The UBC SPARC Office offers numerous resources to assist with CIHR project and proposal development. You should be making good progress on your application, but visit their website to see if they can help polish your proposal. Don’t delay!
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Translational Research Program Description: Supports new and innovative clinical research in leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma that demonstrates promise for translating basic biomedical knowledge to clinical application. Amount: Up to $600,000 Duration: Up to 3 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Aug 31 (LOI)
Conquer Cancer Foundation: Career Development Award Description: Supports clinical investigators who have received their initial faculty appointment to establish an independent clinical cancer research program. Amount: $200,000 Duration: 3 years Eligibility: Junior faculty Deadline: Sep 25
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research: Target Advancement Description: Supports research characterizing promising, novel PD-relevant targets or continuing target biology work on established PD targets. Amount: Up to $150,000 Duration: 12-18 months Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Sep 26 (pre-proposals)
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research: Therapeutic Development Description: Supports prospective studies or retrospective studies utilizing existing data in human biofluids. Amount: Up to $2,000,000 Duration: Up to 3 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Sep 26 (pre-proposals)
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research: Outcome Measures Description: Supports projects that will improve the precision of measuring Parkinson’s disease in humans. Amount: Up to $750,000 Duration: Up to 3 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Sep 26 (pre-proposals)
UBC Faculty of Medicine: Seminar Series Fund Description: Limited funding is available to support seminar series within the UBC Faculty of Medicine that is open to all interested faculty, staff, and students, and is of clear educational value to students. Amount: $1,500 Duration: n/a Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Sep 28
Sexual Medicine Society of North America: Scholars in Sexuality Research Grants Description: Provides young investigators who are interested in sexuality research the opportunity to obtain funding to support their research while engaged in qualifying research in sexuality. Amount: Up to $7,500 Duration: Up to 1 year Eligibility: Trainees Deadline: Sep 30
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
MIT McGovern Institute for Brain Research: Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience – NEW
The prize consists of a $150,000 award plus an inscribed gift, and is designed to recognize outstanding advances in the field of neuroscience. Candidates for the award must be nominated by individuals affiliated with universities, hospitals, medicals schools, or research institutes who have a background in neuroscience. Self-nominations will not be considered. | Nomination Deadline: Dec 15
Event: Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series – NEW Description: “What’s new in transfusion therapy “, seminar by Dr. Dana Devine, Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, UBC, and lab. Time & Date: Aug 22; 12-1pm Location: LSC1510, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
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: CEEHRC Network – 5th Canadian Conference on Epigenetics – NEW Description: This symposium is intended to bring together a critical mass of epigenetics researchers, along with key international leaders in the field, to engage in cross-disciplinary dialogue on recent advancements in the field of epigenomics with a focus on the impact of epigenetic mechanisms in human disease. The keynote address will be presented by Dr. Cigall Kadoch, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School/Dana Farber Cancer Institute Date: Sep 30-Oct 3 Location: Estérel Resort, Estérel, Québec, Canada Register: Register here (deadline: Aug 31)
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
CIHR has launched the Observer program for early career researchers (ECRs) to participate in the peer review process for the Project Grant: Fall 2018 competition. This program is designed as an opportunity for ECRs to observe face-to-face peer review committee meetings and gain valuable insights on the review process.
Please note that all ECRs who have submitted applications to past CIHR Observer programs are required to submit an application again in order to be considered for this opportunity. All applications will be considered “new” and, as it was with previous rounds, a lottery approach will be used to select the final candidate(s) if there are more than two applicants for a single committee.
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