(March 22, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research is seeking input from
the research community on two subjects. The first is on the report
from CIHR's Working Group on Programs and Peer Review. Input
may be provided by visiting www.cihr.ca/news/forums/forum_menu_e.shtml and selecting "Working
Group on Programs and Peer Review." The second area where
feedback is sought is on the electronic services that the community
would like to see offered by CIHR. A number of the most frequently
suggested services have been listed and input on these may be
provided through the Web site address provided above.
The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) has
created a comprehensive links page on their website which provides
links to associations, databases and other data retrieval resources,
evidence-based healthcare resources, funding agencies, government
agencies, health ministries, journals, and research centres.
The links page is available at www.chsrf.ca/english/whatsnew/links/index_e.html.
The Office of Research has released an updated edition of the
Research Directory which lists the areas of research of faculty
members at Memorial. A copy has been provided to the departmental
office of all academic units and it is also available on the
Office of Research's Web site (select the Research Expertise
and Activity link under the Research at Memorial University section).
Researchers intending to apply under the upcoming NSERC strategic
grants competition in mid-April are reminded that there are changes
to the format of Form 101, Part II, and that applicants are not
required to complete the Strategic Project Self-Assessment Report.
Applicants should refer to the instructions on the NSERC Web
site at www.nserc.ca
Program News). The printed application instructions from the
2000 competition should not be used.
The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) invites applications
for arboriculture research in Canada. Grants of up to $15,000
are available. Submissions of proposals must be postmarked no
later than March 31. For further information please contact the
ISA Ontario Office at 519-376-1882 for application forms or Allan
Fyfe Equipment Ltd. at 905-669-1313.
SSHRC has advised that it will defer acceptance of applications
under the strategic theme of Challenges and Opportunities of
a Knowledge-based Economy (KBE). The deadline for submission
of a letter of intent had originally been set for April 1, but
SSHRC has decided to hold off on the competition until the guidelines
for the new major research initiative concerning the new economy
have been developed. At that time, a new competition under the
KBE Strategic theme will be announced.
(SOC) research infrastructure
The Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has provided funding
in the amount of $16 million to Queen's University and its partner
universities (one of which is Memorial) for a system-on-chip
(SOC) research network. Researchers in the areas of telecommunications,
computing, robotics, sensors, and biotechnology may be interested
in the research infrastructure and collaborative opportunities
that will be available through the network. Details may be found
at the Web site www.cnc.ca/system_on_chip.html.
Nominations are invited for the Michael Smith Awards for Science
Promotion. The awards will honour up to five outstanding people
or organizations that make science and technology interesting
and accessible to all Canadians. Any individual, organization
or company in Canada may be nominated for the award. Individual
winners will receive a personal award of $5,000 while winning
organizations will receive $10,000 to further science promotion
activities. The deadline for nominations is April 15.
PRECARN is inviting proposals for industry-led collaborative
research projects in the broad area of Intelligent Systems. Applications
will initially be through a proposals concept document which
is due June 1 with full proposal's due on July 6. PRECARN is
a member-owned industrial consortium that supports industrially-relevant,
market-oriented research and development. PRECARN's mission is
to make Canadian firms more globally competitive by promoting
the development and use of intelligent systems technologies and
expertise. For more information, please contact PRECARN at (613)727-5672
or visit their Web site www.precarn.ca/PRECARNResearch
career development fellowship award.
International Society of Arboriculture Research Trust
Hyland R. Johns grant program.
Memorial, Faculty of Medicine faculty research and development
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) collaborative
linkage grants; expert visits (security-related civil services).
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
aid to occasional research conferences and international
congresses in Canada.
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Inc.
individual research grant program.
Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome (SDS) Canada research grants
Stanford Humanities Centre Shared Research Group Fellowships
for postdoctoral Scholars.