(July 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 Science Council of British Columbia is inviting proposals
for seed funding in the range of $40,000 to stimulate and co-ordinate
a research strategy to provide options to reduce the impact of
Kudoa thyristes on the competitiveness of the B.C. salmon farming
industry. Areas of interest are the improvement of detection
of Kudoa infection, the minimization or elimination of rates
of infection, or the identification of ways to maintain flesh
quality in Kudoa-infected fish. Potential applicants should contact
the Science Council of B.C. to determine project eligibility
prior to submitting a proposal. The submission deadline is July
CIHR has advised that there are changes to the majority of CIHR
forms as well as to the CIHR Grants and Awards Guide and that
these will be updated on the CIHR Web site by July 15. In the
case of changes to the training module and the multi-user equipment/maintenance
module and associated guidelines, these will be posted to the
site by Aug. 15. Any data that has been entered into CIHR Web
forms prior to these dates will, however, be automatically converted
to the new format. Applicants are asked to postpone printing
the final version of registration or application forms until
after the changed forms have been posted.
The Parkinsons Society of Canada offers research grants
of up to $45,000 per year for a maximum two-year period. Investigators
holding an appointment in a Canadian university faculty of medicine
or related science faculty are eligible to apply for research
grants, while those holding an MD or PhD degree are eligible
to apply for the fellowship. The society also offers the Wherrett
Fellowship which provides salary support for a qualified neurologist
who exhibits the potential to assume leadership of a Parkinsons
program. The deadline for application to all three programs is
All NSERC-funded researchers who intend to apply for ship time
for the coming year (April 2002 to March 2003) must submit a
notification of intent to apply. Both the notification form (form
127) and the Application form (form 128) will be available on
the NSERC Web site in late July at www.nserc.ca/forms/formtable_e.htm. The deadline for
submission of the notification form (a one-page form) is Sept.
1 while the deadline for submission of the application for ship
time is Oct. 1. For those intending to apply, NSERC has advised
that starting with the 2002 competition, the cruise report guidelines
have been revised, and the report will factor in the evaluation
of any subsequent ship time applications.
The Canadian Blood Services and the Canadian Institutes of Health
Research are pleased to announce a joint initiative which will
provide funding in the areas of blood transfusion and blood utilization
and conservation. Applications will be accepted in the area of
blood transfusion for postdoctoral fellowships and senior research
fellowships (deadline Nov. 1) and for new investigator awards
(deadline Sept. 15). Operating grants are available in the areas
of blood utilization and conservation with an application deadline
of Sept. 15 (registration of intent to apply must be submitted
by Aug. 15). Further information on these funding opportunities
are available through either the CIHR (www.cihr.ca) or Canadian Blood
Services (www.bloodservices.ca) Web sites.
on Aboriginal peoples
The CIHR Institute of Aboriginal Peoples Health (IAPH)
has issued a request for applications under a strategic initiative
aimed at the promotion of innovative research to improve the
health of aboriginal peoples living in Canada. Proposals are
sought from teams of three or more researchers in four strategic
areas: a survey research centre for aboriginal health; child
and youth health promotion and risk reduction, community wellness,
and addictions; the influence of stress in the etiology and management
of diabetes among Aboriginal Canadians; and prevention of accidents
and injury. Projects of one to three years duration are
eligible (except for the first strategic area, which may be funded
for a period of up to eight years). The deadline for submission
of proposals is Aug. 15.
to promote science
NSERCs PromoScience program offers up to three years of
support to Canadian non-profit organizations or postsecondary
institutions which demonstrate ongoing involvement in natural
science and engineering promotion activities for young Canadians
on a national, provincial, territorial, or regional level. Grants
are intended to assist organizations in creating hands-on learning
experiences and may be used to cover costs associated with improvements
to program content or delivery as well as new programs and activities.
Detailed program guidelines are available at www.nserc.ca/promoscience . The application
deadline is Sept. 15.
on the new economy
The SSHRC Initiative on the New Economy (INE) is a five year,
$100-million program aimed at fostering the creation of knowledge
about key issues in the new economy and to take steps that will
put that knowledge to work through better-informed decisions
by governments, businesses, people, organizations and communities.
The four research areas/themes to be covered under this initiative
are new economy issues, management, education, and lifelong learning.
Two initial components of the INE initiative are INE Development
Grants and INE Outreach Grants. Both offer two competitions per
year through which one-year grants with a maximum value of $50,000
will be awarded. The first two competition deadlines for both
programs are Sept. 15, 2001 and March 22, 2002.
NSERC is offering between 10 and 40 fellowships of six months
to two years duration to recent doctoral graduates from any of
the NATO partner countries, Poland, the Czech Republic, or Hungary.
Fellowships may be either science fellowships or industrial fellowships,
in which case the fellowship would be held at a university in
collaboration with an industrial partner. Candidates for both
categories of fellowships must be nominated by a Canadian university
and must work under the supervision of a faculty member who holds
an NSERC grant at the time of nomination. The deadline for submission
of nominations is Oct. 1.
Beginning in 2002, Killam Prizes will be awarded in the fields
of social sciences and humanities as well as in the health sciences,
natural sciences, and engineering. Normally, one prize of $100,000
is awarded each year in each of the five fields. The prizes are
awarded to eminent scholars actively engaged in research in Canadian
universities, hospitals, research or scientific institutes or
other equivalent or similar institutions. They are not related
to a particular achievement but rather are given in recognition
of a distinguished career and exceptional contributions in one
of the five fields. Nominations must be submitted by Nov. 1.
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) grants in
aid of research and development; senior personnel awards: research
of Canada research grants; fellowships; Wherrett fellowship.
Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation (ABMRF)
research project grants; new scientists awards; project supplement
grants; data analysis grants; pilot/preliminary studies.
Foundation (US) research grants and new investigator grants;
Leroy Matthews physician/scientist award; postdoctoral research
fellowships; clinical fellowships (third and fourth year); pilot
and feasibility awards; Harry Shwachman Clinical Investigator.
Cystic Fibrosis (Mucoviscidosis) Association scholarships;
visiting Expert; research project grants; training
courses for allied health professionals.
of Health Research workshops and symposia.
Multiple Sclerosis of Canada collaborative research (letters
and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) ship time (notification
and Labrador Arts Council project grants.
Treaty Organization (NATO) collaborative linkage grants;
expert visits (life sciences and environmental & earth sciences).
and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) major collaborative
research initiatives (full proposal).
of Calgary-Gorbachev Foundation joint trust fund.
Hospital for Sick Children Foundation external grants
program Innovative Investigators (letter of intent).
Science Program long-term fellowships.
Max Bell Foundation health, education and communication
proposals (letters of intent).
Institute of Canada (NCIC) program project grants (full