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May 1, 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


CIHR CV and the Common CV
Researchers applying to CIHR grant funding competitions should take note that as part of the transition to full use of the Common CV, any applicants and/or supervisors filling out a CV form for the first time as part of a CIHR application, must now use the Common CV. As well, modifications to existing CIHR CV forms will not be permitted after May 4, 2003. Therefore, applicants wishing to update their CVs after May 4, 2003, will have to use the Common CV form. However, CIHR will accept the CIHR CV in applications until May 2004 and existing CIHR CVs will continue to be accessible in order to allow for cutting and pasting of information, where feasible, from old (CIHR) CVs to the new Common CV form. For more information about the Common CV and to create a Common CV, see www.commoncv.net.

Research and native peoples
SSHRC is currently engaged in dialogue on research and native peoples. Recommendations have arisen out of a National Round Table on Aboriginal Research Issues which was hosted by SSHRC on Nov. 29, 2002, and these have been organized in a summary paper that is now being discussed through a number of electronic discussion groups (listservs). Anyone who would like a copy of the summary paper or who would like to join the listservs should contact Craig McNaughton at craig.mcnaughton@sshrc.ca or (613)943-1149. Information on the round table may be found at www.sshrc.ca/web/whatsnew/initiatives/aboriginal_e.asp.

Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics
CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC are seeking nominations for membership on the Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics. This panel’s mandate is to advise the agencies on the evolution and development of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS). Members are normally appointed for two-year terms, renewable once. For this round of nominations, the councils have listed a number of areas of particular interest. Nominees must complete a form and submit a statement of interest and CV by May 5. For further details, see www.nserc.ca/programs/ethics/english/call_nom_e.htm.

Douglas R. Colton Award for Research Excellence
The Canadian Microelectronics Corporation (CMC) is inviting nominations for the Douglas R. Colton Award for Research Excellence. The award includes a monetary prize of $3,500 and recognizes excellence in research leading to new understanding and novel developments in microelectronics and microsystems technologies such as optoelectronics, photonics and micro-electro-mechanical systems or the application of microelectronics or microsystems technology in Canada. Candidates for the award may be nominated by universities or companies. For further details visit www.cmc.ca/news/awards/colton_medal.html. The deadline for nominations is May 19.

2003 Synergy Awards for Innovation
The Synergy Awards for Innovation recognize innovation and superior collaborative research in the natural sciences and engineering. Sponsored by NSERC, winning universities receive a $25,000 research grant and their industry partner(s) receive a synergy sculpture.
There are four award categories B: university collaboration with a single company of up to 500 employees; university collaboration with a single company of more than 500 employees; university collaboration jointly with two or more companies of any size; and the Leo Derikx Award for an established innovative model of long-standing university-industry partnership in pre-competitive R & D that has improved the general well-being of an industry. Nominations may be submitted by universities or their industry partners. The deadline for submission of nominations is May 30, 2003. Further details are available at www.nserc.gc.ca/synergy.

New NCE competition
An open competition is being held to create new Networks of Centres of Excellence. Approximately $10 million annually will be available to support these networks. Researchers and their partners from the private and public sectors are invited to submit letters of intent for the establishment of new networks by Sept. 8, 2003. All letters of intent will be reviewed against five program criteria: excellence of the research program, development of highly qualified personnel, networking and partnerships, knowledge and technology exchange and exploitation, and management of the network. Further information on competition details are available at www.nce.gc.ca/comp/comp2005_e.htm and general information sessions have been scheduled from May 7-29 at various locations. These are: May 7, Marriott Hotel, Ottawa, 9 a.m.; May 13, Canadian Forest Services Bldg., Edmonton, 1:30 p.m.; May 14, Pan Pacific Hotel, Vancouver, 9:30 a.m.; May 14, Holiday Inn Midtown, Montreal, 10:30 a.m.; May 15, Courtyard by Marriott, Toronto, 9:30 a.m.; and May 29, Dalhousie University, Room 135, Sir James Dunn Building, Halifax, 9 a.m.

Heart and Stroke Foundation
The foundation supports research across the four health research themes of biomedical, clinical, health systems and health services, and societal, cultural and environmental influences on health and the health of populations. Funding opportunities are available through grants-in-aid (applications deadline Sept. 1); personnel awards — senior personnel awards (deadline Sept. 1) and junior personnel awards (deadline Nov. 1); and strategic initiatives (deadlines vary). To receive updates on new developments in the foundation’s research programs, researchers can join the foundation’s electronic listserv by contacting research@hsf.ca. Information on all of the foundation’s research programs are available at www.hsf.ca/research.

Imminent Deadlines

June 1

Canadian Institute of Health Research/Institute of Genetics — Short-term research visits — full application.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (US) — clinical research grants (letter of intent).

Deafness Research Foundation (The) (NY) — DRF grants for research projects (new project applications).

Memorial — Memorial University research grants program (salary-based research grants program).

National Institutes of Health (NIH) (US) — research grant.

The SIDS Foundation (Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths) — Dr. Sydney Segal Research Grant- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (full application)

University of Calgary-Gorbachev Foundation — joint trust fund (letter of intent).

June 7
Cancer Research Society, Inc.— strategic research grants program (full application).

June 12
Lindbergh Foundation — Lindbergh Foundation grants.

June 15
Huntington's Disease Society of America, Inc. — initiative research grants.

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) (US) — research grants program (request for grant application).