In this week’s issue:
- CIHR – Change to Application Limits for Project Scheme
- Please see attached PDF file from the Office of the Vice-President Research & International regarding the Official Call for Nominations for UBC Faculty Research Awards
- Please see below from the Office of the Vice-President Research & International regarding Award Updates for the Summer.
- UBC Faculty of Medicine – Spring Start Up Funds (final reminder)
- American Association of Kidney Patients – Patient Safety Award Lecture
- American Academy of Dermatology – SkinCare for Developing Countries Grants
- American Association for Cancer Research – NextGen Grants for Transformative Cancer Research
- CIHR – Team Grant: Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine
- Transplant Research Foundation of BC – Venture Grant
- CIHR – Operating Grant: Canadian DOHaD Cohort Registry
- Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health – Group Therapy Research Projects
- UBC Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series – Caesar de la Fuente-Nunez & Antoine Dufour
- UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – IUD Insertion Workshop (final reminder)
- 13th Annual Canadian Blood Services International Symposium – Blood Borne Pathogens: Defend, Detect, and Destroy
AWARD UPDATES FOR THE SUMMER:
MAJOR EXTERNAL AWARDS & DEADLINES: Please visit this page to view a full list of available awards with open calls. https://research.ubc.ca/support-resources/awards-applications-nominations/external-awards-deadlines
UBC’S INTERNAL AWARDS: The call is open: https://research.ubc.ca/support-resources/awards-applications-nominations/internal-faculty-awards-deadlines
AWARD-WINNING MODEL DOCUMENTS: model docs and research plans are available in the VPRIO Document Library. CWL and access via a campus network or VPN is required: https://vpri.share.ubc.ca/Awards
Note: A listing of past recipients of the internal awards is also available for download from the VPRIO Document Library:
CIHR – Change to Application Limits for Project Scheme
CIHR has heard concerns from many in the research community regarding the restriction that allows individuals to submit only one application to the Project Scheme per calendar year as a Nominated Principal Applicant/Principal Applicant. After having considered the feedback received, and weighing the risks and benefits of making any changes, CIHR has made the decision to remove all application limits in the Project Scheme.
There is now no limit to the number of applications an individual can submit to the Project Scheme per competition and/or per calendar year.
CIHR will monitor this as part of the pilots and will make any necessary adjustments, if required.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact CIHR at Roadmap-Plan.Strategique@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.
Deadline: June 30, 2015
The Faculty of Medicine has funds available for up to $5000 in start up funding. Applicants must be in the first two years of a full-time faculty appointment as Assistant Professor and higher, or a Clinical faculty appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor and higher in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. Previous awardees of UBC Faculty of Medicine Spring Start Up Funds, and applicants who have received $200,000 or more in Start Up Funds are ineligible.
The funds can be used for the following: Research equipment, research supplies and/or research services (e.g. cost recovery payments to core equipment) and research support salaries (e.g. technical personnel).
For further information, please visit our website at https://mednet.med.ubc.ca/Research/DeadlinesAndFunding/FundingOpportunities/Pages/Spring-Start-Up-Funds.aspx.
Deadline: July 31, 2015
The American Association of Kidney Patients is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations for the Jenny Kitsen Patient Safety Award. The award program, which launched this year, will fund an annual lecture that advances patient safety through the exploration of innovation in health systems management. A single grant of up to $5,000 will be awarded to fund speaker travel and accommodation expenses as well as honorarium costs.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, visit the AAKP website.
Deadline: August 1, 2015
Founded in 1938, the American Academy of Dermatology is the largest, most influential, and most representative dermatology group in the United States. With a membership of more than 17,000, it represents virtually all practicing dermatologists in the United States, as well as a growing number of international dermatologists.
AAD offers grants to individuals and organizations to fund international volunteer and humanitarian projects through its SkinCare for Developing Countries program. Through the program, grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded in support of projects related to dermatology and/global health care that help individuals in underserved regions of the world. Projects must be sustainable, community-based, and rely on additional sources of funding.
Academy members and non-members are eligible to apply.
For complete program guidelines, please visit the AAD website.
LOI Deadline: August 10, 2015; 12pm EST
Application Deadline: November 23, 2015; 12pm EST
The AACR NextGen Grants for Transformative Cancer Research represent a new AACR funding initiative to stimulate highly innovative research from young investigators. This grant mechanism is intended to promote and support creative, paradigm-shifting cancer research that, because of its very nature, may not otherwise be funded through existing channels. It is anticipated that the projects funded through this mechanism will have the potential to lead to major breakthroughs in the field. Eligibility is limited to junior faculty who, at the start of the grant term, have held a full-time, tenure-track appointment as an assistant professor for no more than three years. It is expected that these grants will catalyze significant scientific discoveries and help talented young investigators gain scientific independence.
The grants provide $450,000 over three years ($150,000 per year) for expenses related to the research project, which may include salary and benefits of the grant recipient, postdoctoral or clinical research fellows, graduate students and/or research assistants, research/laboratory supplies, equipment, travel applicable to the research project, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, and other research expenses. It is anticipated that at least three grants will be funded.
Applicants must have a doctoral degree (including PhD, MD, DO, DC, ND, DDS, DVM, ScD, DNS, PharmD, or equivalent doctoral degree) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral or professional degree.
At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2016, applicants must hold a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor (appointments such as research assistant professor, adjunct assistant professor, assistant professor research track, visiting professor, or instructor are not eligible); have held a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor appointment for no more than three years (i.e., cannot have held a full-time, tenure-track appointment as an assistant professor prior to July 1, 2013); and work at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world.
For further details, please visit the AACR website.
Registration Deadline: August 31, 2015
Application Deadline: December 1, 2015
CIHR has recently launched its Team Grant: Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine funding opportunity.
The specific objectives of this funding opportunity are to:
- Support a new generation of clinicians in obstetrics and maternal-fetal medicine to conduct research using a team-based and collaborative model;
- Create a research environment for clinicians in obstetrics and maternal-fetal medicine that supports collaboration and partnership among clinicians, researchers, and support staff with complementary expertise;
- Stimulate innovative ways to support practicing clinicians in obstetrics and maternal-fetal medicine to undertake research through local and national collaborations with other teams and their partners;
- Establish a strong mentorship model that will support the development of the current and future generations of researchers in obstetrics and maternal-fetal medicine;
- Advance research and knowledge in obstetrics and maternal-fetal medicine; and
- Enable clinicians in obstetrics and maternal-fetal medicine to access the support and develop the track record that will allow them to leverage additional funds from other sources.
- The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $3,750,000, enough to fund five (5) grants. This amount may increase if additional funding partners participate. The maximum amount per grant is $150,000 per year for 5 years.
- Each team must secure 1:1 matching funds in cash. Matching funds must be new money and cannot include funds that are reallocated from an existing program(s).
Please visit the CIHR website for further information regarding this funding opportunity.
Registration Deadline: September 8, 2015
Application Deadline: October 30, 2015
Through the Venture Grants program, the Transplant Research Foundation of BC supports innovative projects across British Columbia that have the potential to significantly impact organ transplantation. The intent of the Venture Grants competition is to fund new areas of research (e.g., new hypotheses, techniques, or ideas) that are in a pilot/feasibility stage, and which will lead to external peer reviewed funding to support the next stages of research.
Two Venture Grants on general transplantation issues will be awarded to qualified projects. In addition, this year funds from the Addison Pediatric Transplant Research Project will also be available to support one Venture Grant focused specifically on pediatric organ transplantation. We strongly encourage applicants to submit proposals related to pediatric transplantation research.
Initial registration forms to be submitted on or before September 8, 2015. Only selected applicants will be invited to submit a full Venture Grant application. Full applications must be submitted by October 30, 2015. Funding decisions will be made on or before November 23, 2015. Successful applicants will be notified by email.
Proposals will be considered for a maximum grant from the TRF of $25,000, renewable on application for extension for up to a total of two years. The TRF will consider proposals for up to $50,000, when the amount of funds required in excess of $25,000 are provided by another funding agency and secured by the Applicant prior to the distribution of the TRF grant.
For more information and eligibility, please visit http://www.trfbc.org/research-in-action/trf-venture-grants/apply/ or email Jay Fiddler, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: October 1, 2015
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to create a Registry of DOHaD cohort studies that will provide a database of metadata and definition of variables from all relevant Canadian cohorts, thereby linking them in a way that facilitates larger and better powered studies.
The specific objectives of the registry are to:
- Create a user-friendly, effective platform to support data interoperability and improve harmonization practices;
- Accelerate research and reduce cost by leveraging collaborative and/or cross-disciplinary research among Canadian researchers and their international collaborators;
- Broaden research perspectives by enabling national and international large-scale collaborative analyses.
- The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $1,300,000 over 5 years or a maximum of $260,000 per annum – enough to fund one grant. This amount may increase if additional funding partners confirm their participation in this initiative.
Please visit the CIHR website for further information regarding this funding opportunity.
Deadline: November 1, 2015
The Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health is dedicated to changing lives through therapeutic group work by advancing the most effective and innovative approaches to group therapy education, training, research, and community outreach. To that end, the foundation is seeking research-focused applications for group psychotherapy research focused on one of five clinical populations: children, the elderly, the chronic mentally ill, substance abusers, and/or significantly ill patients with marked functional impairment.
Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded based on the importance of the research to the field, the seniority of the investigators, and the number of research applications received.
Funding can be used to support the basic costs of research (e.g., supplies, equipment, photocopying, postage, computer services, statistical consultation, and/or research assistant salaries); investigator salaries and travel expenses will not be funded. Equipment purchased for use with a research project is to be donated to an institution at the completion of the project.
Please visit the Group Foundation website for application instructions.
UBC Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series – Caesar de la Fuente-Nunez & Antoine Dufour
Date & Time: June 29, 2015; 12-1pm
Location: LSC 3, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
Please note that there will be two speakers at our upcoming seminar on Monday, June 29:
A Peptide-based Approach to Combat Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria
César de la Fuente-Núñez
Postdoctoral fellow in Hancock Lab,
Department of Microbiology and Immunology,
Centre for Microbial Diseases and Immunity Research
Moonlighting MMP12 decreases breast cancer cell prognosis by cleavage of intracellular Syk
Postdoctoral Fellow in Overall Lab,
Centre for Blood Research
Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Date & Time: August 15, 2015; 10am-12pm
Location: UBC Robson Square, Vancouver
Target audience: Family Medicine, Gynecologists, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Residents & Medical Students
Up to 2.0 Mainpro-C credits
We are currently checking how many are interested until the end of June. We will go ahead with the course if we have 12 or more registered (max 24). If not, the course will be cancelled.
Now that copper and levonorgestrel IUDs are recommended for a much wider variety of women – for teens, for emergency contraception and for treating dysfunctional uterine bleeding in the peri-menopause – we can expect more challenges in inserting IUDs, especially into tight nulliparous uteri. There are a number of new IUDs with which you may not be familiar.
This hands-on workshop will take advantage of plastic models, slides and discussion and is most suitable for clinicians who have already been inserting IUDs. Participants are encouraged to bring clinical scenarios that have been challenging. The facilitators are family doctors who run IUD clinics and will share their experience with a range of clinical equipment and techniques to simplify the challenging IUD insertion. All 13 IUDs currently available in Canada will be at the workshop.
Please contact UBC CPD at email@example.com if you have any further questions or would like to register. You may also register online.
Register here: https://events.ubccpd.ca/website/index/110443
Date: September 26, 2015
Location: Colony Ballroom, Chestnut Conference Centre, 89 Chestnut Street, Toronto, ON
This one day symposium will review the challenges blood-borne pathogens present to the field of transfusion medicine. Physicians, technologists, nurses, and researchers involved in transfusion medicine will enhance their knowledge of blood-borne pathogens and gain an understanding of the approaches used to ensure the safety of the blood supply.
Confirmed international and Canadian speakers:
Ms. Nancy Angus, Canadian Blood Services, Toronto, ON
Dr. Charles Chiu, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Dr. Roger Dodd, formerly of the American Red Cross, Washington, DC
Dr. Margaret Fearon, Canadian Blood Services, Toronto, ON
Dr. Niels Lion, Transfusion Interrégionale CRS, Lausanne, Switzerland
Dr. Allison McGeer, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON
Dr. Peter Schubert, Canadian Blood Services, Vancouver BC
Dr. Marc Turner, MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University of Edinburgh and the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service, Edinburgh, Scotland
Online registration is now available at www.transfusionmedicine.ca
Registration includes a light continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks. (If you have specific dietary restrictions, other than vegetarian, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org before September 4th). Registration excludes the cost of parking.
Early Registration (Before Sept. 5):
Non-Industry (e.g., government, hospital, academia, Canadian Blood Services employees): $100
Industry (e.g., pharmaceutical company): $125
Late Registration (Sept. 5 – Sept. 26):
Non-Industry (e.g., government, hospital, academia, Canadian Blood Services employees): $125
Industry (e.g., pharmaceutical company): $150
$60 cancellation fee applies if canceled before Sept. 5. No refunds provided for registration made on Sept. 5 or after.
Dr. William Sheffield, Dr. Kathryn Webert, Dr. Ed Pryzdial, Dr. Sophie Chargé, Dr. Margaret Fearon, Dr. Robert Skeate, Mr. Ahmed Coovadia, Dr. Mia Golder, Dr. Geraldine Walsh, Ms. Sue Gregoire.
A report of the 12th Annual Canadian Blood Services International Symposiums is published in Transfusion Medicine Reviews.