In this week’s issue:
- The application instructions for the UBC pre-selection process for the 2014 NSERC Research Tools and Instruments competition are attached to this message. UBC researchers interested in applying must submit their application to a UBC peer-review committee for adjudication.
- Vasculitis Foundation – Research Projects
- Faculty of Medicine – Discussion Groups
- Burroughs Wellcome Fund – Career Awards at the Scientific Interface
- Angelman Syndrome Foundation – 2014 Joseph E. Wagstaff Postdoctoral Fellowship
International Funding Opportunities:
- Horizon 2020 – Various opportunities (reminder)
- France-Canada Research Fund – New Scientific Collaborations Call for Proposals (reminder)
- Fulbright Canada – Awards for Canadian Scholars
- UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – MCCQE Part II Prepration Course
Deadline: August 4, 2014
The Vasculitis Foundation empowers patients with vasculitis and their family members through education, raises awareness of vasculitis in the general public and medical community, and funds research to determine the cause, develop more effective treatments, and discover the cure for all types of vasculitis.
To that end, the foundation is inviting grant proposals for pilot studies related to the treatment and/or finding a cure for the disease. The foundation hopes to support research that will lead to and provide the basis for much larger multi-year studies that would be funded by larger agencies such as the National Institutes of Health.
Grants of up to $100,000 for up to two years will be awarded for research related to etiology/pathogenesis (could include a broad range of studies of immunity, inflammation, or vascular biology); epidemiology, including genetics; diagnosis, including identification of disease subtypes; and treatment/management, including therapeutics to treat vasculitis or prevent complications, biomarkers, and psychosocial outcomes.
To ensure that the foundation can support as many investigators and as many approaches to research in vasculitis as possible, preference will be given to studies with a total budget of $50,000 or less.
For complete program guidelines, information about past grant recipients, and application instructions, visit the Vasculitis Foundation website.
Deadline: August 19, 2014, 4pm
In recognition of the need to establish an effective bridge between students and the wide knowledge base of medical research professionals and faculty both within UBC and abroad, the Faculty of Medicine has limited funds available for the support of Point Grey discussion groups and seminar series.
Only one application per UBC Faculty of Medicine department/centre will be accepted. Up to $1500 per group will be awarded.
Please visit the Discussion Groups website for more details.
Deadline: September 1, 2014
BWF’s Career Awards at the Scientific Interface provide $500,000 to bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the first three years of faculty service. These awards are intended to foster the early career development of researchers who have transitioned or are transitioning from undergraduate and/or graduate work in the physical/mathematical/computational sciences or engineering into postdoctoral work in the biological sciences, and who are dedicated to pursuing a career in academic research. These awards are open to U.S. and Canadian citizens or permanent residents as well as to U.S. temporary residents.
Please visit the BWF website for further details.
Deadline: October 1, 2014
The Angelman Syndrome Foundation strives to improve the lives of those with Angelman syndrome and their families by supporting research on the clinical and basic science aspects of the Angelman syndrome.
To that end, ASF seeks applications for postdoctoral fellowships in preclinical, translational, and clinical research on all aspects of Angelman syndrome. The purpose of the award is to promote Angelman syndrome-related research by a young investigator, support novel research initiatives, and further existing Angelman-related research projects.
The amount of the award equals $55,000 per year for two years, contingent on an adequate progress report during the first year.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, visit the ASF website.
INTERNATIONAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:
Deadline: As early as September 2, 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
Deadline: November 15, 2014
Available to Canadian Scholars and senior professionals who want to lecture and/or do research in the United States during the 2015/2016 academic year).
Traditional Awards – Open to scholars and PDocs (Canadian citizens only) in all fields (excluding medical training) to conduct research, teach, or undertake a combination of both activities for one semester or a full academic year at a university or research centre of their choice in the United States. Not available for Summer months only. Value: $25K for 9 months or $12.5K for one semester + health insurance+ Fulbright enrichment opportunities.
Visiting Research Chairs – for scholars and experienced professionals (Canadian citizens) to research/develop collaborations/guest lecture at select American universities and research centres, normally for one semester. Value: ~$25K for one semester + health insurance + Fulbright enrichment opportunities.
- Arctic Studies
- Canadian Studies
- Canada-U.S. Relations
- Military Social Work
- North American Studies
- Policy Studies
- Public Diplomacy
- Quebec Studies
- War and Peace Studies
- Open Field
Please note that Fulbright awards may be held at the same time as other form of compensation (i.e. sabbatical pay, salary, or research grant).
Please visit the Fulbright Canada website for further details.
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.
Date & Time: September 20, 2014, 8:30am – 5:00pm
Location: UBC Friedman Building, 2177 Wesbrook Mall
Target Audience: IMGs on the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC’s Provisional Register
Cost: $809 ($409 for IMGs in RSA communities)
Accreditation: up to 6.25 MOC Section 1 credits
– Overview of the MCCQE Part II
– Expectations of communication skills
– Expectations of the physical exam
– CLEO discussions
– Couplet station demonstration
– Three practice Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) stations with the opportunity to work with standardized patients and receive individualized feedback from physician examiners