of Sponsored Projects
The Office of Research is conducting the annual verification
process for Memorial’s Inventory of Sponsored
Projects. All principal researchers who have projects
with awarded funding in 2003-04 will receive documentation
of their research. If you do not receive information
for verification by June 15, 2004, and you had externally
funded research administered through Memorial in 2003-04,
contact Juanita Peach at 737-8252 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Janeway research awards
Letters of intent for research proposals for child based
research grants are invited by the Janeway Research
Advisory Committee. The grants have a maximum limit
of $15,000 and are intended to provide startup funds
for new investigators and interim short-term funding
of established investigators until more secure and long-term
sources of funding can be accessed. Letters of intent
should be limited to one page and cover the following
items: title of the project, name of principal professional
title, rationale for the intended research project,
experimental design, and relevance to child health care.
The deadline for submission is June 15 and should be
delivered to Dr. Wayne L. Andrews, c/o Room 3J312, 3rd
Floor, Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation
Centre, Health Sciences Complex, 300 Prince Philip Drive,
St. John’s, NL, A1B 3V6.
Inventory of agri-food research
The Inventory of Canadian Agri-Food Research (ICAR)
is the only national database in Canada which lists
information on current research projects in agriculture,
food, human nutrition, aquaculture, and related areas
of biotechnology. A number of researchers at Memorial
list information on their research in this database
on an annual basis and will be contacted directly for
updated information. Others interested in having their
project(s) listed for the first time should contact
Elizabeth Williams in the Office of Research (email@example.com
or 737-4348) before June 24 to arrange the registration
for access to the ICAR database.
SSHRC is holding a second competition under the Northern
Research Development Program. The maximum grant is $40,000
over two years to support the 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. See
deadline is June 30.
David C. Smith Award
The Council of Ontario Universities invites nominations
for the David C. Smith Award for significant contribution
to scholarship and policy on higher education in Canada.
The award is intended to contribute to broader public
understanding of issues in higher education and of the
relationship between public policy and higher education.
The recipient will receive $5,000 and be invited to
deliver the annual David C. Smith lecture on a subject
related to the theme of the award. The nomination deadline
is June 30.
NSERC invites nominations for 2005 E.W.R. Steacie Memorial
Fellowships. These two-year fellowships – $90,000
per year – are awarded to outstanding scientists
and engineers who have obtained their doctorate within
the last 12 years and who hold a grant from NSERC. Successful
fellows are relieved of teaching and administrative
duties so that they can devote their time fully to research.
Fellowship holders will also be eligible to apply for
funding from the CFI under its Career Awards Program.
nominate_e.htm. The nomination deadline is July
Virtual Scholars in Research Ethics
The Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics and
its subgroup on Procedural Issues for the Tri-Council
Policy Statement on Ethical Conduct for Research involving
Humans (TCPS) have issued a call for applications for
a grant to involve two virtual scholars in six months
of intensive research on two of the top priority procedural
and definitional issues in the TCPS: (1) procedures
for ongoing human research ethics review, and (2) procedures
for ethics review of multi-centred research projects.
requestforproposals_26_05_04.cfm. The application
deadline is July 5.
Earlier deadline date for NSERC grants
Faculty applying to the NSERC Research Tools and Instruments
- Category 1 (equipment less than $150,000) should note
that NSERC has announced a new deadline date for receipt
of Research Tools and Instruments Grant applications
and accompanying materials, Oct. 25, 2004. Information
on the RTI-1 competition is at www.nserc.ca/forms/instructions/
101/rti/e.asp. Applicants must complete Forms 100
and 101, available at www.nserc.ca/forms/formtable_e.htm.
This application can be submitted by paper or e-submission.
Those submitting electronically must complete the departmental/faculty
approval sheet at www.mun.ca/research/pdf/nserc/facultysubmission.pdf,
noting they have read and agree with all financial or
other resource commitments as referenced in the application.
Administrative reviews from the Office of Research are
available if the request is made at least 10 working
days prior to the deadline date (Oct. 8, 2004). Applications
should consult with their head/dean/director, where
applicable, in the event that departments/faculties/schools
have internal competition deadlines for reviewing applications
and providing feedback and approvals. NSERC has extended
the moratorium on Research Tools and Instruments - Categories
2 and 3 (formerly known as Major Equipment and Major
Installation) applications. These categories cover equipment
costing more than $150,000. Only applications up to
$150,000 will be accepted this fall.
NSERC discovery grants
Faculty members submitting a Discovery Grant or University
Faculty Award program applications under NSERC’s
fall 2004 grants competition must submit a Notification
of Intent to Apply for a Discovery Grant (Form 180)
and required appendices by Aug. 16. NSERC has forwarded,
by e-mail, an information package to all known potential
applicants. Failure to submit Form 180 will prevent
the selection of external referees, and may have an
adverse impact on the review of an application. First-time
applicants and research professors who have not recently
applied to NSERC will not receive this information directly.
For those who do intend to apply, NSERC is offering
two different options for preparing and submitting Form
180 — by paper or electronically. Applicants should
take note of the information contained in the on-line
Memo to Potential Applicants — Important Notice
from NSERC Regarding Your Form 180 at www.nserc.gc.ca/professors_e.asp?nav=profnav&lbi=a1_memo.
Potential applicants who do not intend to apply this
year are asked to send an e-mail before Aug. 16 to firstname.lastname@example.org
indicating that they will not be applying.
NSERC MFA applications
Faculty members applying for an MFA grant to the Oct.
1 competition must submit a Notification of Intent to
Apply for a Major Facilities Access Grant — (Form
181 — form-fillable PDF version) to NSERC by Aug.
15. NSERC’s Memo to potential MFA applicants,
a document entitled Frequently Asked Questions, the
electronic version of Form 181 and instructions for
completing the form are available at www.nserc.ca/forms/formtable_e.htm.
Updated information is at www.nserc.ca/professors_e.asp?nav