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June 10, 2004
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Inventory 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

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 ( or 737-4348) before June 24 to arrange the registration for access to the ICAR database.

Northern research
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
. Application 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.

Steacie Fellowships
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. See
. The nomination deadline is July 1.

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. See
. 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
Applicants must complete Forms 100 and 101, available at This application can be submitted by paper or e-submission. Those submitting electronically must complete the departmental/faculty approval sheet at, 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 Potential applicants who do not intend to apply this year are asked to send an e-mail before Aug. 16 to 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 Updated information is at


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