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(March 23, 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 collinsr@morgan.ucs.mun.ca

Call for proposals

The Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada has issued a Call for Proposals for a research study on the costs of electronic publishing related to e-publishing by Canadian researchers in the humanities and social sciences. This is in follow up to an initial project that resulted in the creation of a Web site linking research sites for the use of researchers in a survey of the attitudes of social scientists and humanists to electronic publishing and in case studies of electronic journals. Further details of what is sought in the follow up study are available from the Office of Research. $7,000 has been budgeted for the costs involved. The deadline for submission is April 15, 2000.

Awards for excellence in cancer research

Four separate awards are offered under the National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC) Awards for Excellence in Cancer Research Program to recognize excellence in cancer research. Each of these awards provides a $1,000 prize and a $20,000 research grant. Four Terry Fox Young Investigator Awards (sponsored by the Terry Fox Foundation) are given to promising young investigators doing outstanding basic laboratory research; the Robert L. Nobel Award (sponsored by Eli Lilly) recognizes outstanding achievements in cancer research; the William E. Rawls Award (sponsored by the Canadian Cancer Society) recognizes a promising investigator at an early stage in his/her career; and the O. Harold Warwick Award (also sponsored by the Canadian Cancer Society) recognizes critical research that is having a major impact on cancer control in Canada. The deadline for nominations (individuals may also nominate themselves) is May 1.

Research on trees

The Hyland R. Johns Grant Program provides research funding in the range of $5,000 to $20,000 for projects that benefit the arboricultural industry and enhance the many contributions of our urban forests. For the 2000 grants cycle, proposals addressing Tree Biology and Innovative Tree-Care Techniques and Practices will receive priority consideration. The deadline for submission of applications is May 1.

NSERC reallocations exercise

NSERC has announced the commencement of its third reallocations exercise. This exercise will result in the reassignment of up to 10 per cent of NSERC’s Research Grants budget (current budget is approximately $240 million) to the specific needs and initiatives that it considers being of the highest priority. The resulting changes to the GSCs’ budgets will then be implemented over a period of four fiscal years (2003-2006). As a first stage in the process, NSERC is now soliciting nominations of suitable individuals who are willing to serve on steering committees. Individuals, groups or organizations may make one or more nominations for one or more steering committees. Further detail is available at NSERC’s website www.nserc.ca. The deadline for receipt of nominations is May 15.

Imminent deadlines

May 1
International Society of Arboriculture Research Trust –
Hyland R. Johns grant program.

Networks of Centres of Excellence – networks of centres of excellence (letter of intent).

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) – collaborative linkage grants; expert visits (security-related civil services).

SSHRC – aid to occasional research conferences and international congresses in Canada.

Wenner – Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Inc. -individual research grant.


May 12
Canadian Nurses Foundation -
study award program.