August 24 – 30


Third Official Call for Nominations for UBC Faculty Research Awards are listed below. Note that the internal Faculty of Medicine signature deadlines are as follows:
Please note that these are internal signature deadlines. If you require additional time to complete the application packages, please contact Bryan Wong ( and he will be happy to accommodate your request.
  • CIHR Foundation Scheme: 2015 2nd Live Pilot – Stage 1 Faculty of Medicine internal signature deadline is September 10th, 2015. Full details are available here.
Funding Opportunities:
  • A-T Children’s Project – Ataxia-Telangiectasia Research Projects
  • Conquer Cancer Foundation – Career Development Award
  • Simons Foundation – Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems (reminder)
  • Melanoma Research Alliance – Request for Proposals
  • CIHR – Health and Productive Work – Partnership Development Grants
  • Glaucoma Foundation – 2016 Research Projects
  • UBC Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series – Deborah Chen & Nichollas Scott
  • UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – 17th Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference (2016)

Deadline: September 1, 2015
The A-T Children’s Project strives to assist respected scientists in developing a clearer understanding of ataxia-telangiectasia and, eventually, a timely cure, or life-improving treatments, for this serious disease.
Grants of up to $150,000 over two years will be awarded for basic and translational research projects related to A-T. Projects that apply innovative and novel strategies for suggesting, developing, and evaluating specific disease-modifying and symptomatic interventions are strongly encouraged.
Proposals from junior investigators, scientists in related disciplines, and individuals with innovative new ideas for A-T research are encouraged, as are collaborations of laboratories and teams from industry as well as teaching universities.
A Letter of Intent is not required. However, prior to submission of a full-length proposal, applicants seeking input from the A-TCP scientific advisory board may submit an LOI directly to the A-TCP science coordinator at
A-TCP accepts applications on September 1 and March 1 of each year (or the following business day if the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday).
Visit the A-TCP website for complete program guidelines, optional LOI submission instructions, and application procedures.
Deadline: September 24, 2015; 8:59pm PST
Conquer Cancer Foundation (CCF) has released their Career Development Award.  This program provides funding to clinical investigators who have received their initial faculty appointment to establish an independent clinical cancer research program.  The cancer research must have a patient-oriented focus, including a clinical research study and/or translational research involving human subjects.
The applicant must be a physician who is within the 1st to 3rd year of a full-time, primary faculty appointment in a clinical department at an academic medical institution.
This award is a three-year cancer grant totaling $200,000, paid in three annual increments.
Please visit the CCF website for further details.
Intent to Apply Deadline: October 5, 2015
UBC Internal Application Deadline: October 26, 2015
Funding Agency Deadline: October 28, 2015
The Simons Foundation will accept up to two nominations per university in the Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems program. The aim of this program is to support the most active and creative junior researchers during the years when they are developing into and serving as the intellectual leaders of the field. Our intent is to identify exceptional scientists making major contributions to their field and to provide them with resources to undertake new and creative investigations. MMLS Investigators must be within five years of their first faculty appointment at the time of nomination and are typically untenured faculty.
For further information regarding the MMLS program, please visit the Simons Foundation website.
If you are interested in applying, please contact Bryan Wong (bryan.wong@ubc.caby October 5, 2015. Bryan will then provide nomination instructions.
Deadline: See below
The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) announces a Request for Proposals (RFP) soliciting high-impact translational research from scientists and clinicians around the world. The RFP calls for ideas that have the potential to lead to near-term clinical application in melanoma prevention, detection, diagnosis, staging, and treatment.
Proposals will be accepted for:
  • Team Science Awards – LOI Deadline: October 12, 2015
  • Young Investigator Awards – Deadline: November 16, 2015
  • Academic-Industry Partnership Awards (for Established Investigators) – Deadline: November 16, 2015
  • Special Opportunity Awards.
MRA plans to release a second RFP by mid-September focused on additional Special Opportunity Awards.
Please visit the MRA website for further details.
Deadline: November 30, 2015
The goal of Healthy and Productive Work is to bring together researchers, workers, employers, policy-makers, regulators, clinicians, insurers, service providers, workplace safety and insurance boards, unions, professional associations, and other stakeholders across sectors to develop, implement, evaluate and scale-up innovative, evidence-informed and gender-responsive solutions to foster the labour force participation of men and women with health issues (e.g., injuries, illnesses, chronic diseases, mental health challenges, and other conditions) and disabilities, as well as older workers and workers with caregiving responsibilities outside of their paid work.
The Healthy and Productive Work initiative focuses on interventions which may include but are not limited to accommodations, tools and policies that address modifications to work and work environments designed to enable participation in meaningful work.
Please visit the CIHR website for further details regarding this funding opportunity.
Deadline: January 1, 2016
The Glaucoma Foundation works to encourage and support basic and applied research in glaucoma, to gain and disseminate new information about the causes and treatment of glaucoma, and to further efforts to identify and develop novel approaches to preserve visual function and reverse blindness caused by glaucoma.
To that end, the foundation is accepting applications from researchers for novel research projects. In 2015, twelve-month grants of up to $40,000 will be awarded to projects related to exfoliation syndrome and exfoliation glaucoma.
To be eligible, applicants must hold a full-time faculty position or the equivalent.
Please visit the Glaucoma Foundation website for further details.
UBC Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series – Deborah Chen & Nichollas Scott
Date & Time: August 26, 2015; 12-1pm
Location: LSC 3, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
Please note that there will be two speakers at our upcoming seminar on Wednesday, August 26:
Red blood cell hemolysis: Biomarker discovery for quality assessment
Seminar by
Deborah Chen
PhD candidate, Devine Lab
Centre for Blood Research
Alterations in the protein interaction landscape of known caspase targets recedes caspase cleavage
Seminar by
Nichollas Scott
PDF, Foster Lab
Centre for High-Throughput Biology
Date: June 16-18, 2016
Location: The Coast Capri Hotel, 1171 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna
Target audiences: Interprofessional/intersectoral teams, family physicians and other primary care providers, mental health care providers, psychiatrists and psychologists, administrators and policy makers, other health disciplines working with primary care and/or community care, people with lived experience and family members, educators and their students, and researchers.
Visit this website to start the submission process.
  • Call closes on Thu Jan 14, 2016 at 4:30 PM (PST)
  • Notifications will be sent by the end of February 2016