In this week’s issue:
- Please see attached emails from the Office of the Vice-President Research & International regarding RSC College of New Scholars, Artists & Scientists nominations, and Major Award Deadlines.
- Canada Foundation for Innovation – Innovation Fund 2017 UBC Internal Submission Information (see below)
- CIHR – Undergraduate: Summer Studentship Award – Institute Community Support
- Weston Brain Institute – Transformational Research 2016 (reminder)
- Weston Brain Institute – Canada: Rapid Response 2016
- Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies – Funding Opportunities (reminder)
- UBC Faculty of Medicine – 2016 Friedman Scholars
- Compute Canada – SPARC 2 Consultations at UBC
- UBC Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series – Dr. Paul Kim: Mechanism of thrombin activable fibrinolysis inhibitor activation and its influence on clot degradation
- UBC SPARC Office – NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects (SPGs) Workshop
- UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – Cancer Care Outreach Program on Education
- UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – IUD Insertion Workshop (reminder)
- UBC Centre for Blood Research – Norman Bethune Symposium: Save the Date
Canada Foundation for Innovation – Innovation Fund 2017 UBC Internal Submission Information
The internal information page for the upcoming major CFI Innovation Fund 2017 competition is now live and includes information on the UBC Internal Competition Timeline (subject to change based on the upcoming CFI Call for Proposals), Internal Expression of Interest, and informational resources. In case the link above doesn’t work, the following can be copied into your browser: https://research.ubc.ca/support-resources/research-funding-support/cwl/innovation-fund2017.
- UBC Expression of Interest – due February 1, 2016
The internal Expression of Interest will be mandatory for all projects that UBC is to be the lead or a partner on. This is an online form, which can be completed here: https://research.ubc.ca/support-resources/research-funding-support/cwl/innovationfundEOI.
- UBC Internal proposal – due April 4, 2016
The requirements for the UBC internal proposal are attached here as well as the BCKDF Step 1 application, both of which are due April 4, 2016 at 10:00am. The internal proposal will be mandatory for all projects that UBC is to be the lead or a partner on (and will receive funds from CFI). This will be submitted online, and the link to the submission page will be sent to the applicants closer to the deadline.
Please note that a CWL is needed to access both of the EOI and information pages. If you are a researcher or administrator who does not have a CWL but needs access to these pages, or if you have any other questions or concerns about the Innovation Fund competition, please contact the Institutional Programs Office (email@example.com).
If there are any questions or concerns about this, or any other CFI competitions, please feel free to contact Leonard Foster (firstname.lastname@example.org), Vicki Ferguson (email@example.com), or Sharon Wu (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Deadline: January 21, 2016
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to provide undergraduate and health professional students with opportunities to undertake health research projects with established investigators in an environment that provides strong mentorship.
- The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $250,000, enough to fund approximately 50 awards. This amount may increase if additional funding partners participate.
- Of this $250,000:
- $100,000 is available to fund applications relevant to the Institute of Genetics (IG).
- $150,000 is available to fund applications relevant to the Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA).
- The maximum stipend contribution per award is $5,000 for four months.
- An additional 25 percent (at minimum) above the stipend contribution (i.e. $1,250 or more) must be secured from other sources by the supervisor(s), such as university funds, CIHR and/or NSERC grants, or any other research funds.
Please visit the CIHR website for further information.
LOI Deadline: January 21, 2016; 2pm EST (was previously January 14, 2016)
The Weston Brain Institute is excited to run our Transformational Research 2016 program to fund high-potential translational research projects with excellent preliminary data.
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.
- Letter of Intent Deadline: January 21, 2016 at 2pm EST
For additional information, please visit the Weston Brain Institute website.
LOI Deadline: February 23, 2016; 2pm EST
The Weston Brain Institute is delighted to launch our Canada: Rapid Response 2016 program to provide seed funding for novel, high-risk, high-reward translational research.
NEW for 2016: The program will have 3 application rounds, focused on two different disease groups. Applicants should apply to the group best suited to their project. Each PI may submit one application per round as the Principal Applicant or the Administrative Supervisor.
Goal: Provide seed funding for novel, high-risk, high-reward translational research ideas to catalyze the development of safe and effective treatments for neurodegenerative diseases of aging
Funding: Up to $150,000 over up to 18 months
Eligibility: Applicants must be researchers or postdoctoral fellows developing a therapeutic and/or a tool to help accelerate the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging
AD, FTD, MCI and prodromals
PD, PSP, LBD, MSA and prodromals
Current Round – Round 1 (AD-related diseases)
Program Information Session: Monday, Jan. 25th, 2016 1:00 p.m. EST
Letter of Intent Deadline: Tuesday, Feb. 23th, 2016 2:00 p.m. EST
Upcoming Round – Round 2 (PD-related diseases)
Program Information Session: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 1:00 p.m. EDT
Letter of Intent Deadline: Monday, June 27th, 2016 2:00 p.m. EDT
Upcoming Round – Round 3 (AD-related diseases)
Program Information Session: Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 1:00 p.m. EDT
Letter of Intent Deadline: Thursday, July 28th, 2016 2:00 p.m. EDT
The Weston Brain Institute will be holding a Program Information Session for this funding opportunity on Monday January 25th, 2016 at 1:00p.m. EST. This session is intended to provide you with comprehensive information on the application process and to provide an opportunity for open questions.
To sign-up for the information session and receive the dial in details, as well as submit any questions you may have in advance, please click the link below: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1793756835407375361
For additional information, please visit the Weston Brain Institute website.
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.
Deadline: March 31, 2016; 4pm PST
The Constance Livingstone-Friedman and Sydney Friedman Foundation Scholarships in Health Sciences are named after the first two faculty members in the UBC Faculty of Medicine. Drs. Constance and Sydney Friedman believed that a full well-rounded education requires students to learn from different perspectives and learn from different cultures. The goal of the Friedman Scholar program is to provide funding to graduate students or medical residents so that they can pursue a learning opportunity outside of Western Canada to further their career or to bring new perspectives to the education they have already received.
Scholarships range from $25,000 to $50,000 annually and are open to renewal for one time only. The amount of the scholarship will be at the discretion of the adjudication committee within the above stated range. Each recipient of a Friedman Scholarship will be designated a “Friedman Scholar”.
Eligibility and Restrictions
The Friedman Scholars Program is open to any UBC graduate student or UBC Medical Resident Trainee in the health-related sciences. Health sciences will be interpreted broadly; the field of study not only includes the obvious fields such as medicine, dentistry, audiology, nursing etc., but also includes any complementary work being done in other disciplines that relates to the promotion and dissemination of health related education (an example could be an economist working on a new funding model for health care or a botanist working on herbal remedies for a disease).
Friedman Scholars are expected to travel to other areas of the world to seek new perspectives and learn from experts in their fields. In order to be considered, travel must be outside of Western Canada (east of Manitoba) and beyond. Learners must engage with a leading figure or group for a minimum period of 6 months to gain new knowledge and perspectives in their field and absorb the scholarly culture of the host institution. The award funds received from this scholarship are to be used for expenses related to an opportunity to learn outside of Western Canada. None of the scholarship funds shall be used to pay down or reduce current or past educational debt, to pay a personal stipend for the learner, or to pay UBC tuition. While funds from the scholarship may be used for a research opportunity, the emphasis is on the quality of the learning experience through mentorship of a leading scholar or institution. This is not a vehicle for funding research projects.
For more information, including full guidelines and profiles of previous winners, please visit the following website: http://grad-postdoc.med.ubc.ca/friedman-scholars-program/
Compute Canada – SPARC 2 Consultations at UBC
Date & Time: January 13, 2016; 9-11am
Location: Room 101, Michael Smith Labs, 2185 East Mall, Vancouver
As a valued member of Canada’s Advanced Research Computing (ARC) community we’d like to invite you to participate in Compute Canada’s Sustainable Planning for Advanced Research Computing Phase II (SPARC2) consultations. The purpose of these consultations is to gather feedback from the broad research community on research data storage requirements and high performance computing needs over the next five years.
In Person Consultation
WHERE: University of British Columbia,
DATE: Wednesday January 13, 2016
TIME: 9:00 – 11:00 am
ROOM: Room 101, of the Michael Smith Labs
Members of the Compute Canada Executive Team and Regional Partners will be attending this session to gather feedback and provide updates on Compute Canada’s technology plan for the renewal and consolidation of its national platform which will be implemented from 2016 through early 2018.
The community’s input will influence Compute Canada’s proposal to the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for operating funding through to 2022 as well as future proposals to the CFI for additional capital investment in the pan-Canadian advanced research computing platform.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The consultations will give all disciplines an opportunity to share domain-specific forecasts, identify needs in managing large data sets and preserving “big data” for use by future researchers, as well as advanced research computing needs.
Any WestGrid / Compute Canada user as well as members of the broader research community from all disciplines are invited and encouraged to participate.
If you are not able to attend this session there are other ways to get involved and help shape advanced research computing (ARC) services in Canada:
Questions and comments are welcome at any time via email@example.com.
UBC Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series – Dr. Paul Kim: Mechanism of thrombin activable fibrinolysis inhibitor activation and its influence on clot degradation
Date & Time: January 13, 2016; 12-1pm
Location: LSC 3, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
Dr. Paul Kim
Department of Medicine
New: Live Online Seminar Viewing: http://tinyurl.com/cbrseminaronline
Date: See below
Location: See below
These workshops are appropriate for clinicians from across disciplines and with varying levels of skills in communication. Each workshop will have a maximum of 26 participants and two expert facilitators; at least one (1) will be a physician facilitator with expertise in communication and coaching, but also with the clinical background to help ground the content in the realities of day-to-day clinical practice.
We hope that you will consider participating and/or sharing information about this novel program with your colleagues and peers. The total cost of the program is $675 and includes the full-day workshop as well as a ½-hour coaching-call following the workshop.
- This program is approved for up to0 Mainpro-C OR 9.5 MoC Section 3 credits
The dates and locations for the upcoming courses are as follows:
- Sunday, January 17, 2016: The Arbutus Club (Vancouver)
- Saturday, February 20, 2016: The Arbutus Club (Vancouver)
Additional dates and locations will be made available based upon expressed interest and need.
Complete program information and a registration link can be found on the UBC CPD website at: http://ubccpd.ca/course/communication-1
Click here for a PDF program brochure for review/sharing.
Date & Time: January 25, 2016; 1-3pm
Location: Room 101, Michael Smith Labs, 2185 East Mall, Vancouver
The SPARC Office is organizing an NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects (SPGs) Workshop for all UBC researchers planning on applying to the 2016 competition (Deadline: April 1st, 2016).
Monika Michalska, Manager, Research Partnerships, from the NSERC-Ottawa office will give a presentation, meet with researchers and answer any questions related to the NSERC SPG program. This workshop is scheduled for Monday, January 25th, from 1:00-3:00pm.
To register for this event see the announcement webpage on the SPARC site. Please note: registration for this workshop is REQUIRED.
As in previous years, SPARC is also managing an Internal Review Process for interested applicants to the NSERC SPG program. If you, or one of your research colleagues, would like to obtain an expert (faculty peer) Internal Review of your draft SPG application please advise SPARC by the SPG Internal Review deadline of: Friday, February 12, 2016. For more information, please see the SPARC Internal Review webpage for NSERC SPGs.
Additionally, note that SPARC also offers detailed reviews of draft SPG applications on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact David Woods for more information on detailed reviews, or if you have any other questions or concerns, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dates: See below
Locations: See below
Target audience: Family physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, other
Up to 4.5 Mainpro-C/MOC Section 1 credits
Victoria Prostate Cancer: Feb 2(Tue) & Mar 23 (Wed) Register: https://events.ubccpd.ca/website/index/110587
Nanaimo Breast Cancer: Feb 11 (Thu) & Apr 4 (Mon) Register: https://events.ubccpd.ca/website/index/110599
Smithers Advanced Cancer: Feb 15 (Mon) & Apr 18 (Mon) Register: https://events.ubccpd.ca/website/index/110600
Sechelt Colorectal Cancer: Feb 17 (Wed) & Apr 6 (Wed) Register: https://events.ubccpd.ca/website/index/110588
Cranbrook Prostate Cancer: Feb 18 (Thu) & Apr 7 (Thu) Register: https://events.ubccpd.ca/website/index/110601
Date: February 20, 2016
Location: UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
Target audience: Family physicians, nurse practitioners, residents & students
Credits: Up to 2.0 Mainpro C credits
- Lots of time to practice with plastic models and all 13 IUDs currently available in Canada.
- Facilitators are family physicians who run IUD clinics. They will share their experience with a range of clinical equipment and techniques to simplify the challenging IUD insertion.
For more information, please visit http://ubccpd.ca/course/IUD2016.