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Nov. 14, 2002, 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

Imperial Oil research awards
Imperial Oil is inviting applications for the University Research Awards Program. This program is designed to encourage research at Canadian universities in the fields of engineering, environmental, earth, chemical and physical sciences. Awards for specific research projects are made to full-time faculty to support research work carried out by university students under their direction. These awards range from $10,000 to $25,000 depending on the proposed research, availability of funds, and potential significance of the research. For further information and applications visit The deadline for submission of applications is Dec. 1, 2002.

Japan Foundation
The Japan Foundation offers a number of open programs including those for the Exchange of Persons (Fellowship Program and Short-Term Research Fellowship Program); those for the support of Japan-Language education; support for Japanese studies, for Arts-Related exchange; and support for media exchange. Information on these programs is available in pdf format at The deadline for applications is Dec. 2, 2002.

CFI Innovation Fund competition
CFI has announced its call for proposals for its fourth Innovation Fund competition. For this competition, Notices of Intent (NOI) are due Dec. 18, 2002, with full applications due May 30, 2003. Board decisions will be released in February 2004. There is a total competition budget of $450 million. The next call for proposals for the Innovation Fund will likely be announced in 2005. CFI expects that total project costs should be a minimum of $150,000, with CFI’s contribution a maximum of 40 per cent. In-kind contributions must have taken place after Jan. 1, 2002, to be considered eligible and individual items costing less than $8,000 are considered ineligible. If you have any questions, see or contact Pamela White at

Canadian Blood Services Student Internship Program (SIP)
The Canadian Blood Services (CBS) is offering a Summer Internship Program (SIP) to support post-secondary students to contribute to, and experience from, working on projects within any division of CBS. Support is offered directly to the summer student in the form of a stipend of $1,500 per month, for up to four months. Applications and guidelines are available from The deadline for submission of applications is Jan. 31, 2003.

Sandler Program for Asthma Research
The Sandler Program for Asthma Research has recently expanded to Canada and is seeking applications in the following priority areas: development of new animal models for asthma; studies in humans or of human materials (excluding clinical trials); genetics of asthma; or technology development relevant to asthma. The program offers awards to investigators at two levels — $250,000/year for three years for senior investigators and $125,000/year for three years for junior investigators. Its mission is to develop important new pathways of investigation in basic research regarding asthma. Applications from investigators not currently studying asthma are particularly encouraged. Further details are available at The next deadline for applications is Feb. 14, 2003.

Imminent Deadlines
Dec. 17
American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) — investigator initiated grants; postdoctoral awards; matching grants.

World Wildlife Fund, Canada (WWF) — endangered species recovery fund.

Dec. 20
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health — postdoctoral fellowship awards in addiction and mental health research.

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT)/International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS) — commonwealth scholarships awards for Canadians.

Dec. 31
ICCS/Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade — ICCS program for International Research Linkages (PIRL)

Royal Society of Canada — Manfred Worner fellowship.