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Dec. 12, 2002, Gazette

For more information about the items below or to request application materials, contact Elizabeth Noseworthy at the Office of Research, 737-8251 or e-mail elizaben@mun.ca

International education grants
The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) offers innovation grants of up to $10,000 on a matching funds basis towards the costs of innovative internationalization projects. Projects must develop and/or refine a program of activity relating to the internationalization of Canadian educational institutions or must enhance programs and/or services for international students in Canada. Detailed guidelines are available at www.cbie.ca (select International Educators, then CBIE Grants). The application deadline is Dec. 16.

CFI information session
The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) will be holding an information session at Memorial University in preparation for the next Innovation Fund (IF) competition on Tuesday, Dec. 17, in Room A-1043 at 10 a.m. The information session will focus on the goals of the upcoming IF competition, and the application and review processes. The session will be a 20- to 30-minute formal presentation, followed by a question and answer period. For further information, see www.innovation.ca and review the “Call for Proposals” and the applications forms. If you would like to receive a copy of the slide presentation before the Dec. 17 session, please e-mail pwhite@mun.ca.

Extension of deadline — synthesis research
Health Canada, through its Health Policy Research Program, has extended the deadline for submission of proposals under its request for proposals for synthesis research in the area of policy development for the control of foodborne zoonoses. The deadline has been extended to Jan. 8, 2003. Program details may be viewed at www.hc-sc.gc.ca/iacb-dgiac/arad-draa/english/rmdd/rfp/rfp011.html.

Viagra Research Grants Program
Pfizer Inc. Invites investigators to submit proposals for original and scientifically valid basic science, preclinical or clinical research projects that use Viagra. All projects should yield results that would first merit submission or abstracts to scientific meetings and, subsequently, publication in peer-reviewed journals. Guidelines for submission of proposals are available at www.viagragrants.com. The deadline for submission is Jan. 15, 2003.

NSERC undergraduate student research awards
Memorial’s quota for the NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards Program for 2003-2004 is 44 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 normal duration of awards is 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 quota of 44. Guidelines and the 2002 application 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 1 of 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. 20, 2003. The deadline for submission of applications to the Office of Research by departments is Jan. 27, 2003. When awards are determined, departments will be contacted to provide the completed Part 2 of Form 202. In addition, NSERC offers awards under the Industrial USRA Program. The list of companies eligible to participate in the industrial component of the program is updated on NSERC’s Web site on a regular basis at www.nserc.ca/programs/compeli_e.htm. Form 202 (USRA) is also to be used for this program.

Imperial Oil extends application deadline
Owing to recent modifications to their University Research Awards Program, Imperial Oil has extended its deadline for receipt of application to Jan. 31, 2003. The revised terms and conditions have addressed concerns related to ownership of intellectual property, publication, and university overhead costs. University overhead costs are now eligible for funding under the program. Every attempt is being made to include these program modifications in a timely manner at www.imperialoil.ca.

Imminent Deadlines
Jan 20

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

Jan. 23
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada — industrial research fellowships.

Jan. 24
Shastri-Indo Canadian Institute — Visiting Lectureship in Canadian Studies.

Jan. 27

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

Jan. 30

Associated Medical Services — Tri-Program Workshop Grant.

Canadian Health Services Research Foundation — Harkness Associates Award.

Jan. 31

Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation — Foreigners’ Fellowships Program.

Canadian Hemophilia Society/Association of Hemophilia Clinic Directors of Canada(AHCDC)/Aventis Behring — fellowship (full applications due).

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS) — foreign government awards.

Hamilton Foundation — E.B. Eastburn fellowship.

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

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).

Thyroid Foundation of Canada — summer student research scholarship.