Please cascade within your department/centre/organization.
The Faculty of Medicine Indirect Costs of Research Rate for industry sponsored research has increased to 40% to align with the other Faculties at UBC, effective April 1, 2019. Please see FoM ICR Policy for further details. – NEW
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.
Krembil Foundation : In a recent meeting with the Faculty of Medicine Development Office, the Krembil Foundation has requested summaries of research projects. If you are interested, please send your half-page project description to Alana Schultz, Development Officer for the Faculty of Medicine. Please note that the Krembil Foundation will not be looking at descriptions sent directly to them. Description: Supports research projects studying the mechanisms of neurodegeneration, the immune system, and psoriatic arthritis. Amount: $100,000- $300,000 per year with opportunity to increase to $500,000 per year once initial grant is complete Duration: 2 years for initial grant; 2-4 years for subsequent grant Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Submit half-page project description to firstname.lastname@example.org by Apr 30
National MS Society: Pilot Research Grant Description: Supports high-risk pilot projects aimed at testing novel ideas with the potential to advance the society’s mission of stopping MS progression, restoring function, improving quality of life, and preventing the onset of MS. Amount: $55,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: May 6 (Pre-application)
Chordoma Foundation: Clinical Trials Program Description: Supports well-justified clinical trials designed to determine whether, and to what extent, promising new therapies can improve the lives of chorodoma patients Amount: Up to $300,000 Duration: n/a Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: May 10 (Concept Papers)
American Association for Cancer Research: Transformative Cancer Research Grants Description: Intended to stimulate high-risk, high-reward research by early- to mid-career investigators and promote and support creative, paradigm-shifting cancer research that might not be funded through conventional channels. Amount: $400,000 Duration: 2 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: May 10 (LOI)
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: Research Grants Description: Supports research dedicated to uncovering new information that contributes to the understanding of the basic etiology and pathogenesis of cystic fibrosis. Amount: Up to $125,000 per year Duration: Up to 2 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: May 13
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: Pilot and Feasibility Awards Description: Supports investigators working to develop and test new hypotheses and/or methods that address problems related to cystic fibrosis, and/or to promising new investigators as they establish themselves in research areas relevant to CF. Amount: Up to $80,000 per year Duration: Up to 2 years Eligibility: Deadline: May 13
Canadian Cancer Society/CIHR: Cannabis Research in Priority Areas Team Grants Description: Supports research investigating the benefits and/or harms related to therapeutic use of cannabis in people living with cancer. Amount: Up to $1.5M Duration: Up to 5 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: May 15 (LOI)
Canadian Cancer Society: Travel Awards Description: Supports trainees to help to defray the travel costs associated with making a scientific presentation from cancer-related research as a first author or presenter at a conference, symposium or other appropriate professional meeting. Amount: Up to $2000 Duration: n/a Eligibility: Trainees Deadline: May 15
One Mind: Rising Star Research Awards Description: Recognizes and funds promising, early career investigators through a competitive grants process to accelerate research on major neuropsychiatric disorders. Amount: $250,000 Duration: 3 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: May 15
Alex’s Lemonade Stand: ‘A’ Awards Description: Supports an early independent career scientist who wants to establish a career in pediatric oncology research. Amount: Up to $200,000 per year Duration: 4 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: May 20
Call for Nominations
Canadian Cancer Society: Awards for Excellence in Cancer Research – NEW
The CCS Awards for Excellence in cancer research, to recognize individuals who have made, and are making, valuable contributions to cancer research and cancer control in Canada. Recipients are leaders in their fields who exemplify excellence in science and outstanding service to the scientific community. | Nomination deadline: May 29
Canadian Medical Hall of Fame: Laureate
The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame laureate nominees are Canadian citizens who are role models for Canadians for their work in furthering health in Canada and the world or are nominated for an achievement developed significantly during a period of residency in Canada. They are living or posthumous and their outstanding contributions to medicine and the health sciences have led to extraordinary improvements in human health. | Nomination deadline: Jun 10
Karolinska Institutet: Prize for Research in Medical Education – NEW
This international Prize is awarded for outstanding research in medical education. The Prize currently includes an award of € 50,000. | Nomination deadline: Sep 30
Event: UBC Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series – NEW Description: Seminar by Dr. Michael Underhill, Professor, entitled “Mesenchymal progenitors in health and disease“. Date & Time: Apr 17, 12-1pm Location: LSC3, 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).