FoM Weekly Announcements and Funding Opportunities July 29 – August 2

Department timelines for grant applications:
In order to meet the various deadlines related to grant applications, all applications that require review and signature by the Department must be received by the Department’s Finance and Facilities Manager, Vicky Yau at , at least 3 working days prior to the deadline for submission to the Dean’s Office or other unit. This is to ensure that there is adequate time for Department review and signing.

In this week’s issue:


Funding Opportunities:

  • IDRC Request for Proposals: Public-private partnerships in Agriculture, food security, public health

Awards and Honours:

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Visiting Professorship in Medical Research


  • Centre for Blood Research – Research Day (1 attachment)


IDRC Request for Proposals: Public-private partnerships in Agriculture, food security, public health
Deadline: Sunday, August 25, 2013 10:00AM PST


IDRC requests proposals for Consultants to provide three scoping studies on Public-Private Partnerships. Requirements for consultants are described in IDRC’s Statement of Work, Annex “A.” (PDF) Work is expected to start September 2013.

Each applicant must submit a comprehensive and detailed proposal in one, two, or three areas of study (public health, agriculture, or food security), indicating the area(s) for which they are submitting a proposal. Each proposal must include a separate implementation plan and budget for each of the area(s) indicated. Each area of study will be evaluated separately.


The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons – Visiting Professor Request for Nominations
FoM Internal Deadline: Monday, August 19, 2013
RCPSC Deadline: Friday, August 30, 2013

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons has  requested nominations for visiting Professorships in Medical Research from other Faculties of Medicine to visit our Faculty.

The intent of this grant is to provide medical students and residents with the opportunity to meet established researchers from other centres in order to promote medical research as a career choice.  It is intended that the visiting professor have the opportunity to interact with both undergraduate medical students and residents through rounds and other teaching sessions, and that the visit not be department-specific.  Such interaction will provide the visiting professor with opportunities to expand on the challenges and rewards of a career in medical research.

The Faculty of Medicine, Dean’s Office, Research will be coordinating these nominations and therefore asks your assistance in supplying nominees for this grant award. Please visit our website for the nomination form.


Centre for Blood Research – Research Day

Date: Thursday, August 15, 2013; 12-7pm

Location: Life Science Centre, West Atrium

Join the Centre for Blood Research at Research Day on August 15th! This event includes short talks and poster presentations from our 2013 CBR Summer Students and posters from our CBR members. There will be lunch, BBQ/social/drinks and special awards for our Summer Students and all presenters!

The CBR welcomes Dr. Graydon S. Meneilly from the Department of Medicine at UBC for opening remarks and Dr. Brian Hoffman from Harvard University as our Keynote Speaker on, “The Discovery of Adrenaline: Lessons from the Past.

To register and submit posters please visit the website at For questions, please email

Please see attached Poster