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The UBC SPARC Office is offering detailed reviews for the 2018/19 NSERC Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) competition. Please visit the SPARC RTI website for further details. Application deadline is Oct 25 so please do not delay. – NEW
UBC Vice-President, Research & Innovation (VPRI) and Institutional Programs Office (IPO) have launched a special open competition for UBC faculty (both attraction and retention candidates) interested in applying for the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) – John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF). Please visit the VPRI website for further details. The completion of a NOI form by November 12 is required. – NEW
France Canada Research Fund: New Collaborations Program Description: Supports the development of new expert partnerships between France and Canada by promoting researcher mobility, paying for travel and living expenses associated with a joint research project. Amount: $15,000 Duration: n/a Eligibility: Trainees, Faculty Deadline: Oct 8 (UBC Internal Deadline)
Children’s Tumor Foundation: NF1 Gene Editing Research Description: Supports proof of principle in vitro studies focused on the feasibility of genome editing techniques (including but not limited to those based on CRISPR-Cas9) to correct pathogenic mutations in NF1 gene. Amount: $240,000 Duration: 2 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Oct 24 (LOI)
Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation: Treat FTD Fund Description: Support for clinical development of novel or repurposed drugs for FTD disorders. Amount: Up to $2 million Duration: 1-3 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Nov 9 (LOI)
Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research: Scientific Scholar Awards Description: Supports promising laboratory and clinical scientists pursuing careers as independent investigators in ovarian cancer research. Amount: $120,000 Duration: 2 years Eligibility: Junior faculty or Postdocs Deadline: Dec 1
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: Pilot and Feasibility Research Description: Aims to support the development and testing of new hypotheses and methods in cystic fibrosis research, and to support promising new investigators as they establish themselves in areas relevant to the disease. Amount: $100,000 Duration: 2 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Dec 3
Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer: Pilot Study Awards Description: Supports investigator-initiated projects in all areas of ovarian cancer research. Amount: $75,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Dec 3
Call for Nominations
Royal Society of Canada: Fellowships
The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) is the senior national body of distinguished Canadian scholars, artists and scientists. Over 2,000 RSC fellows have been selected by their peers for outstanding contributions to the natural and social sciences, in the arts and in the humanities. | Internal Nomination Deadline: Oct 4
Royal Society of Canada: College of New Scholars, Artists & Scientists
The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists is Canada’s first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership. Members of the College are Canadians and Permanent Residents who, at an early to mid-career stage, have demonstrated a high level of achievement. | Internal Nomination Deadline: Oct 4
Warren Alpert Foundation: Warren Alpert Foundation Prize
The Warren Alpert Foundation Prize, in association with Harvard Medical School, recognizes and honors one or more scientists, physicians and researchers whose scientific achievements have led to the prevention, cure or treatment of human diseases or disorders, and/or whose research constitutes a seminal scientific finding that holds great promise of ultimately changing our understanding of or ability to treat disease. The value of the prize is U.S. $500,000 (to be split equally if more than one recipient is selected), a citation and plaque. | Nomination Deadline: Nov 2
MIT McGovern Institute for Brain Research: Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience
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: Seminar by Dr. Fabio Rossi, Department of Medical Genetics, and Director of the Biomedical Research Centre, presents “Mesenchymal progenitors direct the damage response orchestra: pathogenic roles and therapeutic opportunities in congenital and ischemic cardiac disease“. Time & Date: Oct 3; 12-1pm Location: LSC3, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
Event: UBC Faculty of Medicine Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize Lecture – NEW Description:Dr. Kullervo Hynynen, recipient of the 2018 Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize, will be presenting his lecture entitled “Focused ultrasound and brain treatments“. Time & Date: Oct 3; 5-6pm Location: Rm 2263, Diamond Health Care Centre, 2775 Laurel St., Vancouver
Event: UBC Centre for Blood Research – 2018 Earl W. Davie Symposium Description: This full day symposium is not be missed for those who are interested in staying abreast of cutting edge advances in the broad field of bleeding and thrombosis, in sharing new knowledge, in meeting colleagues and international leaders in the field, and in understanding the urgent needs of patients and families suffering from related disorders! Date: Nov 15 Location: Segal Building, 500 Granville St., Vancouver Register: Register here for free (deadline is Oct 15)
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
This new program is designed to encourage and facilitate Faculty of Medicine Postdoctoral Fellows in transitioning to professional positions in teaching, research, business, or clinical settings through self-directed formalized training and career development activities. Additionally, the program will provide semi-annual social networking events for Postdoctoral Fellows to meet with and get to know their colleagues working in other research sites throughout UBC.
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