(May 3, 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
Health Canada is pleased to announce the first request for letters
of intent under its new Health Policy Research Program. The program
is intended to generate quality extramural policy-relevant research
to meet the specific needs of Health Canada; to respond to departmental
requirements for evidence-based decision making; and to help
bridge the gap between what is known and what is applied in policies
and programs. Information on this program is available at www.hc-sc.gc.ca/iacb-dgiac/nhrdp/indexe.html. The deadline for submission of letters of intent
grants committee invites nominations
The terms of the two humanities representatives on the vice-presidents
grants committee are expiring and expressions of interest and
nominations for a replacement are invited by May 31, 2001. The
vice-presidents grants committee adjudicates applications
for internal travel and research funds under the Social Sciences
and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) general grant for the
vice-presidents research grant.
Yarmouk University, Jordan, has issued the first announcement
of the 15th Annual Conference on Higher Education. The conference
is titled The Impact of Higher Education on the Development of
Community and Society, and it will take place from Aug. 30 to
Sept. 2, 2001, in Irbid, Jordan. The complete announcement is
available at www.intconfhighered.org/jordan2001.htm. Proposals for papers
are being accepted until May 31.
NSERC has advised that funding for collaborative health research
projects and genomics projects will be provided for three more
competitions. The next deadline for applications under both of
these programs is Oct. 1. Revised program descriptions for both
programs will be available on NSERCs Web site by June 15.
Blood Services postdoctoral fellowship
The Canadian Blood Services (CBS) is accepting applications for
postdoctoral fellowships to work with their affiliated research
and development groups across Canada. Two-year fellowships will
be awarded with the possibility of a one-year renewal. The fellowship
stipend is based on current CIHR rates and a one-time research
allowance of $10,000 will also be provided. A list of CBS affiliated
scientists, forms and guidelines are available at www.bloodservices.ca. The deadline for
applications is July 1.
on birth defects and infant mortality
The March of Dimes invites applications for research grants that
address social and behavioural studies, particularly as they
relate to cognitive, social and behavioural risks and processes
that affect pregnancy outcomes, the perinatal period and subsequent
child development. Application is initially through letters of
intent which must be submitted by July 30.
Crohns and Colitis Foundation of Canada IBD Research
Scientist Award (full application).
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Canadian
Lung Association/CIHR scholarship (letter of intent).
Huntingtons Disease Society of America, Inc. Initiative
Lindbergh Foundation Lindbergh foundation grants.
Max Bell Foundation health, education and communication
proposals (letters of intent).
Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) (US) research grants
program (request for application-designated form).
Astra Pharma Inc. and the CIHR/RX&D Health Program/Canadian
Anesthetists Society and Canadian Pain Society Dr.
Ronald Melzack pain research award.
Canadian Pain Society Research award in Chronic Pain.
Crohns and Colitis Foundation of Canada Finkelstein
International Information Science Foundation (IISF) visiting
researcher support program.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
aid to research and transfer journals; special initiatives grants.