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(February 24, 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

Oil and ice workshop

Alaska Clean Seas will be hosting the International Oil and Ice Workshop to be held April 5-7. This workshop will focus on the environmental, logistical and operational issues associated with the risk of oil spills from oil exploration and development projects in ice prone environments and the associated spill prevention and response. The deadline to register is March 15. For more information, visit the Web site at:

Atlantic coast contaminants

The Marine Environmental Research Institute (MERI) has announced a workshop on coastal contaminants in the Atlantic, to be held June 22-25, 2000, in Bar Harbor, Maine. This workshop will provide a regional forum for researchers working in the fields of ecotoxicology, immunotoxicology, endocrinology, pathobiology, environmental chemistry, epidemiology, public health and related fields. A minimum of 10 travel scholarships will be offered to qualified graduate students to attend this workshop. The deadline for student applications is March 15, with a general application deadline of May 1, 2000. For further information, visit the Web site at

Addiction and mental health

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health offers a number of postdoctoral fellowships each year to provide fellows with a comprehensive training program in the fields of addiction and mental health and with training in research techniques. Appointments are for one year and are subject to renewal for a second year. Postdoctoral salary is on the MRC scale ($29,155 – $33,000) and varies depending on experience. MDs may spend up to a maximum of 20 per cent of their time in clinical duties. The deadline for application is April 1.

PDF in pharmacoeconomics

The Centre for Evaluation of Medicine (CEM), St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, is inviting applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in pharmacoeconomics under the supervision of Bernie O’Brien, associate director of CEM and associate professor in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University. The fellowship will be full-time, commencing July 1, 2000, and offers a stipend comparable to MRC/CIHR fellowships. The deadline for application is April 1.

Marfan syndrome

The Canadian Marfan Association is offering one-year research grants for clinical or basic research on Marfan Syndrome. A maximum of $20,000 is available per award. A letter of intent with an abstract of the proposal, curriculum vitae, and budget outline is required by deadline Sept. 1.

Environmental studies

The Environmental Studies Research Fund (ESRF) is a research program which sponsors environmental and social studies designed to assist government and regulatory decision-making related to oil and gas exploration and development on Canada’s frontier lands. The 2000 Study Programs include the two continuing areas of Effects of Seismic Exploration on the East Coast Fishery and Practical Considerations for Cumulative Effects Monitoring and Assessment in Eastern Canadian Offshore Areas. In addition, two new study areas have been introduced: Seabird Monitoring and Identification of Sensitive Areas and Environmental Constraints to Oil and Gas Exploration in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence. Requests for proposals are normally issued at the beginning of the year. RFPs are posted on the Web site

Imminent deadlines

April 15
Cancer Research Institute (NY) (CRINY) –
Clinical Trials Program/ Prostate Cancer Initiative.

Dairy Farmers of Canada – research funding program (letter of intent).

German Academic Exchange Service – DAAD-AICGS grant.

Publications Subvention Board of Memorial University of Newfoundland – publications subvention.

National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC) – program project grants (letter of intent); Eli Lilly Awards Program: The Robert L. Noble Prize; The O.Harold Warwick Prize; The William E. Rawls Prize (nomination).

NSERC – research partnership program: strategic projects.

The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada – gold medal award.

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute – CIDA-SICI project.