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(March 21, 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

Home care and community care
Mount Saint Vincent University has recently received a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Research Capacity Building Grant. As one part of this endeavour, Dr. Janice Keefe, Department of Family Studies and Gerontology, and Marlene MacLellan, Nova Scotia Centre on Aging, are building a database of research and researchers doing work in the area of home and community care within the Atlantic provinces. The database would include the researcher’s names, locations and funders as well as a brief summary of the project, and would be available on-line. If you know of or are working on a project that is concerned with home care and/or community care, please contact Clare Parks by telephone, 902-457-6235 or e-mail:

Canadian Intensive Care Foundation (CICF)
The Canadian Intensive Care Foundation is announcing funding that will be available to support research in critical care in Canada for the year 2002. This foundation was created for the purpose of raising funds to support clinical research in a continuous effort to acquire knowledge to help the critically ill. Applications for grants are being sought from all physician members of the Canadian Critical Care Society, nurses, and respiratory therapists, pharmacists, nutritionists or anyone involved in the care of the critically ill. In general, the grant awards are $20,000 each and applications are sought on a yearly basis. Applications can be found at All grant applications must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2002.

Policy awards for graduate students
The Government of Canada’s Policy Research Initiative in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has announced the call for applications for the third annual Canadian Policy Research Awards Graduate Student Prize. The purpose of this award is to recognize the excellence in research done by graduate and post-doctoral students who have demonstrated the potential to make a contribution to Canadian public policy development. Up to 15 prizes will be awarded. Winners will participate in a seminar in Ottawa from Oct. 19-23, 2002, with some of the country’s most distinguished researchers and leading policy-makers to learn about policy development in Canada. In addition, the winners will be guests at the National Policy Research Conference from Oct. 23-25, 2002, and will be honoured at the Canadian Policy Research Awards Dinner on Oct. 24. The deadline for applications is April 26, 2002. For further information, see

Hospital for Sick Children Foundation
The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation and the Children and Youth Homecare Network are requesting proposals for projects which address one or more of the following key areas: development and testing of assessment/measurement tools for home and community-based care; home and community-based care service delivery models; and policy analysis of home and community-based care. Up to $65,000 per year for up to two years is available for accepted research projects. The deadline for submission of proposals is May 27, 2002. For further information see, e-mail or telephone 416-813-6101.

Alexander von HumboldtFoundation
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation supports collaborative research among American, Canadian, and German scholars in the humanities, social sciences, economics and law. Successful proposals may receive funding up to 45,000 Euro (about 43,000) over a three-year period. The grant may be used to finance short-term research visits and travel, organize conferences and workshops, purchase materials and equipment, and to cover costs for research assistants and printing. Applications should be submitted jointly by at least one German and one U.S. or Canadian scholar. PhD is required. Funds provided by the TransCoop Program must be matched with funds from the U.S. or Canadian sources. Deadline for applications is Oct. 31. For further information, please visit or

Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network (CLLRNET)
CLLRNET is offering 10 $5,000 supplementary awards annually to recent SSHRC doctoral fellows, NSERC PGS A or PGS B recipients or CIHR student award holders. The purpose of the award is to increase the number of highly qualified personnel trained to conduct leading-edge language and literacy research for the social, economic, intellectual, and health benefits of all Canadians. Priority will be given to students conducting research in network laboratories which foster training for multi-disciplinary research, evidence-based practice, exchange of knowledge with service providers and public and private sector partners and who are at the beginning stages of graduate training. The deadline date for applications is June 1, 2002.

Summer fellowships
The Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network (CLLRNET) is supporting supervisors and offering 10 $8,000 summer research fellowships. This award is directed at third year undergraduates prior to beginning their fourth year of study. The students will work on research projects, under the supervision of network investigators. Students will be selected as candidates based on the quality of their applications, and then arrange placements with selected network researchers posted on the summer fellowship web page ( selected network research supervisors must contribute a minimum of $2,000 plus fringe benefits to supplement the four-month salary and to permit relocation and travel. Students will receive a two-week paid holiday as well as paid statutory holidays. The deadline date for applications is April 8, 2002. For further information, please visit or e-mail

Imminent Deadlines

May 1
International Society of Arboriculture Research Trust — Hyland R. Johns grant program.

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

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) — aid to occasional research conferences and international congresses in Canada.

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Inc. — individual research grant program.

May 5
Canadian Agri-Food Research Council — Climate Change and Agriculture (letter of intent).

May 8
Canadian Microelectronics Corporation — the Douglas R. Colton award for research excellence (nomination).

May 15
Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome (SDS) Canada — research grants (proposals due).

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

May 27
Hospital for Sick Children/Children and Youth Homecare Network — proposal deadline.

Canada Council — Killam research fellowships.

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