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(June 22, 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

NSERC concourse

NSERC has recently allocated space on its Web site to allow students, researchers, and companies to actively search for partners and collaborators in areas of mutual research interest by submitting descriptive postings. This free service is offered to individuals and organizations involved in research areas falling under NSERC's mandate. The postings can be found in one of the following four categories: For students, for Researchers, for Companies; and Job Postings. Postings may be submitted by e-mail and will appear for a maximum of 90 days. Further details may be found at

Collaboration with Ukrainian scientists

The Science and Technology Centre of the Ukraine (STCU) is inviting foreign collaborators in a number of funded projects with areas as diverse as immunodeficiencies, renewable solar energy, water purification technology, polymer composite materials and ultrasonic testing of textured pipelines for gas and oil among others. The Office of Research has received a 10-page document which provides information on the role of foreign collaborators as well as brief summaries of between 10 and 20 projects on which collaboration is invited. Copies of this information are available from the Office of Research.

Parkinson Foundation

The Parkinson Foundation of Canada offers grants of up to $45,000 per year for a maximum two-year period in support of projects that are relevant to Parkinsons. Funds may be used to meet operating expenses and equipment costs essential to the project. Applications must be submitted by deadline Sept. 1. Two-year fellowships are also offered for those holding an MD or PhD and who wish to carry out research into the cause and treatment of Parkinsons. The deadline for submission of applications under this program is also Sept. 1.

Learning technologies

The Office of Learning Technologies (OLT) of Human Resources Development Canada has issued a call for proposals in the area of New Practices in Learning Technologies. Proposals must focus on adult learners and meet specific program themes, objectives and assessment criteria described in the OLT Guidelines and Funding Application dated June, 2000. This documentation is available on the OLT website at Funding will be available for activities to be carried out during the period Dec. 2000 to Dec. 31, 2002. The deadline for submission of proposals is Oct. 2.


Shastri invites applications

The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute invites applications for the position of vice-president (India Office) from Canadian academics who will be on sabbatical or administrative leave in 2001-2002. Remuneration for the position includes furnished accommodation in central New Delhi, the use of a car for official purposes, and a living, travel, and research allowance. Applications must be received by deadline Oct. 30 and must include a formal research proposal.

TransCoop program 2001

The German Federal Ministry for Education and Research is offering support for joint research projects of up to three years duration among German, U.S. and/or Canadian Scholars in the fields of the humanities, social sciences, economics and law. Up to DM 90,000 per project may be provided to support costs of the German or U.S. and Canadian partners; however, match funding must also be provided from U.S. or Canadian sources. Applications must be submitted jointly by at least one German and one U.S. and/or Canadian scholar by deadline Oct. 30.

Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program

The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program offers both faculty and graduate students the opportunity to carry out research, teaching and study in the U.S. To be considered, the proposed activity must have the potential to contribute to mutual understanding between Canada and the U.S. Two programs are offered for faculty: grants-in aid and short-term research chairs. Graduate students may apply for research awards and formal enrolment awards. The deadline for applications to all programs is Nov. 15.

Imminent deadlines

June 31
Corporate-Higher Education Forum - Bell Canada
— forum awards.

August 1
Dairy Farmers of Canada
— research funding program (full application) 2000.

Deafness Research Foundation (The) (NY) — DRF grants for research projects (renewals).

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

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation — grants for research.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society (US) — research grant support programs: biomedical research program, patient management, care, & rehabilitation program.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) — collaborative linkage grants; expert visits (physical & engineering science).

The Whitaker Foundation — biomedical engineering research grant (preliminary application).

August 15
Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation
— cancer research fund (postdoctoral fellowships for basic and physician scientists).

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation of Canada (JDF) — research grants/career development awards/postdoctoral fellowships (abstract).

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International (JDF) (US) — research grants/career development awards/postdoctoral fellowships (abstract).

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

The Whitaker Foundation — special opportunity awards (full application).