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March 4, 2004
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News & Notes

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

New NSERC pilot program
NSERC will be offering a College and Community Innovation Pilot Program to increase the capacity of Canada’s colleges to work with local industry and businesses and to advance innovation at the community and regional level. The first competition will take place immediately and, if successful, a college can receive up to $600,000 over three years. Details of the program are available at programs/vision/college_e.htm.

AquaNet calls for proposals
AquaNet has issued a directed call for proposals in aquaculture research for 2004-2006 on the development of vaccines to mitigate the devastating impact of two diseases on the health of cultured salmon. Detailed information on the research topic is available at while details on the submission process, AquaNet policies and procedures and selection criteria is available at: The deadline for submission of proposals is March 25, 2004.

Canadian Liver Foundation program changes
Due to budget restraints, the Canadian Liver Foundation will not be awarding any new graduate studentships or operating grants in 2004. A competition will be held for summer studentships. Application forms are available at The March 15 deadline for the summer studentship competition has been extended to March 31.

Call for nominations

The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation is inviting nominations for the 2004 Health Services Research Advancement Award. Researchers who are engaged in carrying out health services research, in communicating the results of research, teaching about health services research, or advocating for it are eligible for nomination as are decision-makers who fund health services research, work in partnership with health services researchers, or frequently use research to make evidence-based decision. Further information on the award and information on the nominations process is available at Nominations must be submitted by March 31, 2004.

Research scholarships
The Canon National Parks Science Scholars Program will be awarding eight $78,000 US scholarships to PhD students throughout the Americas to conduct research critical to conserving the national parks of the region. Research projects in the biological, physical, social and cultural sciences are eligible, as well as projects in a new category of technological innovation in support of conservation science. Detailed information on the program is available at The deadline for applications is May 3, 2004.

Fulbright-OAS Ecology Initiative
The Fulbright-OAS Ecology Initiative supports exceptional individuals throughout the Americas who have contributed in important ways to sustainable development and environmental protection in their own countries. Valued at more than $30,000 US over two years, the Fulbright-OAS Ecology Awards offer successful candidates the opportunity to pursue a graduate degree in the fields of natural sciences, social sciences or public policy at a university of their choice in the United States. Further information is available at The deadline for applications is May 31.

India Studies Fellowships
The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute has announced their 2004 India Studies Fellowship competition. This year, the institute will support research that studies the interface between society, science and technology in Canada and India including biotechnology, agriculture, information science, technology, multimedia (films), and distance education and their implications for India’s and Canada’s future. This is in addition to the research activities in the humanities and social sciences that the iInstitute has traditionally supported. Further information including application forms are available at The deadline for application is June 30.

Imminent Deadlines
April 15

Canada Council for the Arts — project assistance to visual arts, craft and architecture organizations.

Dairy Farmers of Canada — nutrition research funding program (letter of intent).

German Academic Exchange Service — DAAD-AICGS summer grant.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) — Herzberg medal.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)/Energy Sector, Natural Resources Canada — novel next generation technology initiative in energy research and technology related to greenhouse gas mitigation.

Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council — sustaining funds (Professional Performing Arts Organization)

The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada — gold medal award.

April 16
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada — gold medal for achievement in research (nomination)

Canadian Nurses Foundation — study awards program.

April 30

Hospital for Sick Children Foundation — new investigators grant (full application).

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation — TransCoop program.

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation — research grants (letter of intent).

NeuroScience Canada — brain repair program (full application — if invited).

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada — Royal College/Associated Medical Services CanMEDS research and development grant — faculty development grant; medical education research grant.

Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation of Canada — major research grant; graduate student awards.

York University — The Schulich School of Business National Research Program in Financial Services and Public Policy

Financial Services Program — research projects; doctoral dissertations; case writing.


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