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(September 21, 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
elainew@mun.ca

Letters of Intent — Atlantic Genome Centre
The Atlantic Genome Centre (one of five centres that will support genomics research via contracts with Genome Canada) is requesting letters of intent of up to 1,000 words from universities, hospitals, research institutes, industry and governments for large-scale projects in fundamentals of comparative genomics, bioinformatics and computational biology, as well as in applications in the sectors of health, forestry, agriculture, fisheries (including aquaculture) and environment. Suitable large-scale projects could involve a number of technology platforms such as DNA sequencing , functional genomics and proteomics, bioinformatics, genotyping, and technology development. In addition, large-scale research projects are solicited on GEELS (focused on the ethical, environmental, legal and social issues related to genomics). The deadline for receipt of letters of intent is Oct. 2.

Cystic Fibrosis research
The Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation invites applications to its October 2000 grants and awards competition. The foundation offers research grants, scholarships, fellowships, and graduate studentships. The deadline for receipt of applications at the foundation is Oct. 2.

Applied Health Program
The Kidney Foundation of Canada is offering allied health research grants to a maximum of $50,000 per year for a two-year period. The foundation is also offering allied health doctoral fellowships as well as scholarships for full-time and part-time study at the masters, doctoral, or nurse practitioner level. The program is aimed at developing allied health researchers and encouraging research by allied health professionals in the areas of nephrology, urology, and organ donation. The application deadline for research grants is Oct. 15; for fellowships and scholarships, the application deadline is April 1.

Kidney Foundation grants
The Kidney Foundation of Canada offers research grants of up to $50,000 per year as well as postdoctoral fellowships and faculty scholarships in support of research to further current knowledge pertaining to the kidney and urinary tract. The deadline for application is Oct. 15.

Call for nominations
Nominations are invited from individuals, corporations, organizations and government for the National Merit Award. This award honours outstanding achievement in Canada’s life sciences sector and will be presented at the 7th Annual OLSC Gala Achievements Awards Dinner on Dec. 5, 2000. Applications are available at the OLSC Web site www.olsc.ca and must be submitted by deadline Oct. 27.

McEachern Fellowships
The Canadian Cancer Society offers McEachern Fellowships each with a value of $57,000 plus an allowance for travel and tuition. The fellowships are intended to provide an opportunity for physicians to obtain clinical training in oncology on a full-time basis. Fellowships are open to individuals who have completed three years of postgraduate training after award of MD degree. The deadline for application is Oct. 30.

Prix Galien Canada
Nominations are sought for the 2001 Prix Galien Canada (Research). This prize is awarded to the researcher or the research team judged to have made the most significant contribution to pharmaceutical research in Canada. It is open to any person or team from academia, health care institutions, research centres or industry who have been involved for at least the last five years in bio-pharmaceutical research leading, or making a substantial contribution, to the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of diseases. The deadline for submission of nominations is Oct. 31.

Lung Association research programs
The Canadian Lung Association offers research grant programs through the Canadian Nurses’ Respiratory Society and the Canadian Physiotherapy Cardio-Respiratory Society. One-year grants of between $3,000 and $30,000 for research and feasibility studies are offered to registered nurses undertaking research investigations related to nursing management of patients with respiratory disease and symptoms. One-year research grants of between $12,000 and $20,000 are offered to physiotherapists undertaking investigations related to management of patients with respiratory disease. The application deadline for both programs is Nov. 1.

Stanford Humanities fellowships
The Office of Research has received information on the external fellowship opportunities available through the Stanford Humanities Centre. As in previous years, senior and junior fellowships are available as well as shared research group fellowships for senior scholars and for postdoctoral fellows. In addition, a new program of funding (Rockefeller Fellowships in Black Performing Arts) has been introduced. The application deadline for the Rockefeller fellowships is Nov. 1; for the other fellowship programs, it is Nov. 15; and for the shared research group fellowships for postdoctoral scholars, the next application deadline will be May 15, 2001.

Hemophilia research
The Canadian Hemophilia Society invites applications for grants for scientific research in fields relevant to hemophilia. One or two-year grants with a maximum value of $50,000 per year are offered. Applications must be received by deadline Nov. 15. Four-month studentships are also available for the summer of 2001. These are open to medical students in any year and to science students in 3rd or 4th year. The deadline for application is also Nov. 15.

Imminent Deadlines

Oct. 1
AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION – research training fellowship; career investigator award.

BURROUGHS WELLCOME FUND – career awards in the biomedical sciences.

CANADA COUNCIL – project assistance to visual arts, craft and architecture organizations.

CANCER RESEARCH INSTITUTE (NEW YORK) (CRINY) – postdoctoral fellowships in general or cancer immunology

CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION (US) – clinical research grants (full application); clinical fellowships (first and second-years).

CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION (US) – clinical research grants (full application); clinical fellowships (first and second year).

GUGGENHEIM, JOHN SIMON MEMORIAL FOUNDATION – fellowships to assist research and artistic creation (US and Canada).

HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN FOUNDATION – Duncan L. Gordon fellowship program.

LEUKEMIA SOCIETY OF AMERICA – scholar (full application); special fellow (full application); fellow (full application).

CANADIAN INSTITUTES OF HEALTH RESEARCH(CIHR) – multi-user equipment grant and maintenance grant for multi-user equipment; international scientific exchanges.

CANADIAN INSTITUTES OF HEALTH RESEARCH — genomics research program: collaborative genomic special projects (full application).

MEMORIAL — Memorial university research grants program (redesignation of salary).

MEMORIAL, J R. SMALLWOOD FOUNDATION FOR NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR STUDIES — project grants; research grants.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY OF CANADA — research grants; career development awards; postdoctoral fellowships.

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH) (US) — research grants.

NATURAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING RESEARCH COUNCIL (NSERC) — major equipment grants; major installation grants; major facilities access grants; research networks (full application); ship time (full application); NATO science fellowships (nomination).

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO) — collaborative linkage grants; expert visits (security-related civil sciences).

SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL (SSHRC) — Thérèse F. Casgrain fellowship; Bora Laskin national fellowship in human rights research.

THE WHITAKER FOUNDATION — biomedical engineering research grant (full application).

Oct. 2
ATLANTIC GENOME CENTRE — letters of Intent.

NETWORKS OF CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE — networks of centres of excellence (full application).

SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL — community-university research alliances (full application).

CANADIAN CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION — clinic incentive grants; transplant centre grants; research grant; fellowships; scholarships; studentships.

CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION — Thompson Family Fund (anticipated to be the last year 2000).

YORK UNIVERSITY-INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR HUMAN RESOURCES
RESEARCH (IAHRR) — best human resources research conducted in masters and doctoral programs.

Oct. 15
ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF CANADA — research grants; training awards.

CHIANG CHING-KUO FOUNDATION FOR INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARLY EXCHANGE — research grants; senior scholar grants; Walter Judd research fellowship.

HUNTINGTON SOCIETY OF CANADA/CANADIAN INSTITUTES OF HEALTH RESEARCH (CIHR) — doctoral research award.

KIDNEY FOUNDATION OF CANADA — research grants; fellowships; scholarships; organ donation research grant opportunity; allied health scientific research grants.

CANADIAN INSTITUTES OF HEALTH RESEARCH (CIHR) — research personnel programs: doctoral research award.

CANADIAN INSTITUTES OF HEALTH RESEARCH/CNIB/E.A. BAKER FOUNDATION — doctoral research award

NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE OF CANADA (NCIC) — research grants; research grants for new investigators; equipment grants for new investigators; grants for molecular epidemiologic/clinical correlative studies; feasibility grants;

CANADIAN BREAST CANCER RESEARCH INITIATIVE — research grants.
SAN DIEGO FOUNDATION — the Blasker Award for Environmental Science and Engineering.

SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL (SSHRC) — standard research grants; strategic grants program: research grants, research workshops and research networks.

Oct. 16
CHSRF/CIHR — career renewal awards (full application).

Oct. 18
LITERACY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR/NATIONAL LITERACY

SECRETARIAT GRANTS — grants for literacy projects.

Oct. 23
MERCK COMPANY FOUNDATION (THE) — Merck Sharp & Dohme international fellowships in clinical pharmacology.

Oct. 29
CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY (CCS) — McEachern award (fellowship).

FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE CANADA (DFAIT)/INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR CANADIAN STUDIES (ICCS) — commonwealth scholarships awards for Canadians; foreign government awards (deadlines may vary for selected countries).

SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA — research development initiatives program.

Oct. 30
GERMAN-AMERICAN ACADEMIC COUNCIL FOUNDATION — transatlantic research cooperation program.

CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY (CCS) –McEachern award (fellowship)

Oct. 31
HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN — External grants program (both Innovative and New Investigators) - complete application.

PRIX GALIEN CANADA — Pharmaceutical Research Award.

Nov. 1
ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF CANADA — Claude P. Beaubien award of excellence.

AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION — research grant; Dalsemer research scholar award.

ARTHRITIS SOCIETY — research fellowships; Metro A. Ogryzlo international fellowships.

ASSOCIATED MEDICAL SERVICES INC. — bioethics grant-in-aid application.

BURROUGHS WELLCOME FUND — wellcome research travel grants; new investigator awards in the pharmacological and toxicological sciences.

CANADA COUNCIL — the Izaak Walton Killam memorial prizes (nominations).

CANADIAN INSTITUTES OF HEALTH RESEARCH/CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES — fellowships, senior research fellowships (full applications).

CANADIAN LUNG ASSOCIATION (CLA) — Canadian physiotherapy cardio-respiratory society (research grants, fellowships and studentships); Canadian nurses’ respiratory society (research grants and fellowships).

DEAFNESS RESEARCH FOUNDATION — The Deafness Research Foundation’s Otological Research Fellowship.

GERMAN ACADEMIC EXCHANGE SERVICE — Leo Baeck Institute-DAAD grants.

HANNAH INSTITUTE FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE — grants-in-aid; post-doctoral fellowship.

HEART AND STROKE FOUNDATION — research traineeships and research fellowships.

HUNTINGTON SOCIETY OF CANADA (HSC) — HSC/CIHR fellowship award.

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF ARBORICULTURE RESEARCH TRUST — John Z. Duling grant program.

CANADIAN INSTITUTES OF HEALTH RESEARCH(CIHR) — research personnel programs: centennial fellowships, fellowships; arthritis society/CIHR fellowships; Canadian Hypertension Society/CIHR fellowships;

Canadian Lung Association/CIHR fellowships; KidsAction Institute/CIHR fellowships; Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada/CIHR fellowships; Schizophrenia Society of Canada/CIHR fellowships.

CANADIAN INSTITUTES OF HEALTH RESEARCH/CANADIAN CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION — fellowship awards

CANADIAN INSTITUTES OF HEALTH RESEARCH/CNIB/E.A. BAKER FOUNDATION — fellowships.

CANADIAN INSTITUTES OF HEALTH RESEARCH/THE CANADIAN PSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH FOUNDATION — fellowship awards.

CANADIAN INSTITUTES OF HEALTH RESEARCH/THE EPILEPSY CANADA — fellowship award.

CANADIAN INSTITUTES OF HEALTH RESEARCH/FRAGILE X RESEARCH FOUNDATION — postdoctoral fellowships.

CANADIAN INSTITUTES OF HEALTH RESEARCH/HEALTH CANADA — research initiative on hepatitis C: research personnel awards-fellowships.

CANADIAN INSTITUTES OF HEALTH RESEARCH/THYROID FOUNDATION OF CANADA — fellowships.

HUNTINGTON SOCIETY OF CANADA/CANADA INSTITUTES OF HEALTH RESEARCH (CIHR) — Postdoctoral fellowships.

MARY INGRAHAM BUNTING INSTITUTE — Bunting fellowship program.

NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION (US) — research fellowship award.

NATURAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING RESEARCH COUNCIL (NSERC) — research grant (individual, group and project); equipment grants; university faculty awards.

NEWFOUNDLAND CANCER TREATMENT AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION — research grants; feasibility grants.

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO) — collaborative linkage grants; expert visits (physical & engineering science).

SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA (SSHRC) — aid to occasional research conferences and international congresses in Canada; federalism and federations program: aid to research conferences.

STANFORD HUMANITIES CENTER — Rockfeller Fellowships in Black Performing Arts.

WENNER-GREN FOUNDATION FOR ANTHROPOLOGICAL RESEARCH, INC. — individual research grant program.

Nov. 3
CROHN’S AND COLITIS FOUNDATION OF CANADA — grants in aid of research; innovations in IBD.

Nov. 8
CANADIAN HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH FOUNDATION — open grants competition (letter of intent).

Nov. 12
NATURAL RESOURCES/POLAR CONTINENTAL SHELF PROJECT — Canadian Arctic-Antarctic Exchange.

NATIONAL BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS — research funds.

Nov. 15
ARTHRITIS SOCIETY — research operating grants; multi-centre group grants, research scholarships, industry program and research scientist (early registration).

CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY (CCS) — Maurice Legault award (clinical cancer nursing fellowship).

CANADIAN HEMOPHILIA SOCIETY — scientific research grants (operating grants).

THE FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE BETWEEN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA — the Canada-United States Fulbright Program.

CANADIAN INSTITUTES OF HEALTH RESEARCH/RX&D/HEALTH RESEARCH FOUNDATION — research career awards in the health sciences.

MEMORIAL — northern scientific training program.

MEMORIAL — publications subvention.

SHASTRI INDO-CANADIAN INSTITUTE — Women and Development.

SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA — federalism and federations program: virtual institute grants — research centre and regional nodes.

STANFORD HUMANITIES CENTER — external faculty fellowships; shared research group fellowships for senior scholars.

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY-GORBACHEV FOUNDATION — joint trust fund (full application).