Research Community News

Discover the latest news from across the VP Research & Innovation portfolio through our aggregated news and events feed below.

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Get a monthly curated summary of research opportunities, funding and deadlines compiled by the service units of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation portfolio. 

Event Date: Nov 10, 2022
VPRI Unit: SPARC

Date/Time: Thursday, November 10th, 10:00am-12:00pm

This Zoom workshop will introduce the IDG funding opportunity, including required application modules and adjudication process, giving strategic tips and advice for constructing a competitive proposal. All registered applicants will receive a zoom invite link.    Looking for more support?  We encourage you to sign up for our Grant Writing Bootcamps in November and December!   

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Award recognizes outstanding Canadian teams of researchers from different disciplines who came together to engage in research drawing on their combined knowledge and skills, and produced a record of excellent achievements in the natural sciences and engineering.

Event Date: Nov 9, 2022
VPRI Unit: Sequencing and Bioinformatics Consortium

Next-generation sequencing (NGS) plays an essential role in life sciences research and diagnostics. This informational session will allow you to understand the basics of generating NGS data and assessing its quality, including choosing the appropriate Illumina sequencer for your experiment, understanding the outputted sequencing data format, and understanding the report generated by the quality control tool, FastQC.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

The VPRI is currently searching for new research advisors in the CIHR, and CFI domains.  

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

RavenSpace, a platform and hub for the publication of Indigenous community-driven works of cultural, educational, and social significance, has been awarded a three-year grant of Cdn$1 million from The Mellon Foundation’s Public Knowledge program. RavenSpace provides digital tools and methods for Indigenous communities and scholars to work together, and with other creators, to achieve their vision for sharing knowledge and stories. It prioritizes Indigenous access and participation...

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Funding will create pathways from research evidence to impact and help ensure that cutting-edge health research can directly improve the health of British Columbians and BC’s health system. 

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

An external review of the program is being carried out to assess its effectiveness in supporting Research Excellence Strategy 6 (Collaborative Clusters) in UBC’s strategic plan.

Event Date: Nov 1, 2022
VPRI Unit: SPARC

CIHR is seeking a new Scientific Director for the Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH). This is a 4-year term (with the possibility of a second-term appointment), with responsibilities including providing overall direction and leadership for CIHR-IPPH. Deadline for applications is November 1, 2022. For further details, please visit CIHR. Questions can also be directed to: SDrecruitment-recrutementDS@cihr-irsc.gc.ca 

Event Date: Nov 18, 2022
VPRI Unit: SPARC

The 2023 France Canada Research Fund (FCRF) New Research Collaboration Program is now open. The program promotes partnerships between researchers in Canada and France.

Event Date: Oct 14, 2022
VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

UBC Advanced Research Computing (ARC) staff are hosting a UBC ARC Alliance RAC Information Session to answer questions you may have regarding the submission process and to highlight tips and tricks that may help you in your application. With the growing popularity in Alliance resources and the UBC ARC Sockeye system, it is important to consider your current and future research needs and apply for the RAC.    

Event Date: Oct 4, 2022
VPRI Unit: Research Ethics

Questions about Ethics? We're available by phone or you can book a Zoom consultation by sending us an email.

If your questions relate to protocols for COVID-19 and international research, please contact Maria Valente at maria.valente@ubc.ca.

If your questions relate to Indigenous research, please contact Wendy Bond at wendy.bond@ubc.ca.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Funding of $11.1 million for two UBC projects will improve pathogen response and boost the impact of B.C. biotechnology on the global stage

 

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

This competition is open to emerging and established clusters of research excellence in all disciplines on the Vancouver campus, and we welcome applications from both previously funded and new clusters. NOI: November 1, 2022.  Info sessions on October 13 and 17.

Event Date: Nov 4, 2022
VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

The UBC Collaborative Research Mobility Awards (CRMA) program is now open again. It provides up to $5,000 to support new or existing research partnerships between UBC researchers in the Okanagan and Vancouver. Faculty members from all disciplines are invited to apply. Funding may be used to cover travel and accommodation costs associated with meetings, accessing specialized equipment, or other partnership activities.  

Event Date: Sep 22, 2022
VPRI Unit: Research Ethics

In response to community-expressed needs, the Making Research Accessible initiative (MRAi) – a partnership between the UBC Learning Exchange and Library in collaboration with others – has developed the Downtown Eastside Research Access Portal (DTES RAP). The RAP is designed to provide information about research that is relevant to/about Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.  As well as linking to research published since 2010, the DTES RAP includes researchers’ contact information and...

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

The Government of B.C. is supporting research at UBC with more than $560,000 to help lead the way to more effective mental-health treatments through the BC Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF).

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

This contribution, through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF), will help universities more competitively recruit and retain outstanding researchers by helping acquire the state-of-the-art labs, equipment and facilities they need to make discoveries that will have an impact on Canadians.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

The Research Facility Support Grants (RFSG) competition provides funding for the operation, maintenance, replacement, repair or upgrade of equipment used in UBC facilities to support research.

The RFSGs are one-year grants of up to $50,000 intended to enhance UBC research, training, and equipment sustainability.  

Researchers located on the UBC Vancouver campus and affiliated hospital sites are eligible to apply.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

The BC Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF) has awarded over $20 million for 78 research projects being led by researchers at the University of British Columbia.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

The 2022/23 Community-University Engagement Support (CUES) Fund is open! Get up to $25,000 to support community-university partnerships that benefit communities across the province and advance collaborative research, teaching, and learning. Interested applicants are invited to submit a Notice of Intent by October 21, 2022. 

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Funding includes 16 awards to UBC faculty members through the Scholar Program and 36 awards to UBC research trainees to support health research at UBC and its affiliated health research institutions.

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