National MS Society: Pilot Programs Description: Program funds high-risk pilot grants in support of novel ideas that may serve to advance its mission of stopping MS progression, restoring function, and improving quality of life for those with MS. Amount: $44,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Jan 8, 2018 (Pre-applications)
Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation: RFP for Young Investigators Description: Supports research that explores new approaches to advance current scientific knowledge about desmoid tumors resulting in the development of new treatment options. Amount: $30,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Junior Faculty Deadline: Jan 12, 2018
Parkinson’s Foundation: PDF-PSG Mentored Clinical Research Award Description: Provides funding for a junior investigator a one-year project in patient-oriented research in Parkinson’s disease or other Parkinsonian disorders under the mentorship of an experienced investigator. Amount: $50,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Postdoc Deadline: Jan 12, 2018
American Gastroenterological Association: Gut Microbiome Pilot Research Award Description: Support research on the relationship of gut microbiota to digestive health and disease. Amount: $25,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Jan 12, 2018
BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute: 2018 Scholars of Excellence Description: Provides exceptional individuals an opportunity to generate an innovative and independent research program under the mentorship of researchers based at BCCHRI. Amount: $70,000 per year + benefits Duration: Up to 5 years Eligibility: Postdocs Deadline: Jan 15, 2018
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 Seminar Series Description: Targeting epigenetic readers, presented by Dr. Tatiana Kutateladze, Professor, University of Colorado. Time & Date: Nov 1; 12-1pm Location: LSC 3, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
Event: UBC Faculty of Medicine – Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize Lecture Description: The UBC Faculty of Medicine invites you to attend Dr. Ian Mackenzie‘s National Margolese Brain Disorders Prize lecture. The Margolese National Brain and Heart Disorders Prizes were created by an estate gift made to the University of British Columbia by Leonard Herbert Margolese. Time & Date: Dec 1; 11am-12pm Location: Rudy North Lecture Theatre, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, 2215 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver
Event: UBC Life Sciences Centre – CRISPR Demystified Description: Interested in learning more about CRISPR, but don’t know where to start? Come and hear from your colleagues currently using the technology about what they’re doing with it, and how they’re doing it. Time & Date: Dec 5; 2-5pm Location: LSC3, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver Register: Register here.
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.