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(February 8, 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

CHSRF postdoctoral award
The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation has announced its inaugural postdoctoral award competition. Candidates are to propose a training program which must include a work placement with a decision-maker, and a communications skills development component. It should also include teamwork on priority research issues; acquiring new tools and experience to deepen specialty knowledge, and also the teaching of undergraduates and graduates or the mentoring of graduates. A total of $5 million will be available over the next five years under this program. The foundation will provide up to eleven awards per year, each with a two-year (or equivalent) period and an annual (or equivalent) stipend of $40,000 and allowance of $5,000. For more information, please visit or e-mail for requests or enquiries. Applications must be submitted by Feb. 15.

Health Services Research Advancement Award
The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation invites nominations for its 2001 Health Services Research Advancement Award. Any individual, team or organization that has contributed significantly to the advancement of the health services research community of Canada may be nominated. Winners will receive a plaque and $10,000 for use in the advancement of health services research. Nominations must be submitted by March 30.

Summer institute to study water issues
The Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science of the University of Miami have announced the third Summer Institute on Interdisciplinary Science in the Americas. The theme is Integrated Management of Water Resources in the Americas: Challenges and Emerging Issues. Travel to and from Miami, housing, meals, expenses, local transportation and health insurance will be provided to all selected participants. Applications are invited from researchers, managers, policy makers, community leaders, or advanced graduate students with backgrounds or current activities related to water issues. Applicants must also be affiliated with a research, educational, or resource management institution. Detailed application instructions can be found at Applications must be postmarked by March 30, 2001.

Imminent Deadlines

Mar. 15
Atlantic Salmon Federation — Olin fellowships.

Banting Research Foundation — research grants (postdoctoral research fellowships for basic and physician scientists).

Canadian Liver Foundation — operating grants.

Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange — subsidies for publication; travel grants; conference/seminar/workshop grants.

Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation — cancer research fund.

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) — nursing research fellowship.

Huntington’s Disease Society of America, Inc. — initiative research grants.

Leukemia Society of America — translational research program (full application).

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada/Law
Commission of Canada — Transition in Relationships (a strategic joint initiative).

Mar. 30
The Whitaker Foundation — special opportunity award (preliminary application).

Mar. 31
Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation — Alton Ochsner award relating smoking and health.

Bayer/Canadian Blood Services/Héma-Québec Partnership Fund — partnership fund (full application).

The Fyssen Foundation — post-doctoral study grants.

York University - Financial Services Program — The Schulich School of Business National Research Program in Public Policy and Financial Services (doctoral dissertation and case writing support).

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