FoM Research Roundup | May 14, 2019

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May 14, 2019

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  • UBC SPARC is offering support for reviews of CIHR Collaborative Health Research Project LOI applications. Please see SPARC website for details. – NEW
  • 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 NeuroscienceNEW
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 SeriesNEW
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 SeriesNEW
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 SessionNEW
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 UpdateNEW
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: Women’s Health Research Institute at BC Women’s – Fourth Annual Women’s Health Research Symposium
Description: This symposium will be an opportunity to showcase some of the amazing women’s health research taking place in BC and beyond. This year’s focus will be on Global Women’s health.
Date & Time: May 31; 7:30am-4pm
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre East, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Register: Register early at as spaces are limited.

Event: UBC Sequencing and Bioinformatics Consortium – 16S Profiling Using the Illumina Demonstrated 16S Protocol Workshop
Description: Please join us for a hands-on-experience of the Illumina Demonstrated 16S Protocol, using your own samples. Workshops are primarily aimed at graduate students, technicians and postdocs.
Date & Time: Jun 4; 9am-5pm
Location: 3124-2405 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver
Note: Apply here by May 20. Competitive application, only 12 spaces available.

Event: UBC Sequencing and Bioinformatics Consortium – Illumina De novo Assembly Using the Nextera DNA Flex Library Preparation Kit
Description: Please join us for a hands-on-experience of our latest and fast, comprehensive DNA de novo assembly workflow, using your own samples. Workshops are primarily aimed at graduate students, technicians and postdocs.
Date & Time: Jun 5; 9am-5pm
Location: 3124-2405 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver
Note: Apply here by May 20. Competitive application, only 12 spaces available.

Event: Providence Health Care Research Institute Research DayNEW
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.


Faculty of Medicine Postdoctoral Enhanced Scholar Program

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.

For more information, please visit:

UBC Faculty of Medicine Patient-Oriented Research Repository

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 for more information.




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