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(December 2, 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 collinsr@morgan.ucs.mun.ca

Plasma protein research

Centeon, a world leader in plasma proteins and biotechnologies, has established the Centeon Canadian Research Fund, in collaboration with Canadian Blood Services and Héma-Québec, to support research in the general area of plasma protein based therapy and biotechnology and organization of related services. The research will be conducted in Canada by researchers affiliated with Canadian universities and not-for-profit health-related organizations. Individual grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded. Applicants must be affiliated with a Canadian university or not-for-profit health-related organization (including community groups and research laboratories engaged in health research). The deadline for submission of proposals is Jan. 5. Additional information can be found at Web site http://www.centeon.com/na.

Call for proposals

The Sustainable Forest Management Network (SFMN) has issued a call for proposals for the year 2000-2001. SFMN is one of Canada’s 15 Networks of Centres of Excellence. The SFMN is hosted by the University of Alberta and is entering its sixth year of funding. Funding partners beyond the NCE program are involved, including provincial governments, forest industries, universities and First Nations. The overall goal of the SFMN is to develop knowledge, strategies and tools to ensure that Canada’s boreal forests are effectively managed, such that biological diversity will be preserved and the resource base will be sustained for future generations. The deadline for completed applications is Jan. 7. Further information can be found at Web site http://www.ualberta.ca/sfm/.

Child care research

Human Resources Development Canada has announced the next call for proposals under Child Care Visions, a research and development program which was created in 1995. Proposals are encouraged in the areas of rural child care, on and off reserve child care, family child care, flexible hours, special needs and other non-traditional child care services. The deadline for receipt of proposals is Jan. 17.

Neurotrauma research

The Provincial Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, in partnership with the Canadian Paraplegic Association, the Newfoundland Brain Injury Association, and the Rick Hansen Institute are offering grants that can be awarded for a one to three year duration, depending on available funding. These grants are available in three areas: Project Grants (Rehabilitation Projects and Injury Prevention Projects); Research Grants (Operating Grants and Personnel Awards); and Biomedical Research Grants (Operating and Equipment Grants and Personnel Awards). Project grants can be awarded for $3,000 to $60,000 and the amount of awards will vary for Research Grants and Biomedical Research Grants. Guidelines and application forms can be obtained at web site www.rickhansen.org. The deadline for submission of applications for project and research grants is Feb. 1, and the deadline for biomedical research grants is March 1.

Canadian neurotrauma research

The Canadian Neurotrauma Research Program (CNRP) is supported by the Rick Hansen Institute, NeuroScience Canada Foundation, Canadian NeuroScience Partnership, Regeneration Tour Society, The Alberta Paraplegic Foundation, BC Neurotrauma Initiative, Manitoba Neurotrauma Initiative, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, and the Medical Research Council. In its second year of operation, the CNRP will invest over $2.7 million to support fellowships, operating grants and pilot projects. The deadline date for submission of applications for operating grants is March 1, while for fellowships, the deadline date is April 1. Further information and applications can be found on MRC’s Web site at http://www.mrc.gc.ca.

ICAR listings

The Inventory of Canadian Agri-Food Research (ICAR) provides a comprehensive and up-to-date source of information on current agriculture, aquaculture, and food research. It may be accessed through a new and improved Web site at http://res2.agr.ca/icar. Instructions are provided on the website for those researchers who would like to add their current agriculture, aquaculture, or food research projects to the Inventory.

OOR miscellany

The International Space Station Forum 2000 will be holding the first global utilisation conference organised by the five Space Station Partners in Berlin, Germany on June 13-15, 2000. For further information and for registering your interest, visit the ISS Forum 2000 Web site at: www.estec. esa.int/ISSForum2000.

Imminent deadlines

Jan. 10
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute – Canadian Studies Program.

Jan. 15
Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute –
Berkshire summer fellowship.

Memorial-ISER – fellowships (doctoral, post-doctoral, ISER book post-doctoral fellowship).

Muscular Dystrophy Association (US) – research grant (application).

Smithsonian Institute (US) – postdoctoral fellowships; senior fellowships; predoctoral fellowships.

SSHRC – major collaborative research initiatives (letter of intent).

Jan. 17
Canadian Blood Services –
career development fellowship award.