In this week’s issue:
- Preliminary Program and Call for Abstracts for Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology 2014 (ATVB 2014). Dr. Edward Conway, Director of the Centre for Blood Research, is a coordinator of this event and is looking forward to seeing many familiar faces in Toronto (Attachment)
- Please see attached email from the Office of the Vice-President Research & International, regarding nominations for the Order of British Columbia and the Order of Canada (1 attachment)
- Canadian Cancer Society – Prevention Research Grants
- Canadian Cancer Society – CCS-Partner Prevention Research Grants
- Centre for Blood Research – Seminar Series: Structural studies of blood coagulation factor VIII to overcome the immune response
- Compute Canada Town Hall – Strategic Plan Consultation
- Bone and Joint Decade Canada and the United States Bone and Joint Initiative – Young Investigators Initiative Grant Mentoring Program
Abstract registration deadline: January 15, 2014
Full application deadline: April 15, 2014 (note that abstract registrations must be submitted in order to submit a full application)
The goal of this grant program is to support and accelerate research and the application of new knowledge relevant to cancer prevention. Proposed projects must demonstrate a specific and defined potential for impact on cancer incidence; multidisciplinary collaboration is encouraged.
Budgets awarded will not exceed $150,000 per year, for 1, 2, 3 or 4 years, to a maximum of $600,000 per grant.
Please see website for details.
Letter of Intent deadline: February 1, 2014
Full application deadline: July 5, 2014 (Note that LOI will be subject to a relevance review which may result in triaged applications)
This grant program has been created to support investigators who approach research in key prevention and risk reduction areas by working together with the Canadian Cancer Society in such a way that the end result will have high potential to inform and influence policy and practice directions at the Society. This program will be offered every 2 years.
Budgets awarded will not exceed $200,000 per year, to a maximum of $800,000 per grant.
Please see website for details.
Centre for Blood Research – Seminar Series: Structural studies of blood coagulation factor VIII to overcome the immune response
Date & Time: December 4, 2013; 12-1pm
Location: LSC 3, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall
Dr. P. Clint Spiegel, Jr.
Department of Chemistry
Western Washington University
Date & Time: December 5, 2013; 10am
Location: Room 254, Henry Angus Building, 2053 Main Mall
A series of Town Hall sessions, both in person and online, with group discussions will solicit input from research communities across the country.
Please see the link for more details: https://www.westgrid.ca/westgrid_news/compute_canada_launches_national_consultation_plan_town_hall_meetings_across_canada
Deadline: January 15, 2014
The Bone and Joint Decade Canada and the United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) are dedicated to raising public awareness and to increasing research of musculoskeletal diseases. It is apparent that research in the musculoskeletal diseases performed by young investigators is not keeping pace with the increasing burden of these diseases. In response, we have developed a grant mentoring program to provide 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.
This grant mentoring program is open to promising junior faculty, senior fellows or post-doctoral researchers nominated by their department or division chairs. It is also open to senior fellows or residents that are doing research and have a faculty appointment in place or confirmed. Basic and clinical investigators, without or with training awards (including K awards) are invited to apply. Investigators selected to take part in the program attend two workshops, 12-18 months apart, and work with faculty between workshops to develop their grant applications. The next workshop is scheduled to take place May 16-18, 2014 in Rosemont, IL (Chicago). The unique aspect of this program is the opportunity for attendees to maintain a relationship with a mentor until their application is funded.
For application instructions, please visit their website.