Alzheimer Society of Canada: Alzheimer Society Research Program Description: Supports research directed at both eliminating dementia and improving the lives of those affected by it. Includes funding programs available for graduate students, postdocs, junior faculty, and established faculty. Amount: See website Duration: See website Eligibility: See website Deadline: Nov 6
UBC: Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prize Description: Awarded annually for excellence in research. Two prizes in the amount of $5,000 each will be awarded to full-time Postdoctoral Fellows at UBC in recognition of outstanding research and scholarly contributions while at UBC. Amount: $5,000 Duration: n/a Eligibility: Postdocs Deadline: Nov 9 (FoM internal deadline)
France Canada Research Fund: New Scientific Collaboration Support Program Description: Supports the development of new expert partnerships between France and Canada, open to all fields of research. Amount: $8-15,000 Duration: 2 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Nov 10
Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research: Scientific Scholar Awards Description: Supports promising laboratory and clinical scientists interested in pursuing a career as an independent investigator in ovarian cancer research. Amount: $120,000 Duration: 2 years Eligibility: Postdoc/Faculty Deadline: Dec 1
Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research: Pilot Study Description: Supports investigator-initiated projects in all areas of ovarian cancer research. Amount: $75,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Dec 1
Macula Society: Research Grant Description: Supports clinically relevant research on macular or retinal vascular diseases. Amount: $30,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Dec 1
Plastic Surgery Foundation: Clinical Research Projects Description: Support for a project that is clinically relevant, immediate, or focused on an emerging issue in the field. Amount: $50,000 Duration: 2 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Dec 1
Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative: Pilot Awards and Research Awards Description: SFARI Pilot Awards will be awarded to innovative, high-impact proposals for small-scale projects or early-stage experiments that build on preliminary data or a prior track record and lead to competitive applications for funding by SFARI or other organizations. SFARI Research Awards: Grants will be awarded to investigators with demonstrated expertise conducting compelling high-impact research on an experimental hypothesis for which, in most cases, preliminary data have already been gathered. Amount: $330,000 (Pilot), $975,000 (Research) Duration: 2 years (Pilot), 3 years (Research) Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Dec 1 (LOI)
Call for Nominations
Warren Alpert Foundation: 2018 Warren Alpert Foundation Prize
This prize recognizes and honors one or more scientists whose achievements have led to the prevention, cure or treatment of human diseases or disorders, and/or whose research constitutes a seminal scientific finding that holds great promise of ultimately changing our understanding of or ability to treat disease. The unrestricted cash award accompanying the prize for 2018 is $500,000, a citation and plaque. | Nomination Deadline: Oct 31
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: Extracellular vesicles for liquid biopsy development in cancer, presented by Dr. Karla Williams, Assistant Professor, UBC. Time & Date: Oct 18; 12-1pm Location: LSC 3, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
Event: BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute PITCH Seminar Series Description: Seed grant recipient project Minimally invasive Biomarkers in Pediatric Eosinophilic Esophagitis presented by Justin Chan (Doctoral Student, Jacobsen Lab), Vishal Avinashi, MD (Division of Gastroenterology, Nephrology & Nutrition, BCCH), Jon Bush, MD (Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, BCCH) and Edmond Chan, MD (Division of Allergy and Immunology, BCCH), and Role of islet macrophages during islet dysfunction, presented by Verchere Lab Doctoral student Dominika Nackiewicz. Time & Date: Oct 19; 9am Location: BCCHRI, Rm 2108
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: Faculty of Medicine – 2017 National Research Prize Lectures Description: Featuring presentations by Dr. Stanley Nattel, recipient of the 2017 Margolese National Heart Disorders Prize; Dr. Eduardo Franco, recipient of the 2017 Dr. Chew Wei MBBS [HK] FRCOG [ENG] Memorial Prize in Cancer Research; and Dr. Ian Mackenzie, recipient of the 2017 Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize. Time & Date: see website Location: see website
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.
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.