In this week’s issue:
- W. Garfield Weston Foundation – 2014 Targeted Diseases: Frontotemporal Dementia and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (reminder)
- MITACS Globalink Research Internship (final reminder)
- CQDM and Brain Canada – Partnership Funding Program 2014: Focus on Brain
- UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – Educational Research Grants for UBC Residents
Awards and Honours:
- Harrington Discovery Institute – Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine
- UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – Finding Medical Evidence Workshop
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.
For further details on this program, please visit the website.
Deadline: June 18, 2014
Recruit an exceptional international student
Currently in its sixth year, the Research Internship is accepting faculty applications for summer 2015. Faculty supervise international senior undergraduates who travel to Canada to undertake research projects of mutual interest.
- 12-week research internship in summer 2015
- Open to professors in all disciplines
- Open to interns from Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Vietnam
- Mitacs oversees matching and travel logistics and provides student funding
- Competitive process for interns
- Submission deadline for faculty projects is June 18, 2014
Please visit the MITACS website for further information.
LOI Deadline: August 20, 2014, 5pm EDT
The CQDM/Brain Canada Partnership’s “Focus on Brain” program is a major funding opportunity, which is open to multidisciplinary research teams linking Quebec and other Canadian researchers, and the academic and small and medium – sized enterprise (“ SME ”) sectors. Through this program we expect to identify, fund, and support the development of breakthrough technologies that enhance biopharmaceutical R&D productivity and accelerate the development of new, safe and effective drugs for disorders of the brain and nervous system.
Three – year grants of up to $1.5M will be awarded to approximately 7 teams proposing to develop innovative technologies, platforms or tools that can facilitate the discovery or the development of new drugs for application in preventing, diagnosing, or treating disorders and diseases of the brain, nervous system and special senses, including mental health disorders. Successful proposals will have outcomes with immediate application to the process of drug discovery and/or development, with potential for wide impact on biopharmaceutical research.
Applications will not be accepted for the identification or development of new drug related chemical products or substances, or for any proof – of – concept, preclinical or clinical trial studies related to specific drugs. Applications for funding research on development of new drugs for specific neurological diseases will not be accepted in connection with this RFA.
Please visit website for further details.
UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – Educational Research Grants for UBC Residents
Deadline: November 3, 2014
All UBC Faculty of Medicine residents conducting and presenting research in the area of continuing professional development/continuing medical education are invited to apply for two available grants ($500 each):
1) Specialty practice
2) Family practice
The purpose of the grant is to:
- Support the educational research of UBC residents in Specialty and Family Practice programs.
- Recognize original continuing education research by postgraduate trainees.
- Raise awareness and interest in the field of continuing medical educational / continuing professional development (CME/CPD) research.
Please visit website for further information
AWARDS AND HONOURS:
Harrington Discovery Institute – Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine
Deadline: August 15, 2014
The Harrington Prize, presented by the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, honors a physician-scientist who has moved science forward with achievements notable for innovation, creativity and potential for clinical application. The deadline for nominations is August 15, 2014.
A committee composed of members of the ASCI Council and the Harrington Discovery Institute Scientific Advisory Board will review nominations and select the recipient.
This annual prize includes:
- An unrestricted $20,000 honorarium
- The Harrington Prize Lecture, delivered at the 2015 ASCI/AAP Joint Meeting
- A review, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation
Please visit website for further information.
Date & Time: September 27, 2014, 8:30am-12:30pm
Location: SFU – Harbour Centre, Vancouver BC
Interactive, hands-on computer workshop: practice online searches using: BMJ Best Practice, Ovid MEDLINE, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, clinical practice guidelines, etc.
Target audience: Physicians
Up to 3.5 Mainpro-M1/ MOC Section 1 credits
Please visit website to register.