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January 22, 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

Memorial’s ethics policy
Memorial’s Policy on Ethics of Research Involving Human Participants has been revised. The revised policy, which was approved by Senate on Oct. 14, 2003, is now available for viewing on the Office of Research Web page at or at

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation cancels competition
Due to budget constraints the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation regrets to announce that there will be no April competition for CCFF fellowships and studentships in 2004. The next competition for fellows and students will be Oct. 1, 2004.

Diabetes funding opportunity
The Lawson Foundation invites requests for support for the development of innovative diabetes health care delivery projects in Canada. Sustainable community-based projects promoting partnerships are encouraged. Health professionals involved with the education, management and care of people with diabetes are eligible. Maximum amount of grant is $100,000 payable over 24 months (maximum $50,000 per 12 month period). Further details are available at The deadline for applications is Feb. 27, 2004.

New SSHRC/HRSD/IC initiative
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) has announced a new joint initiative in partnership with Human Resources and Skills Development (HRSD) and Industry Canada (IC) entitled Skills Research Initiative. The initiative seeks to promote and support policy-relevant empirical research on issues related to skills and to highly qualified personnel. Two competitions will be offered under the SRI program. The first competition focuses on two themes: labour market implications of an aging workforce and employer
-supporting training. Further information is available at
. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2004.

Call for abstracts
The Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre invites the 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 this event is on health promotion research which is multidisciplinary, collaborative and action oriented. For more information, visit . The deadline for submission of abstracts is March 31.

New SSHRC/Conference Board of Canada initiative
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) has announced the launch of a joint initiative with the Conference Board of Canada titled The Canada Project — Research Initiative. The initiative seeks to promote and support policy-relevant research that will help leverage Canada’s comparative advantages and improve access to North American and global markets. The partnerships intent is to support and develop closer relationships among researchers, those responsible for program and policy development and those who implement program and policy changes. The competition focuses on two themes: leveraging Canada’s comparative advantages and improving access to North American and global markets. Further details are available at
. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2004.

Call for papers
The 14th Canadian Multidisciplinary Road Safety Conference will be held in Ottawa, Ontario, during the period June 27-30, 2004. Scientific papers on any aspect of traffic safety or injury prevention are invited for consideration for presentation at the conference. Full details of the conference and the process for submitting abstracts are available at

SSHRC — change regarding eligibility criteria
Effective April 1, 2004, SSHRC will abolish its requirement for Canadian citizenship and permanent residents for applicants applying to its research base, strategic and communication programs. This revision will bring SSHRC’s rule into harmony with those of the other federal granting agencies with regards to these criteria. Applicants must still be affiliated with a Canadian postsecondary institution, unless the eligibility criteria of the program to which they are applying states otherwise. Please note that all training programs such as the master’s, the doctoral and the postdoctoral fellowships do not fall under this amendment.

SSHRC — award search engine
The SSHRC award search engine was introduced to the SSHRC Web site last May and it allows you to search for information on all grants and fellowships awarded by SSHRC since 1998 including the Canada Research Chairs Program and the Networks of Centres of Excellence. A special feature allowing the exported data directly from the SSHRC Awards Search Engine to Excel is now available. A direct link to the Award Search Engine is available at:

Imminent Deadlines
March 1

Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of Canada/Muscular Dystrophy Canada — Neuromuscular Research Partnership — operating grants (application).

Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes — operating grants (application).

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) — randomized controlled trials.

Canadian Institutes of Health/Health Canada — medical marijuana research program: operating grants (full application); research initiative on Hepatitis C: operating grants (full application).

Canada Council for the Arts — Jean A. Chalmers fund for the crafts.

Cancer Research Institute (New York) (CRINY) — investigator award program.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society — translational research program (letter of intent).

Memorial University of Newfoundland (Office of the VP (Research) — David Hawkins Lectureship in Health Research (nominations); George M. Story Lecture in Humanities Research (nominations).

Memorial — ISER — master fellowship.

Memorial, J.R. Smallwood Centre for Newfoundland Studies — research grants.

Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council — project grants.

Parkinson Society Canada — pilot project program; new investigator award program; operating grant program; basic research fellowship program (full applications)

March 5
Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Rx&D/Health Research Foundation — summer research studentships in medicine; summer research studentships in pharmacy; graduate research scholarships in pharmacology.


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