CBC Newsletter, Vol. 25

May 8, 2018

New Funding, Educational and Networking Opportunities

Dear Members of the CBC Community,

CBC would like to share the Spring 2018 Newsletter which describes new funding, educational and networking opportunities available to the CBC community this coming summer and fall. As some of the items listed below span across two or three categories (e.g. offer both, funding and educational opportunities, or all three, funding, educational and networking opportunities), please make sure to read the newsletter in its entirety.

Thank you,
CBC team

Funding Opportunities
CBC Accelerator Award Program

Milestone-driven award program ($100,000 for 1st year) focused on translational research toward therapeutics or associated biomarkers and diagnostics.

(Round 2) Accelerator Letter of Intent (LOI) submissions open June 4, 2018 and close June 8, 2018.

Please note:
Applicants, if selected, MUST be available to present their projects at a CBCAN meeting on August 2, 2018 and/or August 16, 2018. Both meetings will be held on a Thursday, from 4:00-7:00 PM, at Northwestern University’s downtown Chicago campus.

▸ Program description
▸ RFA*

*Please make sure that you are conforming to the MOST RECENT RFA!

Drug Safety Gordon Research Conference

June 10-15, 2018
Easton, MA

Update: 05/14/2018
The application for the awards is full and has closed.

A few awards are available for selected students, postdocs or other young scientists from the CBC institutionsto attend the conference! The award covers all costs (registration, room and board) for the GRC meeting except travel. The students/trainees who receive awards must present a poster and stay for the entire meeting. For an additional cost ($275), awarded students/trainees are encouraged to participate in the GRS the weekend prior to the conference.

▸ More info

CBC Catalyst Award Program

One-time incentive awards (up to $250,000) focused on basic biological/biomedical or translational research eligible to teams with co-Principal Investigators from at least two of the CBC institutions.

(Round 26) Catalyst application submissions open August 20, 2018 and close August 24, 2018.

▸ RFA*
▸ Funded Catalyst Awards

*Please make sure that you are conforming to the MOST RECENT RFA!


Educational Opportunities
16th Annual CBC Symposium: “A new age of structural biology: structure meets dynamics”

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Northwestern University Chicago campus

This all-day event is organized by Alfonso Mondragón (NU-Chairman), Tony Kossiakoff (UChicago), Arnon Lavie (UIC) and Valerie Tokars (NU). The meeting will also include a poster session. The event is free of charge, but pre-registration is required.

Stellar speaker lineup: Jingyi FEI, UChicago; André HOELZ, Caltech; Janet SMITH, University of Michigan; Reza VAFABAKHSH, NU; Eric XU, Van Andel Institute and Xiaojing YANG, UIC.

▸ Symposium webpage


Networking Opportunities
Share with the CBC community via the CBC website!

Director’s Corner is a new experiment for the CBC website that features stories, opinions and other items of interest to the growing biomedical, translational research and entrepreneurial communities in Chicago (and beyond).

CBC is inviting new contributions!

If you find a story or an article that you think would be of interest to the CBC community and that you’d like to share, please contact Jola Glotzer, CBC Communications Director at jolaglotzer@uchicago.edu.

If selected*, the article will be featured on the CBC homepage and shared on CBC social media!
Examples of the recent posts can be found at the:

▸ Director’s Corner webpage

*The CBC reserves the right to review the article contents prior to posting.

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