UBC Faculty of Medicine: Roman M. Babicki Fellowship in Medical Research Description: The award supports doctoral candidates in any academic department, provided that their supervisor has a primary appointment in the Faculty of Medicine. Candidates must be undertaking cancer research and be either Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents. Amount: $25,000 Duration: 1 year, renewable for 1 more year Eligibility: Doctoral Deadline: Jul 14
Retired Teachers of Ontario Foundation: Geriatrics/Gerontology Research & Training Description: Supports research projects that focus on enhancing the quality of life of aging adults. Amount: $25,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: See call Deadline: Sep 14
Global Lyme Alliance: Innovative Research Projects Description: Supports innovative research efforts in areas that include but are not limited to antimicrobial development, personalized medicine, identification and treatment of post-treatment Lyme, new diagnostic technologies, and the ecology of emerging tick-borne diseases. Amount: $50,000 USD Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Sep 15
Scleroderma Foundation: Established Investigator Grant Program Description: Supports pilot studies both inside and outside the field of scleroderma research to obtain preliminary data dealing with a highly innovative and/or highly relevant theme related to the disease. Amount: $75,000 per year Duration: 2 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Sep 15
Call for Nominations
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: Centre for Blood Research – Summer Seminar Series Description: Aging faster with HIV: the Human, the Virus, or the Drugs?, presented by Côte lab members: Dr. Hélène Côté, Anthony Hsieh, Abhinav Ajaykumar, and Adam Ziada. Time & Date: Jul 12; 12-1pm Location: LSC 3, Life Sciences Institute, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
Event: Centre for Blood Research – CBR Research Day Description: This event will bring an excellent keynote speaker, Dr. Farah Alibay, an Aerospace Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Award competitions will feature over 25+ poster presentations and short talks covering a wide variety of topics highlighting ongoing research within the CBR. Participation is free and can be attended in person or via live web-cast. Time & Date: August 17; 12-7pm Location: West Atrium/LSC 3, Life Sciences Institute, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver Register: Register for free at the CBR website.
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 for free here.