(March 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 email@example.com
New university policy
A revised university policy on ethics of research involving human participants
was approved by Senate at its meeting of Jan. 8, 2002. A copy of the policy
has been posted to the Office of Researchs Web site at www.mun.ca/research/index.html.
To view the policy, select policy and procedures under the For Researchers
Use of placebos in clinical trials
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Health Canada are
co-sponsoring a national conference on appropriate use of placebos in
clinical trials. It will be held at the Westin Hotel, Ottawa, on March
22-23. Further information and the registration form may be obtained at
by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org,
or by telephoning (613) 941-2364.
Chair in Canadian Studies
The chair in Canadian Studies established at the Sorbonne Nouvelle in
June 2000 is vacant for the 2002-2003 academic year. It is intended for
a Canadian academic of international repute. The candidate will be either
francophone or anglophone (preferably bilingual), in any of the following
fields: history, political science and sociology. Preference will be given
to candidates who have a strong orientation to academic research and a
proven record of teaching excellence. The monthly salary will be 3,800
euros, for eight months, and an additional 4,500 euros for housing allowance.
The appointee will be working in connection with the Canadian Studies
Center of Paris 3 and will have a teaching load of five hours a week (masters
and doctorate levels) covering 26 weeks, from Oct. 15, 2002, to the end
of May 2003. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2002. For more
information, please contact Jean-Michel Lacroix at LACROIX.JM@wanadoo.fr.
Dairy Farmers of Canada
The guidelines for grant application under the Nutrition Research Funding
Program of Dairy Farmers of Canada, as well as the letter of intent, are
now available at www.dairybureau.org. The letter of intent must be submitted
no later than April 15, 2002, for consideration for funding beginning
Jan. 1, 2003. If the research proposal is in accordance with current research
priorities and funding capabilities, the applicant will be invited to
submit a full application.
NSERC Herzberg medal
NSERC is inviting nominations for the 2002 Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold
Medal for Science and Engineering. This is the councils highest
honour and recognizes research contributions characterized by both excellence
and influence. It is awarded annually to an individual who has demonstrated
sustained excellence and influence in research for a body of work conducted
in Canada that has substantially advanced the natural sciences or engineering
fields. In addition to the Medal, the winner is guaranteed $1 million
over a five-year period in research funding which may be used for support
of the recipients research or a related purpose such as the establishment
of research scholarships, fellowships, or a research chair. Nominations
must be submitted by April 15.
EJLB Scholar research program
The EJLB Foundation awards up to seven grants each year under its Scholar
Research Program for support of projects in all areas of neuroscience
that pertain directly or indirectly to schizophrenia and mental illness.
Specific areas of support in the past have included developmental neurobiology,
synaptic mechanisms, systems and cognitive neuroscience, and clinical
studies on the genetic and physiopathologic aspects of neurological and
psychiatric disorders. The value of each grant is $300,000 to be expended
over a three-year period. Eligibility is restricted to faculty members
appointed after June 1997 who have earned an MD and/or a PhD. Application
is initially through a letter of intent which must be submitted by May
Canada Council project assistance to visual arts, craft and architecture.
Dairy Farmers of Canada nutrition research funding program (letter
Memorial, Publications Subvention Board of Memorial University of Newfoundland
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Gerhard
Herzberg Canada Gold medal for sciences and engineering.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) strategic
Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada - industrial
Hospital for Sick Children Innovative Investigators (full application);
New Investigators (full application).
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation research grants (letter
Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research development
Roeher Institute research grants; major research grants.
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons RCPSC-AMS award in research
and development in medical education; royal college faculty development
Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation of Canada Major research grant;
graduate student awards (applications due).