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(October 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 NSERC’s environmental assessment process, is available from the Office of Research. Contact Elaine Whelan at ext. 8251.

History of medicine
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

New Health Canada regulations
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

Postdoctoral fellowships
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.

CHSRF Open Grants competition
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.

Children 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.

Student 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, Nov. 15.

Canadian race relations
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.

Research 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.

New ocean management initiative
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.

Imminent deadlines
Nov. 15

Hospital for Sick Children — request for proposals relating to homecare for children.

Northern Scientific Training Program — application forms.

Nov. 16
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada — clinical research fellowship.

Nov. 17
Canadian race relations — nominations.

Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation — research grants; research development fellowships.

Nov. 24
Calgary Institute for the Humanities — senior research fellowships; visiting research fellowships.

Nov. 30
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 award (nomination).

Memorial — university research professorships (nominations and applications); president’s 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 research grants.

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