UBC SPARC is offering criteria and editorial reviews of MSFHR I2C applications on a first come first serve basis. Please see SPARC website for details. – NEW
Canadian Student Health Research Forum: Travel Award Description: The aim of the CSHRF is to provide a venue for the networking, research exposure and recognition of Canada’s most promising research trainees in the health sciences. Universities have been invited on nominate their top PhD students in health sciences for participation in the forum. A limited number of invited participants will also receive travel award funding from CIHR. Amount: See website Duration: n/a Eligibility: PhD students Deadline: Before Mar 15, check with your Graduate Program
UBC VP Research & Innovation: Research Facility Support Grant Description: Provides support for the operation, maintenance, repairs or upgrades of equipment used in UBC facilities to support research. Amount: $50,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Mar 15
Craig H. Neilsen Foundation: Spinal Cord Injury Psychosocial Research Description: Supports research to address the critical gaps of knowledge within the field of spinal cord injury research in order to improve therapeutic interventions and disseminate best industry practices. Amount: Up to $400,000 Duration: Up to 3 years Eligibility: Postdoc/Faculty Deadline: Mar 25 (LOI)
UBC Faculty of Medicine: Bluma Tischler Postdoctoral Fellowship Description: Supports MD or PhD graduates in Medicine, Biochemistry, Genetics, or associated disciplines carrying out research on the biochemical or genetic aspects of intellectual developmental disorders or other neurological disorders. Amount: $20,400 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Postdocs Deadline: Mar 29
National Psoriasis Foundation: 2019 Bridge Grants Description: Supports researchers who have submitted an exemplary but unfunded K-type (career development) or R-type application to the National Institutes of Health or similar funding body, with a focus on psoriatic disease or related co-morbidities. Amount: Up to $100,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Apr 15
Canadian Cancer Society: Impact Grants Description: Supports significant progression in cancer research programs that are anywhere in the continuum from basic, high impact discovery to translational work of direct relevance to the clinic and beyond. Amount: Up to $1.5M Duration: Up to 5 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Apr 19 (LOI)
Weston Brain Institute: Rapid Response: Canada 2019 (Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s & Related Diseases) Description: Provides seed funding for novel, high-risk, high-reward translational research projects on neurodegenerative diseases of aging. Amount: Up to $300,000 Duration: Up to 18 months Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: LOI extended from Mar 13 to May 15 (Parkinson’s and related), Apr 1 (Alzheimer’s and related)
Health Employers Association of BC: BC Health Care Awards
Presented by HEABC, the BC Health Care Awards were created in 2007 to celebrate excellence and innovation in BC’s health care community by recognizing deserving teams that are improving health care delivery in BC and individuals whose achievements and actions inspire those around them. Award categories recognize innovative health models, workplace health initiatives, collaborative problem-solving and outstanding individual achievements. | Nomination deadline: Mar 15
NSERC: E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship – NEW
Each year, NSERC awards up to six, two-year E.W. R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships to scientists at a Canadian university or affiliated research institution. The Fellows are relieved of teaching and administrative duties so that they can devote all of their time and energy to research. The Fellowship includes a contribution to the university in the amount of $125,000 per year toward the fellow’s salary. | UBC Internal deadline: Mar 19
McGill University: Louis and Artur Lucian Award for Research in Circulatory Diseases – NEW
The Louis and Artur Lucian Award for Research in Circulatory Diseases is designed to honor outstanding research in the field of circulatory diseases. This prestigious award is accompanied by a monetary award of $70,000 CAD. | Nomination deadline: Mar 22
Event: UBC Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series – NEW Description: Seminar by the Dr. Dimitri Simberg, Associate Professor, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, entitled “The 99%: Mechanisms of immune clearance of nanomaterials after systematic administration“. Date & Time: Mar 6, 12-1pm Location: LSC3, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
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
Event: UBC Centre for Blood Research – 8th Annual Norman Bethune Symposium Description: Highlights for this full-day symposium include keynote presentations on the topics of red blood cell biology, patient blood management, new developments in platelet products, the appropriate use of blood and blood products and cellular therapies. Date & Time: Apr 3; 7:15am-6:30pm Location: UBC Robston Square Theatre, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver Register: Register here. Note: Call for abstracts; deadline for submissions is Mar 18
Event: UBC VP Research & Innovation – Friesen Prize Lecture – NEW Description: Lecture presented by Dr. David Naylor, Emeritus President, University of Toronto, and recipient of the 2018 Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research, entitled “The long road to precision healthcare – with a short detour into AI“. Date & Time: Apr 9; 4-5pm; reception to follow Location: Jack Poole Hall, Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, 6163 University Boulevard, Vancouver Register: Please RSVP at https://research.ubc.ca/davidnaylor
Event: UBC Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences – 15th D. Harold Copp Lecture – NEW Description: Lecture presented by Dr. Gökhan S. Hotamişligil, MD, PhD, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, entitled “Metabolic biology of the endoplasmic reticulum in health and disease“. Date & Time: Apr 16; 4pm Location: LSC2, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
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.
PoRR is a repository of patient-oriented research (POR) projects with the aim of connecting interested undergraduate students with ongoing projects at UBC. If you are a PI looking for a suitable undergraduate trainee to work on your POR project, or if you are a trainee interested in gaining experience on a research project where patient engagement has been prioritized, please visit porr.med.ubc.ca for more information.
This annual event is designed to showcase the diverse and innovative research work of Faculty of Medicine research trainees and recent senior faculty prize awardees, as well as to provide a venue for the building of new connections and collaborations throughout the Faculty and at all levels. We are currently accepting applications from all Faculty of Medicine research trainees that would like to be considered for an oral presentation (deadline March 20) or a poster presentation (deadline April 25, or once all spots have been filled).