Pancreatic Cancer Action Network: Translational Research Grant Description: Supports high-priority pancreatic cancer research on the threshold of important translational next steps. Amount: $500,000 Duration: 2 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Dec 21
Canada Research Coordinating Committee: New Frontiers in Research Fund Description: Supports international, interdisciplinary, fast-breaking and high-risk research. Amount: $125,000 per year Duration: Up to 2 years Eligibility: Junior faculty Deadline: Jan 11 (NOI)
National Psoriasis Foundation: 2019 Discovery Grant Description: Supports the advancement of innovative research into psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Amount: $75,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Jan 18
Parkinson’s Foundation: PDF-PSG Mentored Clinical Research Award Description: Supports a project in patient-oriented research in Parkinson’s disease or other Parkinsonian disorders under the mentorship of an experienced investigator. Amount: $50,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Postdoc Deadline: Jan 18
Parkinson’s Foundation: Clinical Research Award Description: Supports the research expenses of a clinician-scientist whose clinically oriented research involves people living with Parkinson’s. Amount: $200,000 Duration: 2 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Jan 22 (LOI)
BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute: Postdoctoral Program for Scholars of Excellence Description: Provides exceptional individuals an opportunity to generate an innovative and independent research program under the mentorship of researchers based at BCCHRI. Amount: $70,000 per year + benefits Duration: Up to 5 years Eligibility: Postdocs Deadline: Jan 25
UBC Faculty of Medicine: Summer Student Research Program Description: Provides undergraduate students with an opportunity to explore their interest in medical research by undertaking a project during the summer, under the supervision of a principal investigator who holds an appointment in the Faculty of Medicine. Amount: $1,600-$3,200 Duration: 4 or 8 weeks Eligibility: MD (years 1 & 3 in 2019) and undergraduate students Deadline: Feb 15
Call for Nominations
Trudeau Foundation: Fellowship
Each year, the Foundation selects up to five (5) Fellows who are top-level researchers and professors in the social sciences and humanities. Starting with this competition, academics wishing to be Fellows should from now on apply directly to the Foundation, rather than being nominated by the universities with which they are affiliated. Selected Fellows may receive up to $50,000 per year for 3 years, dependent on their services rendered. | Application Deadline: Feb 22
Event: Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series – NEW Description: Seminar by Dr. Ashutosh Chilkoti, Professor, Duke University, entitled “Molecular engineering of macromolecular therapeutics“. Date & Time: Dec 12, 12-1pm Location: LSC3, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
Event: BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute PITCH Seminar Series – NEW Description: A year in review for Childhood Diseases theme, led by Dr. Megan Levings. Date & Time: Dec 13, 9am Location: Rm 2108, BCCHRI, 938 West 28th 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: Jan 9, 10am-12pm; Jan 10, 1-4pm Location: UBC Vancouver or VGH Diamond Health Care Centre Register: Registration details available here
Event: Alberta-British Columbia Islet Workshop – NEW Description:The 8th annual Alberta-British Columbia Islet Workshop is being held February 13-15, 2019. The intended research community are faculty and trainees from across Western Canada engaged in islet research. Keynote speakers are Carmella Evans-Molina from Indiana University and Jonathan Schertzer from McMaster University. Dates: Feb 13-15 Location: Silver Star Mountain, Vernon BC Register: Register here, deadline Feb 1 Abstracts deadline: Jan 22
Event: UBC Department of Dermatology – Annual UBC Skin Research Day 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