(February 7, 2002, 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
Changes to NSERCs IRC program
NSERC has made a number of changes to its Industrial Research Chairs (IRC)
program. Associate chairs are now possible at the assistant professor
level; new five-year executive research chairs are offered for highly-qualified
candidates with non-academic backgrounds; renewal for a second term will
now include support of the chairholder research program within the chair
award; NSERC IRC awards and Canada Research Chair awards may be held concurrently;
and NSERC will no longer offer the New Faculty Support Program. For greater
detail, see www.nserc.ca.
New NSERC task force
NSERC has established a Task Force on Virtual Universities and E-Learning.
The task force will advise council on the potential program impacts arising
from the increased use of e-learning and other on-line activities to support
distributed research groups and research training. It will make recommendations
for potential responses to these developments. The task force has been
asked to report by March 2002. Input to the task force or requests for
copies of their final report may be sent to the task force secretary at
The draft Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) guidelines on the care
and use of wildlife have been posted on the CCAC Web site at www.ccac.ca
under the section Whats New. Comments, suggested amendments, or
corrections from constituents or interested parties are welcomed and will
be considered in drafting the final version of the guidelines for approval
by CCAC Council. Input is required by March 25, 2002, and may be forwarded
to Gilly Griffin, PhD, director of guidelines development at e-mail email@example.com.
Career awards at the scientific interface
Burroughs Wellcome Funds, through its Career Awards at the Scientific
Interface program, provides up to $500,000 over a five-year period to
bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the first three years of a faculty
appointment. The awards are intended to foster the early career development
of postdoctoral scientists with backgrounds in the physical/computational
sciences whose work addresses biological questions and who are dedicated
to pursuing a career in academic research. Degree-granting institutions
may nominate up to two candidates. The deadline for submission is May
NCE competition launched
The next competition for National Networks of Centres of Excellence has
been announced. An amount of $12 million annually has been allocated for
support of the new networks. No pre-selected themes have been identified
for this competition. Network proposals will be evaluated under five criteria:
research excellence, training of highly qualified personnel, networking
and partnerships, knowledge exchange and technology exploitation, and
network management. Letters of intent must be submitted by July 2, 2002
with full applications to be submitted by March 7, 2003 for those proposals
invited to proceed following the letter of intent stage.
Atlantic Salmon Federation Olin fellowships.
Banting Research Foundation research grants (postdoctoral research
fellowships for basic and physician scientists).
Canadian Liver Foundation operating grants.
Canadian Medical Discoveries Fund Inc. friesen-rygiel prize.
Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange
subsidies for publication; travel grants; conference/seminar/workshop
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada nursing research fellowship.
Huntingtons Disease Society of America, Inc. initiative research
grants (letters of intent).
Leukemia Society of America translational research program (full
The Whitaker Foundation special opportunity award (preliminary
York University Financial Services Program The Schulich
School of Business National Research Program in Public Policy and Financial
Services (doctoral dissertation and case writing support).
Canadian Health Services Research Foundation open grants competition.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Initiative
on the New Economy: 1) Outreach Grants 2) Development Grants.
Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation the Alton Ochsner award relating
smoking and health.
Bayer/Canadian BloodServices/Héma-Québec Partnership
Fund partnership fund (full application).
The Fyssen Foundation post-doctoral study grants.