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(January 10, 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 elainew@mun.ca

Atlantic Canada Petroleum Institute
The Atlantic Canada Petroleum Institute (ACPI) is calling for either preliminary or full research proposals that address four research themes: hydrocarbon evaluation; environmental impacts and effects; operations and technologies; and policy. ACPI’s funding contribution of selected proposals will be in the range of $20,000 to $50,000 per year. Proposals are reviewed by the ACPI advisory committees who provide advice and guidance to ACPI on the selection of funded research projects. Preliminary proposals do not need to address all of the proposal criteria and may be submitted in letter format in a maximum of five pages. Full proposals should address all of the proposal criteria in a maximum of 15 pages. Please submit full proposals via e-mail in the standard ACPI format (www.acpi.ca) to administration@acpi.ca. The deadline date for proposals is Jan. 21, 2002. For further information, please contact Beverley Enos, administrative assistant, 902-494-2960.

Canadian Hemophilia Society
The Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS) and the Association of Hemophilia Clinic Directors of Canada (AHCDC), in collaboration with Novo Nordisk, have established a new fellowship in Congenital and Acquired Bleeding Disorders. This program 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 hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders. The value of this fellowship is $70,000 for one year and it is tax deductible. Applications must be received on or before Jan. 31, 2002. For further information, please contact Joyce Gouin at 1-800-668-2686 or visit www.hemophilia.ca.

SSHRC’s Federalism and Federations Program
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is pleased to announce its fourth competition under the Federalism and Federations Program and its expansion to include a new component, New Patterns of Interactions, Interests and Community. This new component will fund research that examines patterns of interactions among citizens and groups and their impact on identities, civic involvement and social cohesion. During the period of 2001-03, SSHRC and Intergovernmental Affairs will invest more than $2.5 million in the Federalism and Federations Program to support students, researchers and institutions through four different but complementary, awards mechanisms: doctoral fellowships awards; postdoctoral fellowships supplements; aid to research conferences and research grants. For the present time, the New Patterns of Interactions, Interests and Community component of the program will support activities only through the research grants and aid to research conferences award mechanisms. The deadline for receipt of applications is Feb. 1, 2002. For further information, please contact Luc Lebrun (613) 947-9652
or e-mail:federations@sshrc.ca.

Global change research
The InterAmerican Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) has announced a small grant program intended to support research planning activities leading to the development of larger science programs and research networks. Research grants of up to $30,000 US and workshop support of up to $10,000 US are available. To be eligible for support, an application must involve institutions from at least three of the IAI ratifying countries (Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the United States, Uruguay and Venezuela). The deadline for submission of proposals is Feb. 25, 2002.

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment has issued a call for the nomination of individuals to participate as authors or reviewers of scientific information on the consequences of ecosystem change for human well-being and on the response options available to address undesired changes. Nominations of social and natural scientists are sought. Although the deadline for receipt of author nominations has passed, nominations for reviewers will be accepted through Aug. 1, 2002. Information on the nomination requirements and on the roles of the experts and reviewers in the MA process is available at www.millenniumassessment.org.

The Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation of Canada
The Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation of Canada is offering two research funding opportunities: Major Grants and Graduate Student Awards. The major grants competition valued at $35,000 will support biomedical research into intellectual impairment especially as it affects children and the causes and cure for Alzheimer’s Disease. The focus of the research should be into the causes of the disease as opposed to active treatment or palliative care. The graduate student awards are valued at $10,000 each for research by master’s or doctoral candidates into the causes, cure and treatment of intellectual impairment. The deadline date for both programs is April 30, 2002. For further information, visit www.scottishritemasons-can.org/foundation or telephone 905-522-0033.

Imminent deadlines

Feb. 15
Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research (CFDR) — dietetic based research grants (full applications);consumer research grants (full applications).

Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences (CFCAS) — research grant proposals.

Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) — Postdoctoral award (inaugural).

Canadian Hemophilia Society/Association of Hemophilia Clinic Directors of Canada AHCDC)/Aventis Behring — fellowship (full applications due).

Cancer Research Society Inc. — research grants; fellowships.

ISER — Strategic grant program (applications).

Manning Awards Foundation — Manning innovation awards.

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation — Basil O’Connor starter grants (abstract).

Memorial — vice-president’s research grant; Social sciences and humanities research council general grant (research).

University of Calgary-Gorbachev Foundation — joint trust fund (full application).

University of Windsor — visiting humanities fellowship.

Feb. 28
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada — R.B. Byers postdoctoral fellowship program.

Huntington Society of Canada — navigator research award.

International Information Science Foundation (IISF) — visiting researcher support program.

Memorial — social sciences and humanities research council general grant (travel grants for international representation and paper presentation at scholarly meetings); artistic/creative grants competition.

Thyroid Foundation of Canada — research fellowship.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada — research development initiatives program.