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(April 27, 2000, Gazette)

For more information about the items below, or to request application materials, contact Rosalind Collins at the Office of Research, 737-8251 or e-mail

Climate change and agriculture

The Canadian Agri-Food Research Council (CARC) has announced a three-year program to support science networks in the carrying out of basic research related to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from Canadian agriculture. Emissions from agriculture are primarily nitrous oxide associated with fertilizer and animal manure use, and methane associated with cattle and livestock manure. The initiative will support research in the areas of crop nutrient management, livestock nutrient management, manure management, carbon sequestration, and biofuels. Funding up to the value of $250,000 is available on a matching basis over a three-year period. Application is initially through letters of intent which should not exceed two pages and which must be submitted by May 5. Further information is available on the CARC Web site (

Multiculturalism research

Canadian Heritage, through its Multiculturalism Program, offers funding towards strategic research that contributes to the understanding of diversity issues in contemporary Canadian society. This year’s call for proposals is directed toward the following five areas: the inter-sectionality of diversity; social/economic consequences of racism; conceptions of ethnicity in contemporary Canadian Society; economic dimensions of Multiculturalism; and understanding socio-demographic diversity in the consumption of cultural products. Proposals should not exceed ten pages and should be submitted along with the required application form by deadline May 15. For the current year, as a pilot initiative, funding is also offered to help multi-cultural organizations and university partners work on developing feasibility/exploratory research proposals. The deadline for submission of requests under this initiative is also May 15.

Killam Fellowships

Killam Research Fellowships are offered on a competitive basis to support researchers in the fields of humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences and engineering. The purpose of the fellowships are to provide release time from teaching and administrative duties to individual scholars to pursue independent research. Up to two years of support may be requested. The fellowships provide partial or full salary replacement to a maximum of $53,000 per year. The deadline for applications is May 31.

Sudden infant death syndrome

Applications are invited for grants funded by the Canadian Foundation for the study of Infant Deaths for research into Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Grants may be awarded toward any discipline which is concerned with the causes, effects , and/or prevention of SIDS. All awards are of one year’s duration. Funding is available for studentships and fellowships at MRC rates and for special projects to a maximum of $35,000. The application deadline is June 1.

Research on chronic pain

The Canadian Pain Society in partnership with Parke-Davis offers a research award of $10,000 to support research about chronic pain in humans. The funds are designated for researchers who are within the final two years of a Ph.D program or equivalent or who are within the first five years of independent practice or of a first faculty appointment. The application form is available on the Web at The deadline for submission of applications is June 30.

Imminent deadlines

June 1
Cancer Research Society, Inc. (CRS) –
strategic research program (full application).

Memorial – Memorial University research grants program (salary-based research grants program).

National Institutes of Health (NIH)(US) – research grant.

University of Calgary-Gorbachev Foundation – joint trust fund (letter of intent).

The Whitaker Foundation – biomedical engineering research grant (full application).

June 5
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) –
community alliances for health research (full application); the interdisciplinary health research teams (full application).

June 12
federalism and federations program: research grant.

June 14
Max Bell Foundation –
health, education and communication proposals (letters of intent).

June 15
Canadian Lung Association/MRC scholarship (letter of intent).

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) (US) – research grants program (request for application-designated form).