In this week’s issue:
- Global Surgery Research Grants—UBC Branch for International Surgery
- Vasculitis Foundation – Seed Grants
- Faculty of Medicine – Discussion Groups
- Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation – Creative Computational Approaches to Accelerate Drug Discovery for the Treatment and Prevention of Dementia
- CIHR September 2013 Operating Grant (1 attachment)
- 2014 Canada Gairdner Global Health Award
- Becoming a Trusted Digital Repository: The Scholars Portal Experience Webinar
- Canadian Cancer Research Conference (1 attachment)
- United States Bone and Joint Initiative – Young Investigators Initiative Grant Mentoring and Career Development Program (1 attachment)
Global Surgery Research Grants—UBC Branch for International Surgery
Deadline: July 31, 2013
Four grants of $2500 each are available to support residents in surgery-related departments (including anesthesia) in undertaking a research project focussing on surgical care in low resource regions of the world. Details on the application process are available at the website above.
Deadline: August 2, 2013
The Vasculitis Foundation, an international organization for patients with vasculitis, their families and friends and the healthcare professionals who care for them, has announced a request for proposals for pilot studies that aim to improve the quality of life for patients with vasculitis and ultimately find the cause of and a cure for the disease.
The foundation will award one- or two-year seed grants of up to $50,000 to support pilot studies in the areas of etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment — including approaches that would prevent complications and promote the development of coping skills for individuals living with the disease. It is expected that the results of supported research will lead to and provide the basis for much larger multiyear studies that would be funded by larger agencies such as the National Institutes of Health.
Deadline: August 16, 2013
In recognition of the need to establish an effective bridge between students and the wide knowledge base of medical research professionals and faculty both within UBC and abroad, the Faculty of Medicine has limited funds available for the support of Point Grey discussion groups and seminar series.
Please visit the website above for more information.
LOIs Deadline: prior to August 22, 2013
Application Deadline: September 5, 2013
The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation program on Aging & Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention is requesting proposals for innovative computational approaches to map disease and predict the efficacy of drugs to treat and prevent dementia. A variety of approaches and outcomes will be considered. Priority will be given to interdisciplinary teams composed of computational and biology/disease experts, and to proposals that use and perhaps develop open-access databases of biological and clinical data. The winning submission(s) will present the most scientifically compelling, novel, and viable program to accelerate drug discovery.
Up to $150,000 in funding is available for each grant for one-year duration, with the possibility of follow-on funding for computational or experimental research.
FoM Internal Deadline: September 10, 2013
The CIHR Open Operating Grant Program (OOGP) provides operating funds to support research proposals in all areas of health research including randomized controlled trials. The mandate of CIHR is to excel, according to internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence, in the creation of new knowledge and its translation into improved health for Canadians, more effective health services and products and a strengthened Canadian health care system (Bill C-13, April 13, 2000).
Priority Announcements offer additional sources of funding for highly rated applications that are relevant to specific research priority areas or CIHR Institute mandates. Applications are submitted through the Fall 2013 Open Operating Grant: 2013-2014 funding opportunity. Priority announcement details can be found here.
Please see the attached document regarding the grant submission requirements and deadlines.
Deadline: October 1, 2013
Nominations are being requested for the 2014 Canada Gairdner Global Health Award, an annual award of $100,000 CND given to an individual scientist who has made “major scientific advances in any one the four areas of basic science, clinical science, or population or environmental health that have or have the potential to make a significant impact on health outcomes in the developing world.”
Please visit the website above for more information.
Date: June 27, 2013 10:00-11:00am
Location: Dodson Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall
RSVP Deadline: June 25, 2013
Presenter: Steve Marks
Open to UBC faculty and staff. Please circulate within your department.
One of the central concepts in research data management is the idea of a safe place for the data to be preserved and accessed. Data management plans and frameworks often refer to this place as a trusted digital repository — but what does this really mean? Trusted by whom? How does that trust get established? UBC Library invites UBC faculty and staff to this Research Data Canada webinar to find out more about unpacking the idea of a trusted digital repository (TDR), and discuss why this is an important piece of the data management puzzle. We’ll also explore what this means in an operational context, using examples from Scholars Portal, Canada’s first TDR. Participation is free, but seating is limited to 60 in the venue. Please RSVP to http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/4213 by June 25 to reserve your seat.
Date: November 3-6, 2013
Location: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel in Toronto, Ontario
Abstract Deadline: June 28, 2013
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.
Register for the Conference
Registration for the conference is open until October 14, 2013.
Deadline: July 15, 2013
The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) and Bone and Joint Canada are dedicated to raising public awareness and to increasing research of musculoskeletal diseases. Research in the musculoskeletal diseases performed by young investigators is not keeping pace with the increasing burden of these diseases. In response, the Young Investigator Initiative is a career development and grant mentoring program provides early-career investigators an opportunity to work with experienced researchers in our field to assist them in securing funding and other survival skills required for pursuing an academic career.
To date 119 participants have successfully obtained more than $109 million in research grants and consider this program instrumental to their success.
For application requirements please see the attached document. For more information, please visit the website above.