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(December 16, 1999, 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

Nord-Laval Colloquium in Social Sciences 2000

The 10th annual Nord-Laval Colloquium, organized by the Inuit and Circumpolar Studies Group, will be held March 23-24, 2000. This event aims at providing a forum for graduate students, professors and consultants to discuss their research projects and results. Activities will include paper presentations, thematic workshops and a round table discussion on Aboriginal self-government. Those interested in presenting, must submit a preliminary presentation title by Dec. 23, 1999. A one-page abstract is due Jan. 23, 2000. Funding may be available for student participants. For further information, please contact Nick Bernard at (418) 656-2131-8924 or nick.bernard@

Deadline extension

The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program has extended its deadline date for student and faculty special awards until Jan. 4. These awards, as well as other awards, are available to students and senior scholars who wish to pursue graduate studies, research or lecturing in the United States. More details on these awards can be found at Web site

Youth internship program

The federal government announced a Youth Employment Strategy (YES) in February 1997. Environment Canada participates in the YES through the International Youth Internship Program and the Science Horizons Youth Internship Program. Environment Canada’s Science Horizons Program is a collaborative effort with Canadian universities, the private sector and provinces and territories which offers promising young scientists and postsecondary graduates with hands-on experience in working on environmental projects under the mentorship and coaching of experienced scientists and program managers. Approximately one hundred youth placements, lasting from six months to one year, will be awarded across Canada. The deadline for submission of proposals to the appropriate Environment Canada office is Jan. 28. More information and a list of geographical locations can be found at Web site index.html.

Legal dimensions initiative

The Canadian Association of Law Teachers (CALT), the Canadian Law and Society Association (CLSA), the Canadian Council of Law Deans (CCLD) and the Law Commission of Canada (LCC) have announced a competition for support to prepare papers on the subject of Personal Relationships of Dependence and Interdependence. The request for proposals is addressed to university-based professors and other scholars, in all disciplines. The deadline for submission of applications is Jan. 31. Complete details are available at Web site

RP eye research foundation

The RP Eye Research Foundation is pleased to announce that they will be accepting new research proposals for the year 2000. Recent advances in RP research have fuelled the determination to find a treatment and ultimately a cure for retinal degenerative diseases. The deadline for receipt of applications is Feb. 14. A copy of the application guidelines can be obtained by calling the RP Eye Research Foundation at 1-800-461-3331.

Strategic joint initiative

For its second year, SSHRC and the Law Commission of Canada (LCC) have joined forces to offer research funding under the Relationships in Transition Joint Initiative. The theme for 2000 competition is Social Relationships. This program encourages multi disciplinary approaches to law reform in terms of key relationship issues, in order to explore and assess alternative policy options. This four-year joint initiative has a total value of $800,000. The average grant is expected to be approximately $25,000 per paper, for a period of one year. Large teams, however, may be awarded a maximum of $40,000 per paper. The deadline for submission of applications is March 15. Detailed information can be found at Web site

Imminent deadlines

Jan. 24
undergraduate student research awards program (appropriate department head/unit).

Jan. 28
Huntington Society of Canada –
navigator research award.

Jan. 29
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT)/International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS) –
graduate awards for study or research in an OAS member state.

Jan. 31
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT)/International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS) –
foreign Government awards.

The Daniel Langlois Foundation – research grant.

NSERC – undergraduate student research awards program (Office of Research).

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (The) – Canadian research awards for specialty residents.

Thyroid Foundation of Canada – summer student research scholarship.

Feb. 1
Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation (ABMRF) –
research projects grants; new scientists award; project supplement grants; data analysis grants; pilot/preliminary studies.

American Diabetes Association – Lions Sightfirst Diabetic Retinopathy Research Program: clinical research grant program, training grant program, equipment grant program.

Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada – R.B. Byers postdoctoral fellowship program.

Canada Foundation for Innovation – innovation fund.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research – health career awards.

Cancer Research Society Inc. – strategic research grants (letter of intent).

German Academic Exchange Service – research grants for recent PhDs and PhD candidates; study visit research grants.

Rick Hansen Institute – projects: rehabilitation projects and injury prevention projects; research: operating grants and personnel awards.

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation – dissertation-writing fellowships.

MRC /Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of Canada/Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada – operating grants (pre-registration).

MRC/Rx&D/Health Research Foundation – summer research studentships in medicine; summer research studentships in pharmacy; graduate research scholarships in pharmacology.

Memorial – Memorial university research grants program (salary-based research grant program).

National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC) – personnel support awards: clinical research fellowships; research scientist awards; post PhD and post MD research fellowships.

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

National Multiple Sclerosis Society (US) – research grant support programs: biomedical research program, patient management, care, & rehabilitation program; research training support programs: postdoctoral fellowships, advanced postdoctoral fellowship, senior faculty award, junior faculty award (Harry Weaver Neuroscience Scholarships).

NATO – advance study institutes program; advance research workshops program; collaborative linkage grants; expert visits (security-related civil science).

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute – seed grants.

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

Feb. 14
RP (Retinitis Pigmentosa) Eye Research Foundation –
RP scholar program, RP fellowships and RP studentships; operating grants.

Feb. 15
Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research (CFDR) – dietetic based research grants.

Cancer Research Society Inc. – research grants; fellowships.

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

Memorial – vice-president’s research grant; SSHRC general grant (research).

University of Calgary-Gorbachev Foundation – joint trust fund (full application).

Feb. 23
Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research –
consumer research grant (full application).

Feb. 28
International Information Science Foundation (IISF) –
visiting researcher support program.

Memorial – SSHRC general grant (travel grants for international representation and paper presentation at scholarly meetings); artistic/creative grants competition.

Thyroid Foundation of Canada – research fellowship.

Feb. 29
research development initiatives program.