(August 9, 2001, Gazette)
For more information
about the items below or to request application materials, contact
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initiative on the new economy
SSHRC has announced three more programs under its Initiative
on the New Economy (INE). These programs are: (1) INE research
grants with application deadlines of Oct. 15, 2001, 2002, 2003;
(2) INE research alliances with letter of intent deadlines of
Dec. 7, 2001, and Dec. 6, 2002; (3) INE collaborative research
initiatives with letter of intent deadlines of Nov. 9, 2001,
and Nov. 8, 2002. The research grants program offers grants of
up to $100,000 a year over a three-year period, while the research
alliances program offers a maximum of $300,000 a year for three
years and the collaborative research initiative offers a maximum
of $3 million over four-year period. Full details of the INE
initiative and its five component programs are available at www.sshrc.ca.
and Synthesis Research
Health Canadas Research Management and Dissemination Division
of the Information, Analysis and Connectivity Branch, as part
of its Health Policy Research Program, has announced a request
for proposals for workshops, seminars and conferences (deadline
Aug. 22) and for Synthesis Research Projects (deadline Sept.
19). The focus of the workshops program is (1) migration health
and (2) other policy areas relevant to Health Canadas decision-making
capacity. The Synthesis Research program is directed towards
the policy areas of (1) community capacity and (2) integrated
health systems. A combined budget of $1 million has been set
aside for these two programs. It is expected that a total of
10-12 proposals will be funded.
Services and Policy Research
CIHRs Institute of Health Services and Policy Research
has committed $2.7 million over three years to support innovative
projects that will help inform policy and management in the area
of financing health care in the face of changing public expectations.
Research of interest under this proposal call would include implications
of decisions regarding the extent and reach of public funding
for health care, on accessibility, use, cost and quality; the
role of public values and expectations in determining what is
publicly funded; and the effects of changes in public financing
on the largely hidden burden borne by families and other informal
care-givers. For application under this program, it is necessary
to provide a letter of registration by Aug. 31. The deadline
for full application is Oct. 12.
and Opportunities assessment grants
Two CIHR Institutes the Institute of Population and Public
Health (IPPH) and the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) have
together issued a request for applications focused on the identification
of Canadian research needs, gaps, and opportunities within selected
research topics of priority to these two institutes. Of priority
interest to IPPH is the influence of context on health and population
interventions while for ICR it is supportive/palliative care,
cancer information resources, and tumour banks. Each grant will
provide a maximum of $80,000 over an eight-month period. Application
is initially through letters of intent. The deadline for submission
is Sept. 4.
translation in health
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research has issued a request
for applications on strategies for knowledge translation in health.
One-year research proposals are invited in five areas: understanding
Canadian capacity to support uptake and application of health
research; understanding knowledge translation activities currently
employed by health researchers; refining our understanding about
what works and what doesnt in knowledge translation; understanding
the knowledge translation research community; and developing
and validating approaches to knowledge translation in specific
areas of health. Requests in the range of $10,000 to $100,000
may be submitted under this program. The deadline for applications
is Sept. 15.
to CIHR Clinical Trials Program
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has advised
that as of September 2001, there will be four competitions each
year under their clinical trials program with deadlines of Sept.
15 (Sept. 1 in subsequent years), Nov. 1, Feb. 15, and April
1. In addition, there will be a two-stage application process.
Submission of an RCT outline (specialized letter of intent) must
be submitted one month prior to the deadline for all clinical
trials with an annual budget of $500,000 or more. Those with
a lesser budgetary request are encouraged to follow the two-stage
process, but it is not strictly required. Complete details on
the program and on application requirements are available at
www.cihr.ca. See the clinical
trials section of the CIHR Grants and Awards Guide.
for child-based research
The Research Advisory Committee of the Janeway Childrens
Hospital Foundation has issued a call for research proposals.
Funding for one-year to a maximum of $15,000 is available under
this program for projects that are related directly to child
health care, including epidemiological, clinical and basic sciences
research. The deadline for application is Oct. 15.
The Office of Research has received a copy of the Coast Guards
Research and Development Annual Plan for
fiscal year 2001-2002. It provides a summary of the research
projects planned for fiscal year 2001-2002 by the various branches
and regions. It is available for borrowing from the Office and
it is also available at www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/news_e.htm.
Bloorview Childrens Hospital Foundation external
Memorial social sciences and humanities research council
general grant (research); social sciences and humanities research
council general grant (travel grants for international representation
and paper presentation at scholarly meetings); vice-presidents
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons international
travelling fellowship; Medical education travelling fellowships;
Detweiler travelling fellowships; Walter C. MacKenzie, Johnson
& Johnson fellowships; Royal college fellowship for studies
in medical education
Canadian Hemophilia Society/Genetics Institute - Care Until Cure
York University - International Alliance for Human Resources
Research (IAHRR) - best human resources research conducted in
masters and doctoral programs.
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) - external research
Canadian Pain Society - Doctoral research award (Janssen-Ortho);
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation - research grants (full
Molly Towell Perinatal Research Foundation - perinatal research.
American Lung Association - research training fellowship.
Associated Medical Services - bioethics grant-in-aid.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund - career awards in the biomedical sciences.
Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - clinic incentive grants;
transplant centre grants; research grant; scholarships; fellowships;
Canadian Institutes of Health Research(CIHR) - multi-user equipment
grant and maintenance grant for multi-user equipment; international
Canadian Institutes of Health Research - genomics research program:
collaborative genomic special projects (full application).
Cancer Research Institute (New York) (CRINY) - postdoctoral fellowships
in general or cancer immunology.
Guggenheim, John Simon Memorial Foundation - fellowships to assist
research and artistic creation (US and Canada).
Hospital for Sick Children Foundation - Duncan L. Gordon fellowship
Leukemia society of America - Scholar (full application); Special
fellow (full application); Fellow (full application).
Memorial - Memorial university research grants program (redesignation
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 (US) (NIH) - research grant.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) - collaborative
research opportunities (CRO)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) - Canadian
Institutes of Health Research- Collaborative Health Research
Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) - major equipment
grants; major installation grants; major facilities access grants;
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) - Jules
and Gabrielle Léger fellowship; Bora Laskin national fellowship
in human rights research.
The Whitaker Foundation - biomedical engineering research grant