Please cascade within your department/centre/organization.
Mitacs is accepting Globalink Research Internship (GRI) projects for summer 2020 up until June 5, 1pm. GRI pairs faculty in Canada with international undergrads for 12-week research projects from May to October. – NEW
NSERC is now accepting applications to the Alliance grants program, which will support research collaborations with partner organizations, beginning with applications that are requesting $150,000 or more from NSERC. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until further notice. – NEW
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
Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation: Neuroendocrine Cancer Research Description: Supports basic, translational, or clinical research to expand the molecular understanding of NETs and help drive personalized treatment options for patients. Amount: Up to 1.4 Million Duration: Up to 4 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Jun 17 (Pre-proposals)
National Organization for Rare Diseases: Research Grants Description: Provides seed-money grants to qualified investigators for scientific and/or clinical research in the hope that these studies ultimately will lead to new diagnostics, treatments, and/or cures for rare diseases. See website for a list of 8 rare diseases currently being targeted. Amount: $30,000-$100,000, see website Duration: See website Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Jun 18
Epilepsy Foundation: My Brain Map Description: Supports pilot studies that propose new analytical approaches and/or tools to modeling seizure propagation in a brain network. Amount: $200,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Jun 21 (LOI)
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation: 2019 Research Fellow Award Description: Supports researchers at the postdoctoral/medical fellow or junior faculty level working under the supervision or guidance of a research mentor in the multiple myeloma field. Amount: $75,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Postdocs/Junior Faculty Deadline: Jun 24
Conquer Cancer Foundation: Global Oncology Young Investigator Award Description: Supports an early-career investigator in the area of global oncology research. Amount: $50,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Postdocs/Junior Faculty Deadline: Jun 27
Lung Cancer Canada: Geoff Ogram Memorial Research Grant Description: Supports advancement in lung 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: $25,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Jun 28
Amgen: Competitive Grant Program in Bone Research Description: Supports innovative research focused on improving the quality of osteoporosis care and patient outcomes. Amount: $150,000 Duration: 2 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Jun 28
Lallemand Health Solutions: Innovation Program Description: Provides training opportunities for students conducting innovative research in the field of probiotics for human health applications. Amount: $80,000 Duration: 1-3 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Jul 1
UBC Faculty of Medicine: Seminar Series Fund Description: Limited funding is available to support seminar series within the UBC Faculty of Medicine. Amount: $1,500 Duration: n/a Eligibility: Faculty, 1 per Department/School/Centre Deadline: Jul 31
Call for Nominations
Society for Neuroscience: Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience
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
Prix Galien Canada: Prix Galien – NEW
The Prix Galien is the most prestigious award in the field of Canadian pharmaceutical research and innovation. Referred to as the Nobel Prize of pharmaceutical research, it recognizes the efforts and achievements of pharmaceutical research and development. Nominees, please contact Bryan Wong for the Dean’s signature. | Internal nomination deadline: Jun 26
E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fund & National Research Council of Canada: Steacie Prize for Natural Sciences – NEW
The Steacie Prize is a Canadian award of $10,000 presented once a year to a scientist or engineer of 40 years of age or less for outstanding scientific research carried out in Canada.| Nomination deadline: Jun 30
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
Governor General of Canada: Order of Canada – NEW
The Order of Canada is the cornerstone of the Canadian Honours System, and recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. The Order recognizes people in all sectors of Canadian society. | Nominations accepted at any time.
Event: NSERC Engagement Visit and Discovery Grants Update 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: BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute – PITCH Seminar Series – NEW Description: Featuring Nick Dawson, PhD candidate from Levings lab, presenting “Humanized chimeric antigen receptors for transplant tolerance”. Date & Time: May 30; 10am Location: Rm 2108, BCCHRI, 938 West 28th Ave., Vancouver
Event: Providence Health Care Research Institute Research Day 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.
Event: Focus on Scientific Imaging Seminar – NEW Description: Seminar presented by the esteemed Dr. Eric Betzig, winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, entitled “Imaging Cellular Structure and Dynamics from Molecules to Organisms“. Date & Time: June 18, 2pm Location: LSC1, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
CIHR communications has invited people to take part in the public engagement on their new strategic plan and health research priorities. Essentially, people can take a survey, join a discussion form or post a question by visiting https://letstalk-cihr.ca/ by June 28, 2019.
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.