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.
BC Ministry of Health has released its 2018/19 research priorities. Ministry Research Priorities Request for Qualification (RFQ) is an essential first step and is open until November 15. – NEW
Skin Cancer Foundation: Resaerch Grant Awards Description: Supports one-year pilot research projects related to skin cancer. Amount: Up to $50,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Residents, fellows, junior faculty Deadline: Nov 1
DeGregorio Family Foundation for Gastric and Esophageal Cancer: Request for Proposals Description: Supports innovative, high-quality translational and bench research that improves the understanding of the biology of gastric and esophageal cancer, identification of potential novel therapeutic targets, and/or the development and evaluation of novel biomarkers for early diagnosis and treatment. Amount: $250,000 Duration: 2 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Nov 7
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: Nov 12 (full application)
Myocarditis Foundation: Research Grants Description: Provides salary support for innovative basic, clinical, or translational research relevant to the cause or treatment of myocarditis. Amount: Up to $40,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Within 10 years of receiving MD, PhD or equivalent Deadline: Dec 1
Call for Nominations
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. Jennifer Grants, Postdoctoral fellow in the Karsan lab, presents “Loss of miR-146a links inflammation, aging, and myeloid malignancy“. Time & Date: Oct 17; 12-1pm Location: LSC3, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
Event: BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute PITCH Seminar Series – NEW Description: “The neuropeptide VIP modulates the function and recruitment of group 3 innate lymphoid cells“, presented by Hongbing Yu, PhD student from the Vallance & Jacobsen labs, and “Stress mediated translational control of sarcoma metastasis“, presented by Dr. Amal Elnaggar, MD and postdoc from the Sorensen lab.
Time & Date: Oct 18; 9am
Location: Rm 2108, BCCHRI, 938 West 28th Ave., Vancouver
Event: 2018 Vancouver Gairdner Symposium Description: This free inspiring public lecture will feature Prof. Azim Surani ‘s lecture, entitled “For the discovery of mammalian genomic imprinting that causes parent-of-origin specific gene expression and its consequences for development and disease”, andDr. Christopher Murray‘s lecture, entitled “For ground-breaking work in conceptualizing and quantifying the Global Burden of Disease.” Time & Date: Oct 22; 3:30-6pm Location: LSC2, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, 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