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.org
CIHR new funding opportunities
CIHR has issued its December 2003 RFA launch with 20 separate
Requests for Applications in areas of strategic interest to
CIHR’s 13 institutes. The deadlines vary with the majority
falling in the April to June 2004 time period; however, there
are a few with registration or full application deadlines
as early as mid-January. The complete list is available at
Funding opportunity for literacy research
Faculty involved in literacy research should note the upcoming
deadline date of Jan. 30, 2004, for submission of literacy
grants sponsored by the provincial Department of Education
and the HRDC National Literacy Secretariat. The agencies are
no longer using the joint application format. Separate application
packages are available for federal and provincial grants:
— Federal Grant Funding (for project funding) from the
National Literacy Secretariat (NLS), Human Resources Development
Canada. Applicants are asked to note the changes and additions
for this year’s competition. Further information is
available at: www.nald.ca/nls.htm.
— Provincial Grants for Literacy Programs in Newfoundland
and Labrador (for delivery of adult literacy and early childhood
literacy programs). The application package is available from
the Literacy Branch of the Provincial Department of Education,
and an electronic copy is available at www.gov.nl.ca/edu/literacy/lit.htm;
or, more specifically: www.gov.nl.ca/edu/literacy/grant04_05/
Applicants are asked to read the submission criteria included
in each package before deciding which one best suits their
proposal and should not submit the same proposal to both funding
agencies. Copies of the grant funding application packages
are also available from the Office of Research. For further
information or assistance, contact Debbie (4076) or Jan (4745).
Homelessness and diversity issues in Canada
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
in partnership with the National Secretariat on Homelessness
(NSH), wishes to inform all researchers of a new strategic
research grant competition for the Homelessness and Diversity
Issues in Canada program. The program will encourage multidisciplinary
research, communication of research results and student training
that will increase understanding of the magnitude, characteristics
and cause of homelessness as it relates to diversity in Canada.
Further information is available at www.sshrc.ca/web/apply/program_descriptions/
homelessness_e.asp. The deadline for applications is Jan.
Health Canada requests proposals
Health Canada has issued a request for proposals for the development,
organization, and delivery of a conference on policy research
in microbial food safety. The objectives of the conference
will be to contribute to the exchange of information on existing
policy research and to build a set of initial priorities for
primary and synthesis research. Up to $150,000 has been set
aside for the support of the conference. Funding would begin
in August 2004 with the conference to take place before March
30, 2005. Complete details of the RFP are available at www.hc-sc.gc.ca/iacb-dgiac/
arad-draa/english/rmdd/rfp/rfp018.html. The deadline for
submission of applications is Feb. 25, 2004.
Northern research development program
SSHRC has established a new Northern Research Development
Program under which proposals may be submitted for support
of direct costs of research or for research-related activities
including summer institutes, community workshops and networking
activities which are intended to create research partnerships
and develop collaboration with northern communities. The maximum
grant available is $40,000 over a two-year period. Full program
details are available at www.sshrc.ca/web/apply/program_descriptions/northern_e.asp.
Applications may be submitted twice per year under deadlines
of March 15 and Sept. 15.
Alton Ochsner Award
Nominations are now being accepted for the 19th annual Alton
Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Health. An award of $15,000
will be presented to one or more clinical and/or basic science
investigators for outstanding and exemplary original scientific
investigations that relate tobacco consumption and health.
Further details on the nominations process are available from
the Office of Research. The deadline for submission of nominations
is March 31.
SSHRC Gold Medal
The SSHRC Gold Medal for Achievement in Research has been
approved as a permanent program. The award will be made annually
to an individual whose leadership, dedication, and originality
of thought have significantly advanced understanding in his
or her field of research, enriched Canadian society, and contributed
to the country’s cultural and intellectual life. The
winner receives a gold medal and a $100,000 research grant.
Full program details are available at www.sshrc.ca/web/winning/prize/gold_e.asp.
The next deadline for nominations is April 16, 2004.
Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) — New Opportunities
Cancer Research Society Inc. (Montreal) — research grants;
ISER — strategic grant program (applications).
Manning Awards Foundation — Manning innovation awards.
Memorial — vice-president's research grant; Social Sciences
and Humanities Research Council general grant (research).
University of Windsor/Humanities Research Group — visiting
Thyroid Foundation of Canada — Diana Meltzer Abramsky
International Information Science Foundation (IISF) —
visiting researcher support program.
Memorial — social sciences and humanities research council
general grant (travel grants for international representation
and paper presentation at scholarly meetings); artistic/creative
Royal Society of Canada — NATO CCMS fellowships.
Additional Deadlines to the Funding Period Feb. 1-14
CIHR — Requests for Applications (RFA):
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of Canada/Muscular Dystrophy
Canada/CIHR — Neuromuscular Research Partnership —
operating grants (registration)
CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes —
operating grants (registration for Spring application)
Canadian Blood Services/CIHR/Institute of Circulatory and
Respiratory Health (CIHR) — fellowships in the area
of transfusion science (application).
CIHR — Health Research Partnership Fund — support
training awards (application).
CIHR Institute of Genetics — Career Transition Award
Parkinson Society Canada — Letters of Intent —
pilot project program; new investigator award program; basic
research fellowship program.