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
Strategic Training Program in Cancer Research
The Queen’s University Cancer Research Institute in
partnership with the Canadian Institutes for Health Research
and the Cancer Research Society are inviting applications
under a Strategic Training Program in Transdisciplinary Cancer
Research. Applications may be submitted by individuals interested
in pursuing further training through graduate studies, post-doctoral
or post-clinical research in transdisciplinary cancer research.
Priority will be given to the pursuit of training in five
broadly themed areas that reflect the interests and research
expertise in the research institute at Queens: molecular epidemiology,
cancer progression and intervention, cancer treatment and
service delivery, drug development and experimental therapeutics,
and cancer genetics and molecular diagnostics. The deadline
for application is July 1, with future deadlines of Nov. 1
and March 1, 2004. For detailed information, visit http://meds.queensu.ca/
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) invites nominations
for lay reviewers for its Scientific Review Committee panels.
The lay reviewer’s role is to provide a mechanism for
public accountability for the HSFC peer review process and
advocacy of the merits of the HSFC’s scientific review
and the value of the foundation’s investment in research.
Lay reviewers may include volunteers, long-time donors/major
donors, policy makers, or representatives from other HSFC
organization affiliates. Nominations can be faxed to Jennifer
Gee, Manager, Research, at 613-569-3278, or e-mailed to: email@example.com.
The deadline for nominations is July 2.
Call for proposals — SARS research
CIHR has issued a call for proposals from multidisciplinary
research teams that would like to conduct research involving
the examination and analysis of the recent public health and
health care system response to the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory
Syndrome) outbreak in Canada, in the context of the global
epidemic. Special emphasis is placed on ways to ensure that
evidence-based practice and cost-effective outbreak management
strategies are utilized to the maximum extent possible in
any future outbreaks of this kind. Up to $1 million has been
allocated for this call. Projects of up to 18 months duration
will be funded to a maximum of $250,000 per project. The deadline
for submission of applications is Sept. 1. No advance registration
is required. For detailed information,
Multiculturalism issues in Canada
SSHRC and the Multiculturalism Program of Canadian Heritage
has announced a new three-year Strategic Joint Initiative
on Multiculturalism Issues in Canada. One-year research grants
of up to $50,000 and Workshop Grants of up to $100,000 are
offered under this program. The initial competition will address
three priority areas: cross-cultural understanding; social
indicators focused on anti-racism; and micro-data compiled
by the Ethnic Diversity Survey. For further details, click
here. The application deadline for a research grant is
Oct. 3, while for workshop grants it is Feb. 3, 2004.
Fragile X Research Foundation of Canada/
The Fragile X Research Foundation of Canada (FXRFC) and the
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) have entered
into an agreement to jointly fund four postdoctoral fellowships
in the research of Fragile X. The funding is designed to encourage
biomedical research for improved treatment and, ultimately,
a cure for Fragile X, which is the leading inherited cause
of mental impairment, and one of the most common single-gene
diseases in humans. Each fellowship provides $45,000 annually
for up to three years, plus a $3,500 research travel allowance
per annum. Further information can be obtained from the foundation’s
Web site at www.fragile_x.ca.
The deadline for applications is Nov. 1.
CIHR priority announcements
Priority announcements by CIHR institutes for the fall open
competition have been posted on the CIHR Web site. Once the
peer review process for the competition has been completed,
participating institutes will fund highly-rated applications
that are responsive to their mandate or priorities. If a research
application falls within the priorities announced by one of
the institutes, the applicant must either fill out a responsiveness
form to be included with the application package or indicate
on page 7 of the application form the suggested institutes
that are relevant to the application. For details on the institutes’
priorities as well as on which institutes require completion
of the responsiveness form and which Institutes require a
statement on page 7 of the application form, visit
Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Research
The Tri-Council (CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC) has adopted interim
measures for human pluripotent stem cell research which will
be in effect immediately until the end of September 2004.
At that time it is expected that guidelines covering this
area of research will be formally incorporated into the Tri-Council
Policy Statement on Ethical Conduct for Research Involving
Humans. Under the interim guidelines, review by the Stem Cell
Oversight Committee (SCOC), local REB and, where appropriate,
animal care committee is required for: all research to derive
and study human embryonic stem cell (ES) lines or other stem
cell lines from human embryos; all research to derive and
study human embryonic germ cell (EG) lines or other stem cell
lines from human fetal tissue or amniotic fluid; all research
on anonymized human ES lines, or EG lines created in Canada
or created elsewhere and imported for research purposes; all
research involving the grafting of human ES cell lines, EG
cell lines or other human pluripotent stem cell lines into
non-human adults; and all research involving the grafting
of human pluripotent stem cell lines into legally competent
adults. For detailed information, click
Canadian Research Information System
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research, in conjunction
with the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Arthritis Society,
and the National Cancer Institute of Canada has established
a Canadian Research Information System (CRIS) to facilitate
the retrieval of information concerning research funding provided
by multiple research funding agencies. The NCIC data has not
yet been integrated into CRIS, but this will occur soon. The
new database is available online at http://webapps.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/pls/
cris/cris_intro_e. The data may be searched by investigator,
research subject, location, funding, and granting agency.
NSERC Discovery Grants Competition
Faculty members who plan to submit applications for discovery
grants or applicants to the University Faculty Awards Program
under NSERC’s fall grants competition are required to
submit a “Notification of Intent to Apply for a Discovery
Grant” (Form 180) to NSERC by Aug. 15. NSERC has forwarded,
by e-mail, an information package to all known potential applicants.
First-time applicants and researchers who have not recently
applied to NSERC will not receive this information directly.
This information and an electronic version of Form 180 are
available only at NSERC’s Web site: www.nserc.ca/forms/formtable_e.htm.
New this year, applicants can submit Form 180 and attachments
electronically, accessing the form and instructions through
the On-Line System on NSERC’s Web site. Those submitting
electronically do not send a paper copy of Form 180; however,
they have a choice of attaching the documents electronically,
or indicating that paper copies of the attachments will be
sent by mail. For those who choose to submit the traditional
paper version, NSERC is also allowing applicants to submit
four copies (on 81/2 x 11” paper) of Form 180, plus
attachments, by mail, using either the On-Line System or the
PDF version. Before completing Form 180, all applicants should
consult the documents posted on NSERC’s Web site provided
above, particularly Notice 2003. Potential applicants who
do not intend to apply this year are requested to send an
e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
advising NSERC of their intent not to apply to the Discovery
Grants competition. For instructions on how to access the
Form 180 on NSERC’s On-Line system, contact the Office
of Research at 737-4745 or 4076.
Advance Material for NSERC MFA Applications
Faculty members who plan to submit an application for an MFA
grant to the Oct. 1 competition must submit a Notification
of Intent to Apply for a Major Facilities Access Grant (Form
181 – a form-fillable PDF version) to NSERC by Aug.
15. NSERC’s Memo to potential MFA applicants, a document
titled Frequently Asked Questions, the electronic version
of Form 181 and instructions for completing the form are only
available on NSERC’s Web site: www.nserc.ca/forms/formtable_e.htm.
Up-to-date information on this program is also available on
the Web site: www.nserc.ca/guide/d2_e.htm.
CLLRNET Letter of Intent Notice
The Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network may fund
up to five new research projects in January 2004. To assist
in identifying suitable projects, the Network is inviting
Letters of Intent to be submitted by July 4, 2003. CLLRNET
is a community of researchers and partners seeking to improve
language and literacy skills and to apply this knowledge to
facilitate programs and practices to strengthen the language,
communication, and literacy skills of Canada’s children.
The network covers the spectrum of literacy and language research
in five research themes: biological factors underlying the
development of language and literacy skills; sensory processes
and environment; language; literacy; social, economic and
program influences, families, schools and communities. Details
on how to submit a Letter of Intent are available at www.cllrnet.ca
or by contacting the program coordinator, Katy Evans at 509-850-2930.
Associated Medical Services — Tri-Program Workshop Grant.
Deafness Research Foundation — grants for research projects
Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation — research grants.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society (US) — research
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Science Programme,
Cooperative Science and Technology Sub-Programme, Physical
& Engineering Science — advanced study institutes;
advanced research workshops; collaborative linkage grants;
Canadian Space Agency — John H. Chapman Award of Excellence.
Arthritis Society — new investigator; investigator —
Canadian Institutes of Health Research — group grant
(letter of intent deadline).
Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Health Canada —
research initiative on hepatitis C: operating grants; training/salary
support (letter of intent).
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation — fellowship
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International (JDF) (US) —
research grants/career development awards/postdoctoral fellowships
Canadian Institutes of Health Research — operating grants
(letter of intent); programmatic operating grant (letter of
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
— discovery grants program (individual, group, project,
university faculty awards, major facilities access) [notification