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(November 15, 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 elainew@mun.ca

Health researchers take note
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has added a new link “For Researchers” on its home page (www.cihr.ca) Selecting this link brings up a comprehensive menu covering everything from how to apply (including a link to the forms) to available funding opportunities to competition results.

CHSRF associate award
The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) has announced its second Harkness Associate Awards competition. The foundation aims to build a network of policy-oriented health care researchers, decision makers and others whose multi-national experience and outlook will stimulate innovative policies and practices in Canada. Candidates may be from any discipline. Individuals must have research experience related to applied health services or health policy, or must have extensive experience (ideally, more than 10 years) working at the senior health policy level within the health system. Two Canadian associates will be selected and they will attend five major meetings with fellows from Australia, New Zealand and Great Britain sponsored by the commonwealth fund. The associates will benefit from interactions with the fellows and key health policy figures. However unlike fellows, they will not conduct a research project as part of the award. The deadline date for applications is Nov. 30. For applications, see www.chsrf.ca/programs/harkness/2002-call_e.pdf , and for further information e-mail the foundation at harkness@chsrf.ca.

CHSRF postdoctoral award
The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) is now accepting applications for the 2002 postdoctoral awards competition. This award is for postdoctoral students who are seeking to target their research to topics relevant to health-system managers and policy makers. Researchers in the social sciences, humanities, business management, and nursing fields are encouraged to apply. The foundation provides awards for two years of up to $45,000 annual (or part-time equivalent) and a $5,000 research allowance. The deadline date for receipt of applications is Nov. 30. For further information, see www.chsrf.ca/programs/cadre/postdocs/index_e.shtml

Heart and stroke fellowship
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSF) is offering a fellowship to an individual who wishes to undertake post-graduate training in preventive cardiology in a recognized institution in Canada or abroad. Preventive cardiology includes the study of the individual and population causes of cardiovascular (CVD), cerebrovascular (CBD) and peripheral vascular disease (PVD) and the development and evaluation of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention measures for CVD, CBD or PVD at the individual or population level. The successful candidate can hold this award for up to three years (contingent on annual successful renewal). The total value of this award is up to $60,000 per year. The deadline date for applications is Dec. 12. For more information, see www.hsf.ca/research or telephone 613-569-4361, ext. 350.

NLCAHR grants and fellowships
The Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research (NLCAHR) is announcing its research grants and fellowships competition for 2001-2002. Over $210,000 in funding is available for faculty members, researchers, graduate students, prospective graduate students and postdoctoral students. These fellowships and awards are available to support research and training in health-related studies in any faculty or school and for work in a very broad range of disciplines involving the application of research to the physical, mental or social health and well being of individuals, families, and communities. The only excluded areas are projects and training in the basic biomedical sciences as well as proposals to fund the direct provision of health and community services. The programs that are offered include: fellowships for master’s students, doctoral and postdoctoral fellows, research grants to support individual researchers and teams; development grants to support the production or enhancement of research proposals for submission to external granting agencies; matching funds to supplement or leverage funding from external agencies; funds to support visiting lectureships. The deadline date for the research grants and development grants is Jan. 15, 2002, and for fellowships it is April 1, 2002. For further information, see www.med.mun.ca/cahr or telephone 737-6993.

Schulich School of Business
Established in cooperation with private and public sector organizations, the Schulich School of Business National Program in Financial Services and Public Policy is an initiative of the school’s Financial Services Program. The national research program has over $1 million available over the next four years to fund applied research into public policy and the financial services sector. The program will fund projects in three activity streams: research projects, doctoral dissertations and case writing. The program will fund research projects of up to $30,000 per year, with research time stipends, on an equal partnership basis with the researcher’s university, to a maximum of $5,000. Research proposals must focus on advancing knowledge in a specifically defined area related to financial services and public policy. Dissertation awards of up to $10,000 may be made to students undertaking doctoral dissertations in the area of financial services and public policy. The program will also fund proposals for the development of cases that illustrate an issue with pedagogical value in the area of financial services and public policy. A limited number of awards, to a maximum of $10,000 per award, may be made. The deadline dates for these three programs is March 15, 2002. For further information, email fnsv@schulich.yorku.ca or telephone 416-736-5075.

Imminent Deadlines
Jan. 1
International Union Against Cancer — Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial international cancer study grants.

National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC)/Canadian Breast Cancer Research Initiative — IDEA research grants.

Jan. 2
Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Therapeutic Products Programme — Medical use of marijuana: operating grants (letter of intent).

Jan. 7

World Wildlife Fund, Canada (WWF) — endangered species recovery fund.

Indian and Northern Affairs — Northern Contaminants program (proposals deadline).

Jan. 15
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation of Canada (JDF) — research grants/career development awards/postdoctoral fellowships (abstract).

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

Memorial — ISER — fellowships (doctoral, post-doctoral, ISER book post-doctoral fellowship).

Muscular Dystrophy Association (US) — research grant (Application).

NLCAHR — project grants; development grants.

Smithsonian Institute (US) — postdoctoral fellowships; senior fellowships; predoctoral fellowships.