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June 30, 2004
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CIHR funding opportunities
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
. Research professors should note that some of the RFA’s may be of interest to non-health researchers.

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

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

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 Information on the submission process and selection criteria is available at:

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 at

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, visit

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

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

Imminent Deadlines

Aug. 1

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) – randomized controlled trials.

Deafness Research Foundation – grants for research projects (renewals).

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation – research grants.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society (US) – research grants.

Aug. 4
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Strategic Research Grants – Community-University Research Alliances (CURA) (application by invitation only).

Aug. 15
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 (registration).

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 intent].

Aug. 28
Smuts Memorial Fund – Smuts visiting fellowship in commonwealth studies.


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