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Jan. 23, 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

Vice-president’s grants committee
The term of the humanities representative on the Vice-President’s Grants Committee is expiring and expressions of interest and nominations for the replacement are invited by Feb. 7, 2003. The Vice-President’s Grants Committee adjudicates applications for internal travel and research funds under the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) general grant and for the Vice-President’s Research Grant.

Alcoholic beverage research

The Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation (ABMRF) accepts applications for grants to conduct biomedical, biobehavioral and psychosocial research in important aspects of alcohol consumption and its effects. Funding is provided for grants up to $50,000 per year for up to two years. The foundation is especially interested in providing funding for newly independent investigators and investigators who are new to the field of alcohol research. The deadline for submission of applications is Feb. 15. Further information can be obtained from

Funding for literacy projects
The Literacy Branch of the provincial Department of Education, in cooperation with the National Literacy Secretariat, is offering support for literacy projects for 2003-04. Unlike the previous year, there will be only one opportunity to submit proposals for 2003-04 funding. Detailed guidelines and an application form are available at The deadline for submission of proposals is Feb. 21.

Call for nominations
The Interagency Panel on Research Ethics (PRE) is establishing a social sciences and humanities research ethics special working committee. This committee will provide the panel with advice and recommendations on strategic approaches for addressing priority issues in social sciences and humanities research ethics for the Tri-Council Policy Statement on Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans. The committee will have an initial mandate with a duration of one year, with the possibility of renewal. Interested individuals should send a CV and statement of interest by Feb. 5. Further information on the details to be included in the statement of interest are available at

CIHR registration deadline
The registration deadline for the March 2003 open grants competition program is Feb. 1 (with a courier date of no later than Monday, Feb. 3). For those researchers (and only those) who unfortunately were not funded in the September 2002 competition, the deadline for registration has been extended to Feb. 10, 2003. Please note that registration is mandatory for all applicants who wish to submit a full CIHR application. All forms and guidelines for completing the Registration Module, including the required Operating Grant Registration/Application Checklist, are available only on CIHR’s Web site at Guidelines for completing the CIHR Registration Process are available at Additional instructions on how to apply, eligibility guidelines, CIHR Research Grants and Awards Guide, etc., are available at For a complete description of CIHR’s grant competitions under Research Funding Programs, see CIHR’s full application deadline is March 1 (courier dated by March 3). For an administrative review, applications should be received by the Office of Research no later than 4:30 p.m., Monday, Feb 17. For further information, please contact Grants Co-ordinators Jan Hopkins (4745), or Ros Chafe (4076),

Imminent Deadlines

Feb. 26
Cancer Research Society Inc. — strategic research grants program (letter of intent).

Feb. 28
Huntington Society of Canada — navigator research award.

International Information Science Foundation (IISF) — visiting researcher support program.

Memorial — social sciences and humanities research council general grant (travel grants for international representation and paper presentation at scholarly meetings); artistic/creative grants competition.

Royal Society of Canada — CCMS fellowships.

Thyroid Foundation of Canada — Diana Meltzer Abramsky Research Fellowship.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada — research development initiatives program.

Mar. 1
Arthritis Society — research grants (full application deadline); multi-centre group grants (full application deadline).

Canada Council — Jean A. Chalmers fund for the crafts.

Canada Council/Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) — The New Media Initiative Partnership.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) — Clinical Trials (Letters of Intent); Group grant (application deadline).

Canadian Institutes of Health/Health Canada — Medical Marijuana Research Program: operating grants (full application; — Research Initiative on Hepatitis C: operating grants (full application).

Cancer Research Institute (New York) (CRINY) — investigator award program.

German Academic Exchange Service Scholarship for PhD Candidates and Recent PhD’s — Interdisciplinary summer seminar in German studies.

Hospital for Sick Children — innovative investigators (letters of intent).

International Cystic Fibrosis (Mucoviscidosis) Association — scholarships; visiting “expert”; research project grants; training courses for allied health professionals.

Leukemia Society of America — translational research program (letter of intent).

Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of Canada/Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada — operating grants (full application).

Memorial University of Newfoundland (Office of the VP (Research and International Relations) — David Hawkins Lectureship in Health Research (nominations); George M. Story Lecture in Humanities Research (nominations).

Memorial, ISER — fellowships (master, research grants).

Memorial, J.R. Smallwood Centre for Newfoundland Studies — project grants; research grants; conference grant.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) — equipment and maintenance grant (new and renewal applications); operating grant (new and renewal applications); workshops and symposia.

Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council — project grants.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization — collaborative linkage grants; expert visits (physical & engineering science).

University of Calgary-Gorbachev Foundation — joint trust fund.

Mar. 7
National Networks of Centres of Excellence — networks of centres of excellence (full application).