(June 14, 2001, Gazette)
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about the items below or to request application materials, contact
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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
committees decision to the projects principal applicant.
Web-based C.V. and application forms are now available at www.sshrc.ca/rdc/english/
applicants.html. 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.
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 http://policyresearch.gc.ca/awards-prix/index.html. The deadline for
nominations is June 29.
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.
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 www.ru.ac.za/research. 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.
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.
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 www.bwfund.org. The deadline for
application is Aug. 30.
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 www.cihr.ca
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
masters 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 www.canadianpainsociety.ca. The deadline for applications in both
cases is Sept. 30.
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.
Dairy Farmers of Canada research funding program (full
Deafness Research Foundation (NY) DRF grants for research
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).