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NSERC has announced the official launch of the Alliance grants, which will support research collaborations with partner organizations. NSERC will accept applications starting May 21st. For more details, see competition website. – NEW
Alex’s Lemonade Stand: Reach Grants Description: Supports developmental therapeutic studies in the late stage of preclinical testing in the area of pediatric cancer. Amount: $250,000 Duration: 2 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: May 20
Alzheimer’s Association: Part the Cloud Translational Research Funding Description: Supports early-phase studies of potential Alzheimer’s therapeutics, including the validation of biological markers of disease progression in the context of evaluating a potential therapy. Amount: Up to $750,000 Duration: 2-3 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: May 23 LOI
Canadian Cancer Society/CIHR: Cancer Survivorship Team Grants Description: Supports new intervention research designed to mitigate the challenges experienced along the survivorship journey, as well as the evaluation and validation of existing interventions to assess their potential for implementation as best practices Amount: Up to $2.5M Duration: Up to 5 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: May 29 (registration)
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research: Convening and Collaborating Description: Designed to bring together researchers and research users to co-develop research aligned with BC’s health system priorities Amount: $15,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: May 30
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research: Reach Description: Supports the dissemination of research evidence in ways that facilitate its effective uptake and potential to impact health and care. Amount: $15,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: May 30
Canadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation: Graduate Student Research Awards Description: Supports the training, education, and professional development of a graduate student to ensure continued improvement of asthma treatment therapies and progress towards finding a cure for asthma. Amount: $20,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Graduate Student Deadline: May 31
When Everyone Survives Foundation: Innovative Leukemia Research Description: Supports laboratory, translational, or clinical research related to acute leukemia. Amount: $50,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Jun 1
UBC Faculty of Medicine: New Faculty Research Award Description: Supports new recruits in the Faculty of Medicine with up to $10,000 for use towards research equipment and supplies, research services, research support salaries/stipends, and dissemination of research results. Amount: $10,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Junior Faculty Deadline: Jun 17
Call for Nominations
Society for Neuroscience: Young Investigator Award – NEW
The society is accepting applications for its Young Investigator Award, which recognizes the outstanding achievements and contributions of a young neuroscientist who demonstrates scholarly independence. The recipients will receive a $15,000 award as well as complementary registration, transportation, and hotel accommodations for the SFN annual meeting. | Nomination deadline: May 24
Canadian Cancer Society: Awards for Excellence in Cancer Research
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
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. James Johnson, Professor, entitled “Hyperinsulemia as a causal factor in insulin resistance, obesity, cardiovascular disease, aging and cancer“. Date & Time: May 1, 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 Dr. Shirin Kalyan, Assistant Professor, presenting “Answers to your questions about the ‘Answer Factory’: First Edition”, and Dr. Peter van den Elzen, Professor, presenting “Towards EBV infection of B cells in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis”. Date & Time: May 2; 9am Location: Rm 2108, BCCHRI, 938 West 28th Ave., 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.