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November 27, 2003
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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

Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation RFA
The Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation (CPRF) has issued a request for applications for the newly established Neurobiology of Psychiatric Disorders and Addictions Program. The foundation has established this program as a joint research initiative with AstraZeneca Canada Inc., the Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (CIHR) and the CIHR Rx&D Program to foster biomedical research targeted in psychiatric disorders and addiction in Canada. This is a two-year project with four grants being awarded with a value of $100,000 per grant per year. An application form and further details are available at The deadline for applications is Jan. 12, 2004.

New Health Canada RFP
Health Canada is seeking international evidence and information on policy options to improve protection of the health of children from environmental hazards. To meet this need, a request for proposals (RFP) for synthesis research entitled Health Protection Regulations in a Changing World: Children’s Vulnerabilities to Environmental Exposure has been issued. The details of the RFP may be reviewed at The deadline for applications is Jan. 14, 2004.

AquaNet call for proposals
AquaNet has announced a call for proposals for aquaculture research for 2004-2006. Proposals are invited in four areas: environmental assessment and monitoring; public perception of aquaculture and its effect on policy development; survival, growth and maturation of juvenile finfish; and causes and indicators of poor performance of shellfish stocks and strategies to manage and mitigate these. A fuller description of each of the four areas as well as detailed application guidelines and forms are available on the AquaNet Web site at . The deadline for submission of proposals is Jan. 30, 2004.

Support for cancer research
The Newfoundland Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation, under its fourth research competition, is offering three feasibility or seed grants, each with a value of up to $10,000. These awards are for one year and are normally non-renewable. Their purpose is to allow for collection and analysis of pilot data, to explore methods and, in general, strengthen applications for major funding by contributing preliminary results. The research may address any aspect of cancer from prevention to treatment to palliative care and may be set in any discipline from basic laboratory investigations to psychological and sociological research as well as health services and population health research. Applications are particularly welcomed from new researchers and researchers actively soliciting but currently without funding from a major granting agency. For further information, or to request a grant application guide, contact Dr. Paul Gardiner or Diane Smith at 709-777-7592 or e-mail The deadline for application is Feb. 2, 2004.

Research fellowship in children’s literature
The Eileen Wallace Children’s Literature Collection at the University of New Brunswick offers a research fellowship with a value of $5,000 annually to support research and scholarship using the resources of the collection. Applications are available at The deadline for submission of proposals is March 1.

Career awards at the interface
The Burroughs Welcome Fund offers up to eight five-year awards annually to bridge advanced post-doctoral training and the first three years of faculty service to foster the early career development of researchers with backgrounds in the physical/mathematical/computational sciences whose work addresses biological questions. The total value of the award is $500,000. Canadian and U.S. institutions may nominate up to two candidates for an award. For further information, visit The deadline for submission of nominations is May 1, 2004.

Imminent deadlines

Jan. 1

International Union Against Cancer — Yamagiwa-Yoshida memorial UICC international cancer study grants.

Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance — IDEA grants.

Jan. 5
Memorial University — Memorial — Bergen Exchange Fellowships.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council/Canadian Education Statistics Council — education research initiative.

Jan. 12
Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation — CPRF addiction research award; CPRF awards; CIBC World Markets Children’s Miracle Award.

Jan. 15
American Diabetes Association — Lions Sightfirst Diabetic Retinopathy Research Program: clinical research grant program; training grant program; equipment grant program.

Baillie Fund — small grants program.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research — New Emerging Team (NET) grants (application - specified institute).

Canadian Institutes of Health Research — randomized controlled trials.

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International (JDF) (US — research grants/career development awards/postdoctoral fellowships (abstract).

Memorial - ISER — joint appointment fellowship; ISER books post-doctoral fellowship; post-doctoral fellowship; doctoral fellowship; research associate fellowship.

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) (US) — research grants program (submission of application).

Smithsonian Institution — fellowship program.


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