In this week’s issue:
· W. Garfield Weston Foundation – 2014 Transformational Research (reminder)
· MITACS – Accelerate PhD Fellowship (reminder)
Awards and Honours:
· CIHR – Barer-Flood Prize for Health Services and Policy Research (final reminder)
· Centre for Blood Research – Seminar Series: Faculty position mock interview: Structural characterization of bacterial appendages involved in host-pathogen interactions and antibiotic resistance
Deadline: May 2, 2014, 2pm EDT
The W. Garfield Weston Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the 2014 Transformational Research program in neurodegenerative diseases of aging this March.
· Goal: to provide funding to high potential, translational research that will have transformational impact in neurodegenerative diseases of aging.
· Funding: up to $1,500,000 per project over 3 years, up to a maximum of $3.5 million in total for all projects.
· Eligibility: preclinical development of a therapeutic or development of tools that help accelerate development of therapeutics. Researchers must be at or above the level of Assistant Professor or equivalent (as the Principal Applicant). Collaborators must be at the post-doctoral level or above.
The application requires a Letter of Intent due by Friday, May 2nd 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/neurotransform2014.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
AWARDS AND HONOURS:
Deadline: May 1, 2014
This $25,000 prize is a career achievement award that honours and recognizes an exceptional researcher in the area of health services and policy research who has created a seminal body of work that has had a substantial impact on health services and policy research, policy and/or care delivery. A nominee must:
- be an independent researcher;
- be registered at an eligible institution;
- have at least 10 years of experience as an independent investigator and currently hold a full-time position within a Canadian academic, hospital, not-for-profit or governmental institution or affiliated research institution.
For further details on eligibility requirements and how to apply, please visit the CIHR Barer-Flood Prize in Health Services and Policy Research page.
Centre for Blood Research – Seminar Series: Faculty position mock interview: Structural characterization of bacterial appendages involved in host-pathogen interactions and antibiotic resistance
Date & Time: April 23, 2014, 12-1pm
Location: LSC 3, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
Dr. Julien Bergeron
Strynadka Lab, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
This seminar is part of a practice for Dr. Julien Bergeron’s upcoming interview for an assistant professor position in the Centre for Molecular Bacteriology and Infection, at Imperial College London.
Dr. Bergeron will start by presenting his current research in the Strynadka lab, on the structural characterization of the type III secretion system. This will be followed by a “chalk talk” session, where he will describe his proposed research project, which focuses on two other bacterial appendages: the flagellum, and the Tad pilus.