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February 19, 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

Research Directory
The number of entries in the online Research Directory maintained by the Office of Research continues to grow. The directory is used both within the university as well as extensively by outside users. Researchers who are not currently listed are encouraged to prepare the brief, one-page form and send it by mail to Elizabeth Noseworthy, Office of Research, or electronically to Those who are currently listed in the directory are reminded that any needed revisions or updates can be easily and expeditiously made. To browse the directory or to obtain a copy of the input form, visit

Electronic journal publication
The International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication (ICAAP), based at Athabasca University, is involved in the implementation and/or hosting of electronic journals online and offers customized electronic publishing services. Interested researchers are invited to visit their Web site at or to contact them at

AquaNet directed call for proposals
The deadline for submissions of proposals for AquaNet’s directed call for proposals in aquaculture research for 2004-2006 on the topic titled Nutritive Value of Novel Protein and Lipid Products Derived from the Processing of Oilseeds Alone and with Animal Protein Sources for Finfish Aquaculture is March 8, 2004. For detailed information on this topic, the submission process, AquaNet policies and procedures, and the selection criteria, please refer to the AquaNet Web site at

Atlantic Health Promotion Research Forum
The Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre invites submission of abstracts for the Atlantic Health Promotion Research Forum to be held in Moncton, New Brunswick, on June 1-2, 2004. The focus of the forum is on health promotion research which is multidisciplinary, collaborative and action oriented. The deadline for submission of abstracts is Feb. 27. Abstracts are also sought by March 31 for poster presentations, oral presentations, and roundtables. Further information is available at

Research establishment grants
The Banting Research Foundation will support the work of young Canadian scientists to initiate their medical research programs with an annual grant of up to $20,000, not to exceed a ceiling for total support of $60,000 per annum from Banting combined with any other operating grants received. Applicants should be new investigators within the first three years of their first independent university appointment and have received less than $150,000 in total start-up funds. Banting will give special emphasis on innovative proposals that have the potential to contribute to the understanding of fundamental mechanisms of disease processes and/or contribute to their cure. Further information including an application form is available at The deadline for submission of grant applications is March 15.

Health care and genetics
CIHR’s Institute of Health Services and Policy Research is pleased to announce the recent launch of a new request for applications titled Addressing Health Care and Health Policy Challenges of New Genetic Opportunities. Total funding available is currently $5 million over three years to fund operating grants of up to $250,000 per year for up to three years. Detailed information is available at There is an application registration deadline of April 1 with the complete application due by June 1.

ACU award programs
The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) offers the following funding programs: Anastasios Christodoulou International Conference Grants of up to £1,200 which are intended to support attendance at an academic conference in a developing country by a researcher who has not previously studied or attended an academic conference in another country (application deadline of April 30); British Academy/ACU Grants for International Collaboration of up to £5,000 to support international joint projects in the humanities and social sciences involving British scholars (application deadline of May 1); and ACU Titular Fellowships of £5,000 for travel and study in commonwealth countries other than the applicant’s own (application deadline of May 31). Further information and application forms are available at

Killam Research Fellowships
The Canada Council for the Arts invites applications for its Killam Research Fellowships. These fellowships support researchers in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, engineering, or studies linking any of the disciplines within these fields. Valued at up to $53,000 per annum, the fellowships provide two years of release time from teaching and administrative duties to allow for concentrated research activity. They are intended for established scholars (typically at the full professor level) who have demonstrated outstanding research ability and who have published the results of their research through substantial publications in their field. For further information, visit The deadline for submission of applications is May 17.

Imminent Deadlines
April 1

Bayer/Canadian Blood Services/Héma-Québec Partnership Fund — partnership fund (full application).

Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)/Institute of Aging — pilot projects grants in aging (registration).

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

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 (registration)

Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)/Institute of Genetics — clinical investigatorship award (registration).

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 (registration).

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

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

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

Canadian Intensive Care Foundation — research grants in the care of the critically ill.

Cancer Research Institute (New York) (CRINY) — postdoctoral fellowship program.

Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research (NLCAHR) — master’s fellowships; doctoral fellowships; postdoctoral fellowships.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATO Programme for Security Through Science — advanced study institutes; advanced research workshops; collaborative linkage grants; expert visits; science for peace research and development project.

April 7
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) — Michael Smith award for science promotion.

April 13
Canada Research Chairs — nominations.


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