California Table Grape Commission: Health Research Grant Program Description: Supports research on any relevant health issue in which grape consumption may have a beneficial impact. Amount: $35,000 Duration: 1 Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Nov 30 LOI
Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies: French Scholars Lecture Series Description: Supports French scholars for a short visit to present one or more public lectures and engage with UBC faculty members. Amount: 2,500 euros Duration: n/a Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Nov 30
Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies: Distinguished Visiting Professor Award Description: Supports internationally-renowned scholars who have achieved the highest levels of distinction in their fields, and whose work has had a broad impact well beyond any one discipline to come to UBC for a 4 month visit. Amount: $50,000 Duration: 4 months Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Nov 30
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
American Tinnitus Association: Research Grants Description: Supports innovative and high-quality research that substantively contributes to the scientific understanding of tinnitus and advances the search for a cure. Amount: $150,000 Duration: 3 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Dec 15
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation: Innovation Grants Description: Supports researchers with a novel approach to pediatric oncology investigation. Amount: $250,000 Duration: 2 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Dec 15 (LOI)
Earlier.org – Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test: Innovative Testing Research Description: Supports pilot research projects focused on new methods aimed at improving detection of early stage breast cancer. Amount: up to $40,000 Duration: 1-3 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Dec 15
Call for Nominations
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 are not permitted. | Nomination Deadline: Dec 15
Columbia University: Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize for Biology or Biochemistry
This award, consisting of an honorarium and citation, honors a scientific investigator or group of investigators whose contributions to knowledge in either of these fields are deemed worthy of special recognition. Self-nominations are not permitted. | Nomination Deadline: Jan 25, 2018
Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation: Lasker Medical Research Awards
This award honors individuals who have made significant contributions in basic or clinical research in diseases that are the main cause of death and disability. Each award consists of an honorarium, a citation, and an inscribed statuette of the Winged Victory of Samothrace. Self-nominations are no permitted. | Nomination Deadline: Feb 5, 2018
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.
Event: Horizon 2020 Research Funding Information Session Description: The European Union (EU) and the University of British Columbia invite you to attend a seminar to learn more about Horizon 2020, the EU’s largest research and innovation program ever with nearly € 80 billion in funding available over 7 years. Time & Date: Nov 24; 1:30-4:30pm Location: Lecture Hall 102, Michael Smith Labs, 2185 East Mall, 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.