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Feb. 6, 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

Sustainable development
Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) has announced the launch of its third funding cycle. Funding is offered for projects which will accelerate the development, demonstration and deployment of new technologies to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and criteria air contaminants. SDTC may provide up to 50 per cent of the total project cost for a single project, but on average 33 percent of the cost of eligible projects are funded. Application is initially through submission of a statement of interest. This form, along with detailed program guidelines, is available at www.sdtc.ca. The closing date for submission is March 5.

Health Services Research Advancement
The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) is inviting nominations for its 2003 Health Services Research Advancement Award. Eligible candidates include funders, researchers, research support staff or users of research for teaching, communication, or research promotion purposes. For further information, see www.chsrf.ca. The deadline for submission of nominations is March 31.

Canadian Intensive Care Foundation
The Canadian Intensive Care Foundation (CICF) has announced funding for 2003 to support research in the care of the critically ill. Grant awards of $20,000 are offered to physician members of the Canadian Critical Care Society, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, nutritionists or anyone involved in critical illness care. The application deadline is April 1, 2003, and applications can be obtained from www.cicf.ca.

New NSERC funding
NSERC has two new funding mechanisms arising out of the 2002 reallocations exercise. Under a special, one-time competition, mathematics researchers planning to take on a leadership role in a research group can seek funding through the Leadership Support Initiative (LSI). Applications must be submitted by April 15. Chemistry researchers may seek funding through Accelerator Grants for Exceptional New Opportunities (AGENO) aimed at supporting high-risk research and important new directions in the field. Application is initially through letters of intent which must be submitted by April 1. For detailed information on the LSI initiative, visit www.nserc.ca/programs/gscs336_337_e.htm. For information on AGENO, visit www.nserc.ca/programs/gscs24_26_e.htm.

TransCoop Program for Transatlantic Research Collaboration
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation invites proposals for the 2003 TransCoop Program for Transatlantic Research Collaboration. Through this program, the foundation provides funds for collaborative research between German, U.S. and/or Canadian scholars in the humanities, social sciences, law and economics, with priority given to new research collaborations. Grants up to EUR 45,000 for a three-year period are available. A PhD is required and U.S. or Canadian sources must match funds from the TransCoop Program. Applications must be submitted to the foundation in Bonn, Germany, by the April 30 or Oct. 31 deadline, and are available from www.humboldt-foundation.de.

Marie Curie fellowships
The European Commission has established two new fellowship programs to facilitate research collaborations and exchanges between Europe and other countries including Canada. Marie Curie Outgoing International Fellowships will enable Canadian researchers to invite European colleagues to Canada for up to two years. Marie Curie Incoming International Fellowships will allow for up to two years of research in a European research centre. Further information on these fellowships is available at www.nserc.ca/intnew.htm. Applications may be submitted under deadlines of May 21, 2003, and Feb. 12, 2004.

Competition cancellation
Owing to budgetary constraints, the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCFF) will not be accepting applications under its April 2003 competition for CCFF Fellowship and Studentships. Other CCFF grants and awards programs are not affected, nor are ongoing grants and awards. The next competition for fellows and students will be Oct. 1, 2003.

Imminent Deadlines

March 14

University of Windsor — visiting humanities fellowship.

March 15
Atlantic Salmon Federation — Olin fellowships.

Banting Research Foundation — research grants.

Canadian Liver Foundation — operating grants; graduate studentship program; summer studentship program.

Canadian-Scandinavian Foundation — CSF Study Grant.

Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange — subsidies for publication; travel grants; conference/seminar/workshop grants.

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation — fellowship award.

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) — nursing research fellowship.

Huntington's Disease Society of America, Inc. — initiative research grants.

Kidney Foundation of Canada — allied health doctoral fellowships; allied health scholarships.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society — translational research program (full application).

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation — Basil O'Connor starter scholar research award.

March 19
Canadian Health Services Research Foundation — open grants competition.

March 31
Ochsner Clinic Foundation — The Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Health

Bayer/Canadian Blood Services/Héma-Québec Partnership Fund — partnership fund (full application).

Canadian Health Services Research Foundation — Health Services Research Advancement Award (nominations).

The Fyssen Foundation — post-doctoral study grants.