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Jan. 9, 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

Petroleum Research
Petroleum Research Atlantic Canada (PRAC) is calling for research proposals that address four R&D themes: hydrocarbon evaluation; environmental impacts and effects; operations and technologies, and policy. For this call, there is special interest in the following areas: basin analysis and architecture; reservoir studies and reservoir management; sedimentology studies; pore pressure prediction; human health and safety; and deepwater technologies. PRAC’s contribution towards selected proposals will be in the range of $20,000 to $50,000 per year. Either full proposals of up to 15 pages or preliminary proposals of up to five pages may be submitted. The deadline for receipt of submissions under this call is Jan. 31, 2003.

Education Research Initiative
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) in partnership with the Canadian Education Statistics Council (CESC) have announced the launch of a new program entitled the CESC-SSHRC Education Research Initiative. This program offers grants of up to $100,000 for two-year programs of research involving the use of data sets that provide policy-relevant information about learning outcomes at all stages of life. The theme for the upcoming competition is Learning Outcomes. The next competition to take place in 2003-04 will likely have a theme of Transitions. Details are available at The deadline for submission of applications is Feb. 10, 2003.

Climate and atmospheric sciences
The Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences (CFCAS) is inviting applications under two different programs. Applications for research projects may be submitted for up to $200,000 a year for a maximum three-year period. Research related to the Arctic climate system; the cryosphere; scientific aspects of extreme weather (including drought); and marine environmental prediction are particularly encouraged. Letters of intent for networks or major initiatives costing in excess of $200,000 a year for up to three years may also be submitted. Further information is available at The deadline for submission of project applications or letters of intent for networks or major initiatives is Feb. 14, 2003.

Aboriginal Healing Foundation
The Aboriginal Healing Foundation provides funding to community-based healing projects which address physical and sexual abuse arising from the residential school system, including its intergenerational impacts. The final deadline for receipt of proposals by the foundation will be Feb. 28, 2003. Applications may be submitted for renewal of currently funded projects or for new projects. Funding for new projects will be restricted to healing initiatives that seek to pursue a targeted focus; that reach youth; that create effective and unique strategies for men; and that seek out hard-to-reach groups such as Inuit, Métis, and remote communities. Further information is available at

Photonics Research
The Canadian Institutes for Photonic Innovations, Inc. (CIPI), a Network of Centres of Excellence, will be issuing a call for proposals in mid-January 2003. New researchers who wish to join the CIPI network are encouraged to contact existing CIPI researchers to participate in a collaborative project proposal or they may also contact CIPI to discuss new proposals where no current CIPI researchers are involved. At least two universities must be involved in any one project proposal and any university that is not a signatory to the Network Agreement would need to sign on before an investigator could receive funds. Further information, including a list of current network investigators, is available at The deadline for receipt of research proposals is tentatively set for Feb. 28, 2003.

New application procedures — The Arthritis Society
The Arthritis Society advises that applications to their 2003/04 competition will be adjudicated by CIHR. Applications, therefore, should be submitted to CIHR by March 1, 2003. “To be considered for TAS funding” should be indicated on page one of the research module in the section titled “Name of Industrial Partner(s) or Partnership Program or Special Program.” In addition, in order to be considered for funding, a copy of page one of the completed CIHR research module and the cover page of the CV module must be forwarded to The Arthritis Society. Detailed guidelines are available at

Public Disclosure of Health Risks
Health Canada has issued a request for proposals on public disclosure of potential and theoretical health risks. Health Canada is seeking to understand when, how, and under what circumstances Canadians want disclosure of potential or theoretical risks to health, as well as the type of information Canadians want to receive. The intent is that the research to be carried out under this call will contribute to policy development for public disclosure by supporting the development of tools and methodologies that complement Health Canada’s decision-making framework and by addressing gaps in health policy and regulatory initiatives. Details of the Request for Proposals are available at
. The deadline for receipt of applications is March 5, 2003.

Greenhouse Gas Mitigation
NSERC has announced that there will be a 2003 competition under the Novel Next Generation Technology Initiative in Energy Research and Technology Related to Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Mitigation Program. This program is run with the support of Natural Resources Canada’s Office of Energy R&D. To be considered under this next competition, projects must be directly related to greenhouse gas mitigation and new energy technologies and processes. In addition, applicants will no longer be able to apply to both this program and NSERC’s Strategic Grants Program with overlapping projects. New program guidelines will be available on the NSERC Web site ( in late January 2003. The deadline for submission of applications will be April 15, 2003.
Imminent Deadlines
Feb. 1
Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation (ABMRF) — research projects grants; new scientists award; project supplement grants; data analysis grants; pilot/preliminary studies.

Arthritis Society — research grants (registration deadline); multi-centre group grants (registration deadline).

Associated Medical Services Incorporated — Hannah Millennium History of Medicine Doctoral Thesis award.

Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada — R.B. Byers postdoctoral fellowship program.

Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation — Summer Student Research Program.
Canadian Institute of Health Research/Institute of Genetics — Short-term research visits- full application.

Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) — Group Program (Registration deadline).

Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) — Operating Grants Program.

Rick Hansen Institute — projects: rehabilitation projects and injury prevention projects; research: operating grants and personnel awards; biomedical research: operating and equipment grants and personnel awards.

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation — grants for research (renewals); dissertation-writing fellowships.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Rx&D/Health Research Foundation — summer research studentships in medicine; summer research studentships in pharmacy; graduate research scholarships in pharmacology.

Memorial — Memorial University research grants program (salary-based research grant program)

National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC) — personnel support awards: clinical research fellowships; research scientist awards; post PhD and post MD research fellowships.

National Institutes of Health (US) (NIH) — research grant.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society (US) — research grant support programs: biomedical research program, patient management, care, & rehabilitation program; research training support programs: postdoctoral fellowships, advanced postdoctoral fellowship, senior faculty award, junior faculty award (Harry Weaver Neuroscience Scholarships).

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) — collaborative linkage grants; expert visits (security-related civil science).

The Whitaker Foundation — biomedical engineering research grant (full application).

Feb. 8
Max Bell Foundation — health, education and communication proposals (letters of intent).

Feb. 14
Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences (CFCAS) — research grant proposals.

Feb. 15
Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research (CFDR) — dietetic based research grants (full applications); consumer research grants (full applications); multi-site grant (full applications).

Cancer Research Society Inc. (Montreal) — research grants; — fellowships.
ISER — Strategic grant program (applications).

Manning Awards Foundation — Manning innovation awards.

Memorial — vice-president's research grant; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council general grant (research)

University of Calgary-Gorbachev Foundation — joint trust fund (full application).