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(April 6, 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

Colton medal

The Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence is given to recognize excellence in research leading to new understanding and novel developments in microelectronics or the application of microelectronics in Canada. The award includes a monetary prize of $3,500. Candidates for the award may be faculty, students or alumnae who have successfully completed a master’s or PhD in a Canadian university within the previous three calendar years. The deadline for receipt of nominations is April 19.

Change of deadline

MRC has approved two major revisions in the timeline for its group grants program. The deadline for submission of the letter of intent has been changed from April 1 to Aug. 15. Accordingly, the deadline for the full group core application has also been changed from Sept. 1 to March 1. The revised timeline will allow applicants to finalize their description of the group and core budget requests after the outcome of the September operating competition is known.

Research on AIDS

The Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) has advised that it is accepting applications for grants of up to $25,000 and letters of intent for two-year grants of up to $80,000 per year. CANFAR funds research in the basic sciences, clinical, epidemiological and psycho-social aspects of HIV infection and AIDS. The deadline for applications for the $25,000 grants is May 19, while the deadline for submission of letters of intent for the two-year grants is May 5.

VP grants committee

The term of the social sciences representative on the vice-president’s grants committee is expiring and expressions of interest and nominations for a replacement are invited by May 5, 2000. The vice-president’s grants committee adjudicates applications for internal travel and research funds under the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council general grant and for the vice-president’s research grant.

Mustard fellowship

The Mustard Fellowship in Work Environment and Health provides support to outstanding researchers to build innovative research capabilities to conduct multidisciplinary studies in the area of work environments and employee health. Areas of particular interest include: the organization of work and organizational/managerial processes in relation to health; promoting and evaluating workplace health interventions; and the biological correlates of work and stress. The fellowship offers two years of support at a level of approximately $50,000 per year. The deadline for applications is May 31.

New SSHRC program

SSHRC has announced a new strategic theme program titled Rethinking Productivity. The goal of this program is to encourage and support interdisciplinary and collaborative research and training on relationships among economic, social and cultural development. Two types of funding are available under this program: strategic theme research grants and interdisciplinary conference grants. Application for the strategic theme research grants will initially be through letters of intent which have to be submitted by May 31. There will be two competitions for the interdisciplinary conference grants. The deadlines for those are Oct. 2, 2000, and Sept. 15, 2001. A complete description of the program including detailed application procedures is available at

International collaboration

In August 1999, the European Commission launched a call for proposals under the European Union’s Fifth Framework Program for technological research and development. The call for proposals is part of the horizontal cooperation program known as Confirming the International Role of Community Research (INCOII). This call encourages the organization of activities (seminars, workshops and conferences, networking, etc.) to promote technological research and development within both the European Union and cooperating countries. The call for proposals is available at Proposals are accepted every four months, with the next deadline June 16 and the last one on Oct. 6, 2002.

India studies fellowships

The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute invites applications from scholars, librarians, students and artists who wish to undertake research or training in India during the 2001-2002 academic year. Eligibility is restricted to those specializing in India Studies in the areas of the arts, humanities, and the social sciences, including education, management, and law. The deadline for receipt of applications is June 30.

Child-based research

The Janeway Child Health Centre invites applications from researchers within the province for one-year research studies that are related to child health care, including epidemiological, clinical and basic sciences research. The maximum award is $15,000 and is intended to provide startup funds for new investigators, and interim short-term funding of established investigators until more secure and long-term sources of funding can be assessed. The deadline for submission of applications is Sept. 1.

Imminent deadlines

May 15
University of Calgary-Gorbachev Foundation –
oint trust fund (full application).

May 31
Canada Council –
the Izaak Walton Killam research fellowships.

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation – Basil O’Connor starter grants (full application).