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May 22, 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

Steacie fellowships
NSERC has issued its call for nominations for 2004 Steacie fellowships. Each year, NSERC awards up to six of these fellowships to outstanding scientists and engineers who, though still in the early stages of their careers, already enjoy a reputation for original research. Fellowships are valued at $90,000 a year for two years and are provided to the fellow’s institution to cover salary, replacement of teaching and administrative responsibilities, or the enhancement of the research environment of the fellow’s department. Candidates should have obtained their doctorate within the last 12 years and hold a grant from NSERC. Further information is available at The deadline for submission of nominations is July 1.

Wyeth/CIHR fellowships program
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, in partnership with CIHR, offers a total of 10 fellowship positions in the therapeutic areas of obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, transplantation, pediatric infectious diseases and vaccines, hematology and oncology. Fellowship awards are of two years duration and are open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents who hold either a PhD or MD degree and any appropriately credentialed foreign graduate candidate (MD or PhD) registered for post-graduate training in Canada. The first stage of the process is the submission of a supervisor/mentor nomination form to Wyeth. The nomination form and detailed program guidelines are available at The deadline for submission is Aug. 1.

Research in geomatics
Geomatics for Informed Decisions (GEOIDE), a Network of Centres of Excellence in geomatics, is seeking proposals for research projects for the period 2005 to 2009. The successful proposals are to be included in the GEOIDE Network’s renewal application to be submitted in April 2004. Selected projects will be eligible for funding to a maximum of $150,000 a year for up to four years. Proposals may cover targeted genomics R&D projects or social science, humanities and health targeted R&D projects. For detailed information, visit

The deadline for submission is Oct. 1.

Fellowship in clinical pharmacology
Merck Sharp & Dohme announces the 2004 International Fellowships in Clinical Pharmacology. The purpose of the fellowships is to promote and strengthen the discipline of clinical pharmacology. Applicants must be a citizen or resident of a country other than the United States; must have an MD degree, or equivalent; and must be licensed to practice medicine in their home country. Four fellowships are awarded annually for two-year terms, with a stipend of $35,000, plus travel and medical benefits. Brochures and application forms are available at the dean’s office of medical schools or from The Merck Company Foundation, One Merck Drive, P.O. Box 100, Whitehouse Station, NJ, 08889-0100, USA. The deadline for applications is Oct. 27, 2003.

Coast Guard R&D
The Office of Research has received a copy of the Canadian Coast Guard Research and Development Plan for fiscal year 2003-2004. It lists the research projects planned for the current year by the various branches of the Coast Guard. The Research & Development Plan, as well as the annual reports of the Canadian Coast Guard, are available at

Nomination deadline extended for Colton award
The Canadian Microelectronics Corporation (CMC) has extended the deadline for nominations for the Douglas R. Colton Award for Research Excellence to May 28, 2003. Further details for this award can be obtained from the CMC Web site at

Imminent Deadlines

June 16

Canada Foundation for Innovation — new opportunities fund.

June 20
Alberta Gaming Research Institute — research grant proposals.

June 29

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute — India studies fellowships programme.

International Information Science Foundation (IISF) — visiting researcher support program.

June 30
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation — Basil O'Connor starter grants (invited applications).

July 1
American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) — investigator initiated grants; postdoctoral award; matching grants.

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation — Scholar Award.

International Union Against Cancer — Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial international cancer study grants.

July 3
Canadian Blood Services — Postdoctoral Fellowship.