In this week’s issue:
- Please see post regarding External Award Deadlines, Resources & UBC’s Internal Awards.
- Faculty of Medicine Internal Canada Foundation for Innovation John R. Evans Leaders Fund Competition (reminder)
- Susan G. Komen – Breast Cancer Research Funding Opportunities
- Department of Defense – Neurofibromatosis Research Program and Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program
- Rare Diseases: Models & Mechanisms Network – Catalyst Grant
Awards and Honours:
- W.R. Steacie Memorial Fund – The Steacie Prize in the Natural Sciences (reminder)
- UBC Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series – Complement coagulation conundrums
- UBC Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy – Visiting Scholar Presentation with Dr. Atiya Mahmood
- UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development –Routine HIV Testing in Family Practice Workshop (reminder)
Registration Deadline: May 27, 2015
FoM Internal Deadline: July 6, 2015; 9am PDT
The Faculty of Medicine has launched an internal Canada Foundation for Innovation John R. Evans Leaders Fund competition to distribute CFI funds.
*Mandatory registration is required by May 27, 2015 – Online Registration Form
Successful applicants will go forward to the UBC internal review for the CFI national October 2015 round.
Full competition details are available on the FoM Internal CFI JELF Competition webpage.
The application deadline for this FoM internal competition is July 6, 2015, 9:00am PDT.
Please direct any questions to email@example.com.
Pre-Application Deadline: June 17, 2015; 1pm EST
Full Application Deadline: November 9, 2015; 1pm EST
Susan G. Komen announces call for research proposals from early career investigators on the following three programs:
- Career Catalyst Research (CCR) Grants
- CCR grants provide support for hypothesis-driven research projects that have significant potential to advance our understanding of breast cancer, lead to reductions in breast cancer incidence and/or mortality, and move us toward the goal of a world without breast cancer.
- Award can be funded up to $300,000 over 2 years or $450,000 over 3 years.
- Applications are open to junior faculty members working at academic institutions who have no more than six years of experience within their faculty appointment.
- Postdoctoral Fellowships (PDF)
- This grant seeks to attract and support promising scientists who are embarking on careers dedicated to breast cancer research. PDF grants provide support for basic research projects that have significant potential to advance our understanding of breast cancer, lead to reductions in breast cancer incidence and/or mortality, and move us toward the goal of a world without breast cancer.
- Funding can be granted up to $120,000 over 2 years or $180,000 over 3 years.
- Applications are open to postdoctoral fellows who have completed their doctoral degree and are at academic institutions, no more than 5 years after the date of their degree confirmation, or 5 years after completion of their residency (for physicians).
- Graduate Training in Disparities Research (GTDR) Grants
- Intended to establish and/or to sustain a training program for graduate students who are seeking careers dedicated to understanding and eliminating disparities in breast cancer outcomes across population groups.
- Funding level can be up to $135,000 per year for a maximum period of 3 years in a total amount of $405,000.
- Applications are open to researchers with a doctoral degree at academic institutions who are conducting breast cancer disparities research and are committed to support a training program with a minimum of 3 graduate students/trainees (those in a masters and/ or doctoral program) per year.
Department of Defense – Neurofibromatosis Research Program and Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program
Pre-application Deadline: July 10, 2015
Full Application Deadline: July 27, 2015
The Department of Defense has recently announced funding opportunities within the Neurofibromatosis Research Program (NFRP) and Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program (TSCRP).
- Clinical Trial Award
- Exploration-Hypothesis Development Award
- Investigator-Initiated Research Award
- New Investigator Award
- Exploration-Hypothesis Development Award
- Idea Development Award
- Pilot Clinical Trial Award
Full details for NFRP Opportunities at http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/nfrp.shtml
Full details for TSCRP Opportunities: http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/tscrp.shtml
On behalf of the Clinical Advisory Committee of the Rare Diseases: Models and Mechanisms Network, we would like to invite applications from clinicians and clinician scientists who have discovered novel genes in patients with rare diseases and wish to collaborate with a model organism investigator who is able to carry out functional analysis on an orthologous gene in a model system.
Funds Available: A maximum of $25,000 will be awarded for each catalyst grant
Eligibility: Applications may be submitted by any investigator associated with a Canadian Institution.
Relevant Research Areas:
Three categories of Connection applications will be considered:
- Novel gene supported by genetic evidence (mutations in the same gene in unrelated patients with a similar phenotype) and functional data is being rapidly sought prior to publication.
- Candidate gene for a rare disease in a single patient/family/isolated population such that additional functional data is necessary to support disease-causation. Two types of candidate genes will be considered:
- Candidate gene has not previously been associated with disease; and,
- Novel mutation in known disease gene causing a very distinct disease secondary to a presumed alternate mechanism.
- Known disease gene that is of therapeutic or biological interest to a unique Canadian population or community (e.g. Hutterite, First Nation, French Canadian, patient advocacy group etc.).
- Therapeutic opportunities will include projects that propose to develop a model asset for drug screening or develop a model to evaluate efficacy of a treatment; and,
- Biological interest will include those genes published by a Canadian group for which further study has the potential to impact a new area of biology.
For further information about the RDMM network, please visit their website at http://www.rare-diseases-catalyst-network.ca/.
AWARDS AND HONOURS:
Nomination Deadline: June 30, 2015
The Steacie Prize is a Canadian award of $10,000 presented once a year to a scientist or engineer of 40 years of age or less for outstanding scientific work carried out in Canada. To compete for this prize, a person must be nominated by a colleague. The winner is selected by a distinguished panel appointed annually by the E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fund, a private foundation dedicated to the advancement of science and engineering in Canada.
UBC Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series – Complement coagulation conundrums
Date & Time: May 27, 2015; 12-1pm
Location: LSC 3, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
Dr. Ed Conway
Professor of Medicine, UBC
Director, UBC Centre for Blood Research
The two major blood‐borne proteolytic cascades, complement and coagulation, cooperate to protect organisms against bleeding and infection. The past decade has seen major advances in delineating the molecular links between these systems that have resulted in at least one successful therapy for otherwise devastating diseases. I will discuss new pathways that are being uncovered in our lab that hopefully will yield effective new therapies.
UBC Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy – Visiting Scholar Presentation with Dr. Atiya Mahmood
Date & Time: June 25, 2015; 2:30-4pm
Location: Lab 3, 3rd floor, UBC Hospital, Koerner Pavilion, 2211 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver
The Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy is delighted to host Dr. Atiya Mahmood (Associate Professor, Department of Gerontology, Simon Fraser University) who will present on her research on mobility, aging and the built environment. The title of her presentation is “Mobility, Aging and Built Environment: Participatory Research on Neighbourhood Walkability with Photovoice and Environmental Audits”.
Please email Cynthia.firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
For more information, please see the attached poster.
Date: See below
Location: See below
Part 1 (Required Workshop)
Date & Time: June 15; 6-9pm
Location: In-person (Grand Pacific Hotel, Victoria) or by videoconference across Vancouver Island
Part 2 (Optional Follow-Up Session)
Date & Time: choice of Aug 13 or Sep 10; 6-7pm
Target audience: Family physicians (free to attend) & MOAs ($60 honorarium provided). We also welcome specialists, allied health professionals, residents & students.
Up to 4.0 Mainpro-C/ MOC Section 1 credits
These two-part interactive sessions will cover new guidelines for routine HIV testing, how to implement the recommendations, and what to do following a positive result.
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