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(November 29, 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

Call for papers
The 10th annual conference of the Computational Fluid Dynamics Society of Canada will be held in Windsor, Ontario, from June 9-11, 2002. Papers will be accepted on the basis of reviewed abstracts of between 500 and 1,000 words. The deadline for submission of abstracts is Dec. 15 and these may be sent by e-mail attachment to cfd2002@uwindsor.ca

Data training schools
SSHRC and Statistics Canada have allocated funds to support up to three data training schools, each of which may be funded at a maximum of $50,000 per year. A data training school may be hosted in any Canadian university for a period of no less than seven consecutive days and no more than 14 consecutive days. Eligible expenses include travel and accommodation for resource personnel and course attendees; administrative expenses related to the organization of the course; and honoraria paid to main speakers, discussion leaders and course instructors. The deadline for application is Jan. 18, 2002.

NSERC student research awards
Memorial’s quota for the NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards Program for 2002-2003 is 42 awards. These awards are open to undergraduate students registered full-time in a bachelor’s degree program in the natural sciences or engineering who have completed at least the first year of their bachelor’s degree and who are maintaining at least a B average. The awards may be held for a maximum of 16 consecutive weeks during which time the student is to be employed full-time in research and development activities under the supervision of a faculty member who is an NSERC grantholder. These awards are also available to qualified Aboriginal students. Awards to Aboriginal students will be in addition to our quota of 42. Guidelines and the 2001application form (Form 202) are available at www.nserc.ca/programs/scholl_e.htm.
To expedite the process, the USRA committee has requested that at the initial selection stage, only Part 1of Form 202 (Student Personal Data Form) is to be completed and accompanied with an official transcript and submitted to the appropriate department head by Monday, Jan. 21, 2002. When awards are determined, departments will be contacted to provide the completed Part 2 of Form 202. In addition, NSERC offers a total of 600 awards under the Industrial USRA Program. The list of companies eligible to participate in the industrial component of the program is updated on a regular basis at www.nserc.ca/programs/compeli_e.htm. Form 202 (USRA) is also to be used for this program.

Thyroid Foundation of Canada
The Thyroid Foundation of Canada is pleased to offer the Diana Meltzer Abramsky Research Fellowship and the Summer Student Research Scholarship. The research fellowship is open to post-doctoral candidates in the life sciences area for support in the field of thyroid function and disease. The fellowship, with an award value of $30,000, is tenable for one year and it is intended that the stipend provided will be the main source of support and that the proposed research will be the major activity of the recipient for that year. The summer student research scholarship, with an award value of $3,000, is to encourage medical students to become more aware of the needs and opportunities for research into thyroid function and its related disorders, and problems experienced by thyroid patients. The research project should be concerned primarily with the thyroid gland or its related problems, be capable of completion within the three-month period and be supervised by an investigator in the host institution with a major recognized interest in thyroid function. The deadline date for the research fellowship is Feb. 28, 2002, and the scholarship is Jan. 31, 2002. For more information, see www.thyroid.ca

Support for new researchers
The Banting Research Foundation offers one-year grants of up to $20,000 to support the medical research programs of new investigators who are within the first three years of their first independent university/research institute appointment, provided that they have received less than $150,000 in total start-up funds and their total operating grants from other funding sources do not exceed $60,000 per annum. There is a special emphasis on innovative proposals that have the potential to contribute to the understanding of fundamental mechanisms of disease processes and/or contribute to their cure. The next deadline for applications is March 15, 2002.

Imminent Deadlines
Jan. 4
Baillie, James L. Memorial Fund (The) — Baillie fund grant.

Jan. 18
Shastri-Indo Canadian Institute — Visiting lectureship in Canadian studies.

Jan. 21
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada — Undergraduate student research awards program (appropriate department head/unit).

Jan. 24
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada — Industrial Research Fellowships.

Jan. 28
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada —Undergraduate student research awards program (Office of Research).

Jan. 31
Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation — Foreigners’ Fellowships Programme.

The Daniel Langlois Foundation — The research grant for individual artists or scientists.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada — Undergraduate student research awards program (office of research).

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (The) — Canadian Research Awards for Specialty Residents.

Royal Society of Canada — Konrad Adenauer research award (nomination deadline).

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) — major collaborative research initiatives (letter of intent).

Sustainable Forest Management Network (SFMN) — call for proposals (renewals).

Thyroid Foundation of Canada — summer student research scholarship.