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(Oct. 3, 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

SSHRC CURA program
SSHRC has announced the relaunch of its Community-University Research Alliances (CURA) program. Under this program, university-based researchers and community organizations work together as equal partners to develop new knowledge and capabilities in key areas, sharpen research priorities, provide new research training opportunities, and enhance the ability of social sciences and humanities research to meet the needs of Canadian communities in the midst of change. Application is initially through letters of intent which are to be submitted by deadline Nov. 15. The program description is available at

Fellowship in preventive cardiology
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) in partnership with the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) and the International Conference on Preventive Cardiology (ICPC) offers a fellowship valued at $60,000 per year to an individual who wishes to undertake post-graduate training in preventive cardiology in a recognized institution in Canada or abroad. Preventive cardiology includes the study of the individual and population causes of cardiovascular (CVD), cerebrovascular (CBD) and peripheral vascular disease (PVD); the epidemiology of CVD, CBD, and PVD; and the development and evaluation of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention measures for these three diseases at the individual or population level. For further information, see The deadline for submission of applications is Nov. 1, 2002.

Prizes and awards
The Canada Council for the Arts has opened the nominations process for the five $100,000 Killam Prizes in each of the fields of social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, health sciences and engineering. Nominations must be submitted by Nov. 1. Nominations are also invited for the Molson Prizes of $50,000 in each of the arts and social sciences/humanities. The deadline for nominations is Dec. 1. Finally, the John G. Diefenbaker Award allows a Canadian university to invite a distinguished German scholar to come to Canada for a period of up to one year to engage in research. The award carries a value of $75,000 plus a travel grant from SSHRC of up to $20,000. The deadline for nominations is Dec. 1. For further information, see or telephone 613-566-4414, ext. 5041.

The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) is pleased to announce its third annual postdoctoral awards competition in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). These awards offer qualified candidates the training and experience necessary to establish themselves as independent researchers in applied health services (including nursing) and health policy. In addition to academic study, successful candidates take knowledge transfer training and work with health-system decision makers. The deadline date for applications is Dec. 6, 2002. For further information, see

Polar Continental Shelf Project
Application forms have been received for logistics support under the Polar Continental Shelf Project’s 2002 field season and for sponsorship of Antarctic partners by those wishing to undertake joint studies in the respective polar regions. Applications may also be submitted electronically via The deadline for submission is Nov. 6, 2002.

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, with funding from the International Academic Relations division of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, invites applications for a Canadian Studies Visiting Lectureship tenable in India during the academic year 2003-2004. The competition is open to both established and emerging Canadian scholars in a range of academic disciplines. Scholars with no previous experience with India are welcome to apply. This year, applications are invited in the fields of sociology and public policy in Canada or women’s studies in Canada. The award includes an honorarium, the cost of international air travel, domestic travel and living expenses within India. The preferred period of tenure is three weeks in January and/or February 2004. The deadline for receipt of complete applications is Jan. 24, 2003. For further information please e-mail or telephone 403-220-7467.

Imminent deadlines

Nov. 4
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada/National Literacy Secretariat — valuing literacy in Canada: strategic research grants.

Nov. 6
Canadian Health Services Research Foundation — open grants competition (letter of intent).

Natural Resources/Polar Continental Shelf Project — Canadian Arctic-Antarctic Exchange

Nov. 8
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council — INE Collaborative research initiatives (Letters of intent)

Nov. 15
Canada Council — Inter-Arts Office grant program.

Canadian Hemophilia Society — scientific research grants (operating grants).

The Foundation for Educational Exchange Between Canada and the United States of America — The Canada-United States Fulbright program.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research — training initiative (full applications).

Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Rx&D/Health Research Foundation — research career awards in the health sciences.

The Foundation Fighting Blindness — operating grants; post-doctoral fellowships; studentships.

Memorial — northern scientific training program.

Memorial — publications subvention.

National Kidney Foundation (US) — research fellowship award.

University of Calgary-Gorbachev Foundation — joint trust fund (full application).

Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation — CPRF awards; CIBC World Markets Children’s Miracle Award .