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(October 19, 2000, Gazette)

For more information about the items below, or to request
application materials, contact Elaine Whelan at the Office of
Research, 737-8251 or e-mail

Primate materials available for research
The National Institute on Aging Cell Repository has assembled panels of primate materials for distribution. These panels contain samples from ring-tailed lemur, black-handed spider monkey, woolly monkey, red-bellied tamarin, pig-tailed macaque, rhesus macaque, orangutan, gorilla, chimpanzee and bonobo. These samples are available either as fibroblast cultures or DNA. Additional information may be found at or through contact with the repository at 856-757-4848.

Funds for literacy research
The Valuing Literacy in Canada program is a joint initiative of SSHRC and the National Literacy Secretariat of Human Resources Development Canada. The program offers several types of funding to encourage multidisciplinary approaches to literacy research that encompass the social, economic and cultural dimensions of literacy in Canada. Strategic partnership development grants of up to $5,000 to seek and develop potential partnerships for research activities relating to adult literacy in Canada may be requested at any time. Applications for strategic research grants of up to $50,000 annually for a maximum three-year period may be submitted by deadline Nov. 30. In addition, doctoral and postdoctoral fellowship supplements of $5,000 may be requested when applying under the regular SSHRC fellowships program.

Japan foundation programs
The Office of Research has received a copy of the Japan Foundation Toronto’s 2001-2002 Program Guide. This guide provides an overview of programs available in Canada including the Japan Foundation Open Programs, the AUCC administered special grants program and Tanaka Fund Program, and the Japan-Canada Fund at the Canada Council for the Arts. The deadline for application under the Japan Foundation Open Programs is Dec. 1 while for AUCC administered programs, it is Nov. 3.

Grants for arthritis research
A reminder that researchers planning to apply to the Arthritis Society for research operating grants, multi-centre group grants, or arthritis society/industry grants must register their intent to apply by Nov. 15. The deadline for submission of full applications is Dec. 15.

Canada Council prizes
The Canada Council for the Arts is now accepting nominations for their Killam, Molson, and Diefenbaker Prizes and Awards. The Killam program (nominations deadline of Nov. 1) offers one prize of $100,000 in each of the natural sciences, engineering, and health sciences. Molson prizes (nominations deadline Dec. 1) of $50,000 are awarded to a distinguished individual in each of the arts and social sciences/humanities. The John G. Diefenbaker Award (nominations deadline of Dec. 1) is valued at $75,000 plus a travel grant of $20,000 and is aimed at German scholars in support of research in any of the disciplines of the social sciences and humanities.

Canadian Diabetes research funding
Revised forms for application under the research support programs of the Canadian Diabetes Association are now available at under the professional section. The association has advised that there are major revisions to the guide as well as to the application forms for the upcoming competition. Changes of note include an operating grant ceiling of $75,000 ($40,000 in the case of applied research) and the creation of a new doctoral research award. The deadline for submission of applications is Dec. 1.

Canadian Breast Cancer competition
The Atlantic Chapter of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is pleased to invite applications for its annual Atlantic Canada Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon Research Grant Competition. The competition is open to all breast cancer researchers working in and conducting their breast cancer research in Atlantic Canada. Under the terms of the competition, grants of up to $40,000 each will be available. Deadline for submission of applications is Dec. 15, 2000.

Imminent deadlines

Dec. 1
Association for Canadian Studies — Aid to student conference program.

Baker, E.A. Foundation for the Prevention of Blindness/CNIB — Fellowships; research fund.

Canada Council — Arts molson prizes; John G. Diefenbaker award.

Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) — Grants-in-aid; personnel awards: postdoctoral fellowships and scholarships.

Canadian Heritage (Department of)/Canadian Studies Program — Annual funding competition.

Canadian Historical Association — Sir John A. MacDonald prize; Wallace K. Ferguson prize.

Cattell, J.M. Fund — Sabbatical award.

Imperial Oil Limited — University research grants (new grants).

Japan Foundation — Fellowship program; Japanese language education fellowship; research/conference/seminar grant program; library support program; study-in-Japan grant program; salary assistance program for full-time Japanese language teachers; training program for teachers of the Japanese language; assistance program for the development of Japanese-language teaching resources; Japanese-language study program for librarians.

Memorial — Petro-Canada young innovator award; new special research initiatives; Memorial University-Bergen University (Norway) Exchange Program.

National Cancer Institute of Canad (NCIC) — Terry Fox new frontiers initiative.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) — Collaborative linkage grants; expert visits (life sciences and environmental & earth sciences).

Royal Society of Canada — McNeil medal for the public awareness of science.

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

Dec. 8
SSHRC/Kahanoff Foundation — The Non-Profit Sector in Canada.

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