March 20, 2003, Gazette
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
Award for science promotion
The Michael Smith Awards for Science Promotion will honour up to five
outstanding people or organizations that make science and technology interesting
and accessible to all Canadians. Any individual, organization, or company
in Canada may be nominated. In addition to a medal, individual winners
will receive a personal award of $5,000 while winning organizations will
be awarded $10,000 to further science promotion. Details of the nominations
procedure may be found at www.nserc.gc.ca/msmith/en.
The deadline for receipt of nominations is April 4.
Global climate change
NSERC is collaborating with the BIOCAP Canada Foundation in the support
of research undertaken to understand the processes that regulate the biosphere
carbon cycle, to identify cost-effective and sustainable strategies for
reducing biosphere emissions of greenhouse gases and maximizing carbon
sequestration, and to develop or enhance technologies that utilize renewable
biomass as energy, chemical and material resources. Applications under
the NSERC/BIOCAP Joint Initiative are to be submitted under the upcoming
NSERC Strategic Grants competition with a cover letter indicating that
the application is to be considered under this Joint Initiative. Further
program details are available at www.nserc.ca/guide/biocap_e.htm.
The application deadline is April 15.
Gold Medal for Science and Engineering
NSERC invites nominations of scientists or engineers from a Canadian university,
government lab, or private firm for the 2003 Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold
Medal for Science and Engineering. The winner of this award will receive
$1 million over a five-year period in support of his or her university-based
research or to direct towards a related use. If the recipient already
holds an NSERC discovery grant, the grant will be increased to $200,000
for each of the five years. Details on the nomination procedure are available
The deadline for receipt of nominations is April 15.
Luther L. Terry Awards
The American Cancer Society is pleased to announce the Luther L. Terry
Awards for Exemplary Leadership in Tobacco Control. Named for former U.S.
Surgeon General Dr. Luther L. Terry, these awards are offered in five
categories to recognize individuals and organizations that carry on Dr.
Terry’s legacy of promoting tobacco control and education. Applications
for nominations for these awards must be received by April 15. Further
information and applications for these awards can be obtained from www.lutherterry.net.
Health Canada issues request for proposals
Health Canada has issued a request for proposals to carry out synthesis
research in the area of governance choices and health care quality: a
focus on patient safety. Up to $600,000 has been set aside in this competition
for the support of four projects. The maximum amount that will be provided
for any individual project is $200,000. Funding is expected to begin in
the fall of 2003 with project final reports to be submitted by February
2005. Applicants must register to obtain an application form and a registration
number which must be quoted on the application form. Details of the request
for proposals are available at www.hc-sc.gc.ca/iacb-dgiac/arad-draa/english/rmdd/rfp/prfp014.html.
Deadline for receipt of applications is April 30.
Health workplace research
Health Canada is seeking research proposals aimed at understanding the
utilization of recommendations resulting from national and other reports
directed towards improving the workplaces of health professionals. This
is to be accomplished by surveying users of the research, studying various
jurisdictions and health care workplaces, and by seeking to understand
the factors which affect the implementation of recommendations. Up to
$1 million has been allocated to support up to six projects. The maximum
amount per funded project will be $300,000. Application is initially through
letters of intent to be submitted by deadline May 7. Detailed program
guidelines are available at www.hc-sc.gc.ca/iacb-dgiac/arad-draa/english/rmdd/rfp/rfp015.html.
BREATHE (Basic Research and Therapy)
The Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation together with the CIHR Institute
of Circulatory and Respiratory Health and the CIHR Institute of Infection
and Immunity announce BREATHE (Basic Research and Therapy), a highly ambitious
research program which is designed to target the basic defect in cystic
fibrosis through the development of novel therapeutic approaches. Request
for applications will fund one or two groups in the range of $600,000
to $2,200,000 per year, for up to five years, beginning in April 2004.
Further information regarding the request for applications may be obtained
from the following websites: Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: www.cysticfibrosis.ca,
the Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health: www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca
and the Institute of Infection and Immunity at www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca.
Associated Medical Services — Tri-Program Workshop Grant.
EJLB Foundation — Scholar Research Program (Letters of Intent due).
Memorial, Faculty of Medicine — faculty research and development
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) — collaborative linkage
grants; expert visits (security-related civil services)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) —
aid to occasional research conferences and international congresses in
Tree Research & Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund) — Hyland
R. Johns grant program.
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Inc. — individual
research grant program.
Canadian Microelectronics Corporation — the Douglas R. Colton award
for research excellence (nomination).