In this week’s issue:
- The Faculty of Medicine internal deadline for CIHR Fellowship Awards is Thursday, November 6th, 2014. Please visit our website for complete procedures and timelines.
- The Faculty of Medicine internal deadline for CIHR New Investigator Awards is Monday, November 24th, 2014. Please visit our website for complete procedures and timelines.
- The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research has announced its 2015 Research Trainee Competition, to be launched on November 28th. Details are available at http://www.msfhr.org/news/msfhr-news/trainee-award-competition-launch-nov-28.
- Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada – Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship
- MITACS – Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship
Awards and Honours:
- Warren Alpert Foundation – Warren Alpert Foundation Prize (final reminder)
- Dr. Chew Wei MBBS [HK] FRCOG [ENG] Memorial Prize in Cancer Research
- Margolese National Brain and Heart Disorders Prizes
- Gairdner Symposium (final reminder)
- UBC Postdoctoral Association (final reminder)
UBC LOI Deadline: October 27, 2014
We are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity to increase support for student learning, international engagement and student accessibility at UBC. The Association of University Colleges of Canada (AUCC) has announced the launch of the call for proposals for the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships.
As an AUCC member, UBC is eligible to submit two proposals for up to $500,000 for projects of two to four years. In addition to helping develop the next generation of global leaders and local community builders, the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships presents an opportunity for our talented students and faculty in Vancouver and Kelowna to partner with organizations in other Commonwealth Countries and create access to new international learning opportunities.
Projects comprised of one or more of the three components are invited to be proposed:
- Canadian graduate students to receive scholarships to study or conduct research for periods of three months to one year in a Commonwealth country;
- Canadian undergraduate or graduate students to undertake internships for periods of three months to one year in a Commonwealth country; and
- Students from Commonwealth countries to receive scholarships at Canadian institutions at the masters or doctoral level.
We know that our UBC students have a strong track record of visioning and leading innovative initiatives on our campus – and beyond. We all benefit from a diverse student community and the many partnerships that exist between UBC and organizations around the world.
Many of you are deeply engaged and interested in local and global issues of importance. In this light, we are inviting the UBC academic community to develop and submit proposals that span across disciplines, departments, and campuses for consideration.
Interested applicants are asked to submit a letter of intent directly to the Vice President’s (Students) Office by October 27th at firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters of intent will be received and reviewed by a Selection committee (membership and process for this committee is currently being considered). On November 3rd we will respond to the submissions with an invitation to develop a full proposal for submission to AUCC
Please refer to the attached document for more information on the scholarships and UBC submission process. If you have any questions, please contact Katherine Beaumont, Go Global at Katherine.Beaumont@ubc.ca. For more information on the Association of University Colleges of Canada (AUCC) and the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships, click here: AUCC Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships.
LOI Deadline: November 26, 2014; 5pm
Significant research funding and training for postdoctoral fellows is now available through the MITACS Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship. Key points include:
- Two-year fellowship valued at $57,500 per year (plus $7,500 per year non-cash value in training)
- Customized training in professional and R&D management skills
- Long-term research project with a private-sector partner
- Open to all disciplines
Please visit the MITACS website for further details.
AWARDS AND HONOURS:
FoM Internal Deadline: October 29, 2014
The Warren Alpert Foundation Prize, in association with Harvard Medical School, recognizes and honors one or more scientists, physicians and researchers whose scientific achievements have led to the prevention, cure or treatment of human diseases or disorders, and/or whose research constitutes a seminal scientific finding that holds great promise of ultimately changing our understanding of or ability to treat disease.
Nominations are accepted from academic institutions, centers of research, government, or other biomedical institutions from around the world. Self-nominations are not accepted. The prize is open to both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens.
The value prize is U.S. $250,000 (to be split equally if more than one recipient is selected), a citation and plaque.
A special scientific symposium in honor of the recipient(s) is held each year on the first Thursday in October at Harvard Medical School.
The Dean will review and submit suitable nominations. As per the Warren Alpert Foundation nomination requirements, please send the following to Bryan Wong (email@example.com) by October 29th:
- Description of the nominee’s research as it relates to the nomination
- An explanation of why this person or group should be nominated over others who have made significant contributions in the same area of research
- CV with bibliography
- Two letters of support
Please visit the Warren Alpert Foundation Prize website for further details.
Deadline: February 24, 2015; 4:00pm PST
The Faculty of Medicine is now accepting nominations for the Dr. Chew Wei MBBS [HK] FRCOG [ENG] Memorial Prize in Cancer Research.
One $50,000 prize will be awarded annually to a Canadian who has made outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or cure for cancer. Among the criteria that will be considered is a distinguished record of translating scientific discoveries into clinical applications, forging partnerships with scientists and others to foster cancer research or to implement discoveries, and cultivating future leaders in the field. The prize is awarded with the expectation that the recipient will continue to demonstrate excellence in his/her field of work and serve as leaders to other scientists in the field, sharing his/her insights for years to come. Last year’s inaugural prize winner was Dr. Tak Wah Mak.
To download the nomination form, please visit: http://med.ubc.ca/research/prizes/chew-wei-memorial-prize-in-cancer-research/
Deadline: March 24, 2015; 4:00pm PST
The Faculty of Medicine is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Margolese National Brain and Heart Disorders Prizes.
The Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize will be awarded annually to a Canadian citizen who has made outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or cure of brain disorders. The Margolese National Heart Disorders Prize will be awarded annually to a Canadian citizen who has made outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or cure of heart disorders. Two prizes of $50,000 payable in Canadian dollars will be awarded annually, one in each of the two categories. The Prizes are awarded with the expectation that the Prize recipients will continue to demonstrate excellence in their field of work. The 2014 winners were Dr. Paul Armstrong (heart) and Dr. Alan Evans (brain).
Please note that UBC faculty members are NOT eligible to be awarded these prizes in 2015.
To download the nomination form, please visit: http://med.ubc.ca/research/prizes/margolese-national-brain-heart-disorders-prizes/
Date & Time: October 27, 2014; 4-6pm
Location: LSC2, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver BC
Don’t miss this opportunity to listen to two dynamic and high profiled researchers at the 2014 Gairdner Vancouver Symposium.
This free public lecture will feature:
- James P. Allison PhD
Recipient of the Canada Gairdner International Award, 2014
“For his discovery of immune checkpoint blockade and its successful application to immune therapy of cancer”
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Presentation Title: “Targeting Immune Checkpoints in Cancer Therapy: New Insights and Opportunities?”
For information about Dr. Allison: http://www.gairdner.org/content/james-allison
- Salim Yusuf, DPhil, FRCPC, FRSC, O.C.
Recipient of the Canada Gairdner Wightman Award, 2014
“For his exceptional leadership in global clinical trials and population studies of cardiovascular disease that shaped best guidelines for prevention and treatment”
McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences
Presentation Title: TBA
To learn more about Dr. Yusuf: http://www.gairdner.org/content/salim-yusuf
More information about the symposium can be found at http://www.cmmt.ubc.ca/events/2014/10/2014-gairdner-foundation-symposium-oct-27-2014
More information about the Gairdner Foundation can be found at http://www.gairdner.org/
For questions or more information please contact Seetha at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date & Time: October 28, 2014; 4:30-6:30pm
Location: LSC 3, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall
The UBC Postdoctoral Association presents a set of new seminar series for postdoctoral fellows and graduate students that focus on key areas of professional and career development.
The inaugural event will be on Tuesday October 28, 2014 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm as part of UBC Celebrate Learning Week. Together with Dr. Michael Gold from Life Sciences Institute and two hiring managers from the Centre for Drug Research and Development, you are invited to learn about pursuing academic and industry careers in the life sciences.
For further information, please visit http://celebratelearning.ubc.ca/2014/09/pursuing-academic-and-industry-careers-in-the-life-sciences/, or refer to the attached Poster.
Hope to see you there!