*Dean’s signature is not required for nominations, however for tracking purposes and to avoid duplication, nominators are encouraged to advise Bryan Wong of nominations.
Thrasher Research Fund: Early Career Awards Description: Supports new researchers to help them gain a foothold in the area of pediatric research. Amount: $25,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: See call Deadline: Sep 19, 9am
Progeria Research Foundation: Research on Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome Description: Supports research projects in all areas directly relevant to progeria. Amount: up to $300,000 Duration: up to 3 years Eligibility: Postdocs/Faculty Deadline: Sep 19
Conquer Cancer Foundation: Career Development Award Description: Provides research funding to clinical investigators, who have received their initial faculty appointment, as they work to establish an independent clinical cancer research program. Amount: $200,000 Duration: 3 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Sep 21
Conquer Cancer Foundation: Young Investigator Award Description: Provides funding to promising investigators to encourage and promote quality research in clinical oncology. Amount: $50,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Trainee (see website) Deadline: Sep 21
American Association for Cancer Research: NextGen Grants Description: For young researchers, supports research projects that represent a highly innovative approach to a major contemporary challenge in cancer research. Amount: $450,000 Duration: 3 years Eligibility: Junior Faculty Deadline: Sep 22 (LOI)
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
Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation: J. Edouard Samson Award
The premier award for orthopaedic research in Canada, the J. Edouard Samson Award, recognizes the best career orthopaedic research over a period of five (5) years or more at a Canadian centre. This $30,000 award is intended to promote further research by the recipient. | Application Deadline: Oct 31
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine: 2018 Nemmers Prize
The 2018 Nemmers Prize includes a $200,000 prize and is open to physician-scientists whose body of research exhibits outstanding achivement in their disciplines as demonstrated by works of lasting significance. | Nomination Deadline: Nov 1
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: September 28-29 Location: The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta Register: Register for free here.
Event: The 4th Canadian Conference on Epigenetics: Mechanisms of Disease Description: This symposium, hosted by the Canadian Epigenetics, Environment and Health Research Consortium (CEEHRC) Network, is intended to bring together a critical mass of epigenetics researchers, along with key international leaders in the field, to engage in cross-disciplinary dialogue on recent advancements in the field of epigenomics with a focus on the impact of epigenetic mechanisms in human disease. Time & Date: November 26-29 Location: Westin Resort & Spa and Aava Whistler Hotel, Whistler, BC Register: Registration open here. The registration fee includes: meeting, accommodation, meals and transport (by bus) to and from YVR/downtown Vancouver and the Westin Resort. Travel awards are available for Trainees and Science Communicators. Application details can be found here.
To encourage and recognize high quality writing, the UBCMJ Distinguished Writing Award, including a $250 honorarium, will be presented to the authors of the strongest article submitted in the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 issues.