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(November 1, 2001, 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

Department of Fisheries and Oceans
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is introducing the Subvention Research Grants Program, a key component of the Academic Science Subvention Program. The intent of the DFO Subvention Research Grants Program is to supplement and encourage ongoing university research programs in areas of interest to the DFO as well as to fund new projects that are directed specifically to DFO’s research needs. One-time grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded for short-term projects or to supplement or provide start-up funds for longer-term projects. A total of $300,000 is available for the pilot. Multi-year funding will be considered within the expanded DFO Subvention Research Grants Program next year. For further information, please contact Dr. Sherry Niven, academic liaison officer at 902-426-6695. The deadline for applications is Dec. 1.

Petro-Canada Young Innovator
The Petro-Canada Young Innovator Awards Program is intended to recognize, promote and support outstanding and innovative new faculty researchers at Memorial whose work impacts positively on their departments and whose research has the potential to be of significance to society at large. The award is open to faculty from any discipline. Nominations or applications must be submitted in duplicate to the Office of Research by Dec. 1. For more information, please contact the Office of Research at 737-8251.

Addiction and Mental Health
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health offers a number of postdoctoral fellowships each year to provide fellows with a comprehensive training program in the fields of addiction and mental health and with training in research techniques. Appointments are for one year and are subject to renewal for a second year. The deadline for applications is Dec. 14. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Cordeiro by telephone, 416-535-8501, ext. 4568 or by e-mail,

NSERC/Natural Resources Canada
NSERC and the Energy Sector of Natural Resources Canada have introduced a new program called Novel Next Generation Technology Initiative in Energy Research and Technology Related to Greenhouse Gas Mitigation under the Climate Change Action Plan 2000. Basic research will help develop new concepts and ideas that could lead to novel greenhouse gas mitigation technologies. Proposals are expected to be for projects of two- or three-years’ duration that do not exceed $100,000 annually. The deadline for receipt of applications for the first competition is Feb. 1, 2002. The program description is posted on NSERC’s Web site under the Research Partnership Agreements section of the Program Guide for Professors:

Atlantic health promotion
The AHPRC at Dalhousie University will host the 11th International Conference on Personal Relationships from July 5-8, 2002 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The biennial conference is a joint venture of the International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships and the International Network on Personal Relationship. The program committee invites proposals for papers, symposia, posters or interest groups. Submissions must be sent electronically by completion of the online submission form. To access the abstract submission and review requirements, see

Imminent Deadlines

Dec. 10
Canadian Institutes of Health Research — Establish proof of principle of an invention/discovery.

Dec. 13
Atlantic Genome Centre — full application.

Dec. 15
Arthritis Society — research grants; multi-centre group grants; industry program.

Association for Canadian Studies — graduate student research travel scholarship.

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation — Atlantic Canada breast cancer research grant.

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

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) — senior personnel awards: visiting scientist.

Huntington’s Disease Society of America, Inc. — research grants; research fellowships.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Rx&D/Health Research Foundation — post-doctoral fellowships in pharmacy; graduate research scholarships in pharmacy.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council/Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council — Chairs in the management of technological change.

Dec. 17
American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) — investigator initiated grants; AICR/national centre for toxicological research collaborative research grant; postdoctoral awards; matching grants.

Dec. 22
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT)/International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS) — commonwealth scholarships awards for Canadians.

Dec. 31
ICCS/Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade — ICCS program for international research linkages (PIRL).

Royal Society of Canada — NATO individual research fellowships; Manfred Worner fellowship.