5, 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
NSERC environmental assessment
NSERC is subject to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act
and has included as a part of their Form 101, Appendix B CEAA
Pre-screening Checklist. In the past applicants had to complete
Appendix A Environmental Impact and Appendix B must be completed
in addition to this form. A document titled NSERC Backgrounder
on Environmental Assessment, which explains NSERCs environmental
assessment process, is available from the Office of Research.
Contact Elaine Whelan at ext. 8251.
Associated Medical Services Inc. is offering four new competitions
under their upcoming 2001 program in support of research in the
history of medicine, bioethics and medical education. These are
the Hannah Millennium History of Medicine Doctoral Thesis Award
(deadline Nov. 30); the Millennium Visitor Program (deadline
Nov. 30); Publication Support Program (deadline Nov. 30) and
the Hannah-Wellcome Trust Centre Travelling Fellowship (deadline
Nov. 1). Details of all of these programs may be viewed at website
Health Canada has advised that effective Sept. 1, 2000, researchers
who use Benzodiazepines, their salts and derivatives and 10 other
targeted substances (Slotiazepam, Ethchlorvynol, Ethinamate,
Fencamfamin, Fenproporex, Mazindol, Mefenorex, Meprobamate, Methyprylon,
and Pipradol) must contact the Licensing and Permits Division
of the Office of Controlled Substances to obtain an exemption
application form for scientific purposes. Researchers are also
required to keep all documents pertaining to the use of controlled
and targeted substances and inventory control records and to
exercise security measures in their storage. The full text of
the new Regulations are available at www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hpb-dgps/therapeut/htmleng/schedule/html
The Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCFF) and the Canadian
Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) are sponsoring five postdoctoral
fellowship awards each for a period of up to three years in areas
of research relevant to cystic fibrosis. General CIHR postdoctoral
fellowships award guidelines and eligibility criteria will apply.
The deadline for submission of applications is Nov. 1.
The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation 2001 Open Grants
Competition is inviting letters of intent for applied health
services and nursing research. Both research projects and programs
of research will be supported on a matching basis under the priority
themes of: centralization and aggregation of health services;
managing continuity; and nursing management and organization.
CHSRF will provide matching funds to a maximum of a total of
$100,000 per project and $100,000 annually per program for a
maximum period of three years. The deadline for submission of
letters of intent is Nov. 8.
and home care research
The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation has issued a request
for proposals related to home care for children in the following
topic areas: development and testing of assessment/measurement
tools for home and community-based care; home and community-based
care service delivery models; and policy analyses of home and
community-based care. Grants to a maximum of $65,000 per year
for up to two years are available. The deadline for applications
is Nov. 15.
research in the north
Application forms are now available from the Office of Research
for Northern Scientific Training Program (NSTP) grants. NSTP
grants are supplementary funds awarded to assist students in
the completion of research projects in the North. The use of
the funds is restricted to travel costs for the student to and
from the field area; student living expenses; freight costs;
and translation costs. Graduate and senior undergraduate students
from any discipline who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents
may apply in conjunction with their faculty advisor. Completed
applications must be submitted to the Office of Research by Wednesday,
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation Award of Excellence Program
recognizes public, private or voluntary organizations whose efforts
represent excellence and innovation in race relations practice
in Canada. One award of excellence with a value of $10,000 will
be awarded, as well as up to three awards of distinction. The
deadline for nominations is Nov. 17.
on non-profit sector
SSHRC and the Kahanoff Foundation have jointly allocated $1.5
million to fund research with the objective of increasing our
understanding of the role non-profit organizations play in society;
of contributing to the development of effective public policy
on related issues; and of informing relevant public policy. Two
competitions each to fund projects of up to two years duration
will be held. The initial deadline for applications has been
set for Dec. 8 with a second deadline in 2001 to be announced
at a later time.
A new Ocean Management National Research Network Initiative has
been announced by SSHRC in partnership with Fisheries and Oceans
Canada. The Network will be composed of a national secretariat
plus a minimum of two, maximum of four research nodes. The Network
will conduct new research, create knowledge and accelerate the
application of critical thinking and best practices to developing
sustainability within oceans management. The anticipated total
budget for this initiative is $1.14 million over a three-year
period. Applications from interdisciplinary teams based at Canadian
postsecondary institutions, led by researchers from the social
sciences and humanities, and composed of researchers from engineering,
the natural sciences and/or the health sciences are invited by
deadline Dec. 15. Applications may be made to develop either
a research node or the national secretariat.
Hospital for Sick Children request for proposals relating
to homecare for children.
Northern Scientific Training Program application forms.
Crohns and Colitis Foundation of Canada clinical
Canadian race relations nominations.
Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation research grants;
research development fellowships.
Calgary Institute for the Humanities senior research fellowships;
visiting research fellowships.
Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine development
grants; visiting professorship program; Hannah Millennium History
of Medicine Thesis award; publication support program.
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INA) northern science
Memorial university research professorships (nominations
and applications); presidents award for outstanding research
(nominations and applications).
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (The)
annual medal awards.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada/National
Literacy Secretariat valuing literacy in Canada: strategic
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