(December 13, 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 elainew@mun.ca

Collaborative Research Opportunities
The Natural Sciences Engineering and Research Council (NSERC) is only holding one competition instead of the usual two under the Collaborative Research Opportunities (CRO) Program for 2002. Letters of intent must be received at NSERC by July 1, 2002. Selected candidates will then be invited to submit applications to be received at NSERC by Oct. 1, 2002, for consideration in the December 2002 competition. For further information, see www.nserc.ca

Health Policy Research Program
Health Canada is seeking to improve its understanding of the role currently played by the private sector in the delivery of health care services within the context of Canada’s current health care system. To achieve this goal, Health Canada is inviting letters of intent for research to address one or more of the following topics: Quantify the scope and extent of private delivery of health care services in Canada’s current health care system by province/territory and type of service delivered; Identify and develop an understanding of the mechanisms that exist to regulate private delivery of health care services and private sector service providers; Identify and develop an understanding of the role that guidelines play in preventing conflicts of interest in situations where private organizations deliver health care services within Canada’s current health care system. Researchers are strongly encouraged to consult the Health Policy Research Program Guide before preparing the letter of intent. The deadline for submission of the letter of intent is Jan. 15. Only researchers with letters of intent found eligible and relevant to the identified policy research priority will then be invited to submit a full proposal in spring 2002. For further information, please contact Kimberley Kargus, Health Care Systems Division at 613-957-3413 or e-mail Kimberley_Kargus@hc-sc.gc.ca

Science Horizons Youth Internship
The Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC) is inviting applications for the Environment Canada’s Science Horizons Youth Internship Program for the 2002-2003 competition. There will be approximately 100 placements across Canada. The projects are for a minimum of six months and a maximum of one year starting from April 1, 2002, with a maximum contribution to the successful project from Science Horizons being $12,000. The employer must provide 30 per cent of the total cost of the project. Deadline for receipt of applications is Feb. 1, 2002. For further information, see www.ec.gc.ca/ sci_hor

Migration health workshop
Health Canada is seeking to improve its understanding of migration health policy issues. To achieve this goal, Health Canada is inviting proposals for the development, organization and delivery of a workshop, seminar or conference that meets the following three objectives: To develop, in collaboration with Health Canada, a Migration Health Framework that identifies and clarifies the key issues which require further research for eventual policy decision-making; to share existing research on the health of migrant populations; and to achieve consensus on a Migration Health research strategy, in support of possible future health policy options. Deadline for proposals is Feb. 1, 2002. For further information, please contact Elizabeth Maddocks, senior program officer, at 613-954-8557 or e-mail Elizabeth_Maddocks@hc-sc.gc.ca

Climate and atmospheric sciences
The Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences (CFCAS) invites faculty members and teams in Canadian universities to apply for research grants of up to $200,000 per year in the areas of climate system sciences and climate change; extreme weather; air quality; and marine environmental prediction. CFCAS objectives are to strengthen Canada’s scientific capacity, improve scientific understanding of process and prediction capabilities, provide relevant science to policy makers, improve understanding of the implications of these sciences for human health and for the natural environment, foster collaboration and interdisciplinary approaches, and encourage participation and support of others. Applications must be of finite length, up to three years in duration, and must identify specific milestones and outputs. The deadline date for submission of applications is Feb. 15. For further information, see www.cfcas.org

Hemophilia fellowship
The Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS) and the Association of Hemophilia Clinic Directors of Canada (AHCDC) in collaboration with Aventis Behring, have established a fellowship in hemophilia that will provide fellows in hematology or other relevant fields the opportunity to obtain additional clinical or research skills necessary to improve the care and lives of patients with inherited bleeding disorders. Candidates must be Canadian citizens and must be enrolled in postgraduate training in hematology. The value of the fellowship is $60,000 over a one-year period. The deadline for submission of applications is Feb. 15.

The Lawson Foundation
The Lawson Foundation is inviting applications for the development of innovative diabetes health care delivery projects in Canada. Health professionals involved with the education, management, and care of people with diabetes are eligible. University affiliation is not necessary. Applicants must have a registered charitable number and operate in Canada. The foundation does not support basic science research; scholarships; continuing education of applicant; operating budgets of service agencies or educational institutions; projects already completed; or direct support for individuals. Applications can be made for one or two years with a maximum amount of the grant being $50,000 per annum. Researchers are asked to submit three copies of a two-three page project summary by April 1, 2002. If approved, applicants will be notified to submit a full grant proposal. For further information, see http://www.lawson.on.ca

Imminent deadlines
Feb. 1
Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation (ABMRF) — research projects grants; new scientists award; project supplement grants; data analysis grants; pilot/preliminary studies.

Associated Medical Services Incorporated — Hannah millennium history of medicine doctoral thesis award.

Bayer/Canadian Blood Services/Héma-Québec Partnership Fund — partnership fund (letter of intent).

Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation — Summer student research programme.

Canadian Institute of Health Research/Institute of Genetics — Short-term exchange grants — full application.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) — Hepatitis C: operating grants (letter of intent).

Cancer Research Society Inc. — Strategic research grants (letter of intent).

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council/Natural Resources Canada — Novel next generation technology initiative in energy research and technology.

German Academic Exchange Service — study visit research grants.

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation — grants for research (renewals); dissertation-writing fellowships.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Rx&D/Health Research Foundation — summer research studentships in medicine; summer research studentships in pharmacy; graduate research scholarships in pharmacology.

Memorial — Memorial university research grants program (salary-based research grant program).

National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC) — personnel support awards: clinical research fellowships; research scientist awards; post PhD and post MD research fellowships.

National Kidney Foundation (US) — young investigator grant; clinical scientist award.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society (US) — research grant support programs: biomedical research program, patient management, care, & rehabilitation program; research training support programs: postdoctoral fellowships, advanced postdoctoral fellowship, senior faculty award, junior faculty award.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) — collaborative linkage grants; expert visits (security-related civil science).

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute — seed grants.

The Whitaker Foundation — biomedical engineering research grant (full application).

Feb. 8
Max Bell Foundation — health, education and communication proposals (letters of intent).