2010909 FoM Weekly Announcements and Opportunities

Please see below for your information and distribution.

In this week’s issue:

Announcement: Please see the attached email from The Office of the Vice-President Research & International regarding award opportunities.

Funding Opportunities:

· Parker B. Francis Fellowship (Reminder)

· Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation: Epidemiology Grant

Awards and Honours:

· The American Osler Society: William B. Bean Student Research Award


Parker B. Francis Fellowship

Faculty of Medicine Internal Deadline: October 5, 2011

External Deadline: October 12, 2011

The Parker B. Francis Fellowship in Pulmonary Research is intended to support the development of outstanding investigators embarking on careers in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. This fellowship is intended to help them as they make the transition to independent, self-supporting, faculty members.

Parker B. Francis Fellowship grants are awarded to institutions for the purpose of providing stipends, fringe benefits, and modest travel expenses in support of qualified post-doctoral fellows or newly appointed assistant professors. Award recipients will thereby be enabled to devote the major part of their professional effort to research related to pulmonary disease and lung biology.

Grants are made for three years of support. It is permissible to maintain support for the awardee as he or she moves from fellowship to faculty status. Awards are made to institutions on behalf of the fellows and can be transferred to other institutions only under special circumstances with prior approval from the Director of the Fellowship Program.

Fellows supported by a Parker B. Francis Fellowship must be assured of having at least 75 percent of their time available for research. This means that a total of no more than three months per year may be spent in clinical or other non-research activities.

Please send your applications to Adrienne Hammond at adrienne.hammond@ubc.ca or 317-2194 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation: Epidemiology Grant

Deadline: December 15, 2011

Epidemiology Grants are designed to support the research of investigators who have a specific focus on the epidemiology, early detection, or the prevention of childhood cancers.

New this year: ALSF has increased the amount of the Epidemiology Awards to $200,000 over two years to help investigators pursue novel and promising approaches to understanding the causes of childhood cancers. Please visit the website for additional information.


The American Osler Society: William B. Bean Student Research Award

Deadline: March 1st, 2012

This award supports medical student research in medical history and medical humanities. The research award is $1,500. Successful applicants may be invited to present his/her research findings at a subsequent meeting of the American Osler Society.

The Bean Award Committee will consider the following criteria in evaluating proposals:

(1) The project should deal with medical history and/or the other medical humanities

(2) The goal should be stated clearly

(3) The goal should be realistic

(4) The applicant should demonstrate familiarity with the relevant literature

(5) Originality and a scholarly approach

A letter of support from a faculty sponsor who will assume responsibility for mentoring the student must accompany the applica­tion form, which can be obtained at the American Osler Society’s Web site: www.americanosler.org. Contingent on submission of a paper acceptable to the Bean Award Committee, the American Osler Society may make available additional funding to pay for travel to (not to exceed $750) and expenses at (including hotel, meals, etc.) the annual meeting.

For more information and the application form, please visit the website above.