more information about the items below or to request application
materials, contact Elizabeth Noseworthy at the Office of Research,
737-8251 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Moratorium on NSERC Research Tools and Instruments
(RTI) — Categories 2 and 3 Grants
NSERC is extending its moratorium on Research Tools and Instruments
(RTI) — Categories 2 and 3 for another year. These categories
cover equipment costing more than $150,000. Due to its budgetary
situation, only applications for research tools and instruments
costing up to $150,000 will be accepted in the 2004 competition
(RTI-Category 1). Please note that the total cost of the research
tools and instruments (before tax and shipping and handling)
must be less than $150,000. While equipment purchases are
eligible expenditures from a Discovery Grant, items costing
more than $7,000 should be requested separately through the
Research Tools and Instruments Grants program. The deadline
for NSERC Research Tools and Instruments — Category
1 is Nov. 1, 2003. As was the case last year, the moratorium
does not apply to researchers whose applications are reviewed
by the Subatomic Physics Grant Selection Committee.
NSERC — Consent to Provide Limited Personal
Information about Highly Qualified Personnel
In addition to the Personal Data Form (Form 100), due to the
Federal Privacy Act, potential applicants must use the new
form to obtain consent from the individuals they have trained
or supervised during the six years prior to their current
application, before submitting personal information about
them to NSERC. Applicants will now be responsible for retaining
these signed consent forms and for making them available to
NSERC upon request. Applicants may obtain consent by e-mail,
provided the response from the trainee includes confirmation
that they have read the text of the consent form and agree
to the use of their personal information for the purposes
described. In cases where it is difficult or impossible to
obtain consent, applicants may still describe the contribution
to HQP training, provided that they do not identify the individual(s)
supervised. Further details and the form are available at
Note that this policy also applies to existing grant holders
(on instalments) who are eligible to apply for an equipment
grant or any additional grant under NSERC grants program.
Applicants under instalments are not required to comply until
renewal time, but are strongly encouraged to obtain consent
from existing students so as to have this information available
at the time of renewal.
CIHR strategic funding opportunities
CIHR has posted part two of the June 2003 strategic funding
opportunities offered by its institutes. The areas covered
include rural health research and northern health research;
palliative and end of life care; cancer screening; novel technology
applications in health research; gender and health; reducing
health disparities and promoting equity for vulnerable populations;
and advancing science to reduce tobacco abuse and nicotine
addiction. Also announced are research pilot project grants
under the Global Health Research Initiative and there is a
pre-announcement of an RFA for evaluation of the integrity
of industry-sponsored clinical research in Canada. For details
and deadlines visit www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca.
CIHR registration process
Applicants for the fall CIHR Research Grants Competition —
Research Funding Programs (i.e. Operating and Equipment Grants);
and Salary Support and Training Program (i.e. Investigator,
New Investigator, Senior and Distinguished Investigator) —
should note that the deadline for registering is Aug. 15 (with
a full application date of Sept. 15). The contents required
for the registration package can be found on the Operating
Grant Registration/Application Checklist 2002/2003, available
/instr/forms_guidelines_e.shtml. Applicants should note
that the CIHR CV Module is no longer available and they must
use the Common CV. This is a generic form and whenever applicants
see “CIHR” under a particular page or on-line
screen, this indicates that CIHR requires more information.
For the CV portion of the Registration Module, Pages 1 and
2 — the cover page and expertise for the Nominated Principal
Applicant and each Principal and Co-Applicant — are
required. When completing the full Common CV applicants should
ensure that they read and print the contribution details and
summary screens. When printing the final and submit stage,
applicants are reminded to ensure that they customize their
Common CV to CIHR, save, print and attach it to their application.
Those who wish to start working on their full application
can complete the existing forms (July 2002) as CIHR will not
be updating their forms until March 2004.
CIHR strategic funding opportunities
Note that some of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research
strategic funding opportunities for June 2003 also have registration
deadlines in mid-August and September. Further details are
available at: www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/services/funding/opportunities/
Seeking NCE Collaborators
The University of New Brunswick, together with the National
Research Council (NRC-IIT e-Business) and with support from
other Canadian universities and private sector partners and
organizations, is preparing for a letter of intent to the
upcoming competition for new Networks of Centres of Excellence.
The focus of the new network would be privacy, security and
trust issues and its goal would be to mobilize Canada’s
research talent in the e-security area. The involvement of
researchers from a variety of disciplines across the country
is sought. Interested researchers are invited to contact Lynn
Pierpoint-Mallet at e-mail email@example.com
or telephone (506)444-0371.
Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, invites nominations
for its Andrew Mellon postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities
and social sciences, its Rhodes university postdoctoral fellowships,
its Hugh Kelly Fellowship for senior scientists, and its short-term
Hugh le May research fellowship. Application forms are available
The deadline for nomination under all four programs is July
The Scleroderma Foundation Research Grant Program
In order to foster its goal to develop innovative and high
quality research by established investigators in fields related
to systematic sclerosis (SSc, scleroderma), the Scleroderma
Foundation (SF) is offering an Established Investigator Grant
of up to $75,000 for up to two years. Information concerning
this funding opportunity can be obtained by visiting at www.scleroderma.org.
The deadline for receipt of applications is Sept. 15.
Care Until Cure Program
The Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS) in collaboration with
Wyeth Canada offers one to two year research grants to a maximum
of $50,000 per year under its Care Until Cure Program. Funding
is provided to support clinical research, including outcome
evaluation, to improve the quality of life of persons with
hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders. The research
must be conducted in Canada by researchers affiliated with
Canadian universities or not-for-profit health-related organizations.
Application forms are available at www.hemophilia.ca.
The deadline for submission is Sept. 30.
Smuts Memorial Fund — Smuts visiting fellowship in Commonwealth
Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation (ABMRF) —
research project grants; new scientists awards; data analysis
grants; pilot/preliminary studies.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research — New Emerging
Team (NET) grants (letters of Intent - specified institute).
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) — Proof
of Principle Initiative (letters of intent).
Heart and Stroke Foundation — grants-in-aid; new investigator
Multiple Sclerosis of Canada — collaborative multi-centre
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Science Program,
Cooperative Science and Technology Sub-Program, Life Sciences
and Environmental and Earth Sciences — advanced study
institutes; advanced research workshops; collaborative linkage
grants; expert visits.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) —
major collaborative research initiatives (application by invitation
University of Calgary-Gorbachev Foundation — joint trust
fund (letter of intent).