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(January 24, 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

Computing expertise available
Students from the Department of Computer Science internship option are available to work on campus on program-relevant projects. The internship is an extended period of work in which senior computer science students obtain experience directly related to their academic program and career objectives. Internships can start at the beginning of any semester (i.e. September, January, or May) and have a duration of eight, 12, or 16 months. The flexible nature of the program would allow employing researchers to suit the internship to project requirements. For further information, including university internship rates, contact Paul Smith at ext. 2419 or by e-mail at pauls@mun.ca.

Science and Technology Youth Internship
The Science and Technology Youth Internship Web site has been updated to reflect the information regarding submission of applications for the internship funding program for the fiscal year 2002-2003. Applications are available at www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/ssip. If you do not have Internet access, please contact 772-2029 or e-mail frenchk@dfo-mpo.gc.ca to request a hard copy. The deadline date for applications is Jan. 31, 2002.

Call for papers
The University College of Cape Breton is inviting proposals for papers and for panel suggestions for its third annual Festival of Community Economics being held on June 13-15, 2002, in Sydney, Nova Scotia. This year’s theme is From Mondragon to America — Community Economic Development and the Knowledge-Based Economy. The deadline for submission of paper presentations or proposals for panel suggestions is Jan. 31. For further information, contact Lee Singleton at leesing@uccb.ns.ca.

Viagra research grants
Pfizer Inc. is inviting investigators worldwide to submit proposals outlining original and scientifically-valid basic science, preclinical, or clinical research projects with Viagra. The Viagra research grants program is designed to support the investigation of any aspect of Viagra that would extend scientific knowledge of the product and its use in clinical practice. The projects should yield results warranting submission initially as abstracts to scientific meetings and subsequently for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Proposals must be received by Jan. 31. For further information, see www.viagragrants.com or e-mail Mary Beth Woodin, program administrator at mwoodin@mbkny.com.

CIHR registration deadline
Faculty wishing to apply under the upcoming March 1 CIHR operating grants competition must register intent to apply by Feb. 1. Registration consists of selected pages from the CIHR research and CV application modules which must be completed online, printed, signed by the primary applicant only, and mailed to CIHR by Feb. 1. Detailed information on the pages required are available at www.cihr.ca/funding_opportunities/application_forms/reg-www_e.shtml. For further information and assistance, contact the Office of Research at 737-8251.

Summer student research
The Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is inviting researchers to request support for a student to work on a cystic fibrosis project during the summer of 2002. This should be a reasonably simple project that can be handled by a student with limited background and real time limitations. Awards will be made at prevailing Canadian rates. The foundation asks that the researcher provide clear and complete information about the specific candidate to enable that person to compete favourably for this award. Each application for support will be reviewed by the medical/scientific advisory committee of the foundation. The application deadline isFeb. 1, 2002.

Vice-president’s grants committee
The term of the professional schools representative on the vice-president’s grants committee is expiring and expressions of interest and nominations for a replacement are invited by Feb. 8, 2002. The vice-president’s grants committee adjudicates applications for internal travel and research funds under the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) general grant and for the vice-president’s research grant.

Climate Change Action Fund
Proposals are now being invited for funding through the science sub-component of the CCAF for research that will address key gaps in our knowledge of climate system processes. For more information, see www.ec.gc.ca/climate/ccaf-facc/Science/callprop.html. The submission date for proposals is Feb. 25, 2002.

Canada Council for the Arts
The Canada Council for the Arts has announced the creation of two initiatives in the arts and sciences in partnership with Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). The purpose of these agreements is to encourage research collaborations between artists and scientists or engineers. The New Media Initiative partnership between NSERC and the Canada Council is directed at new media artists and scientists who want to collaborate on projects involving an artistic component and a scientific or engineering component. Projects must involve the creation of original independent new media art. Artistic productions intended for the cultural industry of commercial new media are not eligible. Projects must be scientifically sound and promise to generate new knowledge or a new technology or to apply existing knowledge/technology in an innovative manner. The application deadline is March 1, 2002. For further information, see www.canadacouncil.ca. The Artist-In Residence for Research Fellowships (AIRes), a partnership between NRC and the Canada Council, will support independent established artists in any artistic discipline who wish to undertake research within one of the NRC institutes, in Ottawa or other parts of the country. Fellowships in the amount of $75,000 per year will be awarded for a two-year period. Details of this partnership will be available on the Canada Council’s Web site in January 2002. For more information on this program please call (613) 566-4414 or e-mail watson-k@rogers.com.

2002 CFI deadlines
In 2002, CFI has set March 1, June 3, Sept. 3 and Dec. 2 as the deadline dates for its New Opportunities program. This funding program is aimed at new researchers in the areas of science, health, environment and engineering. If you would like more information on this program, please contact Pamela White at pwhite@mun.ca.

Imminent Deadlines

Mar. 1
Canada Council — Jean A. Chalmers fund for the crafts.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) — Clinical Trials (Letters of Intent).

Cancer Research Institute (New York) (CRINY) — clinical investigator award in general and cancer immunology.

German Academic Exchange Service — contemporary literature grant.

Hospital for Sick Children — Innovative Investigators (letters of intent).

Leukemia Society of America — translational research program (letter of intent).

Research/Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of Canada/Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada — operating grants (full application).

Memorial — ISER — fellowships (master, research grants).

Memorial, J. R. Smallwood Centre for Newfoundland Studies — project grants; research grants.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) — equipment and maintenance grant (new and renewal applications); operating grant (new and renewal applications); workshops and symposia.

Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council — project grants.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization — collaborative linkage grants; expert visits (physical & engineering science).

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada/National Cancer Institute of Canada — Canadian tobacco research initiative (planning grants).

University of Calgary-Gorbachev Foundation — joint trust fund.