In this week’s issue:
- CIHR Translational Operating Grant Competition: CIHR Registration Deadline and New CV Template
- US National Institute on Drug Abuse & partners – Canada Addiction Medicine Research Fellowship (final reminder)
- UBC Sustainability Revolving Fund – Request for Proposals
- CIHR Operating Grant: Sharing Big Data for Health Innovation
- Clinical Research Associates – Novel Outcome Measures for ASD Clinical Trials Award
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council – Community and College Social Innovation Fund
Awards and Honours:
- YWCA Women of Distinction Awards
- UBC SPARC – CIHR Translational Operating Grant and NEW Biosketch CV Workshop (final reminder)
- UBC SPARC – CIHR Foundation Stage 2 Strategy Sessions, Internal Review & Templates
- ERA-Can+ WEBINARS – Interactive Q&A on Horizon 2020
- UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – HIV Management in Family Practice
- UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – Mainpro-C Routine HIV Testing in Family Practice (Duncan)
CIHR Translational Operating Grant Competition: New CV Template, CIHR Deadlines
For applicants interested in applying to the CIHR Transitional Operating Grants competition, please review the following important notes:
- Mandatory CIHR Registration deadline: January 9, 2015. See instructions here.
- Applicants will also need to complete the new Transitional Open Operating Grant Program Biosketch CCV. To assist researchers, CIHR has developed a Biosketch Quick Reference Guide and will be offering Biosketch webinars between December 8, 2014 and February 13, 2015. For full details, refer to CIHR’s November 28th announcement.
Procedures and timelines for Faculty of Medicine applicants will be circulated shortly.
Deadline: December 15, 2014
The Canada Addiction Medicine Research Fellowship is a US National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) funded research training fellowship in partnership with St. Paul’s Hospital, the University of British Columbia, and the Urban Health Research Initiative of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. This fellowship will train addiction medicine physicians to develop the skills required for a career in addiction research. This new research training program provides $50,000 research fellowships for physicians who are involved in the care of alcohol- and drug-addicted patients. This part-time, one-year curriculum runs from July 1st to June 30th annually. Four positions are available for competitive candidates.
For additional details, please visit the website at http://addictionmedicinefellowship.org/research-fellowship/the-program/.
Deadline: January 9, 2015
UBC is launching the UBC Sustainability Revolving Fund, which provides a minimum of $10,000 for projects that reduce consumption of energy, water or other resources – supporting UBC’s sustainability goals. Examples include upgrading equipment to be more energy efficient; or adding a system to recover and reuse chemicals, avoiding costs to purchase new chemicals.
This fund offers huge benefits to both your faculty/department and the university. The cost savings created through your reduction project will continue to grow after the loan has been repaid, resulting in a net cost benefit over the long term. The loan itself is repaid with money saved on energy, water or resources, resulting in essentially zero net cost to the institution.
In addition to contributing to UBC’s sustainability goals and reducing costs, recipients can benefit from upgrading old equipment and systems to newer, better performing equipment – particularly when other sources of funds are not readily available. Where other funding sources are available but not sufficient for a project to proceed, revolving fund loans may be “stacked” with these other funding sources. The fund review committee also supports applicants through technical and financial review of project proposals, helping to maximize a project’s success.
This is an initial pilot for this fund, and only two projects will be approved. The deadline for proposals will be January 9, 2015. Additional proposal intake rounds are likely, and will be announced in the new year.
For further information, please refer to the website at http://sustain.ubc.ca/campus-initiatives/ubc-sustainability-revolving-fund.
Registration Deadline: January 15, 2015
Application Deadline: February 16, 2015
The Sharing Big Data for Health Care Innovation: Advancing the Objectives of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health competition aims to support a single pan-Canadian program to develop a comprehensive strategy that will enable the sharing of genomic and clinical datasets across Canada and around the globe in a responsible, secure and effective manner, thereby accelerating progress in health research and improving patient care.
It is expected that the program will leverage existing provincial and national genomic and clinical data sharing efforts and be aligned with international initiatives.
CIHR and partner(s) financial contributions for this initiative are subject to availability of funds. Should CIHR or partner(s) funding levels not be available or are decreased due to unforeseen circumstances, CIHR and partner(s) reserve the right to reduce, defer or suspend financial contributions to grants received as a result of this funding opportunity.
- The total amount available for this funding opportunity is up to $1,500,000 from Genome Canada ($1,000,000) and CIHR ($500,000) enough to fund one program.
- Funding will be awarded for a term of up to 3 years.
- At least 25% of the requested funding must be obtained through co-funding from other sources.
Please visit the CIHR website for further information.
Notice of Intent Deadline: February 5, 2015
Clinical Research Associates (CRA) is pleased to announce the Novel Outcome Measures for ASD Clinical Trials Award, its first open request for applications (RFA).
CRA is a newly launched L.L.C., affiliated with the Simons Foundation, whose goals include supporting research that will lead to better ways to prevent and treat autism and will improve the lives of individuals with the disorder.
Addressing the current lack of quantitative, objective, reliable and sensitive tools to measure treatment response in behavioral and pharmacological clinical trials in autism, grants awarded through this RFA are intended to develop and validate objective outcome measures for use in clinical trials. We seek innovative applications that will objectively and sensitively distinguish treatment effects from placebo response, reducing reliance on retrospective parental rating and assessment.
This RFA will open for applications on January 6, 2015, and notices of intent will be due February 5, 2015.
Please visit the RFA for further details.
Deadline: March 2, 2015
Please note: Funding can only be awarded to college and polytechnic institutions only. UBC is eligible as a co-applicant.
The Community and College Social Innovation Fund description is now available on the SSHRC website at the following link: http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/social_innovation-innovation_sociale-eng.aspx#4
As a result of the federal government’s Economic Action Plan 2014, this funding opportunity will provide $15 million over three years in support of social innovation research projects at colleges and polytechnics. This pilot initiative will connect the talent, facilities and capabilities of Canada’s colleges and polytechnics with the research needs of local community organizations. It aims to enable colleges to increase their capacity to work with communities, with the goal of developing partnerships that foster social innovation in areas such as education, integration of vulnerable populations, and community development.
Community and College Social Innovation Fund Grants provide support over one to three years to develop new partnerships involving existing and/or potential partners; or, to design and test new partnership approaches for research and related activities in the social sciences and humanities.
The pilot initiative is being delivered as an institutional grant, available for college and polytechnic institutions only, within the Partnership Development Grants funding opportunity.
Applicants can propose partnerships that build on existing collaborations or are new collaborations or innovative models. All partnerships should promote research, connection and professional training. Applicants are encouraged to explore multisector partnership approaches with partner organizations from the private, public and/or not-for-profit sectors.
For more information, please contact us by telephone at 613-943-1007 or email at: email@example.com.
AWARDS AND HONOURS:
Nomination Deadline: January 22, 2015; 12pm
Nominations are now being accepted for the YWCA Metro Vancouver Women of Distinction Awards. Recognized nationally, the Awards is our premier fundraising event, honouring inspiring women leaders and outstanding workplaces, while highlighting YWCA programs and services that improve the lives of thousands of people each year across Metro Vancouver.
Individuals interested in submitting a nomination may apply online at http://www.ywcavan.org/programs/women-distinction-awards/nominations.
- Arts, Culture & Design
- Business & the Professions
- Community Champion
- Education, Training & Development
- Health & Wellness
- Non-Profit or Public Service
- Technology, Science & Research
- Young Woman of Distinction
- Outstanding Workplace
Date & Time: December 10, 2014; 1-4pm
Location: UBC Point Grey campus, exact room TBA
CIHR Operating Grant & Common CV Workshop, presented by Dr. Janice Eng, outgoing Vice President Research & International Health Research Faculty Advisor and CIHR Delegate
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. A teleconference option may be available.
Who should attend?
Faculty researchers planning to submit applications to the March 2, 2015 CIHR Transitional Open Operating Grant competition, including:
- New faculty
- New-to-CIHR faculty (e.g., SSHRC researchers considering a migration to CIHR)
- Faculty interested in a CIHR Open Operating Grant refresher
- Grant facilitators, grant writers and other research support staff
Dr. Eng will present strategies to help give your Operating Grant the competitive edge, and she will also highlight any key competition changes.
Phone: 604-827-5615 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Register Now at http://research.ubc.ca/civicrm/event/register?id=121&reset=1.
UBC SPARC – CIHR Foundation Stage 2 Strategy Sessions, Internal Review & Templates
Date & Time: See below
Location: See below
To support UBC researchers who are invited by CIHR in December 2014 to submit a Stage 2 Foundation application in February 2015, UBC is offering the following resources. (Note: December 1st, is CIHR’s anticipated Stage 1 Notice of Decision.)
- Faculty Strategy Session with Dr. Janice Eng – Tuesday, December 16th from 12 to 2 p.m.*
- Grant Facilitator Education Session with Christy McTait – Thursday, December 18th from 1 to 3 p.m.*
- Application Templates – to be uploaded to SPARC’s Internal Guidelines webpage by ~4 p.m. on Friday, December 19th (jump to “CIHR Foundation Scheme 2014 1st Live Pilot”; CWL required)
- Internal Review Panel – register by 12 p.m. (noon) on Wednesday, December 17th; submit Internal Review package to email@example.com by 10 a.m. on Monday, January 5th, NO EXCEPTIONS; full details will be available on SPARC’s Internal Guidelines webpage (jump to “CIHR Foundation Scheme 2014 1st Live Pilot”; CWL required)
- Editorial Review – available to targeted Internal Review participants, from Monday, January 19th to Friday, January 30th
*To register for these sessions, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. To clarify, the first session is for UBC faculty who have been formally invited by CIHR to submit a Stage 2 Foundation application, and the second is for the associated research support staff who will be working with them on these applications. Both sessions will be held at UBC Point Grey campus (room details TBC), with a teleconference option for those who cannot attend in-person. SPARC also plans to record the sessions and upload audio files to the Presentation Materials webpage (CWL required) by ~4 p.m. on Friday, December 19th, along with handouts, plus any meeting notes and/or tips documents generated during these sessions.
Please also be aware that CIHR has launched the official Stage 2 – Application Instructions. Still to be updated on CIHR’s Foundation Scheme resource page are the CV, interactive training and Q&A links.
UBC Stage 2 Internal Review Registration Deadline: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 by 12 p.m. (noon)
UBC Stage 2 Internal Review Application Submission Deadline: Monday, January 5, 2015 by 10 a.m.
CIHR Stage 2 Foundation Application Deadline: Thursday, February 5, 2015
SPARC Contact: Christy McTait
Date & Time: December 16, 2014; 11am EST
The ERA-Can+ project is pleased to invite you to its 2nd webinar for Canadians on Horizon 2020 (H2020) on December 16, 2014.
The 2nd webinar for Canadians ‘Interactive Q&A on Horizon 2020’ will be hosted by PT-DLR and addresses Canadian proposers, who have already a basic knowledge about the new EU Framework Programme in support of Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020. Interested participants are kindly requested to send their questions on H2020 to email@example.com. Deadline is the 8th December. We will then clusterize the questions to the most frequent questions about H2020. The questions will be answered live during the webinar by our panelists Cornelia Schneider and Olaf Ripken, German National Contact Points for International Cooperation (6th Challenge) from the EU-Buero of the BMBF (www.eubuero.de/) and partners in the INCONTACT 2020 project (http://www.ncp-incontact.eu) supporting international cooperation in Horizon 2020. The panelists will also be available to focus on eventual issues raised by the audience members. The ERA-Can + project will also be presented.
If you are not yet familiar with Horizon 2020, please listen to the previous webinar ‘Introduction to H2020’, available on the ERA-Can+ website at https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/p39onein2oe.
To register for the webinar, please visit http://www.era-can.net/other/webinars2-3-registration/.
Please note that both webinars are targeted to a Canadian audience and are available in English only.
All ERA-Can+ webinars are recorded and made available on the ERA-Can+ project website. Additional webinars will be presented in the following months.
Registration details are as follows:
2nd webinar ‘Interactive Q&A on Horizon 2020’
To join the meeting: https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/qanda_h2020/
UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – HIV Management in Family Practice
Date & Time: See below
Location: See below
Topics include: Routine HIV testing guidelines, role of the family physician, understanding antiretroviral therapy, HIV-related co-morbidities
Accreditation: Up to 4.25 Mainpro-M1, MOC Section 1 credits.
Vancouver: February 13 Vancouver General Hospital, Jim Pattison Pavilion, Paetzold Lecture Theatre
Registration Link: http://ubccpd.ca/course/hiv-management-vancouver
Victoria: March 6 Royal Jubilee Hospital (Room PCC S150)
Registration Link: http://ubccpd.ca/course/hiv-management-victoria
Part 1: Date: February 5, 2015
Location: Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay
Part 2: Date: March 31 , 2015
Topics include: Routine HIV testing guidelines, role of the family physician, connecting HIV positive patients to care
Accreditation: Up to 4.0 Mainpro-C, MOC Section 1 credits.
Registration Link: http://ubccpd.ca/course/routine-hiv-testing-workshop-duncan