UBC: Program for Undergraduate Research Experience Description: Supports innovative projects that will expand access to and/or enhance undergraduate research experiences at UBC. Amount: Up to $100,000 Duration: 1-2 years Eligibility: Faculty, staff, and students! Deadline: Feb 4 (LOI)
BC Cancer Foundation: Neil MacRae Hereditary Cancer Fund Description: Supports research that specifically investigates the etiology, biology, treatment and outcomes of male breast cancer and hereditary cancers. Amount: $75,000 Duration: 2 years Eligibility: Faculty with BC Cancer appointment Deadline: Feb 14
Canadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation: Food Allergy Research Grant Description: Supports food allergy related research. Amount: $25,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Feb 28
Society for Vascular Surgery Foundation: Clinical Research Seed Grant Description: Supports clinical research projects, preferably patient-oriented (research conducted with human subjects or on material of human origin such as tissues, specimens, and cognitive phenomena for which an investigator directly interacts with human subjects). Amount: $25,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Mar 1
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons: Career Development Grants Description: Provides young surgeons with the support necessary for the initiation and development of an academic career in colorectal surgery. Amount: $150,000 Duration: 2 years Eligibility: Junior Faculty Deadline: Mar 1
Aneurysm and AVM Foundation: Cerebrovascular Research Grant Award Description: Supports scientific research projects that will significantly move the field forward toward effective understanding of the mechanisms of cerebrovascular disease. Amount: $25,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Mar 4
Call for Nominations
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research: 2019 Aubrey J. Tingle Prize
Presented to a British Columbia clinician scientist whose work in health research is internationally recognized and has had a significant impact on advancing research in his or her field to improve health and the health system in BC and globally. | Deadline: Feb 1
UBC Faculty of Medicine: Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize
The Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize, with a value of $50,000, is awarded annually to a Canadian citizen who has made outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or cure of brain disorders. Please note that based on the prize guidelines for the 2019 Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize, nominations must be for individuals external to the University of British Columbia. | Nomination Deadline: Feb 1
UBC Faculty of Medicine: Margolese National Heart Disorders Prize
The Margolese National Heart Disorders Prize, with a value of $50,000, is awarded annually to a Canadian citizen who has made outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or cure of heart disorders. Please note that based on the prize guidelines for the 2019 Margolese National Heart Disorders Prize, nominations must be for individuals external to the University of British Columbia. | Nomination Deadline: Feb 1
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
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine: Switzer Prize
The Switzer Prize consists of a $25,000 honorarium and recognizes discoveries in basic research in the biological and biomedical sciences that have the potential to inspire transformative breakthroughs in medicine. It is awarded annually to an individual investigator whose recent work has revealed new paradigms, illuminated biological processes or pathways, or explained the origins of pathologies or diseases. | Nomination deadline: Feb 28
Event: Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series – NEW Description: Seminar by Dr. Philipp Lange, Assistant Professor, UBC, entitled “BRAvE – A proteogenomics platform for personalized treatment stratification in bone marrow involved childhood cancer“. Date & Time: Jan 23, 12-1pm Location: LSC3, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
Event: BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute PITCH Seminar Series – NEW Description: Featuring two presentations, one by Citali Marquez, Postdoctoral Fellow from Reid & Gantt lab, presenting “Studying the relationship between Epstein-Barr Virus and Multiple Sclerosis using a mouse model” and Katie MacDonald, PhD candidate from Levings lab, presenting “Manufacturing thymus-derived regulatory T cells for cell-based therapy“. Date & Time: Jan 24, 9am Location: Rm 2108, BCCHRI, 938 West 28th Ave., Vancouver
Event: Alberta-British Columbia Islet Workshop 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 Register: Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Event: UBC SPARC Office – MSFHR Health Professional Investigator (HP-I) Open House Description: SPARC will be offering three open house sessions for HP-I applicants. 1:1 consultations will be available in 15-minute timeslots on a first-come, first-served basis. Dates & Times: Mar 20 and 21; 1-4pm Location: UBC Vancouver or VGH Diamond Health Care Centre Register: Registration details available 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