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(Sept. 19, 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 elainew@mun.ca

Research Directory 2002
The Office of Research is now entering data for the upcoming Research Directory 2002. New faculty members or existing faculty members who were in the previous Research Directory who have not yet sent in their faculty expertise form are asked to please send this in as soon as possible. For further information please contact Elaine Hendry at 8251 or elainew@mun.ca.

SSHRC Standard Research Grants
The 2002 SSHRC guidelines, application forms and instructions are now available at www.sshrc.ca/english/programinfo/forms/chart.htm and www.sshrc.ca/english/programinfo/forms/standard_research_grants_e.pdf. SSHRC’s postmarked deadline is Oct. 15. The deadline for Office of Research administrative review is Oct. 1. All applications must have required signatures and dean’s approval (if applicable) and be accompanied by the Office of Research Grant Cover Sheet at the time of submission. Applicants are advised to note the 2002 program changes. Additional information is available at department/faculty administration offices, as well as at www.mun.ca/research/index.php (2002/08/30 memo).

Universidad de Chile
The Universidad de Chile is inviting abstracts for a symposium titled Global Change: Toward a Systemic View, being held in Punta Arenas, Chile, Jan. 23-25, 2003. This symposium will focus on physical and socio-economic issues in different ecosystems, with emphasis in findings of scientific research involving Latin America, in the context of global change. The scientific committee will select abstracts to be presented during paper sessions or as posters. Selected abstracts will be published in the symposium proceedings. The abstract deadline is Oct. 18.

For full program and registration details visit www.cmm.uchile.cl/scc2003.

Breast Cancer Society of Canada
The Breast Cancer Society of Canada is calling for applications for its 2002/2003 Research Grants Program. Applications are not accepted directly from researchers. Each university is invited to submit up to three proposals which have gone through an institutional review process. Awards of up to $60,000 each (up to $30,000 per year for two years) will be made. Those interested submitting an application must submit to the Office of Research by Oct. 20, to be reviewed by an ad hoc review committee. The final submission date for the full application to BCSC is Nov. 1. For additional information on this granting opportunity, including a copy of the application form, please call the Office of Research at 737-4745 or 4076. Or e-mail janiceh@mun.ca or jpeach@mun.ca.

Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
CHSRF is inviting letters of intent from interdisciplinary teams of researchers and decision makers interested in conducting applied health services research that will be useful to health system managers and/or policy makers over the next two-to-five years. Researchers in the social sciences, especially political science, economics, sociology, psychology and business, are encouraged to apply. Programs are funded at a maximum of $100,000 annually for a maximum of three years with the possibility of a maximum two years’ extension from the foundation. The letters of intent are due by Nov. 6 with full scale applications due March 19, 2003. For further information, please contact the foundation at www.chsrf.ca or by e-mail at research@chsrf.ca.

Career reorientation award
The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) is inviting applications for the 2002-2003 Career Reorientation Award. The purpose of this award is to enable qualified researchers to reorient their existing skills to conduct applied health services and health policy research. Established researchers outside the health field and established clinical nursing researchers are eligible to apply. A mentor must be an established researcher specializing in applied health services or health policy research. Applications can be submitted any time until all awards for the 2002-2003 have been granted. Applicants will be notified approximately eight weeks after submission. For further information, see www.chsrf.ca or e-mail cra@chsrf.ca.

American Electric Power Company
The American Electric Power Company has announced the continuation of the e7 sustainable energy development scholarship program for post-doctoral fellows and masters-level scholars who are interested in pursuing advanced research and studies in the field of sustainable energy development (SED). Master level students are awarded scholarships of up to US $20,000 per year for two years and postdoctoral students are awarded scholarships of up to US $25,000 per year for two years. Applications for the postdoctoral program must be submitted by Dec. 1. Applications for the master’s program must be submitted by April 1, 2003. For further information, please contact the company by e-mail: e7secretariat@hydro.qc.ca; or telephone 514-392-8876.

Community-University Institute for Social Research
CUISR is having a conference on community-university research: partnerships, policy and process; May 8-10, 2003, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The purpose of this conference is to address different themes in community and university life. The conference format will appeal to a diverse audience. It will include skills-building workshops; poster, panel, paper, and plenary sessions, story sessions; partnership bloopers; visits within the local community, and opportunities for informal networking. For further information please contact CUISR at 306-966-2121 or e-mail CUExpo.info@usask.ca.

Proteomics Conference
The third international conference of the Canadian Proteomics Initiative will be held at the University of British Columbia campus from May 23-25, 2003. CPI 2003 will feature presentations on functional proteomics, structural proteomics, protein display, protein expression, protein chemistry and protein interactions. For further information e-mail ryan.leskiw@pence.ca.

Imminent deadlines
Nov. 1
American Lung Association — Research grant.

Arthritis Society — research fellowships; Metro a.ogryzlo international fellowships.

Associated Medical Services Incorporated — Hannah-wellcome trust centre travelling fellowship.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund — Investigators in pathogenesis of infectious disease.

Canada Council — Killam prizes (nominations).

Canadian Blood Services/Novo Nordisk Canada Inc. — Fellowships.

Canadian Breast Cancer Research Initiative — Breast cancer etiology — letters of intent due.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research — Clinical trials (full applications due).

Canadian Lung Association (CLA) — Canadian physiotherapy cardio-respiratory society (research grants, fellowships and studentships).

German Academic Exchange Service — Leo Baeck institute-DAAD grants.

International Society of Arboriculture Research Trust — John Z. Duling grant program.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) — research personnel programs: fellowships.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research/CNIB/E.A. Baker Foundation — fellowships.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Fragile X Research Foundation — postdoctoral fellowships.

National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) — NIN post-doctoral fellowship (letter of intent).

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) — Discovery grants (individual, group and project); research tools and instrument grants, category 1; university faculty awards.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) — Collaborative linkage grants; expert visits (physical & engineering science).

Prix Galien Canada — Pharmaceutical research award.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) — Aid to occasional research conferences and international congresses in Canada.

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc. — Individual research grant program.