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March 6, 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

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 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 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, Canada’s 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

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
NSERCnanoIP. Proposals are to be submitted electronically to the Nano Innovation Platform as an e-mail attachment sent to nanoIP@ 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 Council’s online application system. Interested applicants must send an e-mail to 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 country’s cultural and intellectual life. Details of the nominations procedure are available at The deadline for receipt of nominations is June 16.

Imminent Deadlines
April 15
Dairy Farmers of Canada — nutrition research funding program (letter of intent).

April 18

Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada — Industrial Research Fellowships.

April 25

Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome (SDS) Canada — research grants (letters of intent).

April 26

NSERC/SSHRC/CIHR/Canada’s Policy Research Initiative — Canadian Policy Research Awards , Graduate Student Prize (application deadline)

April 30

Hospital for Sick Children Foundation — Innovative Investigators Grant (full application); New Investigators Grant (full application).

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation — research grants (letter of intent).

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada — Royal College/Associated Medical Services CanMEDS research and development grant; faculty development grant.

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.