In this week’s issue:
- 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 (reminder).
- UBC & Free University of Berlin (FUB) – Funding of Joint Initiatives
- Association for Surgical Education Foundation – Research Projects
- UBC Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medicine – Research Expo (final reminder)
- UBC Neglected Global Diseases Initiative – Ebola Symposium for Treatment and Action (final reminder)
- UBC SPARC – CIHR Translational Operating Grant Workshop
UBC & Free University of Berlin (FUB) – Funding of Joint Initiatives
Deadline: December 1, 2014, with additional intakes
The Office of the Vice President Research & International is introducing a funding opportunity with the Free University of Berlin (FUB). These funds are available, on a competitive basis, to UBC and FUB researchers wishing to explore closer collaboration.The joint funding scheme is designed to develop close collaboration and deliver on the intent of the strategic partnerships between the institutions. The funding is designed to enable FUB and UBC faculty and researchers to identify complementary strengths, leverage synergy, and promote the development of outstanding future research projects and other academic opportunities.
Please find theguidelines attached. Applications should be sent electronically, in PDF format, to Leonel Roldan-Flores, Associate Director, International at email@example.com. Questions can also be directed to Leonel by email or phone at 604.822.3618.
Deadline: June 1, 2015
The Association for Surgical Education Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Association for Surgical Education, is accepting proposals for projects that promote excellence and innovation in surgical education research.
Through its Center for Excellence in Surgical Education, Research and Training, the foundation will award grants of up to $25,000 within five broad categories: Innovations in Surgical Education that Improve Patient Care Research, Innovations in Performance Evaluation and Assessment, Innovations in Student Programs, Innovations in Resident and Faculty Development, and Innovations in Educational Administration. Research studies could include teaching techniques, performance evaluation methods, instructional and curriculum design, and educational program design.
Proposals requesting support for the development of new educational programs (including new methods and/or materials) will be considered only if the proposal is theory-based and includes a research component and a plan for evaluation of program efficacy.
Grants are open to members of any national surgical association; however, priority will be given to ASE members. If a non-ASE member wishes to apply for a grant, the non-member investigators must work in collaboration with, or have their project endorsed by, an ASE member.
Please visit the ASE website for further details.
Date & Time: November 12, 2014; 1-4:30pm
Location: Paetzold Auditorium, Jim Pattison North, Vancouver General Hospital, 890 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver
The Department of Medicine is holding their 3rd Annual Research Expo on Wednesday November 12th from 1:00 – 4:30 pm. This is an open event and any interested individuals are encouraged to participate. Students and trainees may present a poster or share a technology demo.
Information and registration can be done at http://medicine.med.ubc.ca/research/events-workshops/expo14/, and students/trainees may register to present their poster or demo at http://medicine.med.ubc.ca/department-of-medicine-research-expo-2014-call-for-trainee-poster-presentations/.
Date & Time: November 13, 2014; 1-5:30 pm, reception following
Location: London Drugs Theatre, Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2304 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver BC
There are presently three Canadian contributions to potential therapeutics and vaccines for the Ebola Virus Disease that are being fast-tracked through clinical trials. Two of these are TKM-Ebola and ZMapp. Our two keynote speakers will discuss the science behind these interventions. Our expert panel members will present and discuss on a wide-range of topics about Ebola: public health, methods of fast-tracking clinical trials, infection control and working in the field. More speakers may be added soon… Reserve your ticket now.
Keynote Presentations of Canada’s contributions:
Dr. Ian MacLachlan Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Dr. Xiangguo Qiu Head of Serology Diagnostics Unit in Special Pathogens, National Microbiology Laboratories, Public Health Agency of Canada
Expert Panel Presentations
Jan Hajek, MD FRCPC Clinical Assistant Professor, Division Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Bonnie Henry, MD MPH Deputy Provincial Health Officer, British Columbia Ministry of Health; Associate Professor, School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Titus Wong, BScPharm MD FRCPC, Medical Microbiology and Infection Control, VGH Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Steve Kanters, PhD(c) MSc Research Associate, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation; and Research Manager and Statistician, Global Evaluative Sciences
Srinivas Murthy, MD Clinical Assistant Professor, Div of Critical Care, Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
To reserve your seat for this free symposium http://ngdi-ubc-ebola.eventbrite.ca
For questions or more information please contact Jocelyn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date & Time: December 10, 2014; 1-4pm
Location: UBC Point Grey campus, exact room TBA
Dr. Janice Eng will be hosting a CIHR Transitional Operating Grant Workshop on Wednesday, December 10th from 1 to 4 p.m. at UBC’s Point Grey campus. To register and for more details, please go to: http://research.ubc.ca/civicrm/event/info?id=121&reset=1. Note: If you are unable to attend in-person, the presentation slides and audio files will be available on the Presentation Materials section of the SPARC website (CWL required) the following week.
Below are two major competition changes of which you need to be aware:
1) The mandatory CIHR Registration deadline is Friday, January 9th, so ~1 month earlier than normal (or ~2 months prior to the Full Application deadline).
2) Formal SPARC Internal Review will not be available (including thank you gift cards for internal reviewers) due to the heavy workload associated with Stage 2 Foundation applications and other major institutional competitions. In anticipation of this busy period, SPARC has expanded its Sample Grant Library (CWL required for access), which now contains 21 new examples of successful Operating Grant applications from the recent March 2014 competition. SPARC also encourages researchers to make arrangements now with a colleague or mentor who is willing to provide informal feedback and comments on your application prior to the competition deadline.
CIHR Registration Deadline: Friday, January 9, 2015, 5 p.m. (NOTE EARLIER DEADLINE!)
CIHR Full Application Deadline: Monday, March 2, 2015, 5 p.m.
SPARC Contact: Christy McTait