(May 24, 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 email@example.com
Applications are invited for grants to be funded by The Canadian
Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths for research into sudden
infant death syndrome. Grants may be awarded to researchers in
any discipline (nursing, medicine, epidemiology, psychology,
biology, sociology) which is concerned with the causes, effects,
and/or prevention of sudden infant death syndrome. All awards
are of one years duration with a potential for renewal
upon re-application. Studentships, fellowships, and special project
funding are also available. Further information or application
forms are available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for
submission of applications is June 1.
The three federal granting agencies (CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC)
have announced the forthcoming creation of a new governance structure
for their Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research
Involving Humans (TCPS). One important arm of this new governance
structure will be on Inter-Agency Panel on Research Ethics composed
of 10 members which is intended to instill a breadth of experience,
expertise and representation into the management of the TCPS.
Individuals who feel they have experience or expertise to offer
by serving on this panel are invited to submit a statement of
interest (maximum of 700 words) plus an up-to-date C.V. to Benoit
Morin, CIHR by mail, fax, or e-mail by June 11. Details on what
information should be included in the statement of interest are
available from the Office of Research or at www.nserc.ca/programs/ethics/call_e.htm.
The Huntington Society of Canada is inviting applications under
its Navigator Coalition program. The goals of the Navigator Coalition
is to provide increased, ongoing funding for scientific research
of direct and immediate relevance to Huntington Disease in Canada
under the auspices of a network; to provide a platform for future
recruitment of outstanding investigators to HD research; to promote
enhanced strategic coordination of the Huntington Societys
research program; to facilitate research collaboration nationally
and internationally, and research which is relevant to other
neurodegenerative disorders. Applicants must hold a full-time
faculty appointment in a Canadian university, research institute
or hospital. For start-up purposes, requests for applications
will be targeted to specific laboratories. All awards are for
a one-year period and are renewable. Funding is subject to the
anticipated availability of funds from the Huntington Society.
Applications must be received no later than June 20.
The Office of Learning Technologies is inviting proposals under
its New Practices in Learning Technologies program. This program
will support projects that contribute to the understanding, development,
and awareness of new effective practices in using technologies
for adult learners within the educational sector. Projects will
be supported up to a maximum of $200,000 on a cost-shared basis
over a period of two years. The guidelines and application form
are available at http://olt-bta.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca. The deadline for
receipt of proposals is June 29.
Nominations are invited for the NSERC 2001 E. W. R. Steacie Memorial
Fellowships. These fellowships are awarded to enhance the career
development of outstanding and highly promising scientists and
engineers who are faculty members of Canadian universities. Two
years of support at the value of $90,000 per year will be provided
to relieve fellows of teaching and administrative duties so that
they can devote all their time and energy to research. Candidates
should have obtained their doctorate within the last 12 years
(excluding parental leave) and must hold a grant from NSERC.
Nominations must be received at NSERC by July 1.
The board of directors of the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
is pleased to announce the creation of a Special Initiative in
CF Research In Memory of Michael OReilly. The objective
of the special initiative is to explore and discover new approaches
to treat cystic fibrosis patients who have Burkholderia cepacia
and other multiresistant bacteria in their airways, and to provide
an opportunity for new, excellent research groups in bacterial
resistance associated with CF to emerge. The foundation will
commit a total of $900,000 to this program over the next three
years, over and above its grants and awards program. Letters
of intent for this program must be submitted by July 13.
Wyeth-Ayerst, in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of
Health Research (CIHR), is offering a total of 18 post-doctoral
positions in several therapeutic areas of interest to the company.
These include obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, rheumatology,
transplantation, pediatric infectious diseases/vaccines, hematology,
and health economics/health outcomes in these areas. As a first
step in the program, nominations of potential supervisors/mentors
who would wish to recruit fellows for research projects must
be submitted to Wyeth-Ayerst by August 1. The nominations form
and related documentation is available at www.cihr.ca.
care research initiative
The Canadian Institute for Health Information and two institutes
of CIHR have announced a collaborative research initiative aimed
at improving the quality of health care in Canadian hospitals.
Applications are invited for research that will build on the
methodology used in U.S. studies (Utah, Colorado and New York)
as reported in the IOM Report and in Australian studies to determine
the extent of health system error in Canadian hospitals and the
availability of routinely collected data that could serve to
monitor and reduce the occurrence of health system error. The
deadline for submission of proposals is Aug.10.
American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) investigator
initiated grants; AICR/National Centre for Toxicological Research
collaborative research grant; postdoctoral award; matching grants.
Canadian Blood Services Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research
CHSRF partnership Grants.
International Union Against Cancer Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial
international cancer study grants.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)/Canadian
Institutes of Health Research Collaborative Health Research
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute India studies program.
Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) (US) research grant
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
research development initiatives program.
American Heart Association Grant-in-Aid Research programs.