In this week’s issue:
- Please see the attached message from the SPARC Office regarding currently available resources for 2014 CIHR Foundation Scheme Stage 1 applications: 2014 CIHR Foundation Scheme Stage 1
- Please see the attached message from the Office of the Vice-President Research & International regarding updates on major external awards: Award updates, UBC Departmental Awards Committee Manual Oct 23 2012, Past Recipients_Faculty Research Awards
- Histiocytosis Association – Research Grants
- Alliance for Lupus Research – Research Projects
- CurePSP – Investigator-initiated Research Grants Program
- American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene – Gorgas Memorial institute Research Award
- Alpha-1 Foundation – Gordon L. Snider Scholar Award
Awards and Honours:
- BC Patient Safety & Quality Council – 2015 Quality Awards
- Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series – Oligomerization of heme proteins by domain swapping
- Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series – Structure and function of recombinant human hemoglobins containing circularly permuted beta-globin subunits
- Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research/Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute – Knowledge Translation Workshop
- UBC – Work Learn Winter 2014 Call for Proposals
Deadline: July 1, 2014
The Histiocytosis Association, a global nonprofit organization that works to address the needs of patients and families dealing with histiocytic dirorders, a group of diseases that occur when there is an over-production of white blood cells known as histiocytes that can lead to organ damage and tumor formation, has issued a Request for Proposals for basic and clinical research projects related to finding a cure for histiocytosis.
Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded during the organization’s 2014 grant cycle. To be eligible, applicants must be a full-time faculty member at an academic institution. Proposals requesting funding in excess of $50,000 will not be considered, and grants cannot be used to fund overhead costs, travel budgets, or principal investigator salaries.
Visit the Histiocytosis Association website for further details.
LOI Deadline: July 10, 2014
The Alliance for Lupus Research is accepting applications for its Target Identification in Lupus grants program.
Grants of up to $600,000 over three years will be awarded for research that accelerates the development of new treatments for lupus. Funded projects will include fundamental studies in genetics, immunology, cell biology, and molecular biology that identify and characterize molecular systems for the purpose of developing drugs that can prevent and/or ameliorate clinical signs and symptoms of lupus. ALR particularly welcomes proposals for research that applies knowledge gained in other disease areas (e.g., cancer, metabolic diseases) to mechanisms relevant to lupus.
Individuals with a doctoral degree (M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent) are eligible to apply. Applicants must demonstrate scientific independence by presenting evidence of having directed a research program, a publication record, or other experience that establishes scientific leadership.
Letters of intent must be submitted no later than July 10, 2014. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a complete proposal by August 25.
Visit the ALR website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.
Deadline: July 15, 2014
CurePSP works to increase awareness of progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degeneration, and other atypical Parkinsonian disorders; fund research toward the treatment, cure, and prevention of such disorders; educate healthcare professionals; and provide support, information, and hope for affected persons and their families.
To that end, CurePSP is accepting proposals for investigator-initiated research projects. Grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded for projects with the potential to advance understanding, treatment, and prevention of progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degeneration, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-parkinsonism-dementia complex of Guam and/or Guadeloupean tauopathy, and other atypical Parkinsonian disorders.
Investigators from all countries are eligible to apply.
For complete program guidelines, information about past grant recipients, and proposal submission procedures, visit the CurePSP website.
Deadline: July 23, 2014
The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene is seeking applications for the 2014 Gorgas Memorial Institute Research Award, an annual program that funds collaborative research projects and short-term visits by young investigators who are between research institutions in the Americas.
Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded for projects designed to enhance and facilitate the development of linkages among scientists from Panama, Central America, South America, the Caribbean Islands, Mexico, the United States, and Canada through the support of short-term travel for early career research investigators.
The program supports collaborative biomedical research on tropical diseases of health importance to people living in these regions, as well as new techniques and approaches applicable to the study of such diseases. Funds may be used to cover the total costs of round-trip travel, housing, and supplies required for a project. Applicants can travel from a disease-endemic country to the U.S. or Canada, or from the U.S. or Canada to the disease-endemic country, or between disease-endemic countries.
To be eligible, applicants should be citizens or permanent residents of the Americas; possess a doctoral degree in a field related to tropical disease; be investigators in training or junior investigators (not established senior scientists); and hold a position at a research, medical, public health, or teaching institution.
Visit the society’s website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.
Deadline: July 25, 2014
The Alpha-1 Foundation is dedicated to providing leadership and resources that will result in increased research, improved health, worldwide detection, and a cure for alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.
Currently, the foundation is accepting proposals for the Gordon L. Snider Scholar Award. Grants of up to $225,000 over three years will be awarded to support the career development of outstanding young investigators who have continued to conduct research in Alpha-1-related lung or liver disease after completion of their postdoctoral fellowship. The award is intended to provide an incentive for a career in Alpha-1 research.
Please visit the Alpha-1 website for complete program guidelines and proposal instructions.
AWARDS AND HONOURS:
Nomination deadline: July 16, 2014
The BC Patient Safety and Quality Council (BCPSQC) are accepting nominations for the 2015 Quality Awards. Categories represent the four areas of care, an outstanding leader, and an Everyday Champion.
Winners will be awarded a $2,500 sponsorship to help support or disseminate learning from their projects, and will be presented plaques in a ceremony at Health Talks on February 18, 2015.
Each winner will also receive a complimentary registration for the Quality Forum on February 19 and 20, 2015. Winners of the four initiative-based awards will be invited to deliver a presentation at the Quality Forum.
Excellence in Quality Awards
- Staying Healthy
Awarded to an initiative focused on preventing injuries, illness and disabilities
- Getting Better
Awarded to an initiative focused on improving care for acute illness or injury
- Living with Illness
Awarded to an initiative focused on improving care and support for chronic illness and/or injury
- Coping with End of Life
Awarded to an initiative focused on improving the planning, care and support for life-limiting illness and bereavement
Leadership in Quality Award
Awarded to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in improving the quality of care. The leader may cultivate skill development in others to improve safety and quality of care, inspire colleagues and/or achieve system-level aims.
Everyday Champion Award
This award celebrates someone working in the health system who shows a passion and commitment for improving quality of care. He or she may not work in a role that specifies participation in quality improvement activities or in a formal leadership position.
For more information, please visit: http://bcpsqc.ca/quality-awards/
Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series – Oligomerization of heme proteins by domain swapping
Date & Time: June 16, 2014, 12-1pm
Location: LSC 3, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
Dr. Shun Hirota
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series – Structure and function of recombinant human hemoglobins containing circularly permuted beta-globin subunits
Date & Time: June 18, 2014, 12-1pm
Location: LSC 3, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
Dr. Spencer J. Anthony-Cahill
Department of Chemistry
Western Washington University
Date & Time: October 23, 2014, Time TBA
The half-day workshop, scheduled for Oct. 23, 2014, is open to researchers and trainees interested in learning how to incorporate knowledge translation into their grants. Led by Sharon Straus, director of the knowledge translation program at Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital, the workshop aims to help participants understand the difference between end-of-grant KT and integrated KT while providing a framework for writing an end-of-grant KT section.
Some seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The remaining seats will be allocated to ensure diverse, well-distributed representation across the VCHRI research community.
Registration required. Deadline for registrations is September 4, 2014.
Please visit the MSFHR website for registration instructions.
Deadline: June 27, 2014, 11:59pm
Place and Promise: The UBC Plan makes a commitment to provide students with enriched educational opportunities, and staff with the means to fulfill UBC’s vision, values and commitments.
The Work Learn Program supports and subsidizes meaningful work experiences on campus that offer the opportunity for all current UBC students to develop their professional skills and learn in a work environment. The student learning and experiential outcomes for these work experiences are mentorship opportunities, professional skill development and application of knowledge, developing a network, ownership and responsibility of work, self-awareness and reflection, as well as contributing to personal learning goals and the University as a whole
The deadline for proposals for winter positions is Friday, June 27, 2014 at 11:59pm.
Training sessions are also being offered for any staff or faculty who might need some help in working through CareersOnline
to create an account, submit a proposal or manage student applications. Dates for these sessions are:
All training sessions will be held in Brock Hall (1874 East Mall). To attend one of these sessions, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org