*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.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Translational Research Description: Supports new and innovative research that demonstrates high promise for translating basic biomedical knowledge to clinical application in the areas of leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. Amount: $600,000 Duration: 3 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Sep 29 (LOI)
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons: Career Development Grant Description: Provides young surgeons with the support necessary for the initiation and development of an academic career in colorectal surgery. Amount: $150,000 Duration: 2 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Oct 1
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute: 2018 Investigator Awards Description: Promote excellence and build health research capacity through peer-reviewed salary support awards for investigators. Amount: Varies Duration: Varies Eligibility: Clinician-scientists located at VGH, UBC Hospital or GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre. Deadline: Oct 2 (registration)
National Sanitarium Association: Innovative Research Program Description: Supports research at the cutting edge of respirology. Amount: Up to $1 million Duration: Up to 5 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Oct 15
Angelman Syndrome Foundation: Angelman Syndrome Research Description: Supports promising preclinical, translational, or clinical research projects that investigate any aspect of Angelman Syndrome. Amount: $200,000 Duration: 2 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Oct 15
Epilepsy Foundation: 2018 Shark Tank Competition Description: Winner(s) can receive as much as $150,000 to accelerate the idea towards improving the quality of life of people with epilepsy. Amount: $150,000 Duration: n/a Eligibility: Any Deadline: Oct 16 (LOI)
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research: Convening and Collaborating (C2) Competition Description: Supports teams of health researchers and research users planning and carrying out collaborative activities such as stakeholder consultations, public engagement or co-development of research methodologies. Amount: $15,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Oct 27
BC SUPPORT Unit: Pathway to Patient-Oriented Research (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
Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation: Canadian Orthopaedic Research Legacy Grant Description: Funds new and innovative research leading to improved patient outcomes Amount: $20,000 Duration: 1-2 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Oct 31
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
Royal Society of Canada: Fellowship
The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) is the senior national body of distinguished Canadian scholars, artists and scientists. Over 2,000 RSC fellows have been selected by their peers for outstanding contributions to the natural and social sciences, in the arts and in the humanities. | UBC Internal Deadline: Oct 12
The Trudeau Foundation: Trudeau Fellowships
Trudeau Fellows set themselves apart through their research achievements, creativity and social commitment. Candidates must be active in the social sciences and humanities and must work in an area related to one or more of the Foundation’s four themes. Up to five, three-year fellowships are awarded each year at a total value of $225,000. | UBC Internal Deadline: Oct 17
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
Dan David Foundation: Dan David Prize
The one million US dollar Dan David Prize is awarded to individuals and institutions with proven, exceptional excellence and contribution to humanity in the sciences, arts, humanities, public service and business. | Nomination Deadline: Nov 30
Event: Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series Description: Translational research in oral cancer control – early detection, risk assessment, and management, presented by Dr. Catherine Poh, Associate Professor, UBC. Time & Date: Sep 20; 12-1pm Location: LSC 3, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
Event: BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute PITCH Seminar Series Description:Giving patients and health care providers a voice in pediatric biobanking, presented by Biobank director Dr. Suzanne Vercauteren and administrative manager, Tamsin Tarling, and Cell cycle-dependent tumor engraftment and migration are enabled by Aurora-A, presented by Dr. Chris Maxwell lab member, Tony Chu. Time & Date: Sep 21; 9am Location: BCCHRI, Rm 2108
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 permitting, please RSVP as soon as possible.
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: The Cy Frank Legacy Lectureship | Innovation in Healthcare: Lines of Sight to Policy and Practice Description: This lecture, presented by Dr. Tom Noseworthy, will address learning healthcare systems seeking to achieve elevated levels of performance. Key characteristics of high performance will be posed, and their line of sight discussed from innovation, research evidence and measurement to effective actions in clinical policy and practice. Strategic Clinical Networks (SCNs) in Alberta will be used as exemplars. Current day observations and suggestions will be offered for three policy issues needing attention in the Canadian healthcare system: primary health care, waste and affordability. Co-sponsored by the UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research and the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation. Time & Date: Oct 20; 2pm Location: VGH Eye Care Centre (100LT), 2550 Willow St., Vancouver Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/innovation-in-healthcare-lines-of-sight-to-policy-and-practice-tickets-37768557773
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.