In this week’s issue:
- Please remember that the registration deadline for the 2014 CIHR Foundation Scheme Pilot is June 23, 2014. Resources to help with your full application are available in the “CIHR Foundation Scheme 2014 1st Live Pilot” section of SPARC’s Internal Guidelines webpage (CWL required).
- Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement – INSPIRED Approaches to COPD: Improving Care and Creating Value
- Obesity Society – Karen Miller-Kovach Research Grant
- William T. Grant Foundation – Inequality Research Studies
- UBC Faculty of Medicine – Roman M. Babicki Fellowship in Medical Research
- American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics – David Lehr Research Award
- Pancreas Centre BC – IDEAS Grant
International Funding Opportunities:
- Horizon 2020 – Various opportunities
- France-Canada Research Fund – New Scientific Collaborations Call for Proposals
Awards and Honours:
- University of Oklahoma College of Medicine – Patricia Price Browne Prize in Biomedical Ethics
Expression of Interest Deadline: June 30, 2014
The call for applications to the INSPIRED Approaches to COPD: Improving Care and Creating Value collaborative closes on Monday, June 30, 2014. This CFHI quality improvement collaborative, offered in partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd., will help healthcare providers improve care for patients living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) while managing costs.
This pan-Canadian COPD quality improvement collaborative is supporting multidisciplinary healthcare improvement teams in bridging the chasm between evidence and practice by working together to do the right things right in COPD care. CFHI’s support goes beyond funding to help teams develop and implement best practices through access to a stellar faculty of Canadian and international experts.
CFHI, in partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd., will provide 15 healthcare organizations with up to $50,000 in funding as well as coaching, educational materials/tools and other support. These funds will help with direct costs related to adapting and implementing an INSPIRED model of care. This 12-month quality improvement collaborative will run from September 2014 to September 2015.
For more information, please visit the CFHI website.
LOI Deadline: June 30, 2014
Through research, education and advocacy, the Obesity Society works to better understand, prevent, and treat obesity while improving the lives of those affected.
To help accomplish its mission, the society, in partnership with Weight Watchers, is inviting Letters of Intent for the Karen Miller-Kovach Research Grant. Through the annual program, one grant of up to $40,000 will be awarded for projects focused on the development of a scalable behavioral weight management program that includes digital tools.
To be eligible, applicants must be members of the Obesity Society (domestic or international).
LOIs must be received no later than June 30, 2014. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit full proposals that will be due by August 29, 2014.
Visit the Obesity Society website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.
LOI Deadline: August 5, 2014
The William T. Grant Foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry from projects working to enhance understanding of the programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequalities in youth development.
Grants of up to $600,000 will be awarded for projects that inform programs, policies, and practices to reduce inequality in youth outcomes. Studies may examine approaches that improve outcomes for all youth but also reduce gaps if applied to those who need them most, as well as programs, policies, and practices aimed at elevating the most disadvantaged young people. The foundation also is interested in studies that improve the measurement of inequality in ways that will enhance the work of researchers, practitioners, and policy makers.
To be eligible, applicants must be employed at a nonprofit institution, either in the United States or abroad; address issues that have compelling relevance for youth between the ages of 5 and 25 in the United States; and reflect high standards of evidence and rigorous methods, commensurate with the project’s goals.
Visit the Grant Foundation website for complete program guidelines, an FAQ, archived informational webinars, and application instructions.
Deadline: August 11, 2014 at 4:00pm
Two $25,000 fellowships have been endowed by Roman M. Babicki to support doctoral candidates undertaking cancer research in any academic department, provided that their supervisor has a primary appointment in the Faculty of Medicine. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents. Candidates cannot have received support from this fund for more than one year. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Medicine in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
For more information, and to download the application form and guidelines, please visit:
Deadline: September 15, 2014
The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics is accepting applications for the 2014 David Lehr Research Award, a biennial grant program designed to provide funding for preclinical or clinical research aimed at improving human health.
Through the program, ASPET will award $100,000 over two years to an investigator who requires bridge funds to enhance a grant application for competitive renewal, an investigator who has a research project currently supported by a “no cost extension” grant and desires additional funds to enhance resubmission, or an investigator who desires funds to acquire preliminary data in support of a new grant submission. The award recipient also will receive a commemorative plaque and complimentary registration and travel expenses for the winner and spouse to attend the ASPET annual meeting.
To be eligible, all applicants must be an ASPET member in good standing.
Visit the ASPET website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.
Deadline: October 15, 2014 at 4pm PST
Pancreas Centre BC is excited to support researchers engaged in pancreatic cancer research for pilot projects. The pilot project funding is one-time only, non-renewable seed grant for ideas that have promising potential but may not yet be eligible for national or international funding opportunities. Grants may be up to $80,000 over a 1-2 year period. The intent is to support projects with potential outcomes which will promote new research collaborations and directly lead to the pursuit of funding from external organizations. Hence, the applicant should clearly demonstrate how the outcome of the pilot project can lead to potential collaborations and national or international grant funding opportunities to further pancreatic cancer research.
Please visit the Pancreas Centre BC website for further details.
INTERNATIONAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Deadline: As early as June 26, 2014
Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.
Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe’s global competitiveness. Seen as a means to drive economic growth and create jobs, Horizon 2020 has the political backing of Europe’s leaders and the Members of the European Parliament. They agreed that research is an investment in our future and so put it at the heart of the EU’s blueprint for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and jobs.
By coupling research and innovation, Horizon 2020 is helping to achieve this with its emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.
Horizon 2020 is open to everyone, with a simple structure that reduces red tape and time so participants can focus on what is really important. This approach makes sure new projects get off the ground quickly – and achieve results faster.
Please review a list of current Horizon 2020 opportunities at http://www.sparc.ubc.ca/programs/current-calls-proposals-applications#2020.
Internal Deadline: November 21, 2014
The France-Canada Research Fund (FCRF) acts to promote and develop Franco-Canadian scientific and academic exchanges of excellence in every field of study, from the “hard” sciences to human and social sciences.
- Support developing new expert partnerships between France and Canada
- Promote the advancement of research and innovation
- Prepare and structure scientific cooperation between the two countries
- Promote researcher mobility, particularly for young researchers
- Provide research training for young researchers
Projects must be jointly developed between a French team (all universities, Grandes Écoles, and research organizations are eligible) and Canadian team that have never worked together before
Please ensure that you are aware of the internal selection process, detailed at http://www.sparc.ubc.ca/programs/current-calls-proposals-applications#FCRF.
AWARDS AND HONOURS:
Nomination Deadline: September 1, 2014
Nominations are being accepted for the Patricia Price Browne Prize in Biomedical Ethics. The goal of the $10,000 prize is to foster the development of the highest professional standards in health care through discussions of the ethical issues related to complex healthcare topics.
The ideal candidate for this Prize would have made an outstanding contribution through active service in medical ethics by serving on appropriate committees or commissions, or by improving the profession’s effectiveness in upholding its ethical standards through advocacy of policies, provision or organization of services. They would be recognized as a role model for addressing ethical issues, be involved in research and medical care and would also be innovative, creative and committed to fundamentally addressing ethical issues in health care.
Please visit the University of Oklahoma website for nomination process details.