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.
Association for Surgical Education: Research Projects Description: Supports research projects focused on improvements in surgical practices Amount: $25,000 Duration: 1-2 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Jun 3
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: Emerging Leaders in CF Endocrinology II Program Description: Supports training for physicians interested in developing expertise in the endocrinologic care of patients with cystic fibrosis. Amount: $43,000 per year Duration: Up to 3 years Eligibility: Junior Faculty Deadline: Jun 5
Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation: Diagnostics Accelerator Description: Supports research in the development of digital biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Amount: Up to $500,000 Duration: See website Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Jun 7 (LOI)
Durham University’s Institute of Advanced Study: 2020/21 Fellowship Description: Provides recipients with the opportunity to develop their ideas and collaborations in a thriving community of researchers, and through engagement with the University’s Departments and Colleges. Each Fellowship provides an honorarium (£3,000); a travel allowance; accommodation; and funds for teaching buy-out if this is necessary in order for individuals to be able to accept the Fellowship (up to £8,000). Amount: See website Duration: 3 months Eligibility: Faculty, see website Deadline: Jun 7
Children’s Heart Foundation: Congenital Heart Defect Research Description: Supports life-changing congenital heart defect research in the areas of clinical cardiology, basic science, population science, and the advancement of surgical/interventional techniques. Amount: $100,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Jun 7
Lung Cancer Research Foundation: Pilot Grant Program Description: Supports projects in one or more of the following areas of lung cancer research: lung cancer biology; prevention and screening for early detection; identification of new biomarkers and the development of targeted therapies; development of more effective and less toxic therapies; supportive measures for people with lung cancer and their families; and quality of care and outcomes research. Amount: $150,000 Duration: 2 years Eligibility: Trainees, Junior and Mid-Career Faculty Deadline: Jun 14
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
Canadian Institutes for Health Research: Collaborative Health Research Projects Description: Supports innovative, interdisciplinary, collaborative research projects, requiring participation from the natural sciences or engineering community together with the health sciences community. Amount: See website Duration: Up to 3 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Jun 25 (LOI)
Call for Nominations
Society for Neuroscience: Young Investigator Award
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
Society for Neuroscience: Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience – NEW
The $25,000 prize honors an individual whose activities have produced a significant cumulative contribution to theoretical models or computational methods in neuroscience or who has made a particularly noteworthy recent advance in theoretical models or computational neuroscience. | Nomination deadline: Jun 7
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. David Gailani, Professor, Vanderbilt University, entitled “The Kallikrein-Kinin system – activation and regulation“. Date & Time: May 15, 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 Dr. Amanda Scott, Technical Application Specialist from BD, presenting “High parameter flow cytometry panel and experiment concepts”. Date & Time: May 21; 10am Location: Rm 2108, BCCHRI, 938 West 28th Ave., Vancouver
Event: NSERC Alliance Grants Information Session – NEW Description: Staff from the NSERC Pacific Regional Office will hold an information session to update the UBC community on the newly announced Alliance grants program. Date & Time: May 27; 1:30-3:30pm Location: Rm 1005, Forestry Sciences Centre, 2424 Main Mall, Vancouver Register: Please visit event webpage.
Event: NSERC Engagement Visit and Discovery Grants Update – NEW Description: Staff from NSERC, Ottawa staff will hold an Engagement visit to provide news and updates, and information about the upcoming Discovery Grants competition. Date & Time: May 29; 1:30-3:30pm Location: Rm 2012, Earth Sciences Building, 2207 Main Mall, Vancouver Register: Please visit event webpage.
Event: Providence Health Care Research Institute Research Day – NEW Description: Annual celebration for the Providence Health Care research community, featuring a keynote talk by Dr. Tania Bubela entitled “More Haste, Less Speed: A Lawyer’s View of Clinical Translation of Novel Biotherapeutics“. Date & Time: June 7, 9:30am-1pm Location: The Century Plaza Hotel, 1015 Burrard Street, Vancouver Register: Please RSVP here as space is limited.
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.