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(June 28, 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

Research on gambling
The Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre offers a research award program to enhance the understanding of problem gambling and strengthen treatment and prevention practice. One-year research awards will be available to a maximum of $175,000 per project for direct costs, plus an additional 20 per cent of the requested amount for indirect costs. Any researcher within Canada is eligible to apply, but the majority of data collection must be conducted within Ontario communities and focus on Ontario residents. Application is initially through letters of intent. The deadline for submission is July 9.

Petroleum studies
The Atlantic Canada Petroleum Institute (ACPI) invites research proposals in the areas of hydrocarbon evaluation, environmental impacts and effects, operations and technologies, and policy. Of particular interest are proposals that address deep-water technology and operations challenges. ACPI’s funding for successful proposals will be in the range of $20,000 to $50,000 per proposal year. For further details, visit The deadline for submission of either preliminary proposals (maximum of five pages) or full proposals (maximum of 15 pages) is July 20.

Aboriginal health
The Institute for Aboriginal Peoples’ Health has issued a request for applications for Aboriginal Capacity and Developmental Research Environment (ACADRE). The purpose of this initiative is to develop a network of supportive research environments across Canada that will facilitate the development of Aboriginal capacity in health research. The initiative will fund up to seven ACADRE Centres with a focus on Aboriginal health in the first year of the program, with the possibility of additional centres being developed in subsequent years. Applications can be made for either a full grant or for a planning grant. The application deadline is Aug. 1.

Advance material for NSERC grants
Faculty members who plan to submit applications for research grants or applicants to the University Faculty Awards Program under NSERC’s fall grants competition are required to submit a Notification of Intent to Apply (Form 180) to NSERC by Aug. 15. NSERC has forwarded, by e-mail, an information package to all known potential applicants. First-time applicants and researchers who have not recently applied to NSERC will not receive this information directly. This information and an electronic version of Form 180 are available only at NSERC’s Web site: Applicants will have to mail their completed Form 180 (on legal paper) and required appendices (with the appropriate number of copies as specified in the instructions) to NSERC by Aug. 15. Potential applicants, who do not intend to apply, are also requested to print the PDF version of the Form 180 on NSERC’s Web site, complete the top section of the form and return it to NSERC before Aug. 15.

Advance material for NSERC MFA applications
Faculty members who plan to submit applications for an MFA grant must submit a Notification of Intent to Apply for a Major Facilities Access Grant (Form 181) to NSERC by Aug. 15. This information and an electronic version of Form 181 are only available at NSERC’s Web site: Up-to-date information on this program is also available at

International postdoctoral fellowships
The Human Frontier Science Program is offering three-year postdoctoral fellowships to support basic research focused on complex mechanisms of living organisms. Particular emphasis is placed on bringing scientists from fields such as physics, mathematics, chemistry, computer science and engineering together with biologists to open up new approaches to understanding complex biological sciences. Further information is available at The deadline for applications is Sept. 3.

Care Until Cure research program
The Canadian Hemophilia Society in collaboration with the Genetics Institute has established the Care Until Cure research program to support clinical research, including outcome evaluation, to improve the quality of life of persons with hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders. Grants of up to two years with a maximum value of $50,000 per year are offered. The deadline for submission of applications is Sept. 29.

Clinical Pharmacology fellowships
Merck Sharp and Dohme International fellowships in clinical pharmacology are offered to promote and strengthen the discipline of clinical pharmacology in countries outside of the United States. Four two-year fellowships with an annual stipend of $35,000 plus travel and medical benefits are offered on an annual basis and are tenable at recognized training institutions in the United States. Candidates must have an MD degree or equivalent and must be licensed to practice medicine in their home country. The deadline for applications is Oct. 15.

Imminent Deadlines

Aug. 15
Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Health Canada — research initiative on hepatitis C: operating grants; training/salary support (letter of intent).

Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation — cancer research fund (postdoctoral fellowships for basic and physician scientists).

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation of Canada (JDF) — research grants/career development awards/
postdoctoral fellowships (abstract).

The Whitaker Foundation — special opportunity awards (full application).

Canadian Institutes of Health Research — operating grants (letter of intent).

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) — research grants (individual, group, project, university faculty awards, major facilities access) [notification of intent].

Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada — Industrial Research Fellowships.

Aug. 17
MITACS (Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems) — new research projects.

Aug. 28
Smuts Memorial Fund — Smuts visiting fellowship in Commonwealth studies.

Aug. 30
Burroughs Wellcome Fund — clinical scientist awards in translational research.

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