Health Effects Institute: Walter A. Rosenblinth New Investigator Award Description: Provides support for highly qualified individuals to undertake research on the health effects of air pollution. Amount: $450,000 Duration: 3 years Eligibility: Junior faculty Deadline: Feb 7 (Pre-application)
Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation: Research and Development Grants Description: Supports clinical and educational research and development in anesthesia patient safety projects. Amount: $150,000 Duration: 1-2 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Feb 12 (LOI)
Kenneth Rainin Foundation: Innovator Awards Description: Supports basic, translational, and clinical research projects that test novel, untested ideas in the area of IBD. Amount: $200,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Feb 15 (LOI)
Status of Women Canada: Call for Concepts Description: Supports projects to address gender-based violence in Canada. Amount: Up to 5 years Duration: Up to $1,000,000 Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Mar 1
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons: Career Development Grant Description: Provides young surgeons with the support necessary for the initiation and development of an academic career in colorectal surgery. Amount: $150,000 Duration: 2 years Eligibility: Junior faculty Deadline: Mar 1
Aneurysm and AVM Foundation: Research Projects Description: Supports research projects with the potential to significantly advance the field toward an effective understanding of the mechanisms of cerebrovascular disease. Amount: $25,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Mar 1
Call for Nominations
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
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council: SSHRC Impact Awards
These awards recognize outstanding researchers and celebrate their achievements in research, research training, knowledge mobilization and outreach activities funded partially or completely by SSHRC. For more information, please visit the UBC Research + Innovation website. | Internal Nomination Deadline: Jan 30
LifeSciences BC: Annual Awards Nominations
LifeSciences BC’s Annual Award nominations are now open. This year marks the 20th Annual Awards Dinner and the caliber of nominees will have a large role in the evenings success. Please visit the LifeSciences BC website for a description of the various award categories. | Nomination Deadline: Jan 31
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research: 2018 Aubrey J. Tingle Prize
This prize is awarded annually to a BC-based clinician scientist whose work in health research is internationally recognized and has had a significant impact on advancing research – and its implementation – to improve health and the health system in BC and globally. | Nomination Deadline: Jan 31
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
UBC Faculty of Medicine: Dr. Chew Wei MBBS [HK] FRCOG [ENG] Memorial Prize in Cancer Research
This prize will be awarded annually to a Canadian who has made outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or development of therapies for cancer. One prize of $50,000.00 CAD will be awarded annually to a Canadian physician or scientist. | Nomination Deadline: Apr 15
UBC Faculty of Medicine: Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize
This prize will be awarded annually to a Canadian physician or scientist who makes outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or cure of brain disorders. One prize of $50,000 payable in Canadian dollars will be awarded annually. | Nomination Deadline: Apr 15
UBC Faculty of Medicine: Margolese National Heart Disorders Prize
This prize will be awarded annually to a Canadian physician or scientist who makes outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or cure of heart disorders. One prize of $50,000 payable in Canadian dollars will be awarded annually. | Nomination Deadline: Apr 15
Event: Friesen Prize Keynote Lectures Description: The Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research lectures will be held on January 24 and 25. This year’s recipient of the Friesen Prize is Dr. Alan Bernstein. Lecture 1: What are the Lessons from Canada’s Success in AI for Science Policy? Lecture 1 Time & Date: Jan 24; 4-5pm Location (Jan 24): Centre for Brain Health, Rm 101, 2215 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver Lecture 2: Health Research in an Age of Borderless Science: How can Canada Best Contribute? Lecture 2 Time & Date: Jan 25; 4-5pm Location (Jan 25): St. Paul’s Hospital, Rm 1477, 1081 Burrard St., Vancouver
Event: Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series Description:Molecular architecture of the enigmatic Elongator complex, by Dr. Calvin Yip, Assistant Professor, UBC Time & Date: Jan 24; 12-1pm Location: LSC 3, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
Event: Visiting Professor – Dr. Mike Salter Description: Dr. Mike Salter from Sickkids in Toronto will be visiting UBC on February 2nd. He will be hosting a meet and greet in the morning and a lecture, entitled Pain variability: Towards Precision Pain Medicine, in the afternoon. Time & Date: Feb 2; 10:45-11:30am meet and greet; 2-3:30pm lecture Location: Centre for Brain Health, 2215 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver
Event: Building the Future – Faculty of Medicine Research Trainee Day & Lecture Series Description: 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. Time & Date: Feb 16; 9:30am-6:30pm, including closing reception Location: BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, 950 W. 28th Ave, Vancouver Register: Register here.
Event: UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (CHSPR) Health Policy Conference – The System Awakens: Building Learning Healthcare Systems in Canada Description: This conference will address the question of how British Columbia can become a learning healthcare system. In a learning healthcare system, every patient interaction is treated as a learning activity, and the ethos of the system overall is improvement. Speakers will share the latest thinking on learning healthcare systems and facilitate conversations among clinicians, researchers, patients, and policymakers on how British Columbia can adopt the principles and actions that define such systems. Time & Date: Mar 8-9; 1.5 days Location: Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront, 1133 West Hastings St., Vancouver Register: Register here. Early bird registration deadline: Jan 31
Event: 2018 Norman Bethune Symposium Description: Highlights include keynote presentations on the topics of red blood cell biology, patient blood management, new developments in platelet products, the appropriate use of blood and blood products and cellular therapies. Time & Date: Apr 10; full day Location: UBC Robson Square Theatre, 800 Robson St., Vancouver Register: Register here by March 20, 2018.
The BRC-Sequencing Core is offering Faculty of Medicine members a 50% discount on pilot Single Cell 3’ RNA-Seq projects using the 10x Genomics Chromium Single Cell Controller and Illumina Sequencing.
This subsidy is provided by the FoM Strategic Investment Fund and is accessible only to FOM members. Supply of funding is limited. Subsidy will be distributed based on timing of contact, needs of pilot project, and demands of the community.
Total cost for Single Cell projects vary based on needs. For assistance designing and pricing of your scRNA-seq experiments, please contact us at BRCSeq@mail.ubc.ca