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health, Institute of Gender and Health, Institute of Genetics, Institute of Infection and Immunity, Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis, Institute of Population and Public Health, and Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada, and Kidney Foundtion of Canada will provide funding in two funding pools:
- a general funding pool focusing on non-communicable chronic diseases; and
- a funding pool focusing specifically on diabesity (type 2 diabetes mellitus and obesity) in specific populations (e.g., vulnerable populations).
For more information please visit the website above.
Deadline: April 26, 2013
The Faculty of Medicine has funds available for two awards of $5000. Applicants must be in the first two years of a full-time appointment (Assistant Professor or Clinical Assistant Professor and higher) in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. Applicants who have previously received UBC Faculty of Medicine Start Up Funds, or $200,000 or over in Start Up Funds from other sources, are ineligible.
The funds can be used for the following: Research equipment, research supplies and/or research services (e.g. cost recovery payments to core equipment) and research support salaries (e.g. technical personnel).
Please visit the website above for more information.
LOI Deadline: May 1, 2013
CIHR, along with its partners, is pleased to announce the Discovery Frontiers: Advancing Big Data Science in Genomics Research funding opportunity. Discovery Frontiers (DF) grants support a limited number of large international activities, opportunities or projects that are of high priority in the context of advanced research in Canada.
Massive amounts of data are being generated by genomics research across all life science sectors. The lack of efficient tools and methodologies available to effectively mine, rapidly access and efficiently analyse vast quantities of genomic information and integrate it with other data sets is a major challenge for the research community.
To help position Canada as a leader in this global research challenge, CIHR, NSERC, Genome Canada, and the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) have established an unprecedented partnership that will see a variety of disciplines come together to tackle high volumes of data. The insight gleaned from these partnerships will help address some of Canada’s most pressing challenges.
This call for proposals builds on past and ongoing investments in the areas of bioinformatics and computational biology by the funding partners, the most recent being the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Request for Applications launched in June 2012 by Genome Canada and CIHR.
CIHR, NSERC, Genome Canada, and CFI plan to award one Discovery Frontier grant through this call, for a total funding level of $1.5 million per year for four years for the direct research costs, plus an additional $1 million for costs related to infrastructure with an added 30% towards eligible operating and maintenance costs of the infrastructure, if required.
Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation – Fellowship Info Session
Date: March 18, 2013 3:00pm
Location: Coach House, Green College, 6201 Cecil Green Park Road
The Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation offers fellowships to young scholars (no more than twelve years after having completed the Ph.D.) as well as to post-doctoral fellows to be held in Germany for anywhere from 6 to 18 months. The monthly minimum amount is 2450 Euros with additional amounts for spouse and child(ren), for research costs, and for some travel. Fellowship holders choose their own project, but need a professor at a German university to sponsor them.
If this sounds tempting, please come to an information meeting at the Coach House, Green College. 6201 Cecil Green Park Road on Monday, 18 March 2013 at 3:00 pm to find out more. Should this time not be convenient for you, and you still wish to find out about the research opportunities, please get in touch with Dr. Gernot Wieland at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 604-822-5749.
Deadline: April 1, 2013
BCCRIN is pleased to announce year 2 of our Clinical Research Professionals Certification Program – a program unique to British Columbia and first in kind in Canada.
Regulators believe that there are fewer errors, lower costs, more rapid turnaround and greater safety in clinical trials when certified professionals are involved. Certification advances the clinical research profession by enhancing research participant safety, regulatory compliance and the public’s understanding of clinical trials.
Fostering certification is one of BCCRIN’s six key priorities and falls within the objectives of the quality management and professional development task forces. Supporting the professional development of clinical researchers ultimately leads to increased quality at research sites, research participant safety and lower costs. For employers, certification can serve a variety of purposes, from providing evidence of experience and qualifications of clinical research personnel, to validating competency when considering a new employee.
More information on the program and how to apply can be found on the BCCRIN website at the link above.