- Please see attached email from the Office of the Vice-President Research & International regarding upcoming Major Award Deadlines.
- amfAR – Mathilde Krim Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Research
- US National Institute on Drug Abuse & partners – Canada Addiction Medicine Research Fellowship (reminder)
- American Gastroenterological Association – AGA-Aptalis Research Award in Pancreatic Disease
- Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation – Research Grants
- Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration – Pilot Grant Request for Proposals
- American Society of Transplantation – Translational Science Faculty Development Grants
- Centre for Blood Research – Seminar Series: Cardiorespiratory physiology during extreme exercise at supra-optimal temperatures: the case of adult Fraser River sockeye salmon
- UBC and Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine – Joint Symposium on Traditional Chinese Medicine (reminder, 1 attachment)
- UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine – Pathology Day 2014
LOI Deadline: May 15, 2014
The goal of amfAR’s Mathilde Krim Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Research is to:
- Facilitate the exceptional postdoctoral researcher’s transition to a productive and independent long-term career in HIV/AIDS research
- Support two years of postdoctoral basic biomedical research (phase I)
- Provide the possibility of one additional year of research funding during the first year of an independent research position (phase II)
Applicants must be conducting basic biomedical research on HIV/AIDS to be considered for funding in this program.
The maximum amount of funding is $150,000 over two years, including 10% indirect costs.
For further information, please view the full RFP at http://www.amfar.org/Krim51514/.
Deadline: May 15, 2014
The Canada Addiction Medicine Research Fellowship is a US National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) funded research training fellowship in partnership with St. Paul?s Hospital, the University of British Columbia, and the Urban Health Research Initiative of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. This fellowship will train addiction medicine physicians to develop the skills required for a career in addiction research. This new research training program provides $50,000 research fellowships for physicians who are involved in the care of alcohol- and drug-addicted patients. This part-time, one-year curriculum runs from July 1st to June 30th annually. Four positions are available for competitive candidates.
For additional details, please visit the website at http://addictionmedicinefellowship.org/research-fellowship/the-program/.
Deadline: June 6, 2014
This award provides $50,000 per year for two years (total $100,000) to young investigators, instructors, research associates or equivalents interested in the function and disorders of the exocrine pancreas. Research topics suitable for funding under this grant include but are not limited to: pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, pancreatic insufficiency, the gut microbiome-pancreas relationship, pancreatic disease epidemiology or genetics (excluding diabetes), and pancreatic disease biomarkers.
The overall objective of this career development award is to encourage and support research into exocrine pancreatic disorders by helping to sustain the careers of young investigators with an interest in pancreatic disease.
For additional details, please visit the AGA website
LOI Deadline: June 13, 2014
The Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation is accepting applications from investigators for basic science, clinical, population/epidemiologic, and translational research on cardiomyopathies affecting children age 18 and younger.
Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded in support of studies focused on the causes, diagnosis, or treatment of dilated, hypertrophic, restrictive, arrhythmogenic right ventricular, and left ventricular noncompaction cardiomyopathy. The grants are designed to provide seed funding to investigators for the testing of initial hypotheses and the collecting of preliminary data to help secure long-term funding from the National Institutes of Health and other major granting institutions.
Please visit the CCF website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.
Deadline: July 1, 2014
The Association for Frontal Temporal Degeneration is accepting Letters of Intent for innovative basic and clinical research in frontotemporal degeneration.
One-year grants of up to $60,000 will be awarded to support research related to behavioral variant FTD, primary progressive aphasia, progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal syndrome, and FTD-ALS. Grant funds should be used to seed original projects (i.e., a clinical research project and a basic science project), with the goal of generating preliminary data toward a larger grant application to the NIH or other public or private agencies concerned with this important medical and social problem.
To be eligible, applicants must be either a nonprofit academic institution or a for-profit biotechnology company, either public or private, anywhere in the world.
Please visit the AFTD website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.
Deadline: September 15, 2014
The AST Translational Science Faculty Development Grants are intended to support projects involving human tissue or other biologic material for in vitro examination to address a clinical issue related to transplantation. In general, these studies should link the in vitro results to other data or outcomes from the same patients to be considered a translational research faculty proposal.
This is a one- or two-year $50,000/year grant for Junior Faculty. The goal of the AST Translational Science Faculty Development Grant is to promote the careers of young independent investigators within the first five years of their first faculty appointment (see eligibility criteria), by providing funds allowing them to expand on preliminary research findings that will become the basis for individual research or career development awards from the NIH, VA, or equivalent agencies.
Please visit the AST website for further information and application instructions.
Centre for Blood Research – Seminar Series: Cardiorespiratory physiology during extreme exercise at supra-optimal temperatures: the case of adult Fraser River sockeye salmon
Date & Time: April 30, 2014, 12-1pm
Location: LSC 3, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
Dr. Anthony P. Farrell
Professor, CRC Tier 1 Chair
Faculty of Land and Food Systems and Department of Zoology
Tony Farrell holds a CRC (Tier I) Chair in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems and the Department of Zoology. He performs basic cardiovascular research on animals ranging from primitive hagfish, crucian carp and freshwater turtles, whose hearts function without oxygen for days to months, to polar fishes in which the heart beats at 0oC. His discoveries are applied to everyday issues such as fish conservation and aquaculture.
In this seminar, he will show how cardiorespiratory physiology has been tailored for a remarkable feat of athleticism using the once-in-a-lifetime spawning migration of Fraser River sockeye salmon past UBC’s backyard. He will provide physiological support (maximum O2 consumption, blood gases, cardiac output & cardiac beta-adrenoceptors) for the idea that, during extreme exercise at supra-optimal temperatures, the heart becomes the weak link in the O2 supply chain to tissues. Given the backdrop of rising global temperatures, you will discover why your local supply of sushi is being threatened!
UBC and Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine – Joint Symposium on Traditional Chinese Medicine
Date & Time: May 12, 2014, 9am-3:30pm
Location: Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, 2215 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver
The UBC Faculty of Medicine is pleased to announce a one-day joint symposium between UBC and Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SHUTCM). Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been practised in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years and has become of worldwide interest for potential applications in modern drug discovery and alternative/complimentary clinical treatments. Scientists and clinicians from SHUTCM will present their recent results in basic and clinical studies using TCM herbs and treatments. Scientists from UBC will also present their research work in relation to TCM. The symposium is an initial step in developing a partnership between SHUTCM and UBC.
Due to limited seats, pre-registration is required for attendees. For more information and to pre-register for the event, please send an email to email@example.com before April 25th.
Sandwiches and refreshments will be provided for lunch.
Please see attached Traditional Chinese Medicine poster for details on the invited speakers
Date & Time: May 23, 2014, 7:55am – 8:30pm
Location: Paetzold Education Centre, 855 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver
Medical Student Alumni Centre, 2750 Heather Street, Vancouver
We are pleased to announce the Annual Pathology Day Conference which will be held on Friday May 23, 2014 at the Paetzold Education Centre for oral presentations and guest speakers, and the Medical Student Alumni Centre for the poster session and awards reception.
This important event provides faculty, students, residents, fellows and departmental members/associates with the opportunity to showcase their clinical, basic, or translational research efforts and allow them to learn more about the diverse ongoing research in our department.
Please visit the Pathology Day website for more information and to register.