CIHR has launched a new Sex and Gender Chairs funding opportunity in the amount of $700,000 over 4 years, with an application deadline of Oct 8. If you are interested, please contact Bryan Wong to discuss timelines.
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.
Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation: Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials Description: Supports research on innovative pharmacologic interventions for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, including clinical trials, regulatory studies for novel drugs, repurposed drugs, repositioned drugs, and natural products. Amount: Up to $5 million Duration: Varies Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Jul 12 (LOI)
Glaucoma Research Foundation: Shaffer Grants for Innovative Glaucoma Research Description: Supports novel and promising research dedicated to clinical, epidemiological, and laboratory research on glaucoma. Amount: $50,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Jul 15 (Preliminary Proposals)
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative: Rare as One Project Description: Supports the development and launch of research networks for rare disease area in partnership with clinicians and scientists. Amount: $450,000 Duration: 2 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Jul 23 (LOI)
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
Weston Brain Institute: Early Phase Clinical Trials: Canada Description: Provides funding for clinical trials and/or clinical trial sub-studies with excellent preliminary data. Amount: Up to $1.5M Duration: Up to 4 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Ongoing
Call for Nominations
Prix Galien Canada: Prix Galien
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
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
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: BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute – PITCH Seminar Series – NEW Description: Featuring Dania Kallas, MSc student from Sanatani lab, presenting “Characterization of Young Patients with Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia Based on Age of Symptom Onset” and Dan Wu, PhD candidate from Levings lab, presenting “Role of Regulatory T Cells in Obesity and Insulin Resistance“. Date & Time: Jun 27; 10am Location: Rm 2108, BCCHRI, 938 West 28th Ave., Vancouver
Event: UBC SPARC – SSHRC Partnership Funding: Overview and Review Chair Insights – NEW Description: SPARC will provide a brief overview of SSHRC’s three partnership funding opportunities and provide specific strategies for planning, framing, and developing a competitive application. This session will feature insights from Dr. George Belliveau (Language and Literacy Education), who served as the SSHRC review committee chair for the PDG in 2017. Date & Time: July 10, 1:30-3:30pm Location: Room 101, Michael Smith Labs, 2185 East Mall, Vancouver Register: Please register here.
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.