In this week’s issue:
- CIHR New Investigator Award Faculty of Medicine internal signature deadline is November 23rd, 2015. Full details are available at https://mednet.med.ubc.ca/Research/GrantApplications/CIHR/Pages/CIHR-New-Investigator.aspx.
- Please see attached email from Lara Boyd, CIHR Delegate & health Research Advisor to the VP Research, regarding important registration details for the CIHR 2016 Project Scheme: 1st Live Pilot competition
- Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – Grand Challenges Explorations (final reminder)
- UBC Faculty of Medicine – Galloway Leukemia Research Seed Funding (final reminder)
- California Table Grape Commission – 2016-17 Health Research Grant Program
- US National Institute on Drug Abuse & Partners – Canada Addiction Medicine Research Fellowship (reminder)
- UBC Centre for Health Education Scholarship – Clinical Educator Fellowship Program
- Weston Brain Institute – Transformational Research 2016
- Canadian Celiac Association – Funding Opportunities
- Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies – Funding Opportunities
Awards and Honours:
- UBC Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prize (final reminder)
- Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Canada – Honorary Fellowship
- UBC Biomedical Research Centre Seminar Series – Dr. Jeremy Duffield: The role of perivascular cells in development, homeostasis and disease of the kidney
- UBC Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Visiting Scholar Presentation – Dr. Patrice Weiss: Coping with conflict: Technologies for targeting social action and rehabilitation research
- UBC Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Visiting Scholar Presentation – Dr. Rachel Thibeault: Going against the flow: Low-cost, accessible strategies for building resilience
- UBC Centre for Blood Research – 2015 Earl W. Davie Symposium (reminder)
Deadline: November 11, 2015
The Grand Challenges Explorations program is seeking innovative global health and development solutions. Initial grants will be US $100,000 each, and projects showing promise will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of up to US $1 million. Proposals are being accepted for the following challenges, with an application deadline of November 11, 2015:
- Novel Approaches to Characterizing and Tracking the Global Burden of Antimicrobial Resistance
- Explore New Solutions in Global Health Priority Areas
- Addressing Newborn and Infant Gut Health Through Bacteriophage-Mediated Microbiome Engineering
Please visit the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation website for full details.
Deadline: November 16, 2015; 4pm
The Bertrand and Neila Galloway Fund for Research in Leukemia provides seed funding of up to $10,000 for one year to support research into the causes and cure for Leukemia. Applicants must be in their first five years of 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 UBC. Previous awardees of the Galloway Leukemia Research Seed Funding and applicants who have received $200,000 or more in start up or other grant funding from other sources are ineligible.
For the application form and further information please visit our website at https://mednet.med.ubc.ca/Research/DeadlinesAndFunding/FundingOpportunities/Pages/Galloway-Leukemia-Research-Seed-Funding.aspx.
LOI Deadline: December 1, 2015; 5pm
Over 14 years ago, California’s fresh grape growers established a health research grant program to help discover how and why grapes are beneficial to health.
Each fall, Letters of Intent are solicited from the research community. These are reviewed and finalists are invited to submit full proposals. The commission’s scientific advisory panel of distinguished researchers conducts the rigorous grant review and selection.
The grape research has covered a wide range of health topics including heart, joint, brain, and eye health, as well as certain cancers.
Grape research is conducted using a freeze-dried whole grape powder, designed to facilitate reproducible data and to provide researchers with a grape sample that is available year round. For human studies, a grape powder placebo is made available.
Please visit the California Table Grape Commission website for further details.
Deadline: December 4, 2015
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: December 18, 2015
The Centre for Health Education Scholarship (CHES) at UBC is offering funded fellowship opportunities for senior residents (R3-R5) or established clinicians interested in health education scholarship. The two year fellowship is based at CHES and includes a master’s degree, completion of a research project, specialized academic half-days and teaching opportunities.
Further details can be found on the CHES website. Please note the application deadline is December 18, 2015.
LOI Deadline: January 14, 2016; 2pm EST
The Weston Brain Institute is delighted to launch our Transformational Research 2016 program to fund high-potential translational research projects with excellent preliminary data. Additional information about the Program can be found on our website.
Goal: Provide funding for preclinical translational research that will accelerate the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging.
Funding: A maximum of $1,500,000 over up to 3 years.
Eligibility: Researchers at or above the level of Assistant Professor or equivalent are eligible to apply as the Principal Applicant. Collaborators must be at the post-doctoral level or above.
Disease scope: All the Institute’s neurodegenerative diseases of aging are covered by this program (see Funding Overview) with the exception of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Development scope: Development of a therapeutic and/or a tool that helps to accelerate the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging.
- Program Information Session: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 1pm EST
- Letter of Intent Deadline: January 14, 2016 at 2pm EST
The Weston Brain Institute will be holding an online Program Information Session for this funding opportunity on Tuesday, November 17th at 1:00 pm EST. This session is intended to provide you with comprehensive information on the application process and to provide an opportunity to ask questions.
To register for the TR16 Information Session and receive the dial in details as well as submit any questions you may have in advance, please click here.
The Institute welcomes inquiries about our funding programs to firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-935-4056.
Deadline: January 31, 2016
The Canadian Celiac Association (CCA) is pleased to announce two research awards:
- A. Campbell Research Award
A grant to a maximum of $25,000 is offered for research projects in Canada related to celiac disease and/or gluten sensitivity. The CCA is open to all types of relevant research and is not restricted to medical research
- A. Campbell Young Investigator Award
The J. A. Campbell Young Investigator Award of $5,000 for any kind of research into celiac disease and/or gluten sensitivity is available to students and those who have recently completed degrees.
Please visit the CCA website for further details.
Deadline: March 1, 2016
The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies is currently offering the following two funding opportunities:
- Wall Scholars Research Award, $20,000: Deadline: March 1.
The Wall Scholars Research Award is available to full-time UBC faculty members to spend one year in residence at the Peter Wall Institute, in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment. Up to twelve Wall Scholars will be appointed for the period August 1 2016 to July 31 2017, each with $20,000 in research funding. Additional funding may be available for special interdisciplinary projects while scholars are in residence.
- International Visiting Research Scholar Award $10,000: Deadline: March 1
The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies is offering 10 research awards of $10,000 to bring some of the world’s best scholars to UBC. This Institute will partner with UBC faculties, departments and research centres to attract outstanding scholars to work collaboratively with UBC faculty members on innovative research.
Please visit the PWIAS website for further details.
AWARDS AND HONOURS:
FoM Internal Deadline: November 13, 2015; 4pm
Established in 2011, the Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prizes are awarded annually for excellence in research. Two prizes in the amount of $5,000 each will be awarded to full-time Postdoctoral Fellows at UBC in recognition of outstanding research and scholarly contributions while at UBC. All fields of research are included.
Nomination packages must be submitted to the Dean’s Office, Faculty of Medicine by the internal deadline of Friday, November 13, 2015 at 4:00pm. The Faculty of Medicine will select and forward one nominee to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies by Friday, December 11, 2015. Supervisors and nominees will be notified if their application is selected to move forward. The final awardees are selected by a subcommittee within the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
Please visit our Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prize website for further details.
Nomination Deadline: November 20, 2015
Honorary Fellowship is one of the most prestigious awards that the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada can bestow upon individuals who are ineligible for Royal College Fellowship. A nomination is a significant way to pay tribute to someone deserving whom you admire and respect.
Celebrate key health care leaders and innovators in Canada and abroad by nominating them for Honorary Fellowship. The deadline to submit a nomination is November 20, 2015.
Who are Royal College Honorary Fellows?
They are citizens of the world who have made truly outstanding impacts on Canadian or global health care systems. They are individuals whose work and achievements have touched and benefited thousands of people. They are professionals who have moved mountains in the pursuit of delivering excellence in both health care delivery and patient safety. In short, they are extraordinary.
Past Honorary Fellows include:
- Lieutenant-General The Honourable Roméo Dallaire, OC, CMM, GOQ, MSc, CD, (Retired), humanitarian and former Senator.
- Lorne Babiuk, PhD, DSc, award-winning researcher and world expert in infectious disease control; Vice-President, Research, University of Alberta.
- Louise Arbour, CC, GOQ, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.
- Brigadier-General Jean-Robert Bernier, Surgeon General of Canada.
- Ann C. Macaulay, CM, MD, FCFP, Professor of Family Medicine and founding director of PRAM – Participatory Research, McGill University.
- Bernard F. Morrey, MD, Emeritus chair, Department of Orthopedics, Mayo Clinic.
- Bernard Shapiro, OC, GOQ, PhD, principal and vice-chancellor emeritus, McGill University, and former Ethics Commissioner of Canada.
Please visit the RCPSC website for nomination instructions.
Date & Time: November 9, 2015; 11am-12pm
Location: Biomedical Research Centre, 2222 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
Dr. Jeremy Duffield
VP of Research
Jeremy is a Physician Scientist and Nephrologist. He recently joined Biogen in Cambridge Massachusetts as Vice President and Senior Research Fellow in Discovery Research to help identify next generation therapeutics in fibrogenesis and tissue repair, and to grow the Tissue Injury and Fibrosis Therapeutic Area. He graduated from Oxford and Edinburgh Universities, UK, and practiced Nephrology in Edinburgh. From 2003, he directed the laboratory of inflammation research as Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, then as Associate Professor of Medicine & Pathology at the University of Washington in Seattle. His laboratory has been focused on the role of innate immune response cells in injury and repair and on the role of pericytes and fibroblasts in microvascular remodeling and fibrosis. Jeremy is a recipient of the Young Investigator Award from the British Renal Association (2001) and Medical Research Society (2002), NIDDK Young Investigator/Scholar Award (2010), and the American Society of Nephrology Young Investigator Award (2013). In 2011, he became an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation. He also serves on scientific study sections at the NIDDK/NHLBI. He is a cofounder of Muregen, and has served on advisory boards for Promedior Inc. and Regulus Therapeutics; companies dedicated to the development of antifibrotic therapies.
In his ‘spare’ time he races bicycles, climbs mountains, skis, plays tennis, grows organic vegetables, looks after children (his own), and fixes things that are broken.
UBC Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Visiting Scholar Presentation – Dr. Patrice Weiss: Coping with conflict: Technologies for targeting social action and rehabilitation research
Date & Time: November 17, 2015; 4-5:30pm
Location: Room 1C13, Detwiller Pavilion, UBC Hospital (Videoconferencing to VGH, DHCC 2263)
The Department of OS&OT, with the support of the Peter Wall Institute’s International Visiting Scholar Program, is delighted to host Dr. Patrice L. (Tamar) Weiss, PhD, OT (Dept. of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel), who will be giving a series of scholarly presentations to targeted audiences. The third of the series is “Coping with Conflict: Technologies for Targeting Social Action and Rehabilitation Research”
This talk is open to anyone who has an interest in the use of technologies to aid in social action and rehabilitation research. Time will be set aside for discussion and questions.
Please RSVP to email@example.com if you would like to attend.
Please see attachment for abstract and bio.
UBC Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Visiting Scholar Presentation – Dr. Rachel Thibeault: Going against the flow: Low-cost, accessible strategies for building resilience
Date & Time: November 25, 2015; 12-1:30pm
Location: Room 1002, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
The presentation will cover the most recent research on resilience from the fields of psychology, neuroscience and occupational therapy. Through real‐life stories of individuals who have demonstrated remarkable resilience, it will explore low‐cost, accessible and user‐friendly strategies for resilience and well‐being easily applicable in daily life.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
Please see attachment for bio.
Date & Time: November 19, 2015; 7:30am – 6:00pm
Location: SFU Harbour Centre, 555 West Hastings St., Vancouver
This annual 1-day symposium, in honour of Dr. Earl W. Davie, features presentations by local experts in vascular biology, hemostasis-thrombosis, cardiovascular and neurologic disease. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion as well as a poster session during the day, with awards at the end. Breakfast, buffet-style coffee breaks and lunch will be provided…free! The Symposium will be followed by a Wine and Cheese Reception for all attendees. Don’t miss out as this event always reaches capacity. Register NOW!
** Call for Abstracts! **
Submit an abstract with your poster and be considered to present a short talk at the Symposium. The top abstracts will be selected to present. This is a great opportunity! The deadline for abstract submission is Friday, November 6.
Please visit www.cbr.ubc.ca to register.