UBC Internal deadline: April 14, 2014, 12pm
The V Foundation for Cancer Research has invited UBC to submit one application to the 2014 Grants in Translational Clinical Research competition. Projects should focus on the development of novel approaches to the prevention, detection and treatment of human cancer, and require collaboration of investigators from both the lab and the clinic. Note: The work must not be currently funded by other mechanisms external to the cancer centre. The Translational Grant is a $600,000 award, paid in $200,000 installments over a three-year period.
SPARC is organizing an internal selection committee to fill UBC’s quota of one. Applications must be submitted to Burdena Shea by 12 noon on Monday, April 14, 2014. Results of the internal competition will be announced by the end of day on Thursday, April 17, 2014. If you are interested in submitting an application to this competition, please contact Burdena Shea. For further details, refer to the V Foundation announcement on the SPARC website.
The one selected applicant should submit a signed Research Project Information Form along with a copy of the application to ORS no later than May 9 at 4:30 pm. Agency deadline is May 13,
5:00 PM Eastern Time.
Deadline: May 1, 2014
The National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation has issued a Call for Applications for research fellowships dedicated to exploring the biology of Acid Sphingomyelinase Deficiency (i.e., Types A and B Niemann-Pick Disease), a rare inherited lysosomal storage disease for which there are no effective therapies.
Preference will be given to research projects that improve understanding of the biology and pathogenesis of ASMD, as well as projects aimed at developing new therapies for ASMD and/or identifying biomarkers to improve diagnosis and/or the monitoring of disease progression and efficacy in clinical trials.
The NNPDF Fellowship program provides support of $50,000 a year for two years ($30,000 per year for three years for predoctoral fellowships), which is renewable based on performance. Applicants must be currently associated with a recognized laboratory.
To be eligible, applicants must be predoctoral students with a lab assignment and an approved thesis; M.D., Ph.D., and D.V.M. postdoctoral researchers; or early career investigators.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, visit the National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation Web site.
LOI Deadline: June 6, 2014, 2pm EDT
The W. Garfield Weston Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the 2014 Targeted Diseases program in frontotemporal dementia and progressive supranuclear palsy this April.
- Goal: to provide targeted support for high impact, translational research in frontotemporal dementia and progressive supranuclear palsy.
- Funding: $50,000 to $150,000 per year over 1 to 3 years to a maximum of $450,000 per project
- Eligibility: the program is open to researchers at or above the level of postdoctoral fellow or equivalent from registered charitable institutions in Canada.
The application requires a Letter of Intent due by Friday, June 6th 2014, 2 p.m. EDT through the Foundation’s online grant management system at https://weston.smartsimple.ca/welcome/neuroscience. Applicants with high potential projects will be invited to submit a proposal in June. Further details on this program are attached and can be found at http://www.westonfoundation.org/Pages/neurotargeted.aspx.
Deadline: June 18, 2014, 1pm PST
Significant research funding for PhD students is now available through the MITACS Accelerate PhD Fellowship program:
- Three-year PhD fellowship valued at $30,000 per year
- PhD interns and faculty apply their expertise to new challenges
- Long-term research project with private-sector partner and faculty supervisor
- Open to all disciplines
- Application assistance from Mitacs Business Development Representatives
Date & Time: April 9, 2014
Location: SFU Segal Building, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver BC
Please see attached 2014 Norman Bethune Symposium poster for details.
Date & Time: April 15, 2014, 3:30-5:00pm
Location: Townsquare Conference Room D, British Columbia Institute of Technology, 3700 Willingdon Ave., Burnaby
Interested in a government coop or job? Then come to SBN’s Critical Skills for Success Workshop- Government Jobs to learn more about different career paths and the hiring process for government jobs. This government panel discussion will feature more than 5 speakers from Health Canada who will discuss different career pathways and give students guidance for government job applications. Students will also have the chance to ask questions and network with the speakers and other fellow students. This is a great opportunity to gain more understanding of government jobs and network with government mentors!
Faculty of Medicine Post-Doctoral Fellow Professional Development Series – Interview Preparation Seminar and Q&A
Date & Time: April 25, 2014, 9:30-11:00am
Location: Room 1500, 1st floor Providence Building, St. Paul’s Hospital
- Practical tips to help you prepare for applying to faculty positions, including interview preparation and process
- A panel will discuss the differences between faculty and industry interviews, and answer questions from the audience
To register, please send your name and affiliation to: email@example.com by April 11, 2014.
Please see attached Interview Prep Seminar – Apr25_2014 flyer for more details.
Date & Time: May 8, 2014, 5:30pm
Location: Woodward Lecture Hall 6, 2194 Health Sciences Mall, UBC
Ethical Stories in the History of Pharmacology: European Science between the Wars
Ryan J. Huxtable, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Pharmacology
University of Arizona
A reception will be held at 5pm in the Woodward IRC Lobby. Light refreshments will be served.
Date & Time: May 9, 2014, 8:30am-4:00pm
Location: Main Foyer, UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, 2405 Wesbrook Mall, UBC
Registration is free
The Student Biotechnology Network and Genome BC are pleased to invite BC’s scientific community to our annual Research Exchange & Poster Competition. Students from BC’s academic institutions will have an opportunity to present their research to our province’s scientific community. Cash prizes will be given for the top three posters. Students will have the opportunity to talk with researchers from academia and industry, as well as meet company representatives. Please join us for this great opportunity to showcase your research!
Participants in the Poster Competition will also be registered for the Genomics Forum.
Date & Time: May 13, 2014, 5:30-7:00pm
Location: Diamond Lecture Theatre, BCCRC, 675 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver
SBN is proud to present our Critical Skills for Success workshop series. These workshops use a variety of interactive hands-on approaches to learning and are designed to expand your working knowledge of soft skills proven essential in career success.
UBC Science 101: Volunteer Opportunity for Graduate Students
Science 101 is an education outreach program offered to residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and other inner-city communities who have historically had difficulty accessing post-secondary education. The program runs each year from May to mid-August. Volunteers are an important part of the program and are given a variety of responsibilities both inside and outside the classroom. For additional information visit the Science 101 website at http://science.ubc.ca/support/community/101.
If you are interested in applying to volunteer please bring a 250-word cover letter explaining why you would like to be involved, a resume listing your current activities, and a completed volunteer application form (found on the website) to one of the information sessions below. Interested volunteers must attend an information session in-person – email applications are not accepted.
Friday, April 11 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm at Earth Sciences Building, 2207 Main Mall, Room 5106
Monday, April 14 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm at Biological Sciences Building, 6270 University Boulevard, Room 4223
Wednesday, April 16 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm at Biological Sciences Building, 6270 University Boulevard, Room 4223