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January 8, 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

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:

— 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; or, more specifically:

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
. The deadline for applications is Jan. 26, 2004.

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
. 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 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 The next deadline for nominations is April 16, 2004.

Imminent Deadlines
Feb. 15

Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) — New Opportunities Fund.

Cancer Research Society Inc. (Montreal) — research grants; fellowships.

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 humanities fellowship.

Feb. 27
Thyroid Foundation of Canada — Diana Meltzer Abramsky Research Fellowship.

Feb. 28
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 grants competition.

Royal Society of Canada — NATO CCMS fellowships.

Additional Deadlines to the Funding Period Feb. 1-14

Feb. 1

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 (application).

Feb. 2
Parkinson Society Canada — Letters of Intent — pilot project program; new investigator award program; basic research fellowship program.


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