*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.
Weston Brain Institute: Rapid Response: Canada 2018 Description: Provides seed funding for novel, high-risk, high-reward translational research to accelerate the development of safe and effective treatments for neurodegenerative diseases of aging. Amount: $200,000 Duration: 18 months Eligibility: Postdoc/Faculty Deadline: Dec 4 (LOI) Note: Info session available Oct 10, 1pm EDT. Register here.
Weston Brain Institute: Transformational Research: Canada 2018 Description: Provides funding for translational research that will accelerate the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging. Amount: $1,500,000 Duration: 3 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Dec 7 (LOI) Note: Info session available Oct 25, 1pm EDT. Register here.
Foundation for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: Mid-Career Research Grant Description: Supports research projects in the area of physical medicine and rehabilitation by an established investigator with a track record of success. Amount: $20,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Nov 1
Tourette Association of America: Research Projects Description: Supports basic and clinical studies related to any aspect of Tourette syndrome. Amount: $150,000 Duration: 2 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Nov 1 (Pre-proposals)
Oxalosis and Hyperoxaluria Foundation: Research Projects Description: Supports research that ultimately leads to new diagnostics, treatments, or a cure for primary hyperoxaluria and related hyperoxaluria conditions. Amount: $200,000 Duration: 2 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Nov 1
Anaira: 2017 Coagulation Research Grant Program Description: Supports specialized coagulation/hematology research. In 2017, Aniara will consider projects that deal specifically with EDS — Ehlers-Danlos syndrome — and its effects on hemostasis and thrombosis. Amount: $10,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: All Deadline: Nov 1
ENTELLIGENCE: Pulmonary Hypertension Research Description: Supports promising young investigators to promote quality medical care and enhance patients’ lives through support for research (basic science, clinical, or translational) in the area of pulmonary hypertension, with a specific focus on expanding knowledge of pulmonary vascular pathobiology pathways. Amount: $100,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Junior Faculty/Postdocs Deadline: Nov 2 (LOI)
Call for Nominations
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
McGovern Institute for Brain Research, MIT: Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience
The prize, consisting of a $150,000 award plus an inscribed gift, is designed to recognize outstanding advances in the field of neuroscience. Candidates for the award must be nominated by individuals with a background in neuroscience who are affiliated with a university, hospital, medicals school, or research institute. Self-nominations will not be considered. | Nomination Deadline: Dec 15
Event: Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series Description: Enhancement of mammary tumour metastasis by immune suppresive cells, presented by Dr. Kevin Bennewith, Associate Professor, UBC. Time & Date: Oct 4; 12-1pm Location: LSC 3, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
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: Beyond Project and Foundation Information Session Description: Faculty members at all career stages are invited to an information session and discussion on SPARC-supported health research funding opportunities beyond CIHR Project and Foundation Grants. Topics covered will include other CIHR calls (e.g., Catalyst), health charities (e.g., Heart & Stroke Foundation), and international opportunities such as the US Department of Defense (DoD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Time & Date: Nov 1; 12-1:30 pm (lunch provided) Location: Point Grey campus; exact location (TBD) will be emailed out to registrants Register: Contact information for questions and the registration form can be found here. Please register by Oct 25.
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.
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.
This new annual event is designed to showcase the diverse and innovative research of Faculty of Medicine graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and recent senior faculty prize awardees, as well as to provide a venue for the building of new connections and collaborations throughout the Faculty and at all levels.
Submission deadline for graduate student and postdoctoral fellow oral and poster presentations is: November 17, 2017.