Details of CIHR’s June 2004 Requests for Applications
and the Priority Announcements for the fall 2004 open competitions
are now available on the CIHR Web site at www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/
services/15761.shtml. Research professors should note
that some of the RFA’s may be of interest to non-health
Research in ethical, legal and social issues
The CIHR Ethics Office has announced four strategic funding
initiatives for the CIHR fall 2004 competition: a priority
announcement on ethical, legal and social issues thematic
areas; a joint research priority announcement with the Institute
of Health Services and Policy Research on personal information
in health research; a request for applications for research
network grants in the area of ethical, legal and social issues
in health and health research; and a request for applications
on the integrity of clinical research in Canada. For information
on these funding initiatives, visit the Research in Ethical,
Legal & Social (ELS) Issues Web page at www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/about/19764.shtml.
Results of ethics consultation
The Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics (PRE) and
its Social Sciences and Humanities Research Ethics Special
Working Committee (SSHWC) have released the results of the
consultation of the social sciences and humanities research
community on research ethics issues. The report to PRE entitled
Giving Voice to the Spectrum may be viewed at www.pre.ethics.gc.ca/english/workgroups/sshwc.cfm.
AquaNet extends deadline
AquaNet has extended its deadline for a call for proposals
in the area of fish health: the development of vaccine to
mitigate the devastating impact of two diseases on the health
of cultured salmon. Proposals will now be accepted until July
8. For detailed information on the research topic, see www.aquanet.ca/English/research/vaccines/RFP2.pdf.
Information on the submission process and selection criteria
is available at: www.aquanet.ca/English/research/cfpguideline.php.
National ethics symposium
A symposium entitled Values and Ethics in the Public Sector:
How to Serve the Public Interest will be held at Saint Paul
University, Ottawa, Sept. 24-26. The final registration deadline
is Sept. 1 with a discount on registrations received prior
to June 29. Program and registration details are available
Site selection for Wyeth Fellowships
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals is inviting the nomination of potential
supervisors/mentors who would wish to recruit postdoctoral
fellows for research projects under the 2005 Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
and CIHR Rx&D Research Program. Eligible research areas
include obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, transplantation,
pediatric infections disease/vaccines, hematology, and oncology.
A one-page nomination form along with a current cv, one-page
bio, and two-page summary of the research project to be undertaken
is to be submitted to Wyeth by Sept. 1. For further information,
Care Until Cure Program
The Canadian Hemophilia Society, in collaboration with Wyeth
Canada, offers up to $50,000 a year for up to two years under
its Care Until Cure Program. The program provides support
for clinical research, including outcome evaluation, in those
fields considered relevant to improving the quality of life
of hemophiliacs; persons with von Willebrand disease or other
bleeding disorders; persons with related conditions such as
HIV or hepatitis C; or carriers of an inherited bleeding disorder.
The application deadline is September 30 and applicants have
the option of earlier submitting a 500 word abstract of their
proposal to ensure that it meets the criteria of the program.
For further information, visit www.hemophilia.ca.
Visiting research chairs
The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program offers a number of visiting
research chair opportunities for Canadian Scholars at U.S.
universities. These visiting chair awards normally carry a
value of $25,000 US for one semester. Opportunities include:
Arizona State University Chair in Creative Writing; Arizona
State University Chair in Global Studies, Duke University
Chair in Canadian and North American Studies; Michigan State
University Chair in Canadian Studies; Portland State University
Chair in Canadian Studies; State University of New York at
Plattsburgh Chair in Canadian Studies; University of California
at Santa Barbara Chair in Environmental Analysis; University
System of Georgia at West Georgia Chair in Canadian Studies;
and the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars Chair
in Canada-U.S. Relations. The deadline for receipt of applications
is November 15. Further information and application forms
are available on the Fulbright Web site at www.fulbright.ca.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) – randomized
Deafness Research Foundation – grants for research projects
Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation – research grants.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society (US) – research
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Strategic Research Grants – Community-University Research
Alliances (CURA) (application by invitation only).
Canadian Institutes of Health Research – equipment grants
(registration); group grants (letter of intent); maintenance
grants (registration); multi-user equipment grants (registration);
multi-user maintenance grants (registration); operating grants
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International (US) – research
grants; career development awards; postdoctoral fellowships.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council –
discovery grants program (individual, group, project, university
faculty awards, major facilities access) [notification of
Smuts Memorial Fund – Smuts visiting fellowship in commonwealth