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(Sept. 5, 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

Regional Partnerships presentation
Dr. Anne Alper, portfolio manager, RPP Planning and Budget, with the Research Partnerships Program of NSERC will be at Memorial on Sept. 26 and is available to give a presentation to interested faculty on the Research Partnerships Program of NSERC. A presentation is tentatively scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to about 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, in the Genesis Board Room, Spencer Hall (SP-4006). Dr. Alper would also have some limited time available to meet on an individual basis. Faculty members interested in attending either the general session or in scheduling an individual interview with Dr. Alper are asked to contact Elaine Hendry, Office of Research, by phone at 8251 or by e-mail at elainew@mun.ca.

Atlantic Innovation Fund (AIF)
ACOA has just issued its call for proposals for Round 2 of the Atlantic Innovation Fund (AIF). For this competition, there is a total budget of $145 million. The deadline for full applications is Nov. 27, 2002, with a letter of intent (i.e., maximum of three pages) due Sept. 30, 2002. There are new guidelines for this competition and these can be found at www.acoa.ca/e/financial/aif/index.shtml. For those researchers interested in applying, please contact Pamela White at pwhite@mun.ca.

NSERC life sciences site visit
Interested faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are invited to a general information session to be held by representatives of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Life Sciences grant selection committees. A representative from GSC-12 (Psychology: Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science), GSC-18 (Evolution and Ecology), GSC-32 (Cell Biology), GSC-33 (Molecular and Developmental Genetics), as well as an NSERC program officer will attend. The general session will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 9-9:45 in Rooms ED-5004 and 5005, Education Building, followed by a workshop from 10-11 a.m. on preparation of an NSERC Discovery Grant application. Interested researchers from all disciplines are welcome to attend all or part of the sessions.

Prix Galien Canada
The 2003 Prix Galien Canada (Research) is open to any person or team who have been involved for at least the last five years in bio-pharmaceutical research leading, or making a substantial contribution, to the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of diseases. Candidates from academia, health care institutions, research centres and industry are eligible for consideration. The prize will be awarded to the researcher or the research team judged to have made the most significant contribution to pharmaceutical research in Canada. The deadline for applications is Nov. 1.

Fulbright program

The Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America are pleased to announce the official opening of the Fulbright grants. The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program operates on the principle of reciprocal exchange and provides the opportunity for Canadian and American scholars to lecture, research and study in their host country. The award of $15,000 US is for one nine-month academic year beginning in September. The deadline date for receipt of applications is Nov. 15. For further information, please visit www.fulbright.ca or phone Amelia Brown at 613-688-5511 or e-mail abrown@fulbright.ca.

Sustainable forest management
The Sustainable Forest Management Network, a Network of Centres of Excellence, will be holding a conference on advances in forest management entitled From Knowledge to Practice. The conference will be held on Nov. 13-15 at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton. Conference details and registration information is available at www.ualberta.ca/sfm.

Canadian Hemophilia Society
The Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS) and the Association of Hemophilia Clinic Directors of Canada (AHCDC), in collaboration with Novo Nordisk, have established a new fellowship in Congenital and Acquired Bleeding Disorders. This program will provide fellows in hematology or other relevant fields the opportunity to obtain additional clinical or research skills necessary to improve the care and lives of patients with hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders. The value of this fellowship is $70,000 for one year and it is tax deductible. Applications must be received on or before Dec. 16, 2002. For further information, please contact Joyce Gouin at 1-800-668-2686 or see www.hemophilia.ca.

Imminent deadlines
Oct.15
Alzheimer Society of Canada — research grants; training awards.

Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research — consumer research grant (Letter of Intent); dietetic practice research grants (Letter of Intent).

Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange — research grants; senior scholar grants; Walter Judd research fellowship.

Huntington Society of Canada/Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) — doctoral research award.

Janeway Child Health Centre — research proposals.

Kidney Foundation of Canada — research grants; fellowships; scholarships.

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

Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Health Canada — research initiative on hepatitis C: research personnel awards — doctoral research awards.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Thyroid Foundation of Canada — doctoral research award.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research/CNIB — doctoral research award.

Canadian Association of Gastroenterology/CIHR/Rx&D — clinical research fellowship (CAG fellowship).

National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC) — research grants; research grants for new investigators; equipment grants for new investigators; feasibility grants; Canadian breast cancer research initiative grant.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada/CIHR/SSHRC — intellectual property management program.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) — standard research grants; strategic grants; INE research grants (Initiative on the new economy).

Oct. 16
CHSRF/CIHR — Career Renewal Awards (full application).

Oct. 18
Merck Company Foundation (The) — Merck Sharp & Dohme international fellowships in clinical pharmacology.

Oct. 24

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT)/International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS) — Commonwealth scholarships awards for Canadians; Foreign government awards (deadlines may vary for selected countries).

Oct. 28
Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada — Industrial Research Fellowships.

Oct. 29
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada — research development initiatives program.

Oct. 30
Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) — McEachern award (fellowship).

Shastri-Indo Canadian Institute — Vice-President (India Office).

Oct.31
Alexander von Humboldt foundation — Transcoop program 2003.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) — external research program.

Hospital for Sick Children — full application for Innovative and New Investigators awards.