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(February 22, 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

Termination of program
The Meteorological Service of Canada has advised that its science subvention program formally known as the AES Science Subvention Program has been terminated. Researchers who would normally have applied to this program should refer to the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences (CFCAS). Information on CFCAS is available at

Canadian psychiatric research
The Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation (CPRF) is inviting applications for two awards, each in the amount of $50,000. The first award is available to fund research designed to enhance the understanding of the causes and treatment of addictions-substance related disorders. The second award is offered in support of research to advance the understanding of the causes and treatment of mental illness in childhood and youth. Each award will be made to an established Canadian investigator for a project or program of research which demonstrates innovation and which has the potential for advancement in the field. The deadline for receipt of applications is
Feb. 28.

NCEHR site visit and workshop
The National Council on Ethics in Human Research (NCEHR) will be at Memorial for a site visit on Thursday, March 1. As part of their activities, they would be interested in having one-hour discussions with social sciences researchers, health researchers, and research participants. Faculty members who carry out research involving human subjects can obtain information on the logistics for these sessions by e-mailing either or NCEHR is also offering a full-day workshop on March 3 and information on that event may be obtained from the individuals noted above.

CCFC group grant program
The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada has issued a call for letters of intent under its new Group Grant Program. This program is designed to provide support for teams of up to three investigators undertaking collaborative multidisciplinary health research in Canadian research institutions. A group will consist of at least three CCFC-funded projects, each funded at a maximum of $75,000 per annum with an additional $60,000 per annum provided for core support. Group grants will normally be provided for three years. The deadline for submission of letters of intent is March 12.

New fellowships program
The Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research (NLCAHR) has announced a new program of fellowships for master’s, doctoral, and postdoctoral fellows. The fellowships will support research and training on applied health issues in multidisciplinary settings including Medicine, Nursing, Social Sciences, Humanities, Engineering, Physical Education, Education, Social Work, and Physical and Biological Sciences. Applications may be submitted under two deadlines: April 1 and Nov. 1.

SSHRC strategic programs
Researchers are reminded of the upcoming deadline for the submission of letters of intent under two SSHRC strategic grant programs — Challenges and Opportunities of a Knowledgebased Economy and Exploring Social Cohesion in a Globalising Era. Complete details on each of these two strategic themes may be found at Web-based versions of the letter of intent and CV forms are also available through the SSHRC website. The deadline for submission of letters of intent is April 1.

NSERC strategic grants
NSERC has advised that significant changes have been made to the application instructions for the upcoming strategic grants competition. These have been posted at Applications must be received at NSERC by April 17.

Climate and atmospheric sciences research
The Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences (CFCAS) is now accepting grant applications for research grant proposals (separate from network proposals) for funding of up to $200,000 a year. Application forms and guidelines are available at The deadline for submission of applications is April 30.

Imminent deadlines

Apr. 1
Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation — fellowships (application deadline); studentships (application deadline).

Cancer Research Institute (New York) (CRINY) — postdoctoral fellowship in general or cancer immunology.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health — postdoctoral training program in addiction and mental health.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (US) — summer scholarships in epidemiology.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research/The Rick Hansen Institute — CIHR Canadian neurotrauma research program: fellowships.

Kidney Foundation of Canada — allied health scientific fellowships; allied health scientific scholarships.

Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research (NLCAHR) — Graduate Fellowships; Postdoctoral fellowships; Master’s, Doctoral & Post-Doctoral Fellowships.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) — collaborative linkage grants; expert visits (life sciences and environmental & earth sciences).

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council — Strategic programs.

The Whitaker Foundation — biomedical engineering research grant (preliminary application).

Apr. 2
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada — K.J.R. Wightman award for research in biomedical ethics.

Apr. 5
Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Wyeth-Ayerst Canada Inc. — post-graduate fellowship awards (full applications).

Apr. 16
Cancer Research Institute (NY) (CRINY) — clinical trials program/prostate cancer initiative.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research — CIHR group grant (letter of intent); research personnel programs: fellowships; schizophrenia society of Canada/CIHR fellowships; Easter Seal Research Institute.

Dairy Farmers of Canada — research funding program (letter of intent).

German Academic Exchange Service — DAAD-AICGS grant.

Memorial, Publications Subvention Board of Memorial University of Newfoundland — publications subvention.

National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC) — program project grants (letter of intent); NCIC Awards for Excellence — Eli Lilly Awards Program: The Robert L. Noble Prize; The O. Harold Warwick Prize; The William E. Rawls Prize (nomination).

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) — Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold medal for sciences and engineering.

The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada — gold medal award.

Apr. 17
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) — research partnership program: strategic projects.

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