The UBC SPARC Office offers numerous resources to assist with CIHR project and proposal development. You are highly encouraged to visit their website to learn about the various ways they can help. There are milestones to be met throughout August, so don’t delay!
Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance: Large Grant Program Description: Support the development and publication of a clinical or translational project that immediately impacts research projects within CARRA or results in a larger collaborative grant that furthers the CARRA mission. Amount: $50,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Sep 1 (LOI)
SAGES Education & Research Foundation: Minimal Access Surgical Methods Research Description: Supports programs or projects that advance laparoscopic, endoscopic, or emerging minimal-access surgical methods. Amount: $100,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Any Deadline: Sep 7
Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration: Clinical Research Pilot Grants Description: Provides seed funding for innovative early-stage research projects with the potential to address the unmet medical needs of frontotemporal degeneration. Amount: $60,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Junior faculty Deadline: Sep 7
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation: IBD Fibrosis Initiative Description: Supports studies built on clinical observations and/or published evidence in human IBD. Amount: $900,000 Duration: 3 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Sep 7
Kenneth Rainin Foundation: Synergy Awards in IBD Research Description: Supports new, cross-disciplinary research collaborations designed to accelerate progress in the study of inflammatory bowel disease. Amount: $300,000 Duration: 3 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Sep 17
UBC VP Research and Innovation: Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters Description: Targeted at catalyzing research initiatives at UBC. Funding is to be used strategically by recipients to attract further opportunities for cluster development Amount: $100,000 to 200,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Sep 17 (NOI)
Call for Nominations
National Foundation for Cancer Research: Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research
The annual prize, including a $25,000 cash prize, is awarded to an outstanding researcher whose scientific achievements have expanded our understanding of cancer and whose discoveries have made possible new approaches to the prevention, diagnosis, and/or treatment of cancer. | Nomination Deadline: Sep 30
Event: Centre for Blood Research – Research Day Description: This is always a spectacular event, starting off with lunch and terrific 3 minute PPT presentations by our 25+ summer students. This will be followed by a keynote address by Dr. Farah Alibay, an Aerospace Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. And finally, there will be loads of posters, with beer, wine, and a BBQ dinner for all to enjoy! Time & Date: Aug 16; 12-7pm Location: West Atrium/LSC3, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver Register: Register online here.
Event: UBC SPARC Office – Roundtable Discussion of “Insights from Project Peer Review” Description: CIHR Project applicants are invited to a 1-hour event with a panel of UBC faculty who recently reviewed for Project. Panelists will discuss their insights from the peer review process and provide tips on how to take an application from “fundable” to “funded”. Time & Date: Aug 17; 10:30-11:30am Location: UBC Point Grey campus, location TBA. Register: Register online here.
Event: CIHR Information Sessions for Students on Awards in Health Research Description: CIHR will be offering interactive information sessions to students and institution staff about CIHR award programs, including relevant policies, tips for applicants and guidelines on how to submit an application. The sessions will allow participants to be connected and discussions will be supported with a view of a PowerPoint presentation. Time & Date: Sep 11; 11am EST (English), or Sep 12; 11am EST (French) Location: Online Register: Please register on CIHR website.
Event: UBC Centre for Health Education Scholarship – Master Class on Writing Research for Publication Description: Enhance your scholarly writing by attending this intensive, 3-day writing course, developed by Dr. Lorelei Lingard (lead author of The Writer’s Craft open access series for medical education researchers). This course is being offered for the first time in Western Canada by Dr. Lingard’s faculty team and will provide you with a unique opportunity to step away from day-to-day distractions and focus on your scholarly writing. Date: Nov 20-22 Location: Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, 6163 University Blvd., Vancouver Register: Register here
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