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(July 26, 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

SSHRC 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.

New CIHR program
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.

CIHR proof 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
Dec. 12.

Marfan syndrome
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.

Mineral exploration technologies
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

Pathogenesis 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.

Imminent deadlines
Sept. 13
Council of the Canadian Population Health Initiative (CPHI) — CPHI Research Funding Program.

Sept. 15
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 program.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Therapeutic Products Programme — medical use of marijuana: operating grants (full application).

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)/ Canadian Blood Services (CBS) — new investigators; operating grants (transfusion) (full applications).

Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Health Canada — research initiative on hepatitis C: operating grants; training/salary support (full application).
Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange — subsidies for publication; travel grants; conference/seminar/workshop grants.

Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine — conference grants.

Huntington's Disease Society of America, Inc. — Initiative research grants.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada — genomics projects competition.

Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada — promoscience program.

Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada — Northern Research Chairs.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada — Initiative on the New Economy: 1) Outreach Grants 2) Development Grants.

The Policy Research Secretariat/
SSHRC/CIHR/NSERC — Canadian Policy Research Awards — Knowledge Broker Award.

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