March 6, 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 email@example.com
Attention cancer researchers
The CIHR Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) is inviting all cancer researchers
across Canada to subscribe their names on the CIHR mailing list at http://lb.bcentral.com/ex/manage/subscriberprefs.aspx?customerid=17257.
For those who select an interest in cancer research, the institute will
advise of funding opportunities offered by the institute in this area.
SSHRC Aurora Prize
The SSHRC Aurora Prize has been established to recognize an outstanding
new researcher who is building a reputation for exciting and original
research in the social sciences or humanities. The value of the prize
is $25,000 which is to be used for research, training, or other academic
activities. Nomination is not required. The awardee will be chosen from
the successful applicants who applied in October 2002 as New Scholars
in the Standard Research Grants competition or the INE Research Grants
competition. The winner will be announced in fall 2003.
Banting start up funds
The Banting Research Foundation provides one-year grants of up to $20,000
to promising young Canadian investigators to assist them in the establishment
of their medical research programs. There is a special emphasis on innovative
proposals that have the potential to contribute to the understanding of
fundamental mechanisms of disease processes and/or contribute to their
cure. Applicants must be within the first three years of their first faculty
appointment and total operating grants from other agencies must not exceed
$60,000 per annum. Further details are available at www.utoronto.ca/bantresf.
The deadline for applications is March 15.
Climate change and transportation
Natural Resources Canada, through its Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation
Directorate, is inviting letters of interest for research in the understanding
of potential benefits to, and vulnerabilities of, Canadas transportation
system and related services and industries in the context of climate change.
Specific projects will be funded in the range of $5,000 to $200,000 at
not more than 50 per cent of total project cost. $350,000 is available
to support northern transportation projects; $500,000 for across Canada
projects; and $150,000 for Great Lakes projects. Letters of interest should
be restricted to 2-3 single-spaced pages and submitted by deadline March
18. Further information on this proposal call may be found at www.adaptation.nrcan.gc.ca.
NSERC Nano Innovation Platform Awards
Awards of $100,000 per year for two years are available to support excellent,
high risk, high gain projects in nanoscience and nanotechnology. Information
and application forms are available at www.physics.mcgill.ca/
NSERCnanoIP. Proposals are to be submitted electronically to the Nano
Innovation Platform as an e-mail attachment sent to nanoIP@
physics.mcgill.ca. The deadline for submission is April 30.
Killam Research Fellowships
Killam research fellowships of up to $53,000 per annum for a two-year
period are offered to provide release time from teaching and administrative
duties to Canadian researchers in the humanities, social sciences, natural
sciences, health sciences, or engineering. The fellowships are intended
for established scholars (typically at the full professor level) who have
demonstrated outstanding research ability and who have published the results
of their research through substantial publication. Applications must be
submitted using Canada Councils online application system. Interested
applicants must send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
for a user name and password. The deadline for submission of applications
is May 15.
SSHRC Gold Medal
SSHRC invites nominations of active and outstanding researchers in the
social sciences and humanities for its new Gold Medal for Achievement
in Research. The medal together with research support in the amount of
$100,000 will be awarded to an individual whose leadership, dedication
and originality of thought have significantly advanced understanding in
his or her field of research, enriched Canadian society and contributed
to the countrys cultural and intellectual life. Details of the nominations
procedure are available at www.sshrc.ca/web/winning/prize/gold_e.asp.
The deadline for receipt of nominations is June 16.
Dairy Farmers of Canada nutrition research funding program (letter
Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada Industrial
Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome (SDS) Canada research grants (letters
NSERC/SSHRC/CIHR/Canadas Policy Research Initiative Canadian
Policy Research Awards , Graduate Student Prize (application deadline)
Hospital for Sick Children Foundation Innovative Investigators
Grant (full application); New Investigators Grant (full application).
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation research grants (letter
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Royal College/Associated
Medical Services CanMEDS research and development grant; faculty development
Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation of Canada major research grant;
graduate student awards.
York University /The Schulich School of Business National Research Program
in Financial Services and Public Policy Financial Services Program
research projects; doctoral dissertations; case writing.