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(June 14, 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

Access to social statistics data
Under a joint SSHRC and Statistics Canada initiative, Statistics Canada detailed micro-data will be available through a nation-wide system of research data centres. To access data housed in a research data centre, researchers must submit a project proposal to an adjudication committee. Within eight weeks of the date of application, it is anticipated that SSHRC will communicate the adjudication committee’s decision to the project’s principal applicant. Web-based C.V. and application forms are now available at
. Researchers should note that once the SSHRC RDC Access Committee has approved a proposal, a security check and clearance process administered by Statistics Canada is required before access to the data is granted.

Policy research graduate prizes
The Canadian Policy Research Initiative together with the three federal granting councils have announced the call for nominations for the second annual Canadian Policy Research Awards Graduate Prizes. The purpose of these awards is to recognize the excellent work done by graduate and post-doctoral students that has policy implications whether these relate to policy evaluation or policy development. Up to 15 prizes will be awarded. Information about the nominations procedure is available at The deadline for nominations is June 29.

New CIHR training initiative
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research has announced a new initiative in health research training which is open to all disciplines and approaches to health research. Each training program supported under this initiative will be provided with up to $300,000 per year for a period of up to six years. It is anticipated that 15-20 awards will be given with preference to innovative transdisciplinary programs and applications in areas where a need to develop research capacity can be demonstrated. Applications will initially be through letters of intent which will be reviewed on a competitive basis. The deadline for submission of letters of intent is July 15 with the deadline for those invited to proceed to full applications planned for Nov. 15. Letter of intent submissions may include a request of up to $10,000 for development of the full application.

Faculty fellowships
Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, is inviting applications for its Hugh Le May Fellowship. This fellowship is of three to four months duration in the area of philosophy, classics, ancient or modern languages, political theory, or law. Also offered is the Hugh Kelly Fellowship for carrying out advanced work in one of the science departments of Rhodes University over a period of up to one year. The Hugh Le May Fellowship is expected to be taken up between January and December 2002 while the Hugh Kelly Fellowship would be taken up sometime during 2003. The application form is available at The application deadline for the Hugh Le May Fellowship is July 31, 2001, while the deadline for the Hugh Kelly Fellowship is July 31, 2002.

Post-doctoral fellowships
Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa is offering a number of post-doctoral fellowships, each for a minimum of one year with possibility of renewal for a maximum of three years. Candidates must hold a recently awarded doctoral degree. The fellowship will provide support of approximately R55,000 per annum with an additional allocation of up to R5,000 to help with project costs or transportation. Application is through nomination. The deadline for receipt of nominations is July 31.

Support for translational research
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund Clinical Scientist awards in Translational Research supports the career development of U.S. and Canadian physician-scientists whose work bridges the gap between basic research and patient care. Up to 10 awards of $150,000 per year for a five-year period are available under this program. Details on the program are available at The deadline for application is Aug. 30.

Advanced registration for CIHR applications
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research would like to remind researchers that advance registration is required in order to apply under their September research grants and personnel awards competitions. In order for applications to be accepted into the Sept. 15 competition, researchers must register their notification of intent to apply by Aug. 15. Advance notification may be submitted any time between now and Aug. 15. Full details on the registration process are available at

Research into chronic pain
The Canadian Pain Society is offering two awards in support of research into chronic pain. In collaboration with Janssen-Ortho, a doctoral research award of $12,200 will be provided to a student who has completed at least 12 months of graduate study at the master’s or PhD level and no more than 26 months as a full-time student in a doctoral program. In addition, the Canadian Pain Society/Pfizer Award of $10,000 will be provided to an individual who is either nearing completion of PhD training, within the first five years of independent practice or in a first faculty appointment. Application forms and instructions for both awards are available at The deadline for applications in both cases is Sept. 30.

Support for perinatal research
The Molly Towell Perinatal Foundation is offering two or more research or fellowship awards of up to $30,000 in support of perinatal research. Two areas of particular interest to the foundation are the fetal contribution to its own nutrition and the role of maternal nutrition in gestation. The deadline for application is Sept. 30.


August 1
Dairy Farmers of Canada — research funding program (full application) 2000.

Deafness Research Foundation (NY) — DRF grants for research projects (renewals).

German Academic Exchange Service — research grants for recent PhDs and PhD candidates; study visit research grants.

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation — grants for research.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization — advanced study institutes; advanced research workshops; collaborative linkage grants; expert visits (physical & engineering science).

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

Wyeth-Ayerst/CIHR — Post-graduate fellowships awards (nominations).

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