Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research: Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders Description: The program grants funding directly to academic centers, which then must identify and train a new movement disorder fellow over a two-year period. Amount: $180,000 Duration: 2 years Eligibility: Movement disorder centre – see MJFF website for details Deadline: Dec 19
National MS Society: Pilot Programs Description: Supports the testing of innovative, cutting-edge ideas or untested methods and to gather sufficient preliminary data to apply for longer-term funding. Amount: $44,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Jan 7, 2019 (pre-proposals)
Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative: 2019 Research Program Description: Provides support for the investigation of key unresolved research questions in autism, particularly those that connect genetic etiologies to brain function and behavior. Amount: Up to $1.3M Duration: Up to 4 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Jan 11
Canadian Cancer Society: Innovation Grants Description: Supports the development and testing of unconventional concepts and approaches to address problems in cancer research, enhance the understanding of cancer, and generate new approaches to confront the challenges faced in defeating cancer. Amount: $100,000 per year Duration: Up to 2 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Jan 15
Canadian Cancer Society: Innovation to Impact Grants Description: Supports the further development of significant findings based on the goals originally explored through a funded CCS Innovation Grant. Amount: $150,000 per year Duration: Up to 3 years Eligibility: Faculty, with recently funded Innovation Grant Deadline: Jan 15
Canadian Cancer Society: Travel Awards Description: Intended to defray the travel costs associated with making a scientific presentation as a first author or presenter at a conference, symposium or other appropriate professional meeting. Amount: Up to $2,000 Duration: n/a Eligibility: Trainee Deadline: Jan 15
Call for Nominations
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: Celebratory Symposium for the 10th Anniversary of the PROOF Centre of Excellence Description: In recognition of PROOF’s 10th Anniversary, the day is full, but it is intended to be a fun, forward-looking learning event where friends and associates of the Centre can interact and share the latest in biomarker sciences and applications. Date & Time: Nov 28, 7:15am-6:30pm Location: UBC Robson Square Theatre, 800 Robson St., Vancouver
Event: 2018 Dr. Chew Wei Memorial Prize Lecture Description: This is annual lecture will feature the 2018 Dr. Chew Wei Memorial Prize recipient Dr. Martin Gleave’s lecture, entitled “Telling Tales of Precision Oncology, ” as part of the Vancouver Prostate Centre Friday Terry Fox Seminar Series. Date & Time: Dec 7, 9:30-11am Location: Paetzold Auditorium, Jim Pattison Pavilion, VGH, 899 West 12th Ave., Vancouver
Event: UBC SPARC Office – MSFHR Scholar Open House Description: SPARC will be offering three open house sessions for Scholar applicants. 1:1 consultations will be available in 15-minute timeslots on a first-come, first-served basis. Dates & Times: Dec 11, 1-4pm; Jan 9, 10am-12pm; Jan 10, 1-4pm Location: UBC Vancouver or VGH Diamond Health Care Centre Register: Registration details available here
Event: UBC Department of Dermatology – Annual UBC Skin Research Day – NEW Description: Each year the UBC Department of Dermatology and Skin Science hosts the Skin Research Day during which original papers on a variety of topics including skin cancer, hair, immunology, photobiology, genomics, wound healing and educational research are presented. The integration of multiple health profession groups (medical, nursing) and trainees at different levels is a major strength of this event. Date: Mar 9, 2019 Register: Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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