Funding Opportunities

 


School of Biomedical Engineering Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

The School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME) Postdoctoral Fellowship Award will support outstanding postdoctoral fellows. To apply, the postdoctoral fellow’s supervisor must currently be appointed as SBME core/joint faculty. The successful candidate will be expected to be appointed through the SBME by the time the award is held and be within 12 months of receiving their PhD. Applications will be evaluated on scientific merit and innovation.

The application form and requirements can be found here, or by following the link in the navigation panel to the left.

Each award will be for $50,000/year for a maximum of 3 years. Year 2 and 3 funding will be contingent on 1) progress in the previous year, and 2) application for external awards within the first year of the SBME Postdoc Grant (MSFHR, NSERC, CIHR etc).

The full application is due November 15, 2018.

Please contact the SBME Research Manager, Nicole Rosin (nicole.rosin@ubc.ca), with any questions.


School of Biomedical Engineering Collaborative Seed Grant

The School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME) collaborative seed grant will foster new joint projects within the SBME to enable future external funding applications. Successful projects will be cross-disciplinary and be co-led by at least one SBME faculty member (core, joint and associate). The co-leads must be members of different Faculties (ie. the Faculty of Applied Science and the Faculty of Medicine). Funds can only be held by SBME faculty members.

The application form and requirements can be found here, or by following the link in the navigation panel to the left.

Applications will be evaluated by the SBME Research Awards Committee, with evaluation based on scientific merit, innovation and novelty. Each award will be for $50,000/year for a maximum of 2 years. The second year of funding will be contingent on progress in year 1.

The full application is due by November 15th, 2018. Notice of decision will be sent within 30 business days. Funds will be made available in January 2019.

Please contact the SBME Research Manager, Nicole Rosin (nicole.rosin@ubc.ca), with any questions.


A number of UBC Faculties publish up to date lists of upcoming grant opportunities and deadlines. The Faculty of Science publishes a comprehensive list of national, provincial and topic specific agencies on their website, and it is a great place to watch for upcoming opportunities.

Useful UBC grant and award sites
Faculty of Science - Grant Deadlines
Faculty of Medicine - Grant Deadlines
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Faculty of Applied Science - Grant Deadlines
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UBC VPRI Awards
Support Programs to Advance Research Capacity
UBC SPARC

Each funding agency has a variety of information available about the specific requirements and guidelines for their own funding competitions. Compiled here are links to common national, provincial and topic specific agencies for reference.

National Government FundedProvincial/LocalTopic Specific
National Sciences and Engineering Research CouncilGenome BCHeart and Stroke Foundation
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
(ResearchNet)
Michael Smith Foundation for Health ResearchDiabetes Canada
Canadian Foundation for InnovationBC Innovation CouncilAlzheimer Society
Western Economic Development FundVancouver Coastal Health Research InstituteStem Cell Network
Mitacs
(Trainee Funding)
Canadian Blood Services
Canadian Cancer Society
Rare Diseases Models and Mechanisms Network