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June 12 , 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

Huntington Society Awards
The Huntington Society of Canada invites applications for research training support under their Landmark Graduate Award Program. Applicants holding an undergraduate degree who are pursuing studies relevant to Huntington Disease at the masters or doctoral level are eligible for consideration. Awards are provided as stipendary support for a two-year period at prevailing CIHR rates. Applications must be made in consultation with a faculty supervisor and must be signed off at the institutional level. The deadline for submission is June 30.

Vascular health and dementia
The Heart and Stroke Foundation, in collaboration with the Alzheimer Society of Canada, the CIHR Institute of Aging, the CIHR Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction, the CIHR/Rx&D Research Program, and with support from Pifzer Canada Inc., announces a research operating grant in the area of vascular health and dementia. This grant provides $120,000 annually for up to three years for the direct costs of research in the area of vascular aspects of dementia. Applications must be made in two stages – a letter of intent and a full application. Application forms and further information can be obtained at www.hsf.ca/research or www.alzheimer.ca. The deadline for the letter of intent is July 15, and a full application is due on Oct. 10.

Fellowship in congenital and acquired bleeding disorders
The Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS) and the Association of Hemophilia Clinic Directors of Canada (AHCDC), in collaboration with Nova Nordisk Canada Inc., have established a Fellowship in Congenital and Acquired Bleeding Disorders. The program will provide fellows in hematology, or other related fields, the opportunity to obtain additional clinical or research skills necessary to improve the care and lives of patients with hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders. The value of the fellowship is $70,000 annually. Application forms can be obtained from the CHS Web site at www.hemophilia.ca or the AHCDC Web site at www.AHCDC.medical.org . The deadline for applications is Oct. 17.

New CIHR strategic funding opportunities
Some 20 new strategic funding opportunities have been announced by CIHR institutes. These have registration and application deadlines between August 2003 and June 2004 and cover targeted research, career awards, and capacity building in the areas of aboriginal health, aging, genetics, quality of life, obesity, neuroethics, privacy/ethics, vascular health and dementia, and GlaxoSmithKline research chairs. Further details on all of these new funding opportunities are available on the CIHR Web site at www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/services/funding/opportunities/institutes/2003/index_e.shtml. Additional new funding opportunities are scheduled to be announced on June 23.

2002-03 Inventory of Sponsored Projects
The Office of Research is currently conducting the annual verification process for Memorial’s Inventory of Sponsored Projects book. All principal researchers who have projects with awarded funding in 2002-03 will soon receive documentation of their research. If you do not receive information for verification by June 15, 2003, and you had externally funded research administered through Memorial in 2002-03, please contact Elaine Hendry at 737-8252 or by email at elainew@mun.ca. Please note, this applies to funding from external sources only.

Dr. Sydney Segal Research Grants
The SIDS Foundation – The Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths – has changed its annual June 1 closing date for submission of applications for the Dr. Sydney Segal Research Grants to Sept. 1. This deadline change is in effect for the 2003 competition year only. Application forms can be obtained from the foundation’s Web site at www.sidscanada.org.

Canadian Directory to Foundations and Grants
The Office of Research has received the 2003 Canadian Directory to Foundations and Grants. This directory is published by the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy and contains full records for 1,661 Canadian grant-making foundations, and 84 American Foundations with a history of granting in Canada. Should you wish to obtain information provided by this Directory, please visit the Office of Research at SP1010, Spencer Hall (Ext. 8251).

Imminent Deadlines

July 15

Muscular Dystrophy Association (US) — research grants program (submission of application — Fall review).

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) — research development initiatives program.

July 21
Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre — Research Awards (Level III and Level IV — Research Plan).

July 31
Canadian Blood Services — Kenneth J. Fyke Award.

Rhodes University — Hugh LeMay Fellowship; post-doctoral fellowships.