In this week’s issue:
Announcement: Please see the attached email regarding CFI-LOF updates.
- IRDC Internal Review (1 attachment)
- Children’s Heart Foundation – Research Grants
- The V Foundation for Cancer Research – V Scholar Award
- Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation & Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Breast Cancer in Young Women Research Program
- BrightFocus Foundation – Macular Degeneration Research Grants
- Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation – 2013 Research Grants
Awards and Honours:
- UBC Faculty of Medicine – Distinguished Medical Research Lecturer Award: “Leaders in Medical Discovery”
- The Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series
- Institutional BioBank Initiative Town Hall
- European Research: Opportunities for Canadians
- National Core for Neuroethics – Café Neuroéthique (1 attachment)
- · UBC Pre-Selection Process for 2013 NSERC RTI
- Connect with NSERC: Community Engagement Visits
- CCOPE Breast & Prostate Cancer Community Workshops
Deadline: May 21st, 2013 12:00pm
This segment provides details on UBC’s internal review process for the recent IDRC’s Canadian International Food Security Research Fund, Call for Concept Notes. In order to ensure UBC’s support and involvement, we ask PI’s to please submit the attached template for internal review purposes. Please see attached for internal review information and template. Once UBC understands the level of interest in submitting a concept note, we will:
a) approve applications for submission, and/or
b) assess applications, which may include a request for further information via email or phone. Turnaround time will be very quick on this process.
The following timelines apply:
- Internal Review Submission Deadline: Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 (12pm)
- CIDA Application Deadline: June 5th, 2013 (2pm Vancouver time)
More information on the call can be found in the following links:
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:
Senior Officer, International Research Initiatives
Office of the Vice President Research & International
University of British Columbia
Children’s Heart Foundation – Research Grants
Deadline: June 7, 2013
The Children’s Heart Foundation is accepting proposals from investigators for clinical research projects related to discovering the cause and improving the methods for diagnosing, treating, and preventing congenital heart defects.
Grants of up to $100,000 per year for a maximum of two years will be awarded for new research in the areas of molecular genetics/biochemistry, devices/procedural research (catheterization & surgical), and long-term care of children with congenital heart defects as they become adults.
The Foundation has confirmed it will accept proposals from investigators affiliated with UBC.
Faculty of Medicine Internal Deadline: June 12, 2013
Funding is available for laboratory-based fundamental and translational research. Each grant will total $200,000, and is given in two yearly installments. Please note: this grant has a zero indirect cost policy.
The candidate must:
- Be associated with a non-profit institution
- Have demonstrated expertise and promise in the designated areas of research
- Have completed at least two years of fellowship training
- Currently hold a tenured track faculty position
- No more than five years since joining the faculty as instructor or assistant professor
- No more than 10 years since terminal degree (M.D. or Ph.D.) *exceptions must be approved via email prior to submission
- Not have been promoted to Associate Professor
Researchers who have secured their own RO1 funding are not eligible for this ward. Applicants with institutional KO8 awards are eligible. Only one application per institution will be accepted.
Please email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see the attached Poster regarding the application process.
LOI Deadline: July 3, 2013
Application Deadline: November 20, 2013
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF), in partnership with the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) – Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) has launched a new National Research Grant Competition, seeking proposals for a multidisciplinary, integrated research program focused on breast cancer in young women. This one-time funding opportunity has been designed to facilitate progress in this underserved research area towards improving the clinical outcomes and quality of life for young women with breast cancer.
The amount available to support a single Program Grant is $6 Million over 5 years; approximately $1.2 million/year. For more information about this research funding opportunity, including Program Description and Funds Available, please download the full Request for Applications . Please note that while multiple applications will be accepted, only one Pan-Canadian Program will be funded.
For more information, please visit the website.
LOI Deadline: July 10, 2013
The BrightFocus Foundation (formerly the American Health Assistance Foundation) is accepting LOIs for Macular Degeneration Research grants.
BrightFocus provides research funds for U.S. domestic as well as international researchers pursuing pioneering research leading to greater understanding, prevention, and treatment of age-related macular degeneration.
The maximum award value is US $60,000, per year, payable over two years (total value $120,000). All submitted proposals are subjected to peer-review by a qualified Scientific Review Committee, consisting of active academic and clinical researchers from within the macular degeneration research field.
Preference is made for exciting pilot projects that would not, at their present stage, be competitive for large government or industry awards. Typically these awards are made to junior investigators, or to more established investigators who are proposing particularly innovative research.
Deadline: August 2, 2013
The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation is accepting applications for its 2013 mesothelioma research funding cycle.
Grants of up $50,000 for up to two years will be awarded to qualified investigators for projects related to bench work, translational, or clinical research that is not presently funded or is pending review and may be conducted through a nonprofit academic, medical, or research institution. Qualified researchers will also receive facilitated access to the National Mesothelioma Virtual Bank, expedited review of requests to use the NMVB, and direct no-cost access to materials in the bank, as well as enhanced collections from the main sites.
Projects of special interest include, but are not limited to, investigations of strategies for early detection of new or progressive disease, definition of targetable differences between normal and transformed mesothelium, and development of novel strategies for treatment, therapeutic intervention, and determination of clinical/molecular determinants for prognosis.
Early-stage investigators with appropriate experience and training or established investigators with a record of accomplishments that have advanced their field are eligible to apply.
AWARDS AND HONOURS:
Deadline: July 22, 2013
Each year, two Faculty Lectureships are held, one from the basic sciences and one from clinical sciences. The Research Council Committee is currently soliciting nominations for the 2013 Distinguished Medical Research Lecturer Award. Nominations in either or both categories are encouraged.
Acceptance of this award is accompanied by a seminar open to all faculty members and students as a part of the Leaders in Medical Discovery Series.
Please visit the website for more information.
The Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series
Date: May 22nd, 2013 12:00 – 1:00pm
Location: LSC 3 – Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall
“Intravesicular nanoparticulate drug delivery systems for application in bladder cancer” by:
Dr. Helen Burt, Associate Vice President, Research & International
Head, Division of Drug Delivery
Angiotech Professor of Drug Delivery
(Centre for Drug Research and Development)
Host: Dr. Ed Conway
Sandwiches and refreshments will be served at 11:55am.
Institutional BioBank Initiative Town Hall
Date: May 23, 2013 4:00-6:00pm
Location: Chan Centre for Family Health Education of the CFRI (Child and Family Research Institute)
Suzanne Vercauteren, hematopathologist at C&W (Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of BC) and leader of the Institutional BioBank initiative, and her team have been working on a business plan, in consultation with Frances Lasser of Accent Management Inc to implement an Institutional BioBank at C&W. The first draft of the business plan has been completed and will be presented at an open forum “town hall” meeting. Everyone is invited to attend. This will be an opportunity for interested parties to have their say in the business plan model. Mark your calendars to save the date for this event. Your input will be of great value.
For those who wish to attend and receive an executive summary of the business plan, please respond by email to Tamsin Tarling, BioBank Coordinator, email@example.com
European Research: Opportunities for Canadians
Date: May 24, 2013 9:30-11:30am
Location: IBLC 182 – Irving K Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall – UBC Point Grey Campus
9:30am – Katelyn Peterson, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Liaison Office of Canada
10:30am – Luigi Scarpa de Masellis, Advisor, Economic and Commercial Affairs- Delegation of the European Union to Canada
This information session will provide information and advice for faculty, post-doctoral fellows, PhD candidates and grant facilitators. It will provide an overview of specific FP7 programs and German research opportunities, including in-depth information about the Cooperation and People (Marie Curie) programs and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and highlight the opportunities for Canadian researchers to participate.
To RSVP, please click on the link above.
National Core for Neuroethics – Café Neuroéthique
Date: June 11, 2013 7:00-9:00pm
Location: SFU Segal Graduate School of Business, Downtown Vancouver
Please find the enclosedCafe NeuroEthique for further details.
You and your networks of colleagues and peers are invited to this session.
The evening will consist of four panelists:
Dr. Dean Foti (Neurology, UBC)
Dr. Hervé Chneiweiss (Neurology, INSERM),
Dr. Urs Ribary (Neuroimaging, SFU)
Dr. Grace Lee (Neuroethics, UBC)
The event will open with brief remarks from our panelists, and the remainder of the session will be a Q&A format open to the public.
This promises to be an engaging and important event for public outreach in the field.
UBC Pre-Selection Process for 2013 NSERC RTI
This email is intended for researchers who intend to submit an application to the NSERC Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) Grants Program.
The following is an excerpt from the newsletter, SPARC Connects, May 1, 2013 (see attached):
UBC Pre-Selection Process for 2013 NSERC RTI Applications
UBC RTI Pre-Selection Deadline: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
SPARC would like to advise all UBC researchers who are considering applying for NSERC RTI funding in the upcoming 2013 competition that a new peer review committee will be utilized for a pre-selection process. Given the recent changes to the RTI funding model by NSERC, UBC is now required to pre-select a quota of 31 applications which are then submitted to the national RTI competition.
Please note the UBC application pre-selection deadline will be on September 10, 2013, to the SPARC Office. Ranking of all potential UBC RTI applications will be completed by the peer review committee and results will be made available to applicants by September 27, 2013. Further details explaining the RTI pre-selection requirements will be available in a future SPARC Connects newsletter. SPARC contact: David Woods.
Please direct any questions about the UBC RTI Pre-Selection Process to David Woods, Ph.D., Research Partnership Officer (Natural Sciences and Engineering) at SPARC.
Connect with NSERC: Community Engagement Visits
NSERC is conducting a series of community engagement visits to provide researchers, students and other stakeholders with an opportunity to learn more about some recent program and policy developments. These visits will also serve as a platform for the community to ask questions and seek more information from some of NSERC’s grants and scholarships experts.
Below is a full list of dates and cities for our upcoming visits – locations and times are to be confirmed and will be updated shortly. Note that we also plan on hosting two webinar sessions to accommodate those who are unable to participate at the in-person visits.
NSERC representatives look forward to seeing you at campuses across the country. Find out more and sign-up for any of the visits by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
o Common CV & new Research Portal
o Harmonization of the Canada Graduate Scholarships
o Five-year Evaluation of the Discovery Grants Program
o Changes to the Post Doctorate Fellowships Timelines
o Allocation of Discovery Grants Budget Among Evaluation Groups
CCOPE Breast & Prostate Cancer Community Workshops
UBC CPD in partnership with the BCCA and FPON are pleased to announce the third series of Cancer Care Outreach Program on Education (CCOPE) community workshops. These small, interactive 2-hour case based workshops will provide BC family physicians with a better understanding of their roles and best practices across the cancer care continuum.
Target audience: Family physicians. We also welcome Specialists, Allied Health Professionals, Residents & Medical Students
Communities & dates:
Cranbrook breast cancer workshop: May 22 – only a few spots remain!
Vancouver prostate cancer workshop: June 18 – registration opening soon!
Ladysmith prostate cancer workshop: June 25
Current screening recommendations
Appropriate diagnostic procedures
Main treatment options & potential side-effects
Ongoing management and follow-up of cancer patients.
Accreditation: 2.0 Mainpro M1/MOC Section 1 credits.
Cost: $35 (register online and save $10)