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Histiocytosis Association: Histiocytic Disorders Research Description: Supports research on the causes, mechanisms, and improved means of treatment for histiocytic disorders. Amount: $50,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Jul 1
American Association for Cancer Research: AACR-Bayer Innovation and Discovery Grant Description: Offers one-year grants of $25,000 to meritorious projects that examine novel (and druggable) targets and biomarkers. Amount: $25,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Postdoc or equivalent Deadline: Jul 13
Glaucoma Research Foundation: Shaffer Grant Description: Supports innovative, high-impact, clinical, epidemiological, and laboratory research projects designed to find better ways to care for people with glaucoma. Amount: $40,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Any, minimum of graduate degree Deadline: Jul 15 (LOI)
Migraine Research Foundation: Request for Proposals Description: Supports any relevant migraine research, with priority given to translational projects and projects related to migraine variants, childhood migraine, and chronic migraine. Amount: $50,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Jul 28
Meso Foundation: Mesothelioma Research Funding Description: Supports projects including, but not limited to strategies for early detection and prevention of mesothelioma; definition of targetable differences between normal and transformed mesothelium and development of novel strategies for treatment taking advantage of these targets;determination of clinical/molecular determinants for prognosis; and therapeutic intervention. Amount: $100,000 Duration: 2 years Eligibility: All Deadline: Aug 5
National Ataxia Foundation: Pioneer SCA Translational Awards Description: One-year grant focusing on research investigations that will facilitate the development of treatments for the Spinocerebellar Ataxias (SCAs). Amount: $100,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Aug 15 (LOI)
Call for NominationS
Canadian Medical Hall of Fame: Call for Nominations
Canadian Citizens from across health professions may be recognized for their work in one or more of the following categories:
Leadership in building excellence in health for Canadians and the world
Leadership in health promotion, illness prevention and care
Leadership in research with national and international recognition for a scientific contribution
UBC Faculty of Medicine: Margolese National Brain & Heart Disorders Prizes
Two prizes, each with a value of $50,000, awarded annually to a Canadian citizen who has made outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or cure of brain and heart disorders. | Nomination Deadline Extended: Jun 30
National Foundation for Cancer Research: Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research
The annual prize, named in honor of Albert Szent-Györgyi, Nobel Laureate and co-founder of NFCR, is awarded to an outstanding researcher whose scientific achievements have expanded our understanding of cancer and whose discoveries have made possible new approaches to preventing, diagnosing, and/or treating cancer. Each prize has a value of $25,000. | Nomination Deadline: Sep 30
Gairdner Foundation: Gairdner Awards
The Gairdner Awards include 5 International Awards for biomedical research, 1 Global Health Award for impact on global health issues, and 1 Wightman Award for a Canadian scientist showcasing scientific excellence and leadership. Each laureate receives $100,000 that they can put towards anything they wish. | Nomination Deadline: Oct 1
Event: BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute PITCH Seminar Series Description: Control of fatty acid delivery to the heart after diabetes, presented by Dr. Brian Rodrigues, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC. Since this is the last PITCH of the season, there will also be a draw for six trainee awards for $500 each. The names of the top trainee attendees for PITCH over the season are put into a hat for the draw. Time & Date: Jun 15; 9-10am Location: Rm 2108, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, 950 W. 28th Ave., Vancouver
Event: UBC VP Research – Fundamental Science Review Town Hall Description: Please welcome Martha Crago, VP Research, Dalhousie University, as she joins Helen Burt for a Town Hall session to discuss the recently published report of the Fundamental Science Review. Time & Date:Jun 21; 2-4pm Location: Life Sciences Institute, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver Register: Register here.
Event: 2017 Western Canadian Universities Big Data Health Conference (WCUC) Description: Explore opportunities to spark collaborations, address challenges, and identify actionable steps for using large-scale data analysis and technology to improve human health. Includes keynote addresses by Dr. Andrea Lodie, Canada Excellence Research Chair, Polytechnique Montreal, and Dr. JP Casas Romero, Professor, University College London, England. Time & Date: Sep 28-29 Location: The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta Register: Register here. Registration is free.