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(November 2, 2000, 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

Strategic literacy plan
The provincial Department of Education welcomes attendance at a teleconference presentation on Words to Live By, a Strategic Literacy Plan for Newfoundland and Labrador. The plan will guide future literacy work and the teleconference session is being offered for the benefit of organizations seeking financial support for project initiatives. Participants can register for one of two sessions to be held on Nov. 29 and Dec. 6. A teleconference session on proposal writing is also available, to be offered on Dec. 6 and Dec. 13. For further information, contact Helen Woodrow at 753-8815 or by e-mail at

Call for proposals
The Sustainable Forest Management Network has issued a call for proposals for 2001-2002. Details are available under Research Program/Call for proposals at website The deadline for new project proposals is Dec. 1, 2000 while renewal applications are due Jan. 31, 2001.

NATO fellowships
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC) are offering research fellowships for the period June 2001 to June 2003 in support of research leading to the publication on topics relevant to the North Atlantic Alliance. Each fellowship will be awarded the total amount of 240,000 Belgian francs or its equivalent inclusive of all travel costs. The deadline for applications is Dec. 31.

Call for abstracts
The LAM Foundation is inviting the submission of abstracts for LAMposium 2001 to be held in Cincinnati, Ohio on March 30-April 1, 2001. Abstracts on all aspects of lymphangiroleiomyomatosis (including basic and clinical science, epidemiology and social, biobehavioral, psychosocial and educational aspects) are welcomed. Abstracts on basic science topics that are potentially applicable to LAM (such as areas of smooth muscle biology or the biochemistry of LAM-related gene products) are also welcome. The deadline for submission of abstracts is Jan. 8, 2001.

Macnaughton conservation scholarships
World Wildlife Fund Canada is inviting applications for its 2001 Macnaughton Conservation Scholarships. Two scholarships of $5,000 are awarded annually to graduate students in either the first year of a master’s program or the first two years of a Phd. program. The students must be engaged in research on either plants or animals at risk in Canada or on a wild habitat in Canada that is a priority for protection. The deadline for submission of applications is Jan. 15, 2001.

Canadian northern studies awards
The Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS) offers a variety of awards to encourage student research on Canada’s North. The awards include: Etuangat Inuit History Prize; special bursaries for northern residents; studentships in Northern Studies; Caribou Research Award; research support opportunity in Arctic environmental studies; and Cooperative Award. The application deadline for all programs is Jan. 31, 2000. Application forms can be downloaded from the ACUNS website at

Imminent deadlines
Dec. 15

Arthritis Society — research grants; multi-centre group grants; industry program.

Association for Canadian Studies — graduate student research travel scholarship.

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation — Atlantic Canada breast cancer research grant.

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

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) — senior personnel awards: visiting scientist.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Rx&D/Health Research Foundation — post-doctoral fellowships in pharmacy; graduate research scholarships in pharmacy.

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) (US) — research grants (request for application-designated form).

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council/Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council — Chairs in the Management of Technological Change.

Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research (NLCAHR) — project grants; Development grants; graduate fellowships.

SSHRC/Fisheries and Oceans Canada — New Ocean Management National Research Network Initiative.

Dec. 17
American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) — investigator initiated grants; AICR/national centre for toxicological research collaborative research grant; postdoctoral awards; matching grants.

Dec. 22
Canada Council — Inter-Arts Office grant program.
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT)/International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS) — commonwealth scholarships awards for Canadians.

Dec. 31
ICCS/Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade — ICCS program for International Research Linkages (PIRL).

Royal Society of Canada — NATO individual research fellowships; Manfred Worner fellowship.

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