In this week’s issue:
- 2014 Millennium Technology Prize
- Parker B. Francis Fellowship
- Burroughs Wellcome Fund – Career Awards for Medical Scientists
- Burroughs Wellcome Fund – Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease
- Genome Canada – Genomics Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) and User Partnership Program (UPP)
- 2013-2014 Aboriginal Community-Based Delivery Partnerships Program (1 attachment)
- Seminar: Internal Review & Grant Development: Navigating these essential resources (1 attachment)
- Careers in Cancer Research Development Program (CCRDP) and New PI Meeting
Deadline: July 31, 2013
With a prize pot of one million euros, the Millennium Technology Prize is the one of the world’s leading science and technology awards. The prize is given every two years for a sustainable innovation that has changed people’s lives for the better. The prize is awarded by Technology Academy Finland (TAF), an independent foundation established by Finnish industry in partnership with government and academic institutions.
Candidates for the prize are sought across the world and in all fields of technology apart from military technology. Nominations are welcomed from the representatives of universities, academies, research institutes and companies. The prize can be awarded to a single individual or to a team and is open to innovators of all nationalities.
The Millennium Technology Prize is celebrated for its robust vetting and judging process, run by eminent scientists in their fields. The prize has a track record of picking scientists that go on to major international prominence. To date, the Millennium Technology Grand Prize has been awarded to six pioneering innovators, all of whom are now recognised internationally.
Technology Academy Finland invites you to contribute to the nomination of candidates for the next Millennium Technology Prize. More detailed information and nomination guidelines are available at www.millenniumprize.fi/cfn.
The nomination material should be provided in English and delivered to Technology Academy Finland by July 31, 2013 at www.millenniumprize.fi/cfn. All qualifying nominations are valid for a single selection round.
Faculty of Medicine Internal Deadline: September 27, 2013
The Parker B. Francis Fellowship provides research support to clinical and basic scientists embarking on careers in clinical, laboratory or translational science related to Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at a U.S. or Canadian university or research institution. The ideal candidate is one with evidence of strong aptitude in research and who is in transition from post-doctoral trainee to independent investigator. It is essential that there be evidence of accomplishment and proficiency in research.
Please visit the website for further details.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund – Career Awards for Medical Scientists
Faculty of Medicine Internal Deadline: September 17, 2013
Deadline: October 1, 2013
Five-year $700,000 awards for physician-scientists to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service. Proposals must be in the area of basic biomedical, disease-oriented, or translational research. Proposals in health services research or involving large-scale clinical trials are ineligible. Awards are made to degree-granting institutions in the U.S. or Canada on behalf of the awardee.
Faculty of Medicine Internal Deadline: October 18, 2013
Deadline: November 1, 2013
Five-year awards provide $500,000 to support accomplished investigators at the assistant professor level to study pathogenesis, with a focus on the interplay between human and microbial biology, shedding light on how human and microbial systems are affected by their encounters. The awards are intended to give recipients the freedom and flexibility to pursue new avenues of inquiry and higher-risk research projects that hold potential for significantly advancing the biochemical, pharmacological, immunological, and molecular biological understanding of how microbes and the human body interact.
2013-2014 Aboriginal Community-Based Delivery Partnerships Program
Please see the attached Aboriginal Community Based Delivery Funding Call for details.
Genome Canada – Genomics Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) and User Partnership Program (UPP)
This week Genome Canada formally announced its new user-pull program: Genomics Applications Partnership Program (GAPP). The Guidelines are available through the Genome BC website at: http://www.genomebc.ca/opportunities/current-funding-competitions/genomic-applications-partnership-program-gapp/
The goals of this program are to promote the application of genomics-derived solutions to address key sector challenges or opportunities facing Users, that is, “user-pull”. The GAPP is intended to fund projects that enable the transfer of knowledge and technologies from Academia to Users and require support from Genome Canada to de-risk and incentivize follow-on investment from public and private partners. This program will not fund discovery research projects or projects that would usually be funded solely by the User. Projects must represent an active partnership between Academic(s) and User(s). That is, each project will need both an academic project leader and a user project leader.
Genome BC has also launched a user-partnership program this year: the User Partnership Program (UPP). There is some overlap between the two programs, and we can work with interested applicants to help them identify the program which is best-suited to their needs. Since these programs are a departure from previous Genome Canada and Genome BC funded programs, we realize that there may be many questions arising from these Guidelines. We are happy to visit UBC to present the program to any interested parties and answer questions. Please contact me at email@example.com to coordinate.
More information on Genome BC’s User Partnership Program can be found here: http://www.genomebc.ca/opportunities/current-funding-competitions/user-partnership-program-upp/
Anyone interested in either of these two programs are encouraged to contact Genome BC at their earliest opportunity through Alison Dendoff firstname.lastname@example.org or the manager assigned to the sector of interest (Health – Gabe Kalmar, email@example.com). Genome BC will be pleased to provide advice on whether or not a project concept is suitable for the GAPP or UPP and will provide assistance in identifying appropriate potential partners to participate in development of the full application. Genome BC will work with applicants to define goals, articulate user benefits and prepare applications.
Seminar: Internal Review & Grant Development: Navigating these essential resources
Date: June 21, 2013 12:00 – 1:00pm
Location: Diamond health Care Centre, Room 9299
The Department of Medicine Research Office would like to direct your attention to an upcoming seminar for those who are planning on submitting a grant for either the New Investigator Salary Award, or Open Operating Grant competitions in September.
The Department of Medicine and VCHRI will be hosting an information session for all members who are intending to submit applications for the CIHR fall competitions. Representatives from SPARC, and Faculty of Medicine Grant Development will be onsite to provide information on the process, required documents, and deadlines. Don’t miss the opportunity to ask questions and improve your application success!
Christy McTait & Dr. Elizabeth Cheu
SPARC, Senior Internal Review Officer
& Faculty of Medicine, Manager Research Grant Development
To register please RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org by June 17th.
For more information, please see the attached
Abstract submission deadline: June 28, 2013
The CIHR Institute of Cancer Research (CIHR-ICR) and the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI) are pleased to support the CCRDP as part of the Canadian Cancer Research Conference. The CCRDP has been developed for the cancer research community at large, with a special focus towards newly established principal investigators / new faculty members, including new scientists and clinician scientists and senior post-docs. The year’s NEW PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS MEETING will have sessions dedicated to career development, mentoring, preparing presentations, managing a research team, and a mock peer review. Abstract submission is required.
The CIHR Institute of Cancer Research is proud to provide additional travel awards for trainees to attend CCRC. All applicants are encouraged to submit the application form available on the CCRC website (Travel Award Application Form for the 2013 Canadian Cancer Research Conference [ PDF (183 KB) ]) by no later than August 23, 2013. The amount for a single award is between $500 and $1,000. Successful applicants of the CIHR Travel Awards – Institute Community Support program will not be eligible to receive additional funding from this travel award opportunity.
Abstract Submission Deadline Is Approaching
Don’t miss your opportunity to present your work at the conference: abstract submission is open until June 28, 2013. Submitted abstracts will be considered for oral presentations in symposia, oral presentations in poster discussion sessions, and poster presentations. If your data is not available in time for the general abstract submission deadline, consider submitting a late-breaking abstract.
|Abstract submission and on-line registration||NOW OPEN|
|General abstract submission closes||June 28, 2013|
|Submission of CIHR-ICR travel awards application||August 23, 2013|
|Late-breaking abstract submission closes||September 1, 2013|
|On-line registration closes||October 14, 2013|
|Conference||November 3-6, 2013|