(April 12, 2001, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Environmental Studies Research Funds Secretariat is pleased
to announce its new Web site www.esrfunds.org. The site will cover
requests for proposals, copies of Update, summary minutes of
management board meetings, requests for input on priority areas,
as well as general information on the ESRF program. Requests
for proposals for topics to be covered under ESRFs 2001
Study Program will be posted on the Web site in the near future.
of Canadian Agri-Food Research
The Inventory of Canadian Agri-Food Research (ICAR) lists information
on current research projects in agriculture, food, human nutrition,
aquaculture, and related areas of biotechnology. A number of
researchers at Memorial list information on their research in
this database on an annual basis and will be contacted directly
for updated information. Others interested in having their projects
listed for the first time should contact Elizabeth Williams in
the Office of Research to arrange the registration for access
to the ICAR database.
research fellowship supplements
NSERC has announced that it will provide supplements of $5,000
to NSERC postdoctoral fellowship recipients who conduct research
in the Canadian north and who apply for funding in the next competition
round. The request for a supplement must be included with the
PDF application. In addition, NSERC will award a maximum of 12
$5,000 supplements to postgraduate scholarship (PGS) applicants
working towards masters and doctoral degrees and who will
be pursuing studies in the Canadian North.
learning and care
Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) is currently accepting
proposals under its Social Development Partnerships Program for
nationally relevant research and development projects related
to services and policies that promote or support early childhood
learning and care. Proposed projects must not exceed 24 months
in duration. The closing date for receipt of proposals is May
Health Canada in cooperation with the Canadian Strategy on HIV/AIDS
Policy has announced a joint call for applications for community-based
research scholarships. Under this program, full-time masters
and doctoral students who apply a community-based approach to
HIV/AIDS research are eligible to compete for 2-year scholarships
with a value of $18,000 per year. Application forms and guidelines
are available at www.aidsida.com. The deadline for
applications is May 15.
The Status of Women Canada has announced a call for nominations
for the 22nd annual Governor Generals Awards in Commemoration
of the Persons Case. The awards honour outstanding contributions
that have promoted the equality of women of all ages in Canada,
demonstrated by leadership and excellence in any field, in either
a paid or unpaid capacity. For the nomination form and information
on criteria for the awards, visit www.sec-cfc.gc.ca/persons/persone.html. The deadline for
submission of nominations is May 15.
A reminder that the annual application deadline for Killam Fellowships
is May 31. These fellowships are offered on a competitive basis
to support researchers in the fields of humanities, social sciences,
natural sciences, health sciences and engineering. The purpose
of the fellowships is to provide release time from teaching and
administrative duties to individual scholars to pursue independent
research. Up to two years of support may be requested. The fellowships
provide partial or full salary replacement to a maximum of $53,000
Nominations are invited by NSERC and the Conference Board of
Canada for up to seven Synergy 2001 Awards which are given in
recognition of outstanding examples of university-industry R&D
partnerships in the natural sciences and engineering. Awards
are offered in four categories: Industry partner that has up
to 500 employees and annual sales of $50 million; Industry partner
with more than 500 employees or annual sales of more than $50
million; R&D ventures involving at least two industry partners;
and the Leo Derikx award for innovative model of long-standing
university-industry interaction in a pre-competitive realm that
has benefitted the general well-being of an industry. The deadline
for receipt of nominations is June 1.
NSERC has announced a new Northern Research Chairs Program. Up
to six chairs will be supported. The program will cover salary
and research expenses for outstanding researchers appointed as
either senior or junior chairholders. Chair programs must be
undertaken in partnership with non-university organizations with
northern interests and with northern communities. Proposals must
be submitted by a senior university administrator (i.e. head,
dean, vice-president, or president). The deadline for applications
is Sept. 15.
Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) research
grants ($80,000 awards) (letter of intent).
Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) ACU development
Canada Council the Izaak Walton Killam research fellowships.
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation Basil OConnor
starter grants (full application).
Cancer Research Society, Inc. (CRS) strategic research
program (full application).
Canadian Foundation Dr. Sydney Segal Research Grant
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (full application).
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (US) clinical research grants
(letter of intent).
Deafness Research Foundation (The) (NY) DRF grants for
Memorial Memorial University research grants program (salary-based
research grants program).
Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council (NSERC)/The
Conference Board of Canada synergy awards.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) (US) research grant.
University of Calgary-Gorbachev Foundation joint trust
The Whitaker Foundation biomedical engineering research
grant (full application).