In this week’s issue:
- Lupus Research Institute – 2014 Distinguished Innovator Awards (reminder)
- BrightFocus Foundation – Macular Degeneration Research (reminder)
- Uniting Against Lung Cancer – Legacy Program (reminder)
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Canada – Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Translation in T1D Program
- Alfred P. Sloan Foundation – Sloan Research Fellowships
- CIHR – Various opportunities
- UBC Faculty of Medicine – CV and Teaching Dossier Preparation Workshop
Deadline: July 31, 2014
The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) invites applications for its Distinguished Innovator Awards, a global program that will provide outstanding scientists with substantial support for up to four years to conduct novel research into the fundamental causes of lupus and so provide new directions toward a cure or prevention.
Advances across many disciplines have led to novel treatments that aim to suppress the manifestations of lupus. Yet few interventions are being developed that seek to reverse or prevent the disease. LRI Distinguished Innovators will address this gap by pioneering research into the fundamental, causative pathways of lupus.
In pursuit of this goal, the LRI welcomes novel, hypothesis- or discovery-driven proposals in human and/or animal model based lupus research. The research proposal must aim to uncover the fundamental causes of lupus and present a compelling vision of how the discovery would lay the groundwork for a potential cure, prevention, or highly effective therapy.
The expert review panel will judge applications primarily on the novelty and potential of the research proposal, and the strengths and track record of the investigator. Emphasis will be on the rationale for the hypothesis rather than the amount of preliminary data. Continuations of long-term research projects will not be considered.
Successful applicants will be outstanding investigators who have demonstrated creativity and productivity in their field of research. We encourage applications from investigators in diverse disciplines including, but not limited to, immunology, genetics, molecular-, cell- and systems biology. Scientists who have not previously worked in lupus are encouraged to apply, as are researchers working outside the US. Applicants must hold a position at an academic institution.
Annual funding of up to $250,000 per year, for a term of up to four years, will be awarded for approved projects. We anticipate that no more than four Distinguished Innovator Awards will be made in 2014. The full grant application, including a research plan of no more than six pages is due by July 31, 2014.
For additional details, please visit http://www.lupusresearchinstitute.org/2014-distinguished-innovator-awards.
LOI Deadline: July 31, 2014
The BrightFocus Foundation is currently accepting proposals to the Macular Degeneration Research program. Full applications are to be submitted by invitation only and are due November 18, 2014.
Applicants must first submit a Letter of Intent, which is due July 31, 2014. BrightFocus provides research funds for U.S. domestic as well as international researchers pursuing pioneering research leading to greater understanding, prevention, and treatment of age-related macular degeneration.
The maximum award value is US $80,000, per year, payable over two years (total value $160,000). All submitted proposals are subjected to peer-review by a qualified Scientific Review Committee, consisting of active academic and clinical researchers from within the macular degeneration research field.
Preference is made for exciting pilot projects that would not, at their present stage, be competitive for large government or industry awards. Typically these awards are made to junior investigators, or to more established investigators who are proposing particularly innovative research.
For application instructions and information about our programs, please visit the BrightFocus Foundation website at http://www.brightfocus.org/research/apply/main.html.
Deadline: August 13, 2014
Uniting Against Lung Cancer, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing funding for innovative research, has issued a Request for Proposals for its Legacy Program, the goal of which is to fund lung cancer research that can improve treatment and lead to a cure. In 2013, UALC awarded more than $1.5 million in research grants and expects to increase its support for research in 2014.
The program prioritizes novel ideas with the potential to make a significant impact on current treatment of lung cancer and patient survival, and places a high priority on funding research that demonstrates a clear path to improving patient care. Cross-disciplinary collaborations are strongly encouraged.
Areas of interest include but are not limited to developing novel therapies with the potential to cure lung cancers, genetic subsets of lung cancer/personalized medicine, primary and secondary drug sensitivity/resistance, lung cancer in never-smokers, improving outcomes in early-stage disease, and small-cell lung cancer.
Awards will range up to $100,000, to be paid over two years.
Investigators at all levels are encouraged to apply. While collaborations with industry partners are strongly encouraged, the principal investigator must be an academic researcher.
Please visit the UALC website for application details.
Deadline: August 15, 2014
JDRF Canadian Clinical Trial Network (JDRF CCTN) is pleased to announce that Eli Lilly Canada Inc. has provided $120,000 in support of two CCTN Post-Doctoral Fellows for one year in the sum of $60,000 each. These awards are intended to provide partial salary support for one year to enable the awardee to advance his/her career as an independent investigator. These fellowships will be taking advantage of the nationwide investment in clinical translation in type 1 diabetes research. Awards will be administered and managed by JDRF CCTN.
Please visit the JDRF Canada website for further details.
Nomination Deadline: September 15, 2014
This year the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will award $50,000 fellowships to each of 126 early-career scientists for use in their research. Nominated by department chairs, senior researchers, and other leaders in the scientific community, the Sloan Research Fellows represent the next generation of top scholars in the sciences, economics, and mathematics. Since 1955, when the program began, 39 Sloan Research Fellows have gone on to win Nobel Prizes, 63 have been awarded the National Medal of Science, 17 have won the Fields Medal in mathematics, 12 have won the John Bates Clark Medal in economics and hundreds have received other prizes, recognitions, awards, and honors for their research accomplishments.
Funds from the Sloan Research Fellowships are awarded directly to the fellow’s institution and may be used over a two-year period for any activity supportive of the fellow’s research, including equipment, technical assistance, professional travel, or trainee support.
To begin the online nomination and submission process, please visit www.sloan.org/fellowships.
CIHR has recently announced a number of funding opportunities. They include:
- Catalyst Grant: Ethics (2014-2015)
- Doctoral Research Award: 2014-2015
- Doctoral Research Award: Fall 2014 Priority Announcement (Specific Research Areas)
- Doctoral Research Award: Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (2014-2015)
- Knowledge Synthesis Grant: Fall 2014 Competition
- Operating Grant: Knowledge to Action: 2014-2015
- Operating Grant: Industry-Partnered Collaborative Research program (Fall 2014)
- Other: Planning and Dissemination Grants – Institute Community Support (Summer 2014 Competition)
- Partnerships for Health System Improvement: 2014-2015
- Proof of Principle: Phase 1 (Fall 2014)
- Proof of Principle: Phase 2 (Fall 2014)
Please note that the “Apply to this Opportunity” button is NOT YET activated for the following funding opportunities:
1) Knowledge Synthesis Grant: Fall 2014 Competition
2) Operating Grant: Knowledge to Action: 2014-2015
3) Partnerships for Health System Improvement: 2014-2015
The button will be activated for applicants to begin completing their applications in ResearchNet on July 18, 2014.
Details on these funding opportunities can be found using the CIHR Funding Opportunities Database.
Date & Time: July 17, 2014, 2:30-4:30pm
Location: Please visit MedNet for additional information including locations
Academic and Faculty Affairs will be hosting a workshop on the information and documents required for a promotion and / or tenure review to proceed successfully. The workshop will be led by Dr. Ken Baimbridge, FoM SPROT Representative, and geared towards faculty members, although anyone involved in the process may attend. Please RSVP to email@example.com by Thursday, July 10th.