April 10, 2003, Gazette
information about the items below or to request application materials,
contact Elizabeth Noseworthy at the Office of Research,
737-8251 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
SSHRC adds new online applications feature
In an effort to eliminate discrepancies between the printed and online
versions of applications submitted to SSHRC, a new watermark “PLEASE
VERIFY” will now appear on the first page of printed Web-based CVs
and application forms which have not been successfully verified (checked
for completeness) during the online application process. To verify web-based
CV and application forms, researchers must use the “verify”
feature on the “Portfolio” page in SSHRC’s online system.
Once the documents have been successfully verified, the “PLEASE
VERIFY” watermark will disappear. It is hoped that this new feature
will save the time of both SSHRC staff and researchers who have previously
spent considerable effort in resolving discrepancies between the information
captured in the online system and that included in the printed submission.
Suspension of annual competition
The Molly Towell Perinatal Research Foundation has advised that it will
not be accepting applications this year under its usual Sept. 30 deadline.
Rather than supporting new projects, the foundation has chosen to provide
multi-year funding to a single centre studying the biochemistry and metabolism
of the fetus and the maternal-fetal couple.
Inflammatory bowel disease research
The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Foundation, through its Broad Medical Research
Program, offers support for innovative research that will lead to progress
in the pathogenesis, therapy, or prevention of inflammatory bowel disease.
Requests for funding for up to two years are made initially through letters
of interest (up to three pages) which may be submitted at any time. Decisions
on letters of interest will usually be made within 4-6 weeks. For further
information, visit www.broadmedical.org.
Conference on community-university research
The University of Saskatchewan welcomes registrants for a conference entitled
CUexpo International-Community University Research: Partnerships, Policy
and Progress. It will examine issues related to developing research relationships
among universities, government, community groups and the private sector.
For information on the conference, visit www.usask.ca/cuisr/cuexpo.
Health Canada publication
The Office of Research has received a copy of The Voluntary Health Sector:
Looking to the Future of Canadian Health Policy and Research Parts 1 and
2. Part 1 focuses on work deriving from the results of the National Survey
of Giving, Volunteering and Participating, while Part 2 looks at a broad
range of research findings in the voluntary health sector. These may be
borrowed from the office — contact Liz Noseworthy at email@example.com—
and they are also available on the web at www.hc-sc.gc.ca/iacb-dgiac/arad-draa/english/rmdd/
NCIC Awards for Excellence in
Each year, the National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC) offers Awards
for Excellence in Cancer Research. Four different awards are offered:
the Terry Fox Young Investigator Award and the William E. Rawls Award
for new investigators; the O. Harold Warwick Award and the Robert L. Noble
Award for established researchers. Information on the awards as well as
the nominations process and requirements (self nominations are welcome)
are available at www.ncic.cancer.ca.
Nominations must be submitted by April 15.
Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation of Canada
The Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation of Canada offers research grants
to support biomedical research into intellectual impairment. The focus
of research for this grant should be the cause and cure of diseases which
cause intellectual impairment, such as Autism, Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s
Disease. The grant value is $35,000 per year for a period of three years.
Further information and application forms can be obtained from the foundation’s
Website at www.scottishritemasons-can.org/foundation.
The deadline for applications is April 30.
NSERC and eMPOWR Canada are partnering to build university research and
training capacity and to increase the supply of highly qualified people
to work in Canada’s knowledge-based industries in the fields of
microelectronics, photonics, optoelectronics, wireless and radio engineering.
Funding of $5,000 per student for undergraduate research and $20,000 per
student for graduate research is available to faculty members carrying
out research in the NSERC-eMPOWR Innovation Platform fields. Detailed
information is available at www.nce.gc.ca/empower_e.htm.The
deadline for application is May 1.
Killam Research Fellowship Competition
The 2004 Killam Research Fellowship competition is now open. These fellowships
provide full or partial salary replacement to a maximum of $53,000 per
year to allow for release from teaching and administrative duties. The
fellowships are open to researchers in the fields of humanities, social
sciences, natural sciences, health sciences and engineering. Applications
must be filed electronically through the Office of Research. To gain access
to the electronic form, applicants must send an e-mail request for a user
I.D. and password to the Killam Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those interested in applying should contact the Office of Research (email@example.com
or firstname.lastname@example.org ) for additional information and instruction on
the electronic submission process and new changes for the 2004 competition
(i.e. Common CV, page reduction in project description). The Office of
Research deadline for administrative review of applications is May 1,
and for electronic sign-off is May 12th. The required supporting documents
must be postmarked or courier dated to the Killam Program, Canada Council
for the Arts, by May 15.
Laura’s Hope Fund in Huntington
Disease Research — RFA
The Huntington Society of Canada is inviting applications for support
through the Laura’s Hope Fund for research projects related directly
to the pre-clinical and clinical investigation of potential new forms
of treatment for Huntington Disease (as opposed to support for basic laboratory
research which precedes the testing of potential new treatment in animal
models). The society will also entertain requests related to planning
and investigators’ meetings and workshops. Grants will be in the
$5,000-$100,000 range, over a maximum of three years and are non-renewable.
Deadline for applications is May 15. For additional information on eligibility,
evaluation criteria, terms and conditions, and an application form, please
contact the Office of Research (email@example.com
or firstname.lastname@example.org )
or call 737-4745, 4076, or 8252.
Canon Program 2003
The Canon National Parks Science Program is a collaboration among Canon
U.S.A. Inc., the American Association for the Advancement of Science,
and the U.S. National Parks Service. The program will award eight $78,000
U.S. scholarships to PhD students throughout the Americas to conduct research
critical to conserving the national parks of the region. Research projects
in the biological, physical, social and cultural sciences are eligible,
as well as projects in a new category — technology innovation in
support of conservation science. Applications must be received by May
15, 2003. For further information visit www.nature.nps.gov/canonscholarships.
Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre — Research Awards (Level
III & IV — Letter of Intent)
Canada Council — Killam research fellowships
Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre — Fellowship Grants.
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada — K.J.R. Wightman
award for research in biomedical ethics
Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) — ACU development
fellowships (candidates must be nominated by executive head of university).
Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council (NSERC)/The Conference
Board of Canada — synergy awards.