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April 8, 2004
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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

University deadline for breast cancer grants program
Faculty interested in applying to the 2004 Research Grants Program sponsored by the Breast Cancer Society of Canada should take note of the internal university deadline date of Friday, April 30, 2004, for submitting four copies of their grant application to the Office of Research. This will allow time for the university committee to screen applications, provide feedback for proposal improvement, and select (if necessary) a maximum of three applications from Memorial for submission to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada in time for the June 1, 2004, receipt of applications deadline.

Graduate Transition to Employment Program
There are still up to 10 grants available to qualified applicants under the Graduate Transition to Employment Program (GTEP) which is administered by Career Development and Experiential Learning in partnership with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. This is a wage subsidy program of up to $10,000 towards a 52-week salary of a recent graduate of Memorial. The employers portion of the salary would have to come from a non-government funded external research grant. For further information

Call for proposals in materials research
The Materials Technology Network for Atlantic Canada, funded by the Atlantic Innovation Fund, is calling for proposals from university researchers in Atlantic Canada in one of the three MatNet theme areas: energy and communication technologies; techniques to monitor and improve material performance; and smart/responsive materials. Further program details and an application form are available at The deadline for submission of proposals is April 21.

Killam Research Fellowship Competition
The 2005 Killam fellowship competition is now open. These fellowships provide full or partial salary replacement to a maximum of $53,000 per year to allow for release from teaching and administrative duties. Killam research fellowships are intended for established scholars, typically at the rank of full professor, who have demonstrated outstanding research ability and who have published the results of their research through substantial publications in their field, i.e. humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences and engineering. For reference purposes only, a .pdf version of the electronic form is posted at
, so that applicants are aware of the type of information required to complete the on-line application submission. Application forms must, however, be submitted using Canada Council’s on-line Internet applications systems as well as the Common CV website, via the Office of Research. To gain access to the electronic form, applicants must send an e-mail request for a user I.D. and password to the Killam Office at Those interested in applying should contact the Office of Research ( or for additional information, instructions on the electronic submission process and new changes for the 2005 competition. The Office of Research deadline for administrative review of applications is May 3, and for electronic sign-off is May 14. The required supporting documents must be postmarked or courier dated to the Killam Program, Canada Council for the Arts, by May 17, 2004.

Gold Medal for Science and Engineering
NSERC is seeking nominations for the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering. The winner of this award will be guaranteed $1 million, distributed over a five-year period, to use for his or her university-based research or to direct in some related way such as the establishment of research scholarships, fellowships, or chairs in Canadian universities. The recipient may be a scientist or engineer from a Canadian university, government lab or private firm. Further information is available at website The deadline for submission of nominations is May 15.

Climatic and Atmospheric Research
The Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences (CFCAS) has issued a pre-announcement for its 2004 grants competition. Both project applications and letters of intent for major initiatives or networks will be accepted. Project grants will not exceed $300,000 over the life of the project. Major Initiative Awards will be supported at a level of over $300,000 and for a period of up to five years. For further information, visit the “What’s New” page at The deadline for submission in both categories is May 28.

New NSERC Program
Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada (PSEPC) and NSERC have established a new academic research program to investigate infrastructure interdependencies. The objective of the program is to produce new science-based knowledge and practices to better assess, manage, and mitigate risks to Canadians from critical infrastructure interdependencies. The program will fund innovative research projects with an emphasis on cross-disciplinary research in the area of infrastructure interdependencies for a term of up to three years. The active participation and involvement of one or more appropriate Canadian non-academic organization(s) that could apply or utilize the results is a requirement. Detailed program information is available at The application deadline is Sept. 1.

Imminent Deadlines

May 17

Canada Council for the Arts — Killam research fellowships.

May 21

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) — Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering (nomination).

May 31

Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) — ACU titular fellowships (candidates must be nominated by executive head of university).

Foundation for Educational Exchange Between Canada and the United States of America, The Canada-United States Fulbright Program — Fulbright-OAS Ecology Initiative.

Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council (NSERC)/The Conference Board of Canada — synergy awards for innovation.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada — K.J.R. Wightman award for research in biomedical ethics.

June 1
Canada Council for the Arts/National Research Council of Canada (NRC) — Artist-in-Residence for Research Program (Pilot), investigative stage.

Canadian Institute of Health Research(CIHR) — knowledge translation strategies for health research

Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)/Institute of Aging — mid career awards in aging; pilot projects grants in aging (applications).

Canadian Institute of Health Research(CIHR)/Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health — Aboriginal community-based research; an opportunity for new researchers in Aboriginal health (applications).

Canadian Institute of Health Research(CIHR)/Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health/Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction/Health Canada, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch — suicide prevention targeting aboriginal people — new emerging team (application).

Canadian Institute of Health Research(CIHR)/Institute of Genetics — grants for short-term research visits (full proposals); clinical investigatorship award (applications).

Canadian Institute of Health Research(CIHR)/Institute of Genetics/Canadian Gene Cure Foundation/Canadian Genetic Diseases Network — Walter and Jessie Boyd & Charles Scriver MD/PhD studentship award (full application).

Canadian Institute of Health Research(CIHR)/Institute of Genetics/Institute of Health Services and Policy Research/Institute of Population and Public Health/Federal/Provincial Territorial Task Group on Genomics and Health — addressing health care and health policy challenges of new genetic opportunities (application).

Canadian Institute of Health Research(CIHR)/Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis — New discoveries — high risk grants; invention — tools, techniques and devices for research and medicine (applications).

Canadian Institute of Health Research(CIHR)/Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis/Natural Health Products Directorate, Health Canada — team planning and development grants (application).

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (US) — clinical research grants (letter of intent).

Memorial University research grants program (salary-based research grants program).

National Institutes of Health (NIH) (US) — research grant.

University of Calgary-Gorbachev Foundation — joint trust fund (letter of intent).

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Inc. — conference grants program; international collaborative research grants.

June 7
Cancer Research Society, Inc. (CRS) — strategic research grants program (full application).

June 10
The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation — grants program.



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