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Nov. 28, 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

Health impact of economic change
Health Canada is seeking to improve its understanding of the past and likely future impacts of domestic and trans-national economic policies on the health of Canadians. Its Health Policy Research Program has recently issued a request for proposals on the health impact of economic change. Detailed information on the RFP is available at The deadline for submission of proposals is Jan. 29, 2003.

Thyroid Foundation scholarship
The Thyroid Foundation of Canada is pleased to offer a Summer Student Research Scholarship to university students who would like to engage in research concerned primarily with the thyroid gland or its related problems. The research project should be supervised by an investigator from the host institution who has a major recognized interest in thyroid function. The stipend is $4,000 and the research project should be capable of completion within the three month summer period. Further information and applications can be obtained through the foundation’s Web site at The deadline for applications is Jan. 31, 2003.

Diana Meltzer Abramsky fellowship
The Thyroid Foundation of Canada is pleased to offer the 2003/2004 Diana Meltzer Abramsky Research Fellowship. With a stipend of $35,000 tenable for one year, this award is open to post-doctoral candidates in the life sciences. The purpose of this fellowship is to support and encourage research in the field of thyroid function and disease, especially by investigators who are new to this field. Detailed information and application forms are available at The deadline for applications is Feb. 28, 2003.

The Health Research Foundation has announced its 2003-2004 competition awards for the Summer Research Studentships in Medicine; Summer Research Studentships in Pharmacy; and the Graduate Research Scholarships in Pharmacology. A stipend of $4,048 is available for each of the Summer Research Studentships in Medicine and in Pharmacy. The Graduate Scholarship in Pharmacology offers a stipend of $12,144. Application forms and guidelines are available from The application deadline for all three awards is March 3, 2003.

Engineering Study and Research
The Canadian Council of Professional Engineers (CCPE) will be awarding six scholarships totalling $55,000 to support advanced study and research. Three CCPE-Manulife scholarships valued at $10,000 each are available to engineers returning to university for further study or research in an engineering field; two CCPE-Meloche Monnex scholarships of $7,500 each will support engineers returning to university for further study or research in a field other than engineering; and one CCPE-Encon scholarship of $10,000 will support an engineer returning to university for further study or research in the field of civil engineering. The deadline for application is April 1, 2003.

Imminent Deadlines
Jan. 1
International Union Against Cancer — Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial international cancer study grants.

National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC)/Canadian Breast Cancer Research Initiative — IDEA research grants.

Jan. 2
Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Therapeutic Products Programme — Medical use of marijuana: operating grants (letter of intent).

Jan. 3
Baillie, James L. Memorial Fund (The) — Baillie fund grant.

Jan. 6
Stanford Humanities Center — Rockfeller Fellowships in Black Performing Arts.

Jan. 8
Canadian Institutes of Health Research — New Emerging Team (NET) grants (full proposals).

Jan. 15
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International (JDF) (US) — research grants/career development awards/postdoctoral fellowships (abstract).

Memorial — ISER — fellowships (doctoral, post-doctoral, ISER book post-doctoral fellowship).

Muscular Dystrophy Association (US) — research grant (application).

Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research (NLCAHR) — Project Grants; Development Grants.

Smithsonian Institute (US) — postdoctoral fellowships; senior fellowships; predoctoral fellowships.