*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.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: Pilot and Feasibility Research Description: Supports the development and testing of new hypotheses and/or new methods, and promising new investigators as they establish themselves in research areas relevant to cystic fibrosis. Amount: $100,000 Duration: 2 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Sep 13
Michael J Fox Foundation: Therapeutic Pipeline Description: Supports Parkinson’s disease therapeutic development along the pre-clinical and clinical path. Amount: Up to $500,000 Duration: 1-2 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Sep 27 (Pre-Proposals)
Michael J Fox Foundation: Target Advancement Description: Seeks to build robust evidence to rationalize biological pathways and targets for further translation into new Parkinson’s treatments. Amount: $100,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Postdocs and Faculty Deadline: Sep 27 (Pre-Proposals)
Michael J Fox Foundation: Mitochondrial Biomarkers for Parkinson’s Disease Description: Supports research that will develop new or improve upon existing biomarker tools for mitochondrial dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease. Amount: Up to $200,000 Duration: 1-2 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Sep 27 (Pre-Proposals)
Eczema Society of Canada: Eczema Research Grant Program Description: Provides funding for research and/or education projects that will work toward improving the lives of eczema sufferers. Amount: $25,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Any Deadline: Sep 30
BC SUPPORT Unit: P2P Awards Description: Supports BC-based patient-oriented research (POR) teams in preparing for future substantive (e.g., federal or international funding competitions) POR grant applications. Amount: $20,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Oct 30 Note: For more info, webinar led by Dr. Stirling Bryan available on Sep 8 12-1pm.
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
UBC Faculty of Medicine: Distinguished Research Lecturer Award
The Faculty of Medicine is encouraging nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Research Lecturer Award in Basic Sciences or Clinical Sciences. Nominees should be senior faculty members in the UBC Faculty of Medicine, with distinguished research careers. | Nomination Deadline: Oct 11
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: The Royal Society of Canada – Nomination Information Session Description: The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) welcomes the opportunity to speak with UBC faculty members and staff to discuss best practices in preparing nominations to RSC. Time & Date: Sep 22; 11-12pm Location: Oak House, Ponderosa Commons North, 6445 University Boulevard, Vancouver Register: Register at the UBC VP Research website. Space is limited so please RSVP by September 14th.
Event: Canadian Robotics Network – Towards a National Robotics Strategy for Canada Description: Gather with robotics stakeholders from across Canada over this 2 day event to initiate the development of a national robotics strategy that builds on our strengths and capacities in robotics. Time & Date: Sep 28; 8:30am-5pm and Sep 29; 8:30am-8pm Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver (Day 1); UBC – location TBC (Day 2). Register: Full details and registration available 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 for free here.
Event: UBC Presents – Gairdner Symposium Description: Presented6Hosted by Drs. Helen Burt and Michael Hayden, featuring presentations by Dr. Huda Zobhibi, entitled “Protein levels and neuropsychiatric disorders: insights and opportunities“, and by Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou, entitled “CRISPR-Cas systems: from adaptive immunity to genome editing machines“. Please visit Vancouver Gairdner Symposium for more details. Time & Date: Oct 23; 3:30-6pm Location: LSC 2, Life Sciences Institute, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
Event: Centre for Blood Research – 2017 Earl W. Davie Symposium Description: For those who are interested in staying abreast of cutting edge advances in the broad field of bleeding and thrombosis, in sharing new knowledge, in meeting colleagues and international leaders in the field, and in understanding the urgent needs of patients and families suffering from related disorders, this symposium is not to be missed! Time & Date: Nov 16 12-1pm Location: Sheraton Wall Centre, 1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver Register: Register here (early bird deadline: Sep 29).
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: Nov 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.