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Feb. 20, 2003, 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

NSERC support for genomics research
NSERC has topped up its Strategic Grants Program funds by $1.5 million for the upcoming competition to fund applications in the area of genomics. Applications for genomics research must be submitted under the NSERC Strategic Grants competition (deadline April 15). At lease one non-academic organization that can use the research results must participate in the application. Although this organization must commit to active involvement at all stages of the research proposed, a cash contribution is not required. Further information on the genomics research area is available from the NSERC Program Guide — Strategic Project Grants under the Biosciences target area at www.nserc.ca/guide/b1_e.htm.

CIHR funding
CIHR has announced new funding programs available through its institutes and their partners. Some of the new funding announced includes support for research in aboriginal health, new discoveries in musculoskeletal health and arthritis, new emerging team grants in osteoarthritis, and grants for workshops in human development, child and youth health. Registration deadlines for intended applications vary between May 1 and June 2. For detailed information on any of these new funding initiatives, visit www.cihr irsc.gc.ca/services/funding/opportunities/institutes/2003/index_e.shtml.

CIHR publications
The Office of Research has a number of CIHR publications which may be made available on loan to interested researchers. These include: annual reports for 2001-02 of the Institutes of Gender and Health, Cancer Research, and Human Development, Child and Youth Health; CIHR Report on Achievements in Research, July 2001-2002; and a publication of the Canadian Institute for Health Information entitled Charting the Course: A Pan-Canadian Consultation on Population and Public Health Priorities. To borrow a copy of any of these publications, contact Elizabeth Williams, Office of Research at ext. 4348 or by e-mail at elizabew@mun.ca.

Imminent Deadline
April 1
American Electric Power Company — E7 sustainable energy development scholarship program (master’s).

Canadian Breast Cancer Research Initiative — breast cancer etiology, modifiable lifestyle and environmental risk factors (full applications due).

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) — clinical trials (full applications due).

Canadian Intensive Care Foundation — support research in critical care in Canada.

Cancer Research Institute (New York) (CRINY) — postdoctoral fellowship program.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research — research personnel programs: fellowships.

Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research (NLCAHR) — master’s fellowships; doctoral fellowships; postdoctoral fellowships.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) — collaborative linkage grants; expert visits (life sciences and environmental & earth sciences).
Ontario Mineral Exploration Technologies (OMET) Program — call for proposals.

Parkinson’s Society Canada — research grants; fellowships; Wherrett fellowship.

April 5
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council — Michael Smith award for science promotion.

April 15
Canada Council — project assistance to visual arts, craft and architecture organizations.

Canada Council/National Research Council of Canada (NRC) — artists-in-residence for research program (AIRes).

German Academic Exchange Service — DAAD-AICGS summer grant.

Memorial, Publications Subvention Board of Memorial University of
Newfoundland — publications subvention.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) — Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold medal for sciences and engineering.

The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada — gold medal award.

National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC) — (NCIC Awards for

Excellence in Cancer Research — Eli Lilly Awards Program: The Robert L. Noble Prize; The O. Harold Warwick Prize; The William E. Rawls Prize (nomination); Terry Fox Young Investigator Award.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) — strategic projects.