For more information
about the items below or to request application materials,
contact Elizabeth Noseworthy at the Office of Research, 737-8251
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Atlantic Health Promotion Research Forum
The Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre has advised
that the deadline for submission of abstracts for the Atlantic
Health Promotion Research Forum to be held in Moncton, New
Brunswick, on June 1-2, 2004, has been extended to March 31.
Abstracts are encouraged to follow one of the two main themes:
population health status or health promotion approaches. Sub-themes
are suggested in the call for abstracts which is available
New Web site for CLLRNet
The Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network has launched
a redesigned Web site. The redesigned site provides for the
sharing of the increasing volume of language and literacy
evidence-based knowledge that is being developed by network
researchers, students and partners. The site may be accessed
Michael Smith Awards for Science Promotion
NSERC is seeking nominations for the Michael Smith Awards
for Science Promotion. These awards will honour up to five
outstanding people or organizations that make science and
technology interesting and accessible to all Canadians. Any
individual, organization or company in Canada may be nominated
for the award. Nominees should be people or organizations
that have made a successful and sustained effort to encourage
public interest and understanding of science and engineering,
working beyond the formal education system. Nomination forms
are available at www.nserc.gc.ca/msmith/en.
The deadline for receipt of nominations is April 7.
AquaNet call for proposals
AquaNet has issued a call for proposals targeted to the area
of alternate species and specifically to the development and
evaluation of cost-effective technology for culturing and
grow out of high priority marine finfish species. Evaluation
criteria for the proposal, the submission process and a description
of AquaNet policies and procedures pertaining to the awarding
and monitoring of research grants are posted at www.aquanet.ca.
The deadline for application is April 16.
Prize for interdisciplinary research
NSERC has recently announced the creation of the Brockhouse
Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and
Engineering. This prize will recognize outstanding teams of
researchers from different disciplines who have come together
to engage in research drawing on their combined knowledge
and skills and have produced a record of excellent achievement
in the natural sciences and engineering in the last six years.
The prize will be accompanied by a research grant of $250,000
for the team. To be eligible for the prize, research teams
must have two or more members who are independent researchers,
one of whom must hold an NSERC grant. The team must still
be working together at the time of nomination. Team members
may be from academia, government or industry. For more information,
The nomination deadline is May 21.
New SSHRC program in Aboriginal research
SSHRC has launched a new aboriginal research program to facilitate
research on a range of policy-related issues that are of concern
to Canada’s aboriginal peoples. These include urban
issues, economic development, the environment, education,
research ethics, intellectual and cultural property, and languages
and cultures. The program offers two support mechanisms: development
grants of up to $25,000 for up to two years and research grants
of up to $100,000 annually to a maximum value of $250,000
over three years. During any one competition, an applicant
may apply for a development grant or a research grant, but
not both. Further program details are available at www.sshrc.ca/web/apply/program_descriptions/aboriginal_e.asp.
The deadline for application is June 30.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) / Institute
of Genetics — Facing our future: human genetics, ethics,
law and society (application)
DAAD — German Academic Exchange Service - German studies
Huntington Society of Canada — NAVIGATOR research program;
Laura’s hope fund; landmark graduate awards.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
(SSHRC) — aid to occasional research conferences and
international congresses in Canada.
Tree Research & Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund) —
Hyland R. Johns grant program.
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Inc. —
individual research grant program.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund — career awards at the scientific
EJLB Foundation — scholar research programme (letters