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July 22, 2004
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CIHR change of address
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is moving July 30, 2004. As of July 26, 2004, all correspondence should be addressed to: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Room 97, 160 Elgin Street, Address locator: 4809A, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0W9.

Health research grant
NSERC has introduced the requirement of a notification of intent to apply under their Collaborative Health Research Project Grant Program. Submission of Form 182 to NSERC by Aug. 1 is required of those who wish to apply to this program. For information on the Collaborative Health Research Project Grants Program, visit and for instructions on completing a web version of Form 182, see

Healthy body weight
The CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes is pleased to announce a third round of requests for applications under its strategic initiative Excellence, Innovation and Advancement in the Study of Obesity and Healthy Body Weight. This year, select opportunities will be directed towards research in the broad domain of obesity and healthy body weight. In addition, there are funding opportunities targeted towards research relevant to childhood obesity. Details on the funding opportunities under this strategic initiative are available at

Research on homelessness
The National Secretariat on Homelessness is seeking expressions of interest on the delivery and development of case studies on the implementation of independent living accounts for residents of transitional housing. Information on this call for expressions of interest is available at while information on the National Research Program on Homelessness is available at The deadline for submission of expressions of interest is July 30.

Through its PromoScience Program, NSERC offers support to organizations (universities, non-profit organizations, non-federal museums or science centres) delivering hands-on, interactive, learning experience to young Canadians in the areas of science and engineering as a national, provincial, territorial or regional level. Program details are available at The deadline for receipt of applications is Sept. 15.

Scleroderma research
The Scleroderma Foundation is seeking applications from established investigators both inside and outside the field of systemic sclerosis (SSc) who wish to propose pilot studies to obtain preliminary data dealing with a highly innovative and/or highly relevant theme related to SSc. Applicants may request up to $75,000 per year for up to two years. Further information is available at The deadline for receipt of applications is Sept. 15.

Woodrow Wilson Fellowship
The Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars has announced the opening of its 2005-2006 fellowship competition. The centre awards approximately 20-25 academic year residential fellowships to individuals from any country with outstanding project proposals on national and/or international issues. Projects should have relevance to the world of public policy or provide the historic and/or cultural framework of policy issues of contemporary importance. Applicants must hold a doctorate or have equivalent professional experience. Fellows are provided stipends which include round trip travel, private offices, access to the Library of Congress, Windows-based personal computers, and research assistants. Further information is available at The deadline for submission of applications is Oct. 1.

NSERC’s tools and instruments program
NSERC has announced that the moratorium on categories 2 and 3 of the Research Tools and Instruments Program is being maintained for the coming year. However, for the duration of the moratorium, NSERC will accept applications under category 1 for equipment that costs up to $250,000 (before tax, shipping and handling) as long as the applicant(s) is able to secure funding from other sources to bring the amount requested from NSERC to $150,000 or below. As announced earlier, the deadline for submission of this year’s Research Tools and Instruments application is Oct. 25.

Workshop in Knowledge Brokering

The Children’s Health Applied Research Team at the University of Prince Edward Island and the Atlantic Regional Training Centre are holding a Workshop on Knowledge Brokering on Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at the University of Prince Edward Island. The purpose of the workshop is to identify knowledge brokers in the Atlantic Region and to promote a regional network for knowledge brokers who work in the health, education, and university communities in Atlantic Canada. Copies of the Workshop Brochure are available from the Office of Research or from Beverly Gerg, UPEI, at telephone (902) 894-2842 or e-mail

Imminent deadlines
Sept. 1

Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation – grants for alcohol research.

American Lung Association – senior research training fellowships; biomedical research grants; career investigator award; Dalsemer research grant; lung health dissertation grants; clinical patient care research grants.

American Lung Association – LUNGevity Research Grant.

American Lung Association/LAM Foundation –research grant; career investigator award.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund – clinical scientist awards in translational research.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research – randomized control trials (application).

Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Rx&D Research Program/Wyeth Pharmaceuticals – fellowship program (nomination).

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (US) – research grants; Leroy Matthews physician/scientist award; postdoctoral research fellowships; clinical fellowships (third and fourth year); pilot and feasibility awards; Harry Shwachman clinical investigator.

Heart and Stroke Foundation – grants-in-aid; new investigator award.

Multiple Sclerosis of Canada – collaborative multi-centre grants.

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.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council – major collaborative research initiatives (application by invitation only).
University of Calgary-Gorbachev Foundation – joint trust fund (letter of intent).

Sept. 2
Human Frontier Science Program – long-term fellowships.

Sept. 13
Canada Research Chairs – nominations.

Sept. 15
Canada Council for the Arts – project assistance to visual arts & fine craft organizations.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research – maintenance grants (application); operating grants (application).

Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange – conference/seminar/workshop grants; publication subsidies; travel grants and visiting fellowships.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Career Development Program (preliminary application) – scholar award; special fellow award; fellow award; scholar in clinical research award.

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation – research grants (invited application).

Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada – promoscience program.

Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council – project grants.

Scleroderma Foundation – established investigator grant.

Sloan, Alfred P. Foundation (US) – research fellowships.


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