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Dr. Chew Wei Memorial Prize in Cancer Research

Award to a Canada Scientist or Physician to Recognize
Outstanding Contributions to Cancer Treatment

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University of British Columbia (UBC)

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Award of $50,000 to a Canada physician or scientist to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of cancer treatment, therapies, and patient care. This award is intended for an individual who has made high-impact, internationally-recognized contributions to the fight against cancer, with an emphasis on researchers whose achievements span the spectrum of health research, from the laboratory to clinical care to health systems and public policy.

Among the criteria that will be considered is a distinguished record of translating scientific discoveries into clinical applications, forging partnerships with scientists and others to foster cancer research or to implement discoveries, and cultivating future leaders in the field.

While there are no restrictions with regards to how the monetary prize may be used, it is expected that prize recipients will continue to demonstrate excellence in health research and make further contributions in their field of work.

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GrantWatch ID#: 149294

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Estimated Size of Grant:

$50,000 CAD

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be considered for a Prize, a nominee must be a Canadian citizen holding an academic appointment in good standing, be active and productive in his or her career, and must have made outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or development of therapies for cancer.

Ineligible Candidates:
- Those who have previously received a Dr. Chew Wei MBBS Memorial Prize in Cancer Research at any time. No individual may be awarded the prize more than once.
- Members of the Selection Review Committee may not be awarded the prize during their term as members.
- Institutions or Associations are not eligible to be nominated.

Pre-Application Information:

The complete Nomination Package must be received by the deadline, April 15, 2018.

Nominees must be nominated by an expert in their field. Self-nominations will not be accepted. Nomination packages must be in English.

The nominations of eligible candidates may be considered for up to three years. Nominators are required to submit the nominee’s updated curriculum vitae by the predetermined deadline for reconsideration.

The Faculty of Medicine will notify the prize recipient and thier nominator by telephone or email. The Faculty of Medicine will notify all remaining nominators of the results by email.

The University may decline to award a prize in any given year if the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine is of the opinion that awarding a prize is impractical or undesirable.

Prize recipients agree to the use of their name and information in all official prize-related communications. Prize recipients agree to the use of photography and other public information about themselves and their research to be used for all promotional materials as they relate to the prize and other promotional initiatives.

The recipient must agree to fully participate in all prize activities, including public lectures, media conferences, ceremonies and receptions. In particular, recipients are expected to attend a prize ceremony the year they are recipients of the award, and provide some reflections on their career, the field, and the significance of the award. Additionally, the recipient must also agree to participate in prize-related activities in future years at the request of the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please email your nomination package to:

Dr. W. Robert McMaster
Executive Associate Dean, Research
UBC Faculty of Medicine

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