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March 18, 2004
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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

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 at

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 at

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 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 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, see 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 The deadline for application is June 30.

Imminent Deadlines
May 1

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 research grant.

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.

May 3
Burroughs Wellcome Fund — career awards at the scientific interface.

EJLB Foundation — scholar research programme (letters of intent).


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