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 firstname.lastname@example.org
CIHR Important Program Changes for the Fall 2003
Competition Cycle and Beyond
Any current CIHR grant holder and researcher planning to
apply to the upcoming fall competitions should NOTE
THE IMPORTANT CHANGES as indicated on CIHR’s
which supersedes all other information that may be found
elsewhere on its web site or in CIHR publications (i.e.
Grants and Awards guides).
For grant holders, some of the important changes involve
reducing the expected instalment amount of ongoing grants
in 2004-05 FY by five per cent (for certain grants) and
deferring instalment amounts for those researchers holding
large unspent balances at year-end.
For researchers planning to submit applications to the fall
competitions, CIHR has advised of many program changes,
some of which include program terminations/suspensions and
program modifications (which include new and revised registration
deadlines). Some notable changes include: Operating Grants
— Limit of one new application from each P.I. (Nominated
or Co-principal Investigator) in each competition; Multi-User
Equipment Grants and Maintenance Grants for Multi-User Equipment
— now require registration by Aug. 15 (funding priority
will be given to Maintenance grants and maintenance grants
for multi-user equipment). Investigator and Senior/Distinguished
Investigator programs are terminated. The program changes
also apply to the recently launched Priority Announcements
related to the fall 2003 competitions.
For complete details on the important changes to CIHR’s
programs of research support for the fall 2003 competition
and beyond, researchers are strongly advised to read the
full document posted on CIHR’s Web site as the changes
will have an impact on their program of research and the
types of research support available to them.
CIHR Multi-User Equipment Grants and Maintenance
Grants for Multi-User Equipment Programs new registration
step and new Multi-User Equipment/Maintenance Forms
Investigators interested in submitting an application for
a Multi-User Equipment Grant and/or a Maintenance Grants
for Multi-User Equipment should note that a new Registration
step is now mandatory in order to submit an application
to the program. Descriptions of these CIHR funding opportunity
programs are available online. The Multi-User Equipment/Maintenance
Module has been updated and applications must be printed
on the most recent version (07/2003) of the Multi-User Equipment/Maintenance
Module, available on CIHR’s Web site www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/services/funding/apply/instr/forms_guidelines_e.shtml
The Registration module together with pages 7a, 7b and 8
(as described in the Multi-user Equipment Maintenance Module)
must be submitted by the Registration deadline of Aug. 15.
The deadline for full application continues to be October
1. The Web form should be available by the end of July and
the Grants and Awards Guides will be updated shortly to
reflect the new requirement for registration. Further information
is available at www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/
New CBCRA/CIHR Operating Grants for Breast Cancer
The Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance (CBCRA) and
the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) will be
offering operating grant support for breast cancer research
through 2 mechanisms: CBCRA/CIHR Operating Grants —
to be adjudicated through CIHR Sept. 15 competition (registration
due Aug. 15) with a second round of registration due Feb.
1 for the March 1 competition;. and CBCRA Operating Grants
— to be adjudicated through NCIC peer review for the
Oct. 15 competition. Researchers may submit duplicate applications
to the two review mechanisms.
Eligibility as a CBCRA/CIHR operating grant will be determined
after submission. Grant applications are reviewed and administered
by CIHR and must conform to all CIHR requirements and deadlines
for registration and submission. There are also reporting
requirements to CBCRA. Applications are available on CIHR’s
web site www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca.
CBRCA Operating Grants will continue to conform to NCIC
requirements and deadlines. Applications will be submitted
c/o NCIC, reviewed by NCIC panels, and administered by NCIC,
but will continue to be CBCRA grants, as previously. Note
that NCIC also provides operating grant support for breast
cancer research, however, applications to CBCRA cannot be
submitted in duplicate to the NCIC because the same review
panels review both CBCRA and NCIC applications. Applications
are available from CBCRA’s website: www.breast.cancer.ca
and must be submitted to the NCIC site: CBCRA c/o NCIC,
10 Alcorn Ave., Suite 200 Toronto, ON, M4V 3B1.
Call for Applications — New Frontiers: Italian/Canadian
Population Genomics and Bioinformatics Collaborations
The CIHR Institute of Genetics (IG) and the Canadian Genetic
Diseases Network (CGDN) have announced a Call for Applications
targeting Canadian researchers who are interested in participating
at the reciprocal “New Frontiers: Italian/Canadian
Population Genomics and Bioinformatics Collaborations”
meeting being held in Laurino, Italy on Oct. 24-28, 2003.
The scientific workshop will encompass the following topics:
applications of founder populations for the analysis of
common complex disease, genomics/epidemiology/phenotyping
in complex disease study, new technologies for high-throughput
genome scanning, statistical and computational analysis
facilitating study of complex diseases, and the development
of biobanks and related ethics for population genomics.
It is important that the science demonstrates potential
to enhance or to be supportive of collaborations between
Italian and Canadian researchers. Costs will be covered
for up to 15 participants to attend this event, including
one space reserved for a postdoctoral fellow. Scientific
presentations will be the focus of the meeting. The review
committee will consider the following factors: alignment
of research areas between Canadian and Italian researchers,
existing or potential collaborations with Italian researchers,
national representation, and research excellence. Application
forms are to be submitted by August 6, 2003 by email or
fax to the attention of Stephanie Robertson, Assistant Director,
Special Projects, Institute of Genetics CIHR — Tel.
(613) 954-0533, Fax: (613) 954-1800, email: email@example.com.
Applicants will be notified of the results in mid/late August
SSHRC — Introduction of watermark: validation
of Web-based Curriculum Vitae and application forms
In order to guarantee the accuracy of the data submitted
to SSHRC, a watermark will be incorporated on printed Web-based
CVs and application forms. Researchers should note that
if they have not successfully verified (i.e. checked for
completeness) the printed PDF form, the watermark PLEASE
VERIFY will appear on the first page of the form. To verify
the Web-based CV and application form, applicants must use
the “Verify” feature on the “Portfolio”
page in SSHRC’s on-line system. Once the applicant
has successfully verified the CV or application form, the
“PLEASE VERIFY” watermark will disappear. SSHRC
hopes that researchers will adopt this new feature as an
essential validation tool for Web-based application forms
to ensure that there are no discrepancies between printed
applications submitted to the Council and the data recorded
by the on-line system.
New SSHRC Strategic Research Support Program — ITST
SSHRC has announced a new program entitled Image, Text Sound
and Technology (ITST), offering two types of grants, one
for Networking Grants and the other for Summer Institute,
Workshop and Conference Grants. The ITST program will help
researchers refine their ability to apply digital multimedia
technologies to their research on image, text and sound.
Networking Grants — up to $50,000 for a 12 month period
— have an application deadline of Sept. 15, 2003.
The program will fund the networking of researchers involved
in ITST research, allowing researchers to undertake communication
activities for the exchange of knowledge, best practices
and development of team research activities. Networking
should be multidisciplinary and, where appropriate, multisectoral.
Some of the possible topics and areas to be addressed include:
electronic editing and publishing, e-literature studies,
Web programming, immersive and virtual environments in multimedia
research, textual analysis, 3-D imaging technology, etc.
Complete information (including eligible expenditures) on
the Networking Grant for this strategic research support
program is posted on SSHRC’s web site at:
ITST Summer Institute, Workshop, and Conference Grants also
provide up to $50,000 for one year, and have a deadline
date of Sept. 15, 2003. The program will provide funding
for researchers and their graduate students to develop expertise
in applying advanced technology through one-to two-week
summer institutes, two-to-five day workshops, and conferences.
Funds may be requested for the planning and implementation
of events that bring together appropriate Canadian and international
scholars/experts in appropriate academic, government or
industry researchers to exchange knowledge about the use
of technology in ITST research. See http//www.sshrc.ca/web/apply/program_descriptions/itst/workshops_e.asp
Multiculturalism Issues in Canada — A Strategic
Joint Initiative of SSHRC and Heritage Canada
SSHRC and the Multiculturalism Program of the Department
of Canadian Heritage have joined forces to offer Research
and Workshop Grants to support the objectives of the three-year
Multiculturalism Issues in Canada program. Research Grants
(with a deadline date of Oct. 3, 2003, providing up to $50,000
over a 12 month period) are offered to research teams in
each of the three years of the program. Workshop Grants
(with a deadline date of Feb. 3, 2004, providing up to $100,000),
also offered in each year of the program, will support bringing
together two representatives from each of the teams that
received research grants in order for them to give joint
presentations to interested stakeholders. The three priority
areas for research are: cross-cultural understanding; social
indicators focused on anti-racism; and micro-data compiled
by the Ethnic Diversity Survey (EDS). Complete information
is provided on SSHRC’s Web site at www.sshrc.ca/webapply/program_descriptions/multiculturalism_f.asp.
Moratorium on new applications in the AAFC/NSERC
Research Partnership Agreement Program
Due to an increase in the number of applications submitted
and funded in the AAFC/NSERC Research Partnerships Program,
the available budget for the current fiscal year is fully
committed. Therefore, no new applications can be accepted
until further notice. Potential applicants whose projects
meet the selection criteria for the Collaborative Research
and Development Grants program are invited to apply to this
program. For further information or clarification, contact
Doris Braslins, Account Manager, Bio-Industries Division,
Research Partnerships Programs Directorate, NSERC. Phone
613-996-7229 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Skills Initiative sponsored by SSHRC (INE),
HRDC & Industry Canada
To complement the federal government’s innovation
strategy, Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), Industry
Canada (IC) and SSHRC’s Initiative on the New Economy
(INE) are partnering to design and fund a multi-year skill-related
research program — the HRDC-IC-SSHRC Skills Research
Initiative (HISSRI). The program will focus on four themes:
Development of an “early warning system” to
monitor prospective bottlenecks in human resources; Labour
market implications of an aging workforce International
mobility of skilled workers; and Employer-supported training.
The program will offer one-year grants of up to $25,000.
Ten grants under each theme — 40 grants over the life
of the program — will be funded. Under this program,
new researchers will receive special consideration. Full
program descriptions with deadline dates will be posted
on SSHRC’s web site in the fall. Contact — Hilary
Young, SSHRC (INE) Tel.: 613 996-6972 or e-mail: email@example.com
Khwarizmi International Award
The Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology
(IROST) invites applications for the 17th Khwarizmi International
Awards. These awards are given in acknowledgement of new
research at the international level in the fields of engineering,
basic sciences, human sciences, agriculture and arts. Applications
may be made in the categories of fundamental research, applied
research, development research, inventions and innovation.
Further details are available at website www.irost.org.
The deadline for submission of applications is Oct. 31.
Support for Child-Based Research
The Research Advisory Committee of the Janeway Children’s
Hospital Foundation has issued a call for research proposals.
Funding for one-year to a maximum of $15,000 is available
under this program for projects that are related directly
to child health care, including epidemiological, clinical
and basic sciences research. The deadline for applications
is Nov. 15.
National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC)—program
project grants (full application).
The SIDS Foundation (Canadian Foundation for the Study of
Infant Deaths) — Dr. Sydney Segal Research Grant.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (US) — research grants;
Leroy Matthews physician/scientist award; postdoctoral research
fellowships; clinical fellowships (third and fourth year);
pilot and feasibility awards; Harry Shwachman Clinical Investigator
Human Frontier Science Program— long-term fellowships.
National Networks Centres of Excellence — letters
of intent due.
Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council — project grants.
Arthritis Society— investigator (formerly Research
Scientist); — new investigator (formerly Research
Canada Council for the Arts — Project Assistance to
Visual Arts and Fine Craft Organizations.
Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly
Exchange; subsidies for publication; travel grants; conference/seminar/workshop
Huntington's Disease Society of America, Inc. — Initiative
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Career Development
Program (preliminary application) — scholar award;
special fellow award; fellow award.
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation — research
grants (invited application).
Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada
— Promoscience program.
Scleroderma Foundation Research Grant Program
— Established Investigator Grant.
Sloan, Alfred P. Foundation (US) — research fellowships.