In this week’s issue:
- Faculty of Medicine Internal Canada Foundation for Innovation John R. Evans Leaders Fund Retention Competition
- Landon Foundation/American Association for Cancer Research – Innovator Award for Research in Tumor Microenvironment
- Canadian Blood Services – Program Support Award for Canadian Transfusion Medicine and Science Research (1 attachment)
- Epilepsy Therapy Project/Epilepsy Foundation – Shark Tank Competition 2014
- AllerGen – Emerging Clinician-Scientist Research Fellowship (reminder)
Awards and Honours:
- Ochsner Clinic Foundation – The 2014 Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Disease (reminder, attachment )
- Robarts Research Institute – J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine
- Student Biotechnology Network – Networking Event
MARK YOUR CALENDARS – Faculty of Medicine Internal Canada Foundation for Innovation John R. Evans Leaders Fund Retention Competition
A Faculty of Medicine Internal Canada Foundation for Innovation John R. Evans Leaders Fund (CFI JELF; formerly known as Leaders Opportunity Fund) Retention Competition with full details will be launched in February 2014. This competition will be contingent on receiving the institutional CFI funding allocation.
Please note that we are updating the application form to mirror the national CFI JELF application form.
Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: February 10, 2014, 12pm ET
The Landon Foundation-AACR INNOVATOR Award for Research in Tumor Microenvironment was established to recognize the outstanding achievement of a junior faculty-level scientist working in the tumor microenvironment field, and support his or her research that, if successful, will have potential to advance knowledge on the tumor microenvironment. The goal of the grant program is to encourage junior faculty who are in the first five years of a faculty appointment (at the start of the grant term) to pursue novel tumor microenvironment research. Travel support is included to help foster interactions and collaborations among cancer scientists studying various aspects of cancer biology and to disseminate scientific knowledge about tumor microenvironment research within the field.
Proposed projects may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature and must focus on the study of various aspects of the tumor microenvironment; including, but not limited to, the role of stroma and extracellular matrix in tumor development, angiogenesis, immunity and inflammation in the tumor microenvironment, as well as approaches to therapeutically target the tumor environment.
The grant provides $100,000 over two years ($50,000 per year) for expenses related to the research project, which may include salary and benefits of the grant recipient, postdoctoral or clinical research fellows, graduate students, and/or research assistants, research/laboratory supplies, equipment, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, other research expenses, and for attendance at an AACR annual meeting, any AACR tumor microenvironment-related conference, or other AACR meeting for the purpose of participating in scholarly exchange about the funded research.
It is anticipated that one grant will be funded.
Please see website for program guidelines and application instructions.
Canadian Blood Services – Program Support Award for Canadian Transfusion Medicine and Science Research
Deadline: March 3, 2014
The purpose of the Canadian Blood Services (CBS) “Program Support” award is to accelerate research, facilitate training of highly qualified person, and promote national excellence in the safety, quality and supply of blood, blood products and stem cells in the service of Canadian patients. The Program Support award will provide funding to Canadian centres, which have an established track record in Transfusion Medicine and/or Transfusion Science research, in order to accelerate research progress and training in relevant programs.
This funding opportunity is open to all Canadian University- or Hospital-based research groups with established programs in transfusion medicine and/or transfusion science. The maximum award per group is $250,000 per annum for up to three years. Up to three groups across Canada may be supported as a result of this competition.
Please see attachment for application guidelines, or for further information, please contact Cilla Perry, Manager, Centre for Innovation, Canadian Blood Services, at email@example.com.
LOI Deadline: March 14, 2014, 11:59pm ET
The Epilepsy Therapy Project, an initiative of the Epilepsy Foundation, is inviting entries that represent the most innovative new ideas in epilepsy treatment and care for its third annual Shark Tank Competition. The winner(s) of the 2014 Shark Tank Competition will receive international recognition and compete for awards totaling $200,000 to support the development and commercialization of an important new product, technology or therapeutic concept to help people with epilepsy.
The deadline for submitting a Letter of Intent (LOI) is Friday, March 14, 2014. The Shark Tank review committee will select as many as five finalists. All finalists will be invited to present their product concepts or candidates at the 2014 Epilepsy Pipeline Update Conference, scheduled from June 5-7. The winning entry will be selected by a panel of judges representing physicians and scientists, corporate executives, leading industry investors, people with epilepsy and their family members. The project deemed to be the most innovative will be announced at the conference, and the winner(s) can receive as much as $200,000 to accelerate the idea towards improving the quality of life of people with epilepsy. All finalists are eligible for a travel stipend to attend the conference and free conference registration.
Please visit website for further details.
Deadline: April 11, 2014
The goal of the AllerGen Emerging Clinician-Scientist Research Fellowship 2014 is to enable Canadian Clinical Immunologists and Allergists to pursue allergy, asthma and/or anaphylaxis academic research training immediately following their Clinical Immunology and Allergy sub-specialty clinical training in order to:
- Strengthen the academic capacity of Canadian Clinical Immunology and Allergy sub-specialists
- Increase Canadian capacity for translational Clinical Immunology and Allergy research
- Facilitate enhanced patient care through excellence in basic and clinical Allergy and related immune disease research.
Eligible academic foci include basic and/or clinical research related to allergy, asthma and/or anaphylaxis.
A $100,000 stipend plus a $25,000 research allowance will be awarded in each of the two years of this fellowship.
Please see website for further details and application form.
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 exemplary 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 attachment for nomination details.
Nomination deadline: May 1, 2014
J. Allyn Taylor, founding Chair of the Board of Robarts Research Institute, was a widely respected Canadian business leader, and a person who, throughout his lifetime, demonstrated a deep regard and passionate involvement in health care matters in Canada.
The 2014 Taylor Prize will be granted to a scientist who has made outstanding contributions in the area of Molecular Basis of Neurological Disorders. The recipient of the prize will receive $25,000 and a classical medallion bearing the likeness of J. Allyn Taylor. The award has been presented to many outstanding scientists over the years.
Please visit website for nomination instructions.
Date & Time: February 4, 2014, 6pm
Location: Milestones (Cambie & 8th Avenue, in Vancouver)
Enjoy snacks and drinks with industry professionals while you practice your networking skills in an informal setting. This is a FREE event and no registration is required. Complimentary appetizers will be provided by the SBN.