In this week’s issue:
- Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) – Scholarship Applications
- Faculty of Medicine – Spring Start Up Funds (reminder)
- McGill University Faculty of Education – 2013 Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health (reminder)
- Special Populations Fund – 2013 – 2014 Competition Round 2: Call for Applications
- CIHR – Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) – Launch of Expression of Interest
- Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies – 2013 Wall Exchange – Dr. B. Brett Finlay (poster)
Deadline: April 10, 2013
This is to notify that CBIE has announced an extended deadline for the following scholarship applications this afternoon:
- Canada-CARICOM Leadership Scholarships
- Emerging Leaders in the Americas
- Canada-Chile Leadership Scholarships
- Faculty Leadership Program
The internal deadline for submitting applications for incoming students to Go Global has been extended to Wednesday, April 10th, 2013. Please note that students must arrive in Canada before February 3rd, 2014 to be eligible for the funding.
Details on application procedures can be found on the Go Global website in the title link above.
Please contact Go Global at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions.
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.
Deadline: May 15, 2013
Does your research have an impact on an individual’s behaviour and lifestyle choices?
If so, the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education in McGill University’s Faculty of Education is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2013 Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health. This important annual academic prize – valued at $50,000 CDN – will recognize an investigator whose research has contributed to understanding how factors such as physical activity, nutrition and psychosocial context influence personal health and well-being, and whose work has had a positive impact on the behavioural and lifestyle choices of North Americans.
The recipient of the Prize will receive the funding as a research grant to further enhance his or her work. The recipient will be invited to deliver an address at The Bloomberg Manulife Lecture, in Toronto, and to participate in a moderated discussion in Montreal at McGill University. In addition, the winner will be invited to participate in media interviews to discuss his/her research and to meet with academics at McGill and the McGill University Health Centre-related research institutes.
Please see theCall for Applications 2013 BMP Eng for a full Call for Applications or visit the prize website (link above) for more details, including eligibility, how to apply, and information on previous winners.
Deadline: May 17, 2013
The Special Populations Fund (SPF) supports initiatives that strengthen learning and research related to postgraduate medical education. Funding is provided for community-based programs that address the health priorities of underserved communities in British Columbia.
Round 2 of the 2013 – 2014 SPF competition is now open and applications will be accepted from all departments and schools affiliated with the four FoM geographic sites. Programs are eligible to apply for a maximum of $40,000 and funds will be available from June 1, 2013 until March 31, 2014. The deadline for submission of applications is May 17, 2013.
Expression of Interest Deadline: May 21, 2013
CIHR and its partners are pleased to announce the launch of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) Expression of Interest. As a dynamic research enterprise, the CCNA will be the premier research hub for all aspects of research involving neurodegenerative diseases that affect cognition in aging – including Alzheimer’s disease. The CCNA is the Canadian component of CIHR’s International Collaborative Research Strategy for Alzheimer’s Disease.
Research within the CCNA will be organized around three themes: primary prevention – aimed at preventing the disease from developing; secondary prevention – focused on delaying the clinical manifestations of the already developing disease; and quality of life – designed for helping individuals, caregivers and the health system in the context of a clinically developed disease.
Applicants are expected to submit an Expression of Interest that describes the whole Consortium including components of training, ethics, legal, and social implications. Applicants are also expected to expand on knowledge translation, shared resources, governance, as well as the teams planned within each theme of the Consortium with their research program.
How can I be part of the CCNA?
CIHR has put in place a number of engagement activities to ensure interested researchers and partners have the opportunity to signal their interest in participating in the CCNA.
* Expression of interest – deadline May 21st, 2013
* Online information sessions (webinars) – April 2013
* Partners’ Forum – August 28-29, 2013 in Montreal
The deadline for submission of the full application will be December 2nd, 2013. Funding is expected to start in April, 2014.
For more information about the CCNA, please contact:
Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Aging
Date: May 21, 2013 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30)
Location: Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
Please join us for the Spring 2013 Wall Exchange. Dr. B. Brett Finlay, Peter Wall Institute Distinguished Professor, will speak on Bugs ‘R Us: The Role of Microbes in Health, Disease and Society. The Wall Exchange will be held on Tuesday May 21st, 2013 at the Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville Street, Vancouver at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Come early to hear the Oscar Hicks Jazz Sextet!
Tickets may be ordered through the Vogue Theatre http://voguetheatre.com/detail.php?id=434 This FREE public event is suitable for all ages.
More information is available at the title link above. Please see attached poster.
Abstract: The microbiota (also known as normal flora) of the human body is comprised of thousands of species of microbes. In fact, the number of microbes in and on our body outnumbers human cells by a factor of 10, and one gram of human feces contains more bacteria than all humans in the world. Only recently have we begun to appreciate the role of these organisms in health, impacting on diarrhea, obesity, various bowel diseases, type I diabetes, asthma, and even brain development. In developed countries, we have gone to great lengths to minimize our exposure to microbes, both pathogenic and harmless. The Hygiene Hypothesis suggests that perhaps we have gone too far, as hominids have evolved in a sea of microbes, and actually need exposure to microbes early in life to develop normally. This talk will explore exciting new research on the role of the microbiota in health, mechanisms used by microbes to cause disease, and new approaches to counter infections, including potentially using the microbiota to prevent other diseases.