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 firstname.lastname@example.orgNSERC
Undergraduate Student Research Awards
For this year's NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards
(USRA) Program 2004-05 competition at Memorial, 54 eligible
undergraduate students enrolled in a science or engineering
program will be awarded an opportunity to receive research
training and employment for 16 consecutive weeks (at a minimum
award of $5,625) through Memorial University's internal
competitive process. Awards can be taken up in the summer
or fall of 2004 or the winter of 2005. The USRA University
program is administered by the Office of Research in conjunction
with applicable department heads/unit directors. Applicants
may apply to only one department/unit at Memorial per competition
and can hold a maximum of three awards through their undergraduate
program. An overview of the USRA Program is available at
For eligibility guidelines see www.nserc.ca/sf_e.asp?nav=sfnav&lbi=1a.
For the initial selection stage, students interested in
applying must submit Form 202 - Part I (Student Personal
Data) of the NSERC online application form with a copy of
their most recent transcript to their department head by
Jan. 16, 2004. A copy (PDF version) of NSERC Form 202 -
Part I (Student Personal Data) and instructions on completing
the Web-based form are available in the drop-down box ‘For
Students and Fellows’ section of NSERC’s Web
site at www.nserc.ca/forms/formtable2_e.htm.
Once the Web-based form has been completed, printed, and
signed, it must be handed in to one department/unit, with
an up-to-date student transcript. Once applications have
been ranked at the departmental level, they will be adjudicated
by Memorial’s USRA Selection Committee, with awardees
notified in March of 2004. Eligible students may also apply
to the USRA program at other Canadian Universities. Those
wishing to acquire research experience in industry may also
apply to eligible companies for the NSERC Industrial USRA
program. Students enrolled in a Science or Engineering program
who wish to apply should consult NSERC's Web site and contact
their department head for additional information; or, for
clarification on the USRA competition process, contact a
grants co-ordinator at the Office of Research, at 737-4745
Meteorological Services of Canada Supplement Program for
NSERC USRA Holders
USRA award holders who are carrying out research that directly
contributes to the advancement of atmospheric and meteorological
areas of interest to Canada, may also apply for the Meteorological
Service of Canada (MSC) supplement of $1,000. Further information
and application procedures for applying to the MSC supplement
program are available at www.nserc.ca/programs/meteo_e.htm.
Northern Research Supplements
NSERC has established a new program of Northern Research
Supplements in recognition of the added logistical costs
of conducting research in the north. In order to apply for
this supplement (up to $10,000 a year for up to five years),
researchers must either hold, or have applied for, an NSERC
Discovery Grant. To apply for the supplement, researchers
must submit an NSERC form 101 and a form 100 for the applicant
and any co-applicants. The application must provide information
on the specific location of the research and an outline
of the expenses that would be expected to be incurred owing
to the high cost of undertaking research in the north. Further
details on this program are available at www.nserc.ca/professors_e.asp?nav=profnav&
lbi=al_sup. The deadline for submission of applications
is Jan. 15, 2004.
The consultation period on the proposal developed by the
Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics regarding
the implementation of the Tri-Council Policy Statement on
Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS) has
been extended. Written submissions on the proposed TCPS
Implementation Feedback Framework (TIFF) will be accepted
until Jan. 2, 2004. The call for comments and the TIFF proposal
are available on the PRE Web site at http://pre.ethics.gc.ca/english/publicparticipation/
New funding program NeuroScience Canada, with support from
CIHR, has issued a Request for Applications under a newly
launched Brain Repair Program. This program will support
multi-disciplinary, collaborative, cross-cutting research
in the area of brain repair that focuses on neurological
and psychiatric disorders (including addiction). Support
of up to $500,000 per year for a three-year period will
be provided to support research teams which include at least
three principal investigators. Application is initially
through submission of a letter of intent by deadline Jan.
31, 2004. The complete Request for Applications is available
and can also be accessed through the CIHR Web site.
National research forum
The CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health
and its partners are planning a National Forum for Young
Investigators in Circulatory and Respiratory Health from
May 6 to 9, 2004, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This forum will
be of interest to researchers with less than 10 years in
a faculty position and trainees (including postdoctoral
fellows, residents, graduate and undergraduate students)
who are involved in research in the area of heart, lungs,
stroke, blood vessels, blood, critical and intensive care,
or sleep disorders. Online registration and abstract forms
are available at www.yiforum.ca. The deadline for travel
grant requests for participation in the forum is Jan. 15,
Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada
— industrial research fellowships.
Shastri-Indo Canadian Institute — visiting lectureship
in Canadian studies.
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT)/International
Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS), Organization of American
States (OAS) Fellowship Programs — graduate fellowships
Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research
(NLCAHR) — project grants; development grants.
Aquanet — call for proposals (applications).
Baillie Fund — student research award.
Canadian Health Services Research Foundation — Harkness
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (The)
— Canadian research awards for specialty residents.
Thyroid Foundation of Canada — summer student research
Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation — foreigners
Royal Society of Canada —Konrad Adenauer research
award (nomination deadline).
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
— major collaborative research initiatives (letter
Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation (ABMRF) —
grants for alcohol research.
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada —
R.B. Byers postdoctoral fellowship program.
Bayer/Canadian Blood Services/Héma-Québec
Partnership Fund — partnership fund (letter of intent).
Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation — summer studentships.
Canadian Institute of Health Research/Institute of Genetics
— grants for short-term research visits (full proposals).
Canadian Institutes of Health Research — new emerging
team (NET) grants (application - specified institute).
Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation — research grants
(continuations); dissertation fellowships.
Memorial University research grants program (salary-based
research grant program).
National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC) — personnel
National Institutes of Health (US) (NIH) — research
National Multiple Sclerosis Society (US) — research
grant program; junior faculty awards.
Canadian Blood Services — summer internship program.
Newfoundland Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation —
European Commission/Marie Curie Actions — Marie Curie
Incoming International Fellowships; Marie Curie Outgoing
Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research — research
grants (full application — by invitation); consumer-focussed
grants (full application — by invitation).