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(Oct. 17, 2002, Gazette)

For more information about the items below or to request application materials, contact Elaine Hendry at the Office of Research, 737-8251 or e-mail

Federalism and Federations program
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) announced its fifth competition under the Federations Program. The Federalism and Federations Program supports researchers and institutions through six separate, but complementary, award mechanisms. Research grants; aid to research conferences; new patterns of interactions, interests and community: research grants and research conferences; virtual research grants and virtual regional nodes. All of these programs have a deadline date of Nov. 4, 2002. For further information on these programs and to find out specific award amounts see or contact Luc Lebrun at 613-947-9652 or

Valuing Literacy in Canada program
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) in partnership with the National Literacy Secretariat of Human Resources Development Canada announced another competition for the Valuing Literacy in Canada program. The Valuing Literacy in Canada program offers four funding streams (strategic research grants, strategic partnership development grants, postdoctoral fellowships and doctoral fellowships) to encourage multidisciplinary approaches to literacy research that encompass the social, economic and cultural dimensions of literacy in Canada. A complete program description of the Valuing Literacy in Canada Program is available at

Detailed proposals must be postmarked no later than midnight, Nov. 4, 2002.

SSHRC Initiative on the New Economy
SSHRC has advised that the new Web-based letter of intent for INE Collaborative Research Initiatives and for INE Research Alliances are now available on SSHRC’s Web site. The detailed program description for the INE Collaborative Research Initiatives is available at
. The deadline for submission is Nov. 8. Information on INE Research Alliances is available at
. The deadline for submission is Dec. 8. This will be the last opportunity to apply under each of these programs.

Health Research Foundation (HRF) awards
The Health Research Foundation has announced the opening of the competitions for Rx&D-HRF/CIHR awards for 2003-04. One candidate per faculty may be put forward under the Research Career awards in the Health Sciences program (deadline Nov. 15, 2002); applications for two candidates per faculty may be submitted under the Postdoctoral Fellowships in Pharmacy program (deadline Dec. 2, 2002); and applications for up to three candidates per faculty may be submitted under the Graduate Scholarships in Pharmacy program (deadline Dec. 2, 2002).

Student research in the North
Application forms are now available from the Office of Research, or at, for Northern Scientific Training Program (NSTP) grants. NSTP grants are supplementary funds awarded to assist students in the completion of research projects in the North. The use of the funds is restricted to travel costs for the student to and from the field area; student living expenses; freight costs; and translation costs. Graduate and senior undergraduate students from any discipline who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents may apply in conjunction with their faculty advisor. Completed applications must be submitted to the Office of Research by Thursday, Nov. 15.

Health Canada request proposals
The Health Policy Research Program of Health Canada has issued a request for proposals for synthesis research in the area of integrated approaches to chronic disease prevention with a focus on promoting healthy weights and preventing overweight/obesity. Synthesis research is the identification, review, analysis and appraisal of the best available existing knowledge. Up to $300,000 has been set aside to fund up to five synthesis research projects in this area. The complete program details may be viewed at The deadline for submission of proposals is Nov. 26, 2002.

Guggenheim Foundation awards
The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation provides grants in support of research on violence without expecting that research findings will have immediate public policy implication. The foundation is sponsoring a competition for the best essays describing how scholarship has contributed to combating organized violence, including international and civil wars and small-group political violence. Essays may be up to 15 pages in length and may be submitted by faculty members or students. Three to five essays will be selected for prizes of $3,000 each and publication in the foundation’s magazine. The deadline for submission is Dec. 2, 2002.

Japan Foundation programs
The Japan Foundation offers a large range of open funding programs for support of exchanges (fellowship program and short-term research fellowship program); for support of Japanese language education; Japanese studies; for arts-related exchange; and for media exchange. All of these programs are outlined in a brochure titled Programs Available in Canada 2003-2004. This document is available in pdf format at The deadline for submission of applications under all open funding programs is Dec. 2, 2002.

Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) offers one-year postdoctoral fellowships in the fields of addiction and/or mental health. The fellowships are based on CIHR rates. Only candidates who have held their PhD and/or MD (post residency) for less than five years will be considered for funding. The deadline for application is Dec. 20, 2002.

Imminent Datelines
Nov. 17
Canadian Race Relations Foundation — award of excellence (deadline for nominations).

Nov. 18

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) — proof of principle Initiative (letters of intent).

Nov. 29

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (The) — annual medal wards.

Nov. 30

Associated Medical Services Inc. — Hannah millennium visitor program; publication support program.

Calgary Institute for the Humanities — senior research fellowships; visiting research fellowships.

Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine — development grants.

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INA) — northern science award (nomination).

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) — research fellowships (short-term and long-term).

Memorial — university research professorships (nominations and applications).