(July 26, 2001, Gazette)
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Initiative on the New Economy
On June 27, Ministers Brian Tobin and Gilbert Normand formally
launched the Outreach and Development Grants Programs. Additional
information and further program descriptions are available at
new.html. The INE secretariat has also prepared, as its main
resource, a multimedia CD-ROM for mid-July mail out to academic
and other relevant agencies across Canada. The CD-ROM will contain
a description of the various programs under the INE, the policies
governing INE programs, a short presentation on each of the programs,
and contact information.
Eight CIHR institutes together with a number of funding partners
will be making funds available for the support of 25 New Emerging
Team (NET) grants. These grants will provide up to $250,000 per
year for a five-year period in support of the creation or development
of teams of independent investigators undertaking collaborative
multidisciplinary research in Canadian research institutions.
A number of areas of focus have been identified for the current
competition. These are outlined in CIHR's request for applications
for this program which is available on the CIHR Web site. Application
is initially through a letter of intent which must be submitted
to CIHR by Aug. 31.
of principle program
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research has announced an initiative
to facilitate and improve the efficiency of the commercial transfer
of knowledge and technology resulting from CIHR-funded grants
and awards. The program will fund research projects to a maximum
of $100,000 over a period of up to one year to establish proof
of principle of an invention/discovery. Researchers who either
currently hold CIHR funding or who have held CIHR funding within
the past seven years are eligible to apply. There will be four
competition deadlines this year:
Sept. 10, Oct. 15, Nov. 12 and
The Canadian Marfan Association will be awarding one or more
one-year grants for clinical or basic research on the Marfan
syndrome. Grants will not exceed $75,000. Application is initially
through submission of a letter of intent consisting of an abstract
of the proposed research, curriculum vitae, and budget outline.
The deadline for submission is Oct. 15.
The Ontario Mineral Exploration Technologies Program is a four-year,
$8-million Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
program directed towards collaborative, multidisciplinary technology
and methods research projects which will provide solutions to
technical problems facing the mineral exploration industry in
Ontario. The program will terminate on March 31, 2004, and any
funded projects would need to be completed no later than Jan.
31, 2004. Project applications or letters of intent may be submitted
at any time during the current fiscal year. Further details on
this program may be found at www.OMET.laurentian.ca.
of infectious disease
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund has announced a new award program
for research into the pathogenesis of infectious disease including
cell-pathogen interactions, host-pathogen interactions, and novel
routes to disease causation in humans. The program will offer
16 awards of $80,000 per year for a period of five years, of
which up to 20 per cent may be used towards investigator's salary
costs. The program is directed towards accomplished investigators
early in their careers to study at the intersection of human
and pathogen biology. Application is through nomination of appropriate
investigators. An institution may nominate up to two candidates.
The deadline for nominations is Nov. 1.
Council of the Canadian Population Health Initiative (CPHI)
CPHI Research Funding Program.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research(CIHR) clinical
trials; operating grants (new and renewal); equipment and maintenance
grants (new and renewal); Canadian lung association/CIHR scholarships
(full application); Cancer research society/CIHR scholarships;
Salary support award program: scholarships, CIHR scientists,
CIHR senior scientists, CIHR distinguished scientists; clinician-scientist
of Health Research/Therapeutic Products Programme medical
use of marijuana: operating grants (full application).
of Health Research (CIHR)/ Canadian Blood Services (CBS)
new investigators; operating grants (transfusion) (full applications).
of Health Research/Health Canada research initiative on
hepatitis C: operating grants; training/salary support (full
Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange
subsidies for publication; travel grants; conference/seminar/workshop
for the History of Medicine conference grants.
Disease Society of America, Inc. Initiative research grants.
and Engineering Research Council of Canada genomics projects
& Engineering Research Council of Canada promoscience
& Engineering Research Council of Canada Northern
and Humanities Research Council of Canada Initiative on
the New Economy: 1) Outreach Grants 2) Development Grants.
SSHRC/CIHR/NSERC Canadian Policy Research Awards
Knowledge Broker Award.