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(Oct. 31, 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

Tobacco control research
The Canadian Tobacco Control Research Initiative plans to offer a number of funding programs including small planning grants, feasibility grants, research allowances (in support of research by students or trainers), travel allowances, and doctoral and postdoctoral fellowship supplements. Details of these programs are available at

Research on Canadian youth
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) in partnership with the Applied Research Branch, Strategic Policy, of Human Resources Development Canada is offering fellowship supplements to both SSHRC postdoctoral fellowships and SSHRC doctoral fellowships. These supplements will be available to support innovative research on children and youth for researchers who make use of Statistics Canada’s National Longitudinal Survey on Children and Youth. Up to five supplements of $5,000 each are available to holders of SSHRC postdoctoral and doctoral fellowships. To be considered for these supplements, applicants must indicate this on their fellowship applications or contact Luc Lebrun, Strategic Programs and Joint Initiatives Division, SSHRC.

Research on document redundancy
The Electronic Document Systems Foundation (EDSF) is dedicated to enhancing the value and relevance of document communication worldwide. The foundation is seeking proposals for a research study on document redundancy and its cost to an organization. A grant of $18,000 is available to cover the costs of the research. Proposals of five to 10 pages must be submitted by deadline Nov. 18 to and

DFO science subvention
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is offering both single year and multi-year research grants under its 2003-04 Academic Science Subvention Program. The focus of the longer term Subvention Research Grants Program is on encouraging student training in areas of interest to DFO. Application is initially through submission of letters of intent by deadline Dec. 2. The program description and instruction to applicants is available from the Office of Research or from the program co-ordinator, Dr. Sherry E. H. Niven at 902-426-3246 or

Health Policy Research Program
Health Canada-Health Policy Research Program (HPRP) is requesting proposals for Policy Development for the Control of Foodborne Zoonoses. Foodborne zoonoses are diseases in humans that come from animals. Up to $500,000 has been set aside for this competition to support up to five projects. Preference will be given to proposals that demonstrate an understanding of both the agricultural and health sides of food safety. The purpose of this competition is to understand both the risk factors which contribute to the disease and the effectiveness of prevention and control approaches that will contribute significantly to the development of an intervention policy. Applicants are required to register in order to obtain an application form and registration number which must be quoted on the application form. The deadline date for submission of proposals in Dec. 3, 2002. For more information, please e-mail Inger Abrams at or telephone 613-952-8112.

CHSRF Posdoctoral Awards
The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) is inviting submission of applications for the 2003 postdoctoral awards These awards offer a $45,000 annual stipend, as well as a $5,000 annual research and travel allowance. The awards are offered to qualified researchers to obtain the training and experience to establish themselves as independent researchers in applied health services (including nursing) and health policy. The deadline for submission of applications is Dec. 6. For further information see, or e-mail the foundation at

Navigator Coalition Award
The Huntington Society of Canada invites applications for the Navigator Coalition Award in Huntington Disease research. Individuals holding a full-time faculty appointment in an appropriate discipline at a Canadian university, research institute, or hospital are eligible to apply. Grants are made for a period of one year and are renewable. Funding is normally in the $25,000 range to a maximum of $40,000. The deadline for submission is Dec. 15.

Imminent Deadlines
Dec. 1
American Electric Power Company — E7 Sustainable energy development scholarship program.

Associated Medical Services — Bioethics Career Enhancement fellowship.

Association for Canadian Studies — aid to student conference programme.

Baker, E.A. Foundation for the Prevention of Blindness/CNIB — fellowships; research fund.

Canada Council — arts molson prizes; John G. Diefenbaker award.

Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) — grants-in-aid; personnel awards: postdoctoral fellowships and scholarships; grants for applied research in diabetes education, management and care (full application).

Cattell, J.M. Fund — sabbatical award.

Imperial Oil Limited — university research grants (new grants).

Memorial — Petro-Canada young innovator award.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) — collaborative linkage grants; expert visits (life sciences and environmental & earth sciences).

Royal Society of Canada — McNeil medal for the public awareness of science.

Dec. 2
Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) — new opportunities.

Canadian Heritage (Department of)/Canadian Studies Program; annual funding competition.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Rx&D/Health Research Foundation — post-doctoral fellowships in pharmacy; graduate research scholarships in pharmacy.

Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) — subvention research grants program.

Memorial — Memorial University-Bergen (Norway) Exchange Program.

The Whitaker Foundation — Biomedical engineering research grant (preliminary application).

Dec. 3
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) — Proof of Principle Initiative (Full proposals due).

Japan Foundation — open program.

Dec. 6
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council — INE research alliances (Letters of intent) 2002.

Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) — postdoctoral award.

Dec. 15
Arthritis Society — industry program.

Association for Canadian Studies — graduate student research travel scholarship.

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation — Atlantic Canada breast cancer pink ribbon research grant.

Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation — cancer research fund (postdoctoral fellowships for basic and physician scientists).

Huntington's Disease Society of America, Inc. — research grants; research fellowships.

Huntington Society of Canada — Navigator Coalition Award.

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) (US) — research grants (request for application-designated form).

Dec. 16
Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS)/Association of Hemophilia Clinic Directors of Canada (AHCDC)/Novo Nordisk — Congenital and acquired bleeding disorders.

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) — senior personnel awards: visiting scientist.