more information about the items below or to request application
materials, contact Elizabeth Noseworthy at the Office of Research,
737-8251 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Important changes to Associated Medical Services (AMS)
AMS has undertaken a number of changes to several of its programs.
These include modifications of the grant guidelines, rescheduling
of former deadlines, and discontinuation of some programs. In
the case of the bioethics program, both the guidelines and the
program deadline have been updated. The application deadlines
for the Bioethics Grant-in-Aid (Sept. 30, 2003), and Career
Development Fellowship and Internship (Sept. 15, 2003) are much
earlier than before. Under the History of Medicine Program,
the Hannah Master’s Scholarship as well as the Hannah
Wellcome-Centre Travelling Fellowship and the Hannah Millennium
Visitor Program have been discontinued. Hannah Master’s
Scholarship applicants are encouraged to consider applying for
a Hannah General Scholarship. Under the education program, the
criteria has been changed for the AMS Multi-Professional Grant-In-Aid
and is only available to Ontario applicants, and the AMS/Wilson
fellowship awards have been discontinued. Further details are
available at www.ams-inc.on.ca.
CIHR Request for Applications (RFA) initiative
CIHR’s 13 institutes led by the Institute of Health Services
and Policy Research, in collaboration with the Ethics Office,
the Privacy Commissioners of British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario
and Quebec, First Nations and the Inuit Health Branch (Health
Canada), Canadian Institute for Health Information, Statistics
Canada and other future collaborators, have launched a Request
for Applications on Compelling Values: Privacy, Data Access
and Health Research with an upcoming deadline of Oct. 1. The
purpose of this RFA is to provide operating grant funds in support
of initiatives that address issues related to collection, use
and disclosure of personal information for health research purposes
with a view to improving the health of Canadians and ensuring
a strengthened health care system, while respecting and protecting
Canadians’ right to privacy and confidentiality. Full
details on this RFA, including information on the inter-related
objectives for proposals, are available at www.cihr/irsc.gc.ca/
NSERC Promoscience Program
This program offers financial support for the creation of opportunities
for young Canadians in elementary or high school to learn more
about science and engineering skills. Deadline for applications
is Sept. 15. Program details and application forms are available
Collaborative Opportunity in a Department of Defence
(DOD) Multidisciplinary University Research
Defence R&D Canada (part of the Department of National Defence)
has introduced a pilot program to assist Canadian universities
in collaborating with U.S. universities in a Department of Defence
multidisciplinary initiative (funded at US $160 million per
annum). Details of this initiative are announced on the Defence
R&D Canada and DOD Web sites. Although any of the federal
granting agencies could be involved in MURI, NSERC has referenced
this initiative on its Web site. For further information contact
Robert Webb, director, Technology Watch and Head, International
S & T Marketing at 613-992-0781 or e-mail email@example.com.
Call for papers
The ISIS Canada Research Network has issued a call for papers
for presentation at the Second International Workshop on Structural
Health Monitoring. One-page (300 word) abstracts are invited
and will be reviewed by an international panel of referees.
Abstracts must be submitted by Nov. 15. The workshop will be
held Sept. 23-24, 2004, in Winnipeg. For further information,
Software for research collaboration
For the interest of researchers who are involved in collaborative
research, the Data Corporation, Windsor, Ontario, has designed
a secure desktop collaboration software (Tenix) which provides
for the sharing, management, and synchronization of information.
It features the facilitation of the carrying out of collaborative
research activity from the development of research proposals,
to the carrying out of research, to the storage of research
data in a secure environment. Information on this software is
available at www.tenixnetworks.com.
Associated Medical Services Inc.—Bioethics Career Enhancement
International Alliance for Human Resources Research (IAHRR)
— best master’s thesis award; best PhD dissertation
Memorial University of Newfoundland — Social Sciences
and Humanities Research Council general grant (travel grants
for international representation and paper presentation at scholarly
Ottawa Life Sciences Council — National Merit Award.
Ontario Mental Health Foundation — research project grants.
Canadian Heritage — Partnerships Fund (Canadian Culture
Online Funding Program).
Associated Medical Services — bioethics grant-in-aid.
Canadian Hemophilia Society/Genetics Institute — Care
Until Cure research program.
Memorial University of Newfoundland — Social Sciences
and Humanities Research Council general grant (research); Social
Sciences and Humanities Research Council Vice-President’s
Memorial University of Newfoundland (Office of the VP (Research)
— David Hawkins Lectureship in Health Research (nominations).
Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council — Sustaining Funds
(Visual, Literary, and Provincial Arts Organization).
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons — international
travelling fellowship; Royal College fellowship for studies
in medical education; medical education travelling fellowship;
Detweiler travelling fellowships; Walter C. MacKenzie, Scotiabank
fellowship in surgery.