FoM Funding Opportunities October 17-21

In this week’s issue:

Funding Opportunities:

· France-Canada Research Fund (FCRF): Call for Proposals

· Nelly Auersperg Award in Women’s Health Research

· The Canadian National Committee for CODATA – Sangster Award


· Gairdner Symposium

· Allies in Health: 3rd Annual Community and Patient Fair for Health Professional Education


France-Canada Research Fund (FCRF): Call for Proposals

Deadline: November 14, 2011

The FCRF was created to encourage and develop research exchanges of excellence between France & Canada in all areas of academic endeavour. The Fund provides $8,000 to $15,000 over 2 years for a new project and is generally used to support travel and living expenses for both the UBC and French partners.

All applications are made directly to the French Embassy in Ottawa. The applications and CVs are to be submitted electronically to both email addresses listed below:

Forms are available on the website of the Science & Technology Department of the French Embassy at:

All UBC applications are subjected to an internal selection process. Five proposals will be selected by December 15, 2011 for further consideration by a national, joint Canada-France committee and will be required to provide a detailed application & budget to the French Embassy in Ottawa by February 15, 2012. Final results will be made by May 1, 2012.

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation – Young and Established Investigator Awards

LOI Deadline: November 17, 2011

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) has established the PFF Research Fund to Cure Pulmonary Fibrosis, a fund created to support research that will assist in the development of successful therapies for pulmonary fibrosis (PF). The goal of the Fund is to help identify new treatments, and ultimately a cure for PF. The Research Fund to Cure Pulmonary Fibrosis has been established to support projects in the areas of basic science, clinical research, or translational research. LOIs will be considered from institutions outside of the US.

In 2012, four recipients will receive Awards totaling $200,000:

  • Young Investigator Awards – Each in the amount of $50,000 to be given over two years. This award category was established to encourage young investigators (researchers within 5 years of completion of their formal training) to maintain and enhance their interest in PF research during the early stages of their academic career.
  • Established Investigator Awards – Each in the amount of $50,000 to be given over two years for established investigators to explore preliminary innovative areas of research that may not yet be eligible for an NIH grant.

Nelly Auersperg Award in Women’s Health Research

Deadline: January 13, 2012 4:00pm

Dr. Nelly Auersperg is one of Canada’s foremost cell biologists. She is an international leader in the establishment of laboratory techniques for the study of ovarian cancer. The Nelly Auersperg Award in Women’s Health Research is granted to a promising researcher in the area of women’s health to conduct an innovative research project.

The Award was established in 2000 by donors who have known Nelly for many years and admire her lifelong devotion and commitment to women’s health research and her contribution to medical science. Nelly’s work inspired their lead donation for this award. They, in turn, hope their donation will inspire future researchers to follow in the path of Nelly’s tireless work. Additionally, new donors can take pride, knowing that their gifts will also inspire, celebrate and ultimately bring greater knowledge to women’s health.

The Nelly Auersperg Award supports pilot studies in women’s health which aim to generate preliminary data, test new approaches, methodologies or tools. The funding supports activities that will enable the pursuit of more ambitious studies and foster further funding applications.

The amount awarded for this one-year grant is $10,000-$15,000.

For application details please see the attached RFA.

The Canadian National Committee for CODATA – Sangster Award

Deadline: March 31, 2012

Valued at $3000, this award will enable a graduate student enrolled in a Canadian university, or recent graduate (within 3 years of graduation), to attend and present his or her work at the 23rd International CODATA Conference, Open Data for Science and Society in a Connected World, 29 – 31 October, 2012, Taipei, Taiwan.

For more information, please see the two related attachments.


Gairdner Symposium

Date: October 24, 2011 4 – 6pm

Location: Life Sciences Centre, Lecture Theatre 1 (LSC 1), UBC, 2350 Health Sciences Mall

Don’t miss this opportunity to listen to two dynamic and high profile researchers at the 2011 Gairdner Vancouver Symposium!

This free public lecture will feature:

Dr. Howard Cedar [2011 Canada Gairdner International Award Recipient],


Dr. Michael Hayden [2011 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award Recipient]

More information about the symposium and poster can be found at the link above.

More information about the Gairdner Foundation can be found at

For questions or more information please contact Seetha at

Allies in Health: 3rd Annual Community and Patient Fair for Health Professional Education

Date: November 2nd, 10:30am – 4:30pm

Location: West Atrium of the Life Sciences Centre

The Division of Health Care Communication, in partnership with Celebrate Learning and the Faculty of Medicine, will be presenting “Allies in Health: 3rd Annual Community and Patient Fair for Health Professional Education.”

The event will feature almost 40 community organizations and resources and seven “Patient Panel” workshops. UBC health professional students are encouraged to attend these workshops and visit the many community organizations to learn about the lived conditions of people with chronic and other health concerns, and to have a better understanding of resources that exist for their future patients.

Please see attached poster for more information.

Kind regards,

Adrienne Hammond
Research Secretary
Faculty of Medicine, Dean’s Office
317-2194 Health Sciences Mall
British Columbia  V6T 1Z3
Tel. (604) 822-8633
Fax. (604) 822-6061