In this week’s issue:
- Earlier Deadline for Preliminary Applications for NSERC 2015 SNG Competition
- UBC & Free University of Berlin (FUB) – Funding of Joint Initiatives (reminder)
- Conquer Cancer Foundation – Comparative Effectiveness Research Professorship
- US Department of Defense – Defense Medical Research and Development Program
- UBC Vice-President, Development and Alumni Engagement – Centennial Initiatives Fund
- Glaucoma Foundation – 2015 Grants Program
- Parkinson Society Canada – Various Opportunities
- CIHR – Operating Grant: eHealth Innovation Partnership Program (eHIPP)
Earlier Deadline for Preliminary Applications for NSERC 2015 SNG Competition
NSERC would like to give you advance notice of a change in the deadline for Preliminary Applications for the NSERC Strategic Network Grants (SNG) competition. The deadline for the 2015 Preliminary Applications is April 1, 2015.
This change will help align the Strategic Network competition with the Strategic Projects competition. Applicants to the program will see this change reflected on the NSERC Partnerships webpage and it will also be highlighted shortly in the program literature update on NSERC’s website. In the meantime, please share this information with your faculty and research administration staff.
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 the guidelines attached Applications should be sent electronically, in PDF format, to Leonel Roldan-Flores, Associate Director, International at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions can also be directed to Leonel by email or phone at 604.822.3618.
LOI Deadline: December 3, 2014; 11:59pm EST
The CCF-BCRF Comparative Effectiveness Research Professorship (CERP) in Breast Cancer is a five-year, $500,000 grant designed to provide flexible funding to outstanding researchers who have made, and are continuing to make, significant contributions that have changed the direction of breast cancer research and who provide mentorship to junior researchers. The award is intended to provide support to qualified individuals to investigate comparative effectiveness in breast cancer and to train future generations of researchers in this field.
Letters of Intent for the 2015 Comparative Effectiveness Research Professorship (CERP) in Breast Cancer are due by 11:59pm EST on December 3, 2014. Only approved LOIs are eligible for full application submission. Full applications will be due by January 26, 2015.
Applications focusing on all aspects of breast cancer including prevention, diagnosis, treatment, delivery of care, and health economics will be accepted.
For full eligibility criteria and to view the latest Request for Proposals (RFP) please visit www.conquercancerfoundation.org/CERP.
Pre-Application Deadline: December 10, 2014
Full Application Deadline: February 11, 2015
The Defense Medical Research and Development Program has released a new funding opportunity through the Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (PH/TBI) Research Program. The Neurosensory and Rehabilitation Research Award supports both applied research and clinical trials in TBI, and encourages multi-institutional research projects.
For more information and to apply, please visit the Neurosensory and Rehabilitation Research Award page.
Deadline: December 15, 2014
On September 30, 1915, 379 students comprised the first class of the University of British Columbia. Of those 379 students, 41 had already completed three years at the preceding institution, McGill University College of BC, and so graduated as UBC’s first alumni on May 4, 1916.
As announced in last week’s Installation address, the university will be marking the Centennial of these historic events from September 2015 to May 2016. The objective of the Centennial is to celebrate not only the achievements of the past 100 years, but also to demonstrate to the wider world the exponential curve that the university is on and – most importantly – where we are headed.
There will be institutional milestones to celebrate and many special events that will be planned to mark the 100th anniversary of our first graduating class beginning next September, with the help of the university-wide Centennial Committee. This planning will include an invitation for our campuses, faculties and units to mark the Centennial in your own way to your own communities and audiences.
We are pleased to confirm the establishment of a Centennial Initiatives Fund to help promote university-wide participation through initiatives that celebrate UBC’s impact on the world and highlight the contributions of UBC’s alumni, students, faculty and staff. We are pleased to invite proposals for one-time funding of unit-based Centennial initiatives of up to $10,000 per project.
Please note that your unit does not have to be 100 years old to participate. Any academic or administrative unit may apply for funding, with the endorsement of the head of unit. Other UBC communities such as alumni, students, emeriti and university neighbourhood groups are also invited to submit proposals through their respective senior leadership.
If you have any questions about the Fund, please email email@example.com. The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2014 with funding being allocated in January 2015 for the financial year 2015-16.
Please visit the UBC VP Development and Alumni Engagement website for application instructions.
Deadline: January 1, 2015
The Glaucoma Foundation offers grants to researchers striving to improve the lives of glaucoma patients through novel innovations and scientific advances.
In 2015, the area of focus for the foundation’s Grant Research program is exfoliation syndrome and exfoliation glaucoma. Initial grant funding for a one-year period will range up to $40,000, and grantees are permitted to apply for a grant renewal of up to $50,000. Renewal grants are awarded for a period of one year based on the promise of the findings generated by the initial research.
To be eligible, applicants must be an M.D working in the area of glaucoma research.
Complete program guidelines and application instructions are available on the Glaucoma Foundation website.
Deadline: February 2, 2015; 2pm PST
Parkinson Society Canada has launched their 2015 National Research Program Funding cycle, including the following opportunities:
- Pilot Project Grants
- New Investigator Award Grants
- Basic Research Fellowship
- Clinical Movement Disorder Fellowship
- Graduate Student Award
Please visit the PSC Funding Opportunities page for more information on these grants.
Registration Deadline: April 1, 2015
Application Deadline: June 3, 2015
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is proud to launch the eHealth Innovations Partnership Program (eHIPP), a collaborative funding opportunity designed to create a new generation of cost-effective patient- and population-centered health care solutions.
eHIPP will focus on development of inter-sectoral collaboration between healthcare innovation communities (researchers, clinicians, patients and decision makers) and industry to help realize the value of existing innovations. The expectation is for collaborative teams (healthcare innovation community + industry) to address gaps and inefficiencies in the care of two priority populations.
eHIPP will fund grants up to $1.5 million over a maximum of four years, with half of this funding coming from health technology partners, economic development agencies, and other health funding agencies. Applicants must secure external partnership contributions, and CIHR will match these contributions on a 1:1 basis up to $187,500 per year with a maximum total of $750,000 over four years. Funds previously secured for innovation development are considered eligible if received within 18 months of the funding start date (examples of eligible matching funds are described below under Types of Eligible Partner Funding)
Securing partner funding will require the development of collaborative working arrangements among researchers, patients/community groups, health technology companies (industry partners), and health system leaders. To facilitate the formation of these partnerships, a series of regional workshops will occur in advance of the registration deadline of April 1, 2015. These workshops will provide a meeting and partnership platform for prospective innovation communities and health technology companies, as well as information for prospective applicants to enhance the competitiveness of their applications.
Please visit the CIHR website for full details.