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
Petro-Canada Young Innovator
Nominations and applications are invited by Dec. 1 for Memorial’s
next Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award. One award of $25,000
is given annually to recognize, promote and support outstanding
and innovative new faculty researchers at Memorial whose
work impacts positively on their departments and whose research
has the potential to be of significance to society at large.
The program is open to faculty members who received their
first university faculty-level appointment no earlier than
December 1995. Program guidelines are available at www.mun.ca/research
or from Eleanor Butler, email@example.com.
Vice-president’s grants committee
The term of the professional schools representative on the
vice-president’s grants committee is expiring and
expressions of interest and nominations for replacements
are invited by Dec. 5. The vice-president’s grants
committee adjudicates applications for internal travel and
research funds under the Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council (SSHRC) general grant and for the Vice-President’s
The Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics has issued
an open invitation for participation in an on-line consultation
on prioritizing procedural and related definitional issues
in the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for
Research Involving Humans (TCPS). The purpose of this consultation
is to assist the Interagency Advisory Panel on Research
Ethics subgroup on TCPS Procedural Issues in determining
which procedural and related definitional issues are most
important to address. In order to participate, please visit
About 10 to 20 minutes will be needed to respond to a number
of questions. The Web site will be available until Nov.
For a number of years now, fringe benefit rates in research
budgets have been estimated using 12 per cent and 15 per
cent for part-time and full-time employees respectively.
There have, however, been a number of changes in fringe
benefit costs in recent years with the most recent of these
being the mandatory participation in the pension plan by
those employees with contracts of six months or more and
who are working at least 20 hours per week. In a recent
review of fringe benefit costs, Human Resources have advised
that although the actual cost of fringe benefits varies
from employee to employee, generally the rate of 14 per
cent for employees hired for less than six months and 20
per cent for those hired for six months or more should be
used for budgeting purposes to ensure that sufficient funds
are available to cover fringe benefit costs.
NCEHR call for proposals for case vignettes
In their spring 2004 issue of Communiqué, NCEHR wishes
to include brief case examples of specific social science-based
research methodologies, tools and techniques that raise
challenges for researchers. Members of the research community,
including graduate students, are invited to submit proposals
for case vignettes that include: a few sentences on the
methodology, tool or technique to be discussed, and a few
sentences on where the challenge comes into play with the
TCPS-based ethics review process. Submissions should be
directed to Andrea Blake (firstname.lastname@example.org)
by Dec. 15, 2003, and questions can be directed to her.
NCEHR will select proposals that represent a broad spectrum
of the challenges for the research community and REBs related
to social science research, and will contact those selected
to submit one to two page descriptions by Feb. 15, 2004
for inclusion in their publication.
New SSHRC/HRDC initiative
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
(SSHRC) has announced a new strategic joint initiative in
partnership with Human Resources Development Canada titled
Essential Skills. Under this initiative, research grants
of up to $100,000 a year for two years will be offered along
with the possibility of further workshop support. For this
competition, two research themes have been selected: impacts
of essential skills training in the workplace; and cultural
differences in how people acquire essential skills. Applications
are invited from researchers and teams of researchers. For
further information, including relevant research questions,
program_descriptions/essential_skills_e.asp. The deadline
for submission of applications is Jan. 5, 2004.
New CIHR institute funding opportunities
Canadian Institutes of Health Research has released preliminary
announcements of forthcoming new strategic funding opportunities
available through specific Institutes and their partners.
Full details for these opportunities will be available in
early December. In summary, the new funding opportunities
will include: mid-career awards in aging; pilot project
grants in aging; support for aboriginal community-based
research programs; support for new researchers in aboriginal
health; new emerging team grant for suicide prevention targeting
aboriginal people; Institute of Genetics clinical investigatorship
award; human genetics, ethics, law and society research
support; grants for short-term research visits; genetics
and health services and policies research support; research
capacity support; fellowships; studentships; health research
partnership fund; and more. Further details on these preliminary
announcements are available at www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca./e/services/15761.shtml.
Association for Canadian Studies — graduate student
research travel scholarship.
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation — Atlantic Canada
breast cancer research grant.
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation — fellowship
Huntington's Disease Society of America, Inc. — research
grants; research fellowships.
Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) (US) — research
grants program (request for grant application).
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council —
research development initiatives.
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada — visiting scientist
Royal Society of Canada — Manfred Worner fellowship.