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(June 13, 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

Inventory of Canadian Agri-Food Research
The Inventory of Canadian Agri-Food Research (ICAR) lists information on current research projects in agriculture, food, human nutrition, aquaculture, and related areas of biotechnology. A number of researchers at Memorial list information on their research in this database on an annual basis and will be contacted directly for updated information. Others interested in having their projects listed for the first time should contact Elizabeth Williams in the Office of Research to arrange the registration for access to the ICAR database.

Research on gambling and gaming

The Alberta Gaming Research Institute has announced its 2002/03 competition. The priorities for this grants cycle are: social and economic costs/benefits of, gambling; first Nations gaming; impact on services and agencies of gaming; cultural influences on gaming behaviour; and prevalence studies on particular populations (e.g. seniors, adolescents, aboriginals, etc.). Principal investigators for proposed projects must be from the University of Alberta, Calgary, or Lethbridge, although researchers from other institutions are encouraged to participate as project team members. Program guidelines are available at The deadline for submission of applications is June 21.

Canon National Parks Science Scholars Program

The Canon National Parks Science Scholars Program for the Americas is pleased to announce its call for the 2002 competition. This program is in collaboration among Canon U.S.A. Inc., the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the US National Park Service. Eight US$78,000 scholarships to PhD students throughout the Americas (Canada, United States, Mexico, the countries of Central and South America and the countries of the Caribbean) to conduct research critical to conserving the national parks of the region. Applications must be received by July 1. For further information, please visit

Canadian Blood Services Post-doctoral fellowships
The Canadian Blood Services (CBS) is accepting applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships (PDF) to work with the CBS’s Research and Development groups across Canada. This is a two-year award with the possibility of a one-year renewal that includes salary, a research allowance and a benefits plan. The value of each fellowship is related to the major degree(s) and experience the applicant holds. The fellowship offers a stipend based on current Canadian Institutes of Health Research rates for each of the possible three years, as well as a one time research allowance of $10,000. Deadline date for applications is July 3. All forms and guidelines are available on-line at If you require further information, please contact Cilla Perry at or 613-739-2408.

Rhodes University Post-doctoral fellowships
Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa is offering a number of post-doctoral fellowships, each for a minimum of one year with possibility of renewal for a maximum of three years. Candidates must hold a recently awarded doctoral degree. The fellowship will provide support of approximately R70,000 per annum with an additional allocation of a maximum of R5000 to help with project costs or transportation. Application is through nomination. The deadline for receipt of nominations is July 31.

Multiple Sclerosis Scientific Research Foundation (MS)
The Multiple Sclerosis Scientific Research Foundation (Canada) has established a fund to stimulate innovative and collaborative research which has the potential to lead to a major advance in understanding the cause of MS or to the development or improvement of therapy for the disease. This fund is separate from the regular research programs sponsored by the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and is meant to support large, multi-centre, collaborative studies that are beyond the scope of the regular grants competition. A total of about $1.5 million a year per project for a term of up to three years is available to support selected outstanding proposals. Application is initially through letters of intent to be submitted by the Sept. 1 deadline.

Imminent Deadlines

Aug. 1

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

Canadian Institutes of health Research — New Emerging Team (NET) grants (Letters of Intent).

Aug. 5
Canadian Space Agency — Spaceflight experiments and Ground research (Letters of Intent).

Arthritis Society — New Investigator; Investigator — registration process.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Health Canada — research initiative on hepatitis C: operating grants; training/salary support (letter of intent).

Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Institute of Health Services and Policy Research — Financing Health Care in the face of Changing Public Expectations — (registration deadline).

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

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International (JDF) (US) — research grants/career development awards/
postdoctoral fellowships (abstract).

The Whitaker Foundation — special opportunity awards (full application).

Canadian Institutes of Health Research — operating grants (letters of intent); programmatic operating grant (letter of intent).

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) — Discovery grants program (individual, group, project, university faculty awards, major facilities access) [notification of intent].

Aug. 16
MITACS (Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems) — new research projects.

Aug. 22
Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada — Industrial Research Fellowships.

Aug. 28
Smuts Memorial Fund — Smuts visiting fellowship in Commonwealth studies.

Aug. 30
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) — grants in aid of research and development; senior personnel awards: research scholarship.