UBC Vice-President Research & Innovation: Research Facility Support Grant Description: Provides funding for the operation, maintenance, repairs or upgrades of equipment used in UBC facilities to support research across all disciplines. Amount: $50,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Dec 1
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)
American Pain Society: 2018 Rita Allen Award Description: Supports projects directed toward the molecular biology of pain and/or basic science topics related to the development of new analgesics for the management of pain due to terminal illness. Amount: $150,000 Duration: 3 years Eligibility: Junior Faculty Deadline: Dec 6
Michael J Fox Foundation: Edmond J. Sara Fellowship in Movement Disorders Description: This program grants funding directly to academic institutions, which must then identify and train a new movement disorder fellow over a two-year period. Amount: $180,000 Duration: 2 years Eligibility: Faculty with trainee Deadline: Dec 6
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)
Weston Brain Institute: Early Phase Clinical Trials: Canada Description: Provides funding support for clinical trials and clinical trial sub-studies that have excellent preliminary data. Amount: $1.5 million Duration: 4 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Ongoing
Call for Nominations
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: Drug development and toxicity in children – Where are we going and where have we been?, presented by Dr. Abby Collier, Associate Professor, UBC. Time & Date: Nov 1; 12-1pm Location: LSC 3, Life Sciences Centre, 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; 7:15am-6pm Location: Sheraton Wall Centre, 1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver Register: Register 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.
The Centre for Health Education Scholarship (CHES) at UBC is offering funded fellowship opportunities for senior residents (R3-R5), residents in enhanced skills programs (PGY3 family medicine), or established clinicians interested in health education scholarship. The two year fellowship is based at CHES and includes a master’s degree, completion of a research project, specialized academic half-days and teaching opportunities. An option for part time participation is available with the approval of the fellowship director.
We currently have funding available for MD applicants. We wish to expand our fellowship program to other health professions and will work with other health professional applicants and their home departments to secure funding for a fellowship position.
Further details can be found here on the CHES website. Please note the application deadline is December 15, 2017.