In this week’s issue:
- Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research – 2015 Research Trainee Award (final reminder)
- Child & Family Research Institute – Scholars of Excellence
- Grant Foundation – Initiative on Understanding Inequality
Awards and Honours:
- UBC Faculty of Medicine – Margolese National Brain and Heart Disorders Prize (reminder)
- Guttmacher Institute – Darroch Award for Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research
- UBC Life Sciences Institute – Life Sciences Entrepreneurship Speaker Series: Dr. Allen Eaves, STEMCELL
- Connect with NSERC’s President on a Vision for 2020
- UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – Medical Disorders and Pregnancy (final reminder)
LOI Deadline: March 17, 2015
The MSFHR Research Trainee Program – Post-Doctoral Fellowship Awards support highly qualified applicants at the post-PhD and post-health professional degree (MD, DDS, DVM or DPharm) stages to prepare for careers as independent health researchers.
At the time of application, applicants must commit at least 75 percent time to research training; this commitment does not include holding a full-time paid research position. Health professionals with active clinical service must commit at least 50 percent time to research training.
Applications are submitted through the MSFHR ApplyNet system.
Letter of intent deadline is March 17, 2015.
Full application deadline is April 20, 2015.
Please visit the MSFHR website for additional information.
Deadline: April 30, 2015
The CFRI Scholars of Excellence program provides exceptional individuals an opportunity to generate an innovative and independent research program under the mentorship of world-class researchers based at the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI).
The overall goal of this program is to train recent PhDs, MDs and MD-PhD graduates to conduct clinical/translational research in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment with intent to develop future leaders in child health research. The program is designed to attract new talent, and preference will be given to applicants from outside BC.
For more information, please visit the CFRI Scholars of Excellence website.
Deadline: May 5, 2015
In recent years, inequality in the United States has become increasingly pervasive. At the same time, social mobility has decreased. The William T. Grant Foundation believes the research community can play a critical role in reversing these trends. To that end, the foundation, which seeks to improve the lives of youth between the ages 5 and 25, has launched a new initiative to support research that advances understanding in the area of inequalities in youth development.
Through its new Understanding Inequality program, the foundation will award grants of up to $600,000 in support of research focused on ways to reduce disparities in academic, behavioral, social, and economic outcomes for youth. Priority will be given to projects related to inequality on the basis of economic, racial/ethnic, and language backgrounds. Research that explores other areas of inequality also will be considered, based on a compelling case for its impact.
To be eligible, organizations must be considered tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
See the William T. Grant Foundation website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and an FAQ.
AWARDS AND HONOURS:
Deadline: March 24, 2015
The University of British Columbia is currently seeking nominations for the 2015 Margolese National Brain and Heart Disorders Prizes, each with a value of C$50,000.
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. The Prizes are awarded with the expectation that the Prize recipients will continue to demonstrate excellence in their field of work.
Nomination Deadline: March 24, 2015 at 4:00 pm PST
For further information, please visit www.med.ubc.ca/margolese
Nomination Deadline: May 15, 2015
The Darroch Award, sponsored by the Guttmacher Institute, recognizes an emerging leader who is a researcher in the field of sexual and reproductive health, where scientific evidence is essential to guiding the policies and programs of the future.
The award honors Jacqueline E. Darroch, Ph.D., whose four decades of conducting and directing research exemplify rigorous and innovative work in this field and commitment to the practical application of research to policy and programs. The award aims to recognize and stimulate such work.
The award, offered once every two years, includes a $3,000 prize.
Please visit the Guttmacher Institute website for further criteria and nomination details.
Date & Time: March 16, 2015; 12-1pm
Location: LSC3, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
You are invited to attend the Life Sciences Entrepreneurship Speaker Series.
We are proud to have as our first speaker Dr. Allen Eaves, Founder, President and CEO of STEMCELL Technologies.
The talk is free and open to all. Bring a friend.
Dr Eaves will be talking about his extraordinary career as an entrepreneur. He is the owner and CEO of STEMCELL Technologies, Canada’s largest biotech company with over 600 employees, sales of $100 million and a growth rate of ~15% per year. He started the company in 1993 by mortgaging his house and obtaining an additional loan which he paid back.
For more information, please visit http://lsi.ubc.ca/2015/03/09/entrepreneurship-allen-eaves/.
Date & Time: March 25, 2015; 2:30-4:00pm
Location: Rudy North Lecture Theatre, Room 101, Lower Level, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, 2215 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver
NSERC’s President, Dr. B. Mario Pinto, is gearing up to connect with your community as part of his cross-country tour to get “Your Views on NSERC 2020”.
The “Connect with NSERC’s President on a Vision for 2020” consultation sessions provide researchers, students, administrators and stakeholders an opportunity to learn more about our President as well as obtain views and feedback on NSERC 2020 Strategic Plan. These sessions also serve as a platform for the community to ask questions and seek more information from our leader.
NSERC would like our views on the following two questions:
NSERC’s vision is for Canada “to be a global leader in strengthening the discovery-innovation continuum for the societal and economic benefit of Canada.”
- Going forward, will the NSERC 2020 Strategy help the Canadian research community achieve this vision?
- How can we work together to ensure success?
A videoconference connection to this event will be arranged for UBC-Okanagan participants at the Provost Boardroom, Room ADM 119E.
Full details regarding the agenda for this Townhall are available on the NSERC 2020 webpage.
Please note that NSERC has asked Townhall Meeting participants to register for the event on NSERC’s registration webpage, by March 23rd.
Date: April 18, 2015
Location: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, Vancouver
Target audience: Obstetricians, gynecologists, internists, maternal fetal medicine specialists, fellows, residents & students
Up to 7.0 Mainpro-M1/MOC Section 1 credits