18, 1999, Gazette)
more information about the items below, or to request application
materials, contact Rosalind Collins at the Office of Research,
737-8251 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
valuing literacy in Canada program
has advised that the application form for their 1999 Valuing
Literacy in Canada competition will remain the same as last year
(Form 800L). The form can be retrieved as a downloadable PDF
file on the SSHRC Web site at www.sshrc.ca/english/programinfo/grantsguide/literacy.html.
The deadline for submission of applications is Nov. 30.
program is designed to help Canadians mark the new millennium
in meaningful and creative ways, while meeting one or more of
the programs themes (e.g., information exchange, sustainable
environment, youth, innovation). The deadline for receipt of
applications is Nov. 30, 1999, with a competition budget of $140
million. Project budgets will consist of one third Millennium
Partnership Program funding and two thirds other funding sources.
Funds from the Federal Granting Councils are not eligible as
matching funds. For additional information and a copy of the
application form, visit the Web site at www.millennium.gc.ca.
call for proposals
Toxic Substances Research Initiative (TSRI) Secretariat is now
accepting one-year strategic research proposals for funding during
the 2000/2001 fiscal year. This second call will target specific
knowledge needs, to compliment the projects currently funded
within the TSRIs five priority research areas. Applications
for funding must be postmarked no later than Dec. 22. For further
information, please see the TSRI web site at http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/tsri.
on endangered species
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS)
of Environment Canada are inviting submissions under the 2000-2001
funding program of the Endangered Species Recovery Fund (ESRF).
The purpose of the ESRF is to sponsor high-priority conservation
projects to assist the recovery and protection of endangered
Canadian wildlife and their natural habitats. The key to a successful
application for funding will be a demonstration that the proposed
project will achieve wildlife conservation results. Application
form and guidelines are now available at www.wwfcanada.org.
The deadline for submissions of applications is Jan. 7.
blood services Canadian Blood Services offers Career
Fellowship Awards for a period of one to three years to candidates
who hold a recent PhD or an MD/DDS/DVM plus a recent research
degree in an appropriate health field at a minimum M.Sc. level
and who wish to acquire further experience in a blood services
setting. Fellowships are based on MRC rates and provide a first
year research allowance of $10,000. The deadline for receipt
of applications is Jan. 17, 2000.
newly announced Interdisciplinary Health Research Teams (IHRT)
Program will provide funding for teams of five or more researchers
who will pool their expertise, different perspectives, and resources
to address or resolve an important health research issue. Proposals
with researchers working in at least two different institutions
are encouraged. Participating institutions include universities,
colleges, hospitals, clinics, research institutes, government
departments and agencies, and in general any not-for-profit entity
with demonstrated research capacity. The application process
will involve two stages. Letters of intent must be submitted
by Jan. 17, 2000 with those invited to the next stage required
to submit a full application by June 5, 2000. Further program
details are available at Web site www.cihr.org.
Up to $4 million will be available in 2000-2001 to support this
program with the amount increasing to $8 in fiscal year 2001-2002.
new Community Alliances for Health Research (CAHR) Program is
based on partnerships between community organizations and research
teams whose members are affiliated with a university, hospital,
or other not-for-profit institutions capable of conducting health
research. Up to $4 million will be available in fiscal year 2000-2001
to increase to $8 million in 2001-2002. CAHRs will initially
be funded for one to five years. The application process will
involve two stages. Letters of intent are to be submitted by
Jan. 17, 2000 with those invited to proceed to the next stage
required to submit a full application by June 5, 2000. Further
program details are available on SSHRCs Web site at www.sshrc.ca
or at CIHRs Web site, www.cihr.org.
career awards program
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) together with SSHRC
and the National Health Research Development Program (NHRDP)
have announced a Health Career Awards program to enhance and
develop leadership in current health, social sciences and humanities
research. The program is targeted to excellent young researchers,
accomplished established investigators, and universities that
want to develop a critical mass in this sector. It offers six
different categories of award: postdoctoral fellowships, senior
research fellowships, new investigator awards, investigator awards,
senior investigator awards, and partnership appointments (in
conjunction with one of the three investigator awards). Detailed
guidelines are available on the SSHRC Web site at www.sshrc.ca.
The deadline for submission of applications is Feb. 1, 2000.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of Canada (ALS Canada),
the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada (MDAC) and MRC have
entered into an agreement to jointly fund health research in
the area of neuromuscular disorders. Collectively, the partners
will contribute close to $750,000 towards funding research that
will ultimately result in discovering the causes, treatments
and an eventual cure for muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular
disorders. Pre-registration deadline is Feb. 1 and competition
deadline for operating grants is March 1 . Further details can
be found on MRCs Web site at http://www.mrc.gc.ca.
has announced that four new funding mechanisms under the MRC/Research-Based
Pharmaceutical Companies Research Program are currently under
development: funding for add-on clinical trials; funding for
clinician-scientists attached to a trial; improved research chair
program; and funding for operating fellowships. Details on these
new programs will be available early in 2000. In the meantime,
funding is available under the regular program types: training
awards, salary awards, operating grants, and clinical trials.
Application is initially through a letter of intent to the MRC/Rx&D
space agency program
Microgravity Sciences Program of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA)
has announced an opportunity for Canadian researchers to participate
in a space shuttle mission scheduled for launch in November 2000.
This opportunity relates to protein crystal growth. Further details
are available on the CSA Web site at http://www.science.sp-agency.ca/F1-A0s(eng).htm
or by contacting Kim Vincellete at (450) 926-4771.
has advised that the position papers on the CIHR institute design
process sponsored by SSHRC under the Health Institutes Design
Grants (HIDG) program are now available on SSHRCs website
Union Against Cancer Yamagiwa-Yoshida
Memorial international cancer study grants.
Digestive Health Foundation (ADHF) Miles &
Shirley Fiterman Foundation/basic research award; Elsevier research
initiative award; Miles & Shirley Fiterman foundation/clinical
research award; international travel award; Wilson Cook endoscopic
research career development awards; olympus endoscopic career
Wildlife Fund, Canada (WWF) endangered species