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(January 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

Manning Innovation Awards

The Manning Innovation Awards have recognized and rewarded Canadians who have conceived, developed and successfully marketed an innovative product or process. The awards have recognized innovators from a variety of disciplines including agriculture, aviation, civil engineering, communications, medical science, submarine engineering and the environment. The 2000 program of saluting Canadian innovation is now underway and nominations of innovative Canadians are being sought from across Canada. Nominees for the awards must be Canadian citizens resident in Canada. The deadline date for submission of nominations is Feb. 15. Further information and nomination form can be found

CISS data training schools

The Canadian Initiative on Social Statistics is a co-operative project of SSHRC and Statistics Canada. Its aim is to promote research and training in the application of social statistics. The Data Training Schools (DTS) will serve university researchers, graduate and undergraduate students, policy analysts and data librarians. A DTS may be hosted in any Canadian university for a period of no less than seven consecutive days and no more than 14 consecutive days. Sessions should be intensive and focus on formats that encourage the active contribution of all participants. The deadline for submission of proposals is Feb. 18. Further information can be obtained at

Strategic joint initiative

SSHRC in collaboration with the NHRDP is undertaking a new initiative: Society, Culture and Health of Canadians II. This program is open to the broad community of health researchers, social scientists and humanists traditionally supported by SSHRC and the NHRDP. Only one competition will be held under this joint program. Projects can be funded for up to three years. SSHRC and NHRDP have allocated a total annual budget of $3.6 million, over the three-year life of the program. Applications may be submitted by collaborative, interdisciplinary teams of university-based researchers and/or by researchers from not-for-profit Canadian organizations having the capacity to do research. Interested applicants are invited to submit a letter of intent by March 20 and detailed proposals may be submitted by invitation only with a deadline date of Sept. 22. Detailed information can be found at

Request for proposals

March of Dimes is inviting all qualified scientists with faculty appointments or the equivalent, at universities, hospitals and research institutions, to submit applications for research grants directed at the prevention of birth defects. Research subjects appropriate for support by the March of Dimes include basic biological processes governing development, genetics, clinical studies, studies of reproductive health, environmental toxicology, and social and behavioural studies relevant to their mission. The letter of intent must be submitted by April 30 and the
deadline date for submission of full applications is Sept. 30.

Centres of Excellence

The Government of Canada has issued a call for applications to establish new Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCEs) in the following areas: The Automobile of the 21st Century; Genomics Technologies and Society; Meeting Environmental Challenges for Clean Water; and Early Child Development and Its Impact on Society. New NCEs targeted in these research fields will help to fulfill the Government’s promise, outlined in the Throne Speech, to strengthen Canada’s commitment to children and the environment and to expand Canada’s expertise in areas like advanced engineering and genomics. The government has allocated $13 million for this year’s targeted competition.
The deadline for submission of Letters of Intent is May 1. Further information can be found at

Imminent deadlines

March 15
Atlantic Salmon Federation –
Olin fellowships.

Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange – subsidies for publication; travel grants; conference/seminar/workshop grants.

Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation – cancer research fund.

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) – nursing research fellowship.

Leukemia Society of America – translational research program (full application).

SSHRC – a strategic joint initiative of SSHRC and the Law Commission of Canada.

March 31
Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation – the Alton Ochsner award relating smoking and health.

Bayer/Canadian Blood Services/ Héma-Québec Partnership Fund – partnership fund (full application).

The Whitaker Foundation – special opportunity award (preliminary application).