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(October 18, 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

IBD Network Tissue Bank
The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada wishes to remind researchers of the opening of the Canadian IBD Network Tissue Bank. The bank will facilitate the collection, cataloguing storage and distribution of tissue, blood and clinical data from IBD patients. Materials will be available for approved research initiatives, including an upcoming investigation of microbial factors in IBD. Eligibility and exclusion criteria for patients and controls, as well as details of tissue retrieval, are available from the tissue bank coordinator at

PMRF/CIHR doctoral and postdoctoral research awards
The Physical Medicine Research Foundation (PMRF) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) are pleased to announce a joint partnership to support five training awards: three doctoral research awards and two postdoctoral fellowships. Cross-discipline research is encouraged in the following areas: mitigating occupant injury in motor vehicle collisions; prevention of disability; work rehabilitation; enhancement in diagnosis and management of soft tissue injuries. In addition PMRF will be offering three international awards $10,000 (one each year for three years) to doctoral students or postdoctoral fellows with an interest in mitigating occupant injury in motor vehicle collisions. The deadline date for the doctoral awards is Oct. 31; the postdoctoral awards is Nov. 1; and the international awards is Dec. 15. For further information, see

Research fellowship in hemostasis management
Novo Nordisk Canada Inc. and Canadian Blood Services are offering a one-year $70,000 fellowship to a Canadian researcher who is undertaking original post-graduate research in hemostasis management. The research may be of a basic, pre-clinical and/or clinical nature. Although all Canadian researchers are eligible, fellowships are generally held within four years of completion of graduate or clinical fellowship training in an appropriate speciality. The application deadline is Nov. 1.

Huntington Disease research
The Huntington Society of Canada invites applications for its Navigator Coalition Award in Huntington disease research. This program offers support of between $25,000 and $40,000 annually for research of direct and immediate relevance to Huntington disease in Canada. The deadline for submission of applications is Nov. 12.

Extension of CIHR deadline
For researchers interested in the CIHR Strategic Initiative in Rural Health: Diagnostic and Integrative Projects, this is to advise that the deadline for application has been extended to Nov. 15.

Royal Society medals and awards
The Royal Society considers nominations for medals and awards each year in 19 different categories representing areas of the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering and medical sciences. Details on the various medals and awards are available at The nominations deadline for most awards is Dec. 1. The society also administers a number of international awards and the nominations deadlines for these awards vary. Details on the international awards are also available at the Web site address given above.

Student research in Canada’s north
A number of awards for student research on Canada’s north are available for the year 2002/2003 through the Canadian Northern Studies Trust (CNST) Awards Program. Awards include: $10,000 studentships in northern studies available to doctoral students; $5,000 James W. Bourque studentships in northern geography; accommodations and support at the High Arctic Weather Station at Eureka for masters and doctoral students; $5,000 special bursaries for northern residents; a $2,000 Cooperatives Award for study of cooperatives in the Northwest Territories; and $2,000 caribou research awards. Details of these programs are available at The deadline for applications to all programs is Jan. 31, 2002.

Sustainable forest management
The Sustainable Forest Management Network, one of the networks funded under the Networks of Centres of Excellence Program, has issued its 2002-2003 call for proposals. The goal of the network is to develop knowledge, strategies and tools to ensure that Canada’s forests are sustainably managed. Now into its second, seven-year funding cycle, the network’s research program has been expanded beyond the boreal forest to address sustainability in all of Canada’s forests. Full details about the proposal call are available at The deadline for new project applications is Nov. 30, while renewal applications are due on Jan. 31, 2002.

Imminent Deadlines

Dec. 1
Baker, E. A. Foundation for the Prevention of Blindness/CNIB — fellowships; research fund.

Canada Council — arts Molson prizes; John G. Diefenbaker award.

Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) — grants-in-aid; personnel awards: postdoctoral fellowships and scholarships; grants for applied research in diabetes education, management and care (full application).

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation — Microbes in IBD — full application.

Canadian Heritage (Department of)/Canadian Studies Program — annual funding competition.

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador — fisheries diversification program (fdp).

Imperial Oil Limited — university research grants (new grants).

Memorial — Petro-Canada young innovator award; Memorial University-Bergen University (Norway) Exchange Program.

National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC) — Terry Fox new frontiers initiative.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) — collaborative linkage grants; expert visits (life sciences and environmental & earth sciences).

Royal Society of Canada — McNeil medal for the public awareness of science.

The Whitaker Foundation — biomedical engineering research grant (preliminary application).

Dec. 3
Japan Foundation — open program.

Dec. 7
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council — INE research alliances (Letters of Intent) 2001.