Craig H. Neilsen Foundation: 2019 Psychosocial Research Grants Description: Supports research on the psychological and social factors that affect health, functioning, and quality of life for people living with spinal cord injuries. Amount: up to $400,000 Duration: Eligibility: Faculty and Postdocs Deadline: Mar 23 (LOI)
UBC Faculty of Medicine: Elizabeth C. Watters Research Fellowship Description: A fellowship for deserving graduate or postgraduate students in the Faculty of Medicine engaged in research into the causes, treatment, and cure of lymphatic cancer. Amount: $20,250 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Graduate/postgraduate students Deadline: Mar 28
UBC Faculty of Medicine: Laurel L. Watters Research Fellowship Description: A fellowship for deserving graduate or postgraduate students in the Faculty of Medicine engaged in research into the causes, treatment, and cure of lymphatic cancer. Amount: $20,250 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Graduate/postgraduate students Deadline: Mar 28
Canadian Cancer Society: Impact Grants Description: Intended to contribute to the scientific idea ‘pipeline’ by supporting significant progression in cancer research programs that are anywhere in the continuum from basic high impact discovery to translational work of direct relevance to the clinic and beyond. Amount: $250,000 per year Duration: 5 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Apr 10 (LOI)
Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation: Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials Description: Supports clinical trials through Phase 2a of novel drug candidates, including small molecules and biologics (antibodies, oligonucleotides, peptides, gene therapies, cell therapies); proof-of-concept biomarker-based trials in patients for repurposed/repositioned drugs; and regulatory studies for investigational new drug (IND)/clinical trial application preclinical packages that are required before testing novel drugs in human subjects. Amount: Up to $3 million Duration: Varies Eligibility: Postdocs and faculty Deadline: Apr 13 (LOI)
NSERC: E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships
Each year, NSERC awards up to six, two-year E.W. R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships to scientists at a Canadian university or affiliated research institution. The Fellows are relieved of teaching and administrative duties so that they can devote all their time and energy to research. The Fellowship normally includes a contribution to the university in the amount of $90,000 per year toward the fellow’s salary. | Internal Nomination Deadline: Mar 28
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
Canadian Cancer Society: Awards for Excellence in Cancer Research
This award recognizes individuals who have made, and are making, valuable contributions to cancer research and cancer control in Canada. Recipients are leaders in their fields who exemplify excellence in science and outstanding service to the scientific community. | Nomination Deadline: Apr 18
Weston Brain Institute: International Outstanding Achievement Award 2018
In 2018, the award will recognize a Canadian-based investigator who, in the past 15 years, has made exceptional contributions, through translational research and leadership, to accelerating the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging. The ideal candidate should also be active in research in the next 5 years, and have a record of impeccable citizenship in the research community. The $40,000 prize will be presented during the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting (San Diego, CA). | Nomination Deadline: Jun 12
Event: Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series Description:Sex differences in drosphila triglyceride homeostasis, by Dr. Elizabeth Rideout, Assistant Professor, UBC Time & Date: Mar 7; 12-1pm Location: LSC 3, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
Event: BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute PITCH Seminar Series Description: “Spatial control of yeast Vps13 by organelle-specific adaptors”, presented by Bjorn Bean, postdoctoral fellow in Conibear lab, and “Metabolism constrains innate immune activation in early ontogeny“, presented by Dr. Pascal Lavoie, Associate Professor, UBC. Time & Date: Mar 8; 9-10am Location: BCCHRI, Rm 2108
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.
Event: SPARC – Collaborative Health Research Projects Workshop Description: CIHR and NSERC will shortly announce the 2018 Collaborative Health Research Project (CHRP) funding opportunity deadlines. The workshop will consist of a presentation by Dr. Jody Swift, Special Projects Manager, Faculty of Applied Science, followed by an open Q&A session with past and present CHRP–funded researchers. Time & Date: Apr 17; 2-4pm Location: UBC Point Grey Campus, room TBA Register: Register here by April 16
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
Gene researcher for a week program is seeking laboratories, researchers and graduate students to mentor high school students during the 2018 spring break (March 19-23).
The students participating in this five-day program are in grade 11 and 12, and have passion for science and human health research.
Upon acceptance, they will spend five days in a host lab shadowing a scientist or a lab member. The idea is to get a closer look inside the research labs, and if possible do simple experiments (such as DNA extraction, PCR etc.).