(May 23, 2002, Gazette)
For more information about
the items below or to request application materials, contact Elaine Whelan
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New CIHR funding opportunities
CIHR has redesigned their Web site so that funding opportunities under
both their core programs as well as those programs unique to the individual
CIHR institutes are organized under the section of the Web site entitled
services. A number of new funding opportunities announced by individual
institutes have recently been posted to the site. These may be viewed
by selecting the link strategic programs followed by summary of institute
New names for NSERC programs
NSERC grant holders and faculty members intending to apply under the upcoming
NSERC fall grants competitions should take note that the Research Grants
program has been renamed the Discovery Grants program. Equipment Grants,
Major Equipment Grants and Major Installation Grants have also been renamed.
These will now be known as Research Tools and Instrument Grants, Categories
1, 2, 3 respectively.
CBRN Research and Technology Initiative
As a part of the National Security Agenda, the Government of Canada has
established a $170 million five-year research and technology initiative
to improve Canadas ability to respond to chemical, biological, radiological
and nuclear (CBRN) terrorist threats, which includes strengthening co-ordination,
collaboration of capacity, capabilities, research and technology plans
and strategies. This program is called the CBRN Research and Technology
Initiative (CRTI). The CRTI is led by the federal science and technology
(S&T) community in collaboration with national and international S&T
performers. It will provide new knowledge and technology necessary for
CBRN response and preparedness by supporting acquisition or acceleration
of technology and the necessary new research and technology development
in areas of critical need. This fiscal year, approximately $15-20 million
will be awarded in Technology Acceleration Projects and $25-30 million
in Research and Technology Development Projects. The closing date for
letters of intent (proposal synopses) is May 31. For further information,
please visit www.crti.drdc-rddc.gc.ca/whatsnew_e.html.
Climate Change Action Fund
As part of Canadas response to achieving its commitments under the
Kyoto Protocol on climate change, the federal government has renewed the
Climate Change Action Fund (CCAF). Currently, proposals are requested
with respect to the development of scenarios of climate variability and
extremes. The total competition budget is $350,000 with research to be
concluded by March 31, 2004. In addition to the maximum eight page proposal,
CVs of the principal investigators must also be included. Proposals are
due on June 12, 2002, and must be submitted electronically. For further
information, please visit www.ec.gc.ca/climate/CCAF-FACC/Science/callprop.htm.
Canadian Space Agency
The Canadian Space Agency supports Canadian researchers who wish to use
the environment of space to assist in understanding key questions on Earth
and to study the effects of spaceflight on biological systems, including
humans. There are two major thrusts in the program: spaceflight experiments
and ground research. Flight experiments are fully developed and require
a significant length of time for completion. Ground studies may use reduced
gravity for short periods or may develop a concept of significance to
a flight study. The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) annually supports Canadian
researchers who are participating in ground and concept studies related
to space research. Awards of $50,000 per annum for a maximum of four years
are available. Research areas include: bone demineralization; muscle atrophy;
cardiovascular physiology; metabolism; developmental biology; radiation
biology; radiation dosimetry; neurophysiology; isolation and multicultural
psychology. Letters of intent are due Aug. 5 and the submission of proposals
are due Sept. 13. For further information, please visit www.space.gc.ca.
Seed grants available
The Newfoundland Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation has announced
its second research competition. Feasibility or seed grants of up to $5,000
will be awarded. The awards are for one year and are non-renewable. The
research may address any aspect of cancer from prevention to treatment
to palliative care and be set in any discipline from basic laboratory
investigations to psychological and sociological research as well as health
services and population health research. The deadline for submission of
applications is June 30.
NSERC Steacie fellowships
NSERC is inviting nominations for the 2003 E.W.R. Stacie Memorial Fellowships.
These $90,000/per annum fellowships are awarded to outstanding and highly
promising scientists and engineers who have obtained their doctorate within
the last 12 years and who hold a grant from NSERC. Nominations must be
made by senior members of the Canadian science and engineering community
and endorsed by the university president. The deadline for receipt of
nominations by NSERC is July 1.
New category of CIHR operating grant
Research investigators planning to submit an application to the fall CIHR
research funding programs competition might consider applying for a new
type of operating grant the Programmatic Operating Grant in Themes
3 & 4 (Health Services, Population Health, Societal and Cultural Dimensions
of Health, and Environmental lnfluences on Health). The Programmatic Operating
Grant (POG for short) is a slight variation from the traditional CIHR
Operating Grant. The same application package and deadline dates (i.e.
registration date of Aug. 15) apply, but some elements of the proposal
area are different. Rather than focusing on a particular research project
(as is the case with the standard CIHR operating grant), Programmatic
Operation Grants allow for connected sequences of conceptually related
research projects where the research is executed by the same team of investigators
over a number of years. POGs include more than 1 project with a linked
theme, and they allow for a step-by-step line of inquiry. For your consideration
the definition, proposal qualifications, criteria for evaluation and generic
examples of Programmatic Operating Grants are provided in CIHRs
on-line Researchers Grants and Award Guide at www.cihr
American Heart Association Grant-in-Aid Research programs.
Canadian Blood Services Kenneth J. Fyke Award.
Rhodes University Hugh Kelly Fellowship; Post-doctoral fellowships.
Deafness Research Foundation (The) (NY) DRF grants for research
German Academic Exchange Service research grants for recent PhDs
and PhD candidates; study visit research grants.
Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation grants for research.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society (US) research grant support
programs: biomedical research program, patient management, care, &
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) advanced study institutes;
advanced research; workshops; collaborative linkage grants; expert visits
(physical & engineering science).
The Whitaker Foundation biomedical engineering research grant (preliminary