HEAL Initiative: Opioid Exposure and Effects on Placenta Function, Brain Development, and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes (international)
This NIH funding opportunity invites any international grant applications to study the impact of opioids, alone or in combination with other substances of misuse, on placenta function and neurodevelopment during pregnancy and in the first year of life. Up to €10 million for 6 year projects is available. Due Dec 7th 2022. Read more.
Health Innovation Funding Investment (UBC-only)
UBC Health is offering up to $25,000 through the Health Innovation Funding Investment (HIFI) Awards to faculty members at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan who are collaborating across faculties, disciplines, and campuses to develop new teams, pursue new ideas, or translate findings from innovative health-related research. In addition to the general, open call for HIFI, UBC is inviting applications that focus on initiatives which promote diversity and inclusion and have the potential to impact health equity across individuals, communities, and societies. Due Oct 14, 2022. Read more.
National Women’s Health Research Initiative
CIHR has announced the launch of the National Women’s Health Research Initiative. The initiative will advance a coordinated research program that addresses under-researched and high-priority areas of women’s health and will ensure new evidence improves women’s and gender-diverse people’s care and health outcomes. It is anticipated that $9.6M will be allocated to the initiative. Due Feb 23rd. Read more.
Interviewer, Perinatal Anxiety Screening Study
The UBC Perinatal Anxiety Research Lab (PARLab) is looking to hire one or more interviewers for a CIHR-funded study of perinatal anxiety screening tools. The selected candidates would evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of proposed screening tools for perinatal anxiety and related disorders. Read more.
Petitions to the Government of Canada
There is a petition to increase funding for Canada’s graduate students and postdocs. These groups are seen as the frontline workers of Canadian research, development and future STEM leaders. However, they are still paid less than minimum wage. Sign here.
Women represent 50 per cent of Canada’s population yet they are only 30 per cent of the House of Commons legislators. This petition is calling for practical commitment to help with this gender gap by the next federal election in 2025. Note: only Canadian citizens and residents can sign. Sign here.