In this week’s issue:
- Research Project Information Form replaces Faculty of Medicine Grant Application Cover Sheet, effective January 1, 2014 (1 attachment)
- Women’s Health Research Institute – Nelly Auersperg Award
- Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative – Innate Immune System Impact RFA
Awards and Honours:
- Ochsner Clinic Foundation – The 2014 Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Disease (1 attachment)
In late November, Dr. David Farrar, Dr. John Hepburn, and Barbara Miles circulated a message (attached) to the university on the subject of Indirect Costs of Research (ICRs) at UBC.
The most important points are summarized here, effective January 1st 2014:
- All research grant applications and contracts must be accompanied by a Research Project Information Form. This form replaces all Faculty-based cover sheets. It requires researchers to summarize the budget they have created in terms of total cash requested and the appropriate indirect costs amount. A budget calculator and other resources are available to assist researchers in calculating ICRs on the VPRI website at http://research.ubc.ca/vpri/research-project-budgets.
- All grant applications submitted to ORS must adhere to a minimum 2 working day internal deadline. More details can be found at http://www.ors.ubc.ca/internal-deadlines.
The Faculty of Medicine Grant Application Cover Sheet will no longer be accepted in January 2014. Please begin to use the new Research Project Information Form.
Details regarding the RPIF are available at http://www.research.ubc.ca/vpri/research-project-information-form.
Deadline: January 31, 2014, 4pm PST
The Nelly Auersperg Award in Women’s Health Research supports pilot studies in women’s health which aim to generate preliminary data, test new approaches, methodologies or tools. The funding supports activities that will enable the pursuit of more ambitious studies and foster further funding applications. This award is granted to a promising researcher in an area of women’s health to conduct an innovative research project (be it basic or applied science, using quantitative or qualitative methods on a topic related to women’s physical or mental health).
The amount awarded for this one-year grant is $10,000-$15,000.
At the time of application:
- Principal Applicants must be residents of BC
- Principal Applicant(s) must be an independent researcher/ clinician (includes midwives, nurses, social workers and physicians) and must have completed a post-graduate degree (Masters, PhD, or MD)
- Principal Applicants cannot be enrolled as students in a degree or diploma program and cannot hold positions as post-doctoral fellows, residents, or clinical fellows.
For application details, please visit http://www.whri.org/research-support/research-funding/NellyAuerspergAward.aspx.
For questions about this award, please contact Kathryn Dewar by phone (604-875-2424 ext. 4956) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Deadline: March 3, 2014, 5pm EST
The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) seeks to improve the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders by funding innovative research of the highest quality and relevance.
Grants awarded through this Request for Applications (RFA) are intended to advance our understanding of the impact of activation of the innate immune system on behavioral, circuit, synaptic and neuronal functions in order to understand the consequences of infection and immune activation on autism-related behaviors.
To this end, we seek applications for investigations of the impact of physiologically relevant activation of the innate immune system on behavioral, circuit, synaptic and neuronal functions in animal models of autism. SFARI especially encourages applications that address either of the following two issues:
1) Effects of activation of the maternal innate immune system on embryonic central nervous system development in genetic models of autism and controls. How do fetal genetics and maternal innate immune activation interact to affect postnatal autism-related phenotypes, and what are the mechanisms through which they interact?
2) Effects of activation of the innate immune system in genetic autism models and adult controls. How does innate immune activation affect behavioral, circuit, synaptic and cellular function in these genetic models and in controls? What are the roles of cytokine signaling, fever, immune cell activation and other effectors on these functions?
All applicants and key collaborators must hold a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree and have a faculty position or the equivalent at a college, university, medical school or other research facility. Applications may be submitted by domestic and foreign nonprofit organizations; public and private institutions, such as colleges, universities, hospitals, laboratories, units of state and local government; and eligible agencies of the federal government. There are no citizenship or national residence requirements.
If the proposal includes investigators at more than one site, all investigators should have demonstrated prior success in similar collaborations.
Funding period and budget
The grant period is for three (3) years. Continued funding is possible, when justified by scientific progress. During this initial three-year period, SFARI plans to commit up to $1 million annually to support projects funded as a result of this RFA.
For application requirements, please visit http://sfari.org/funding/grants/innate-immune-system-impact/innate-immune-system-impact-request-for-applications/.
AWARDS AND HONOURS:
Ochsner Clinic Foundation – The 2014 Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Disease
Nomination Deadline: March 31, 2014
An annual award of $15,000 will be presented to one to three investigators without regard to age, race, gender, or nationality for outstanding and exmplary original scientific investigations that relate tobacco consumption with disease. This scientific work may be clinical, fundamental, epidemiological or prevention in scope. The prime criterion for award selection is its scientific context and impact on this major health threat.
Please see 2014 Alton Ochsner Award for nomination details.