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
Career development awards
Rethink Breast Cancer is pleased to announce the launch
of a new Career Development Awards program for candidates
who have recently received or who are completing a PhD or
MD. The program offers two to four years of salary support
at either NCIC or PAIRO rates as appropriate as well as
project support to a maximum of $35,000 per annum. The program
objective is to support research that shows promise for
translating basic biomedical knowledge to the development
of innovative approaches to breast cancer treatment, diagnosis,
or prevention. The intent is to support work that is clinical
in orientation. Application is initially through a letter
of intent to be submitted by Nov. 14. Application guidelines
and forms are available at www.rethinkbreastcancer.com.
Clinical research chairs in vaccines
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, in partnership with the CIHR/Rx&D
Research Program, is offering support for the creation of
two five-year clinical research chairs in vaccines. Candidates
must be an MD, have completed their research training, and
hold a faculty appointment at the time of taking up the
award. The total value of each chair is estimated at $1.1
million with funding to be contributed by Wyeth, CIHR, and
the university or institute where the chair is to be held.
Application is through nomination by the dean of the relevant
faculty or institute head. The deadline for submission of
nominations is Nov. 30. Complete program details may be
found at www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/services/7303.shtml
John G. Diefenbaker Award
The John G. Diefenbaker Award is offered by the Canada Council
for the Arts to enable a distinguished German scholar to
spend up to 12 months in Canada to undertake research in
any of the disciplines of the social sciences and humanities.
The value of the award is $75,000 plus a grant of up to
$20,000 to cover the cost of travel to the place of tenure,
as well as travel to other institutions in Canada and the
United States. Nominations must be submitted by a Canadian
university or research institute by Dec. 1. Further information
is available at www.canadacouncil.ca.
The Canada Council for the Arts is inviting nominations
for next year’s two Molson Prizes. These prizes in
the amount of $50,000 each are awarded annually to two distinguished
individuals (one in the arts; one in the social sciences
and humanities) who have made, and who are continuing to
make, a substantial and distinguished contribution over
a significant period of time in these areas. Candidates
must be either Canadian citizens or permanent residents
of Canada. Further information is available at www.canadacouncil.ca.
The deadline for nominations is Dec. 1.
SSHRC RDI Program
SSHRC’s Research Development Initiatives (RDI) program
does not provide support for ongoing programs of research.
Rather, it supports research that is in its initial stages
by supporting the development of new ways of analyzing,
structuring, integrating and transferring knowledge in the
humanities and social sciences. Support under this program
may be provided for activities like summer institutes, or
networking activities such as the creation of new alliances,
partnerships and collaborations at the researcher, group,
institutional, national or international level. The maximum
value of an RDI grant is $40,000 over a two-year period.
RDI grants are not renewable. Competitions for funding under
this program will be held twice a year and the next application
deadline is Dec. 15. For full program details, see www.sshrc.ca/web/apply/program_descriptions/rdi_e.asp.
UICC international cancer fellowships
The International Union Against Cancer (UICC) offers a number
of international fellowships for continuous professional
education in a variety of disciplines through long, medium
and short-term work and training periods abroad. They are
intended for qualified investigators, clinicians and nurses
who are actively engaged in cancer research, clinical oncology
or oncology nursing, or are educators in these fields. Deadlines
and fellowship values vary. For information on the different
programs offered visit http://fellows.uicc.org.
Employment subsidies available for recent graduates
Career Development and Experiential Learning at Memorial
has partnered with the Provincial Department of Youth Services
and Post Secondary Education to offer a Graduate Transition
Employment program for graduates of Memorial University.
A 60 per cent wage subsidy to a maximum of $10,000 towards
the starting salary of an approved year-long position is
offered to provide work experience in an occupation related
to the graduate’s area of study. Graduates must be
within two years of completion of their program and have
been seeking employment in their area of study for a minimum
of three months. Applications will be reviewed as received
and supported as funds permit. For further details, visit
Funding Available from CHSRF
In addition to its annual open grants competition (deadline
Nov. 5), the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
offers a number of other programs including postdoctoral
support (deadline Dec. 5), Career Reorientation Awards (open
deadline), Executive Training for Research Application Fellowships
(call for proposals to be released in November) and a program
of support for Knowledge Brokering Demonstration Models
(call for proposals is anticipated in February 2004). Information
on these programs is available at www.chsrf.ca.
Natural Resources/Polar Continental Shelf Project —
Canadian Arctic-Antarctic Exchange Program
Canada Council for the Arts, Inter-Arts Program —
creation production grants; dissemination grants; annual
Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) — research
DAAD — German Academic Exchange Service; graduate
scholarship for study/research in Germany.
The Foundation Fighting Blindness — William K. Stell
Scholarship; postdoctoral fellowships award; graduate student
award (studentships); operating grant.
Foundation for Educational Exchange Between Canada and the
United States of America, The Canada-United States Fulbright
Program — scholar awards; visiting chair awards; student
Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation — call
for research proposals.
Memorial — northern scientific training program.
Memorial — publications subvention.
University of Calgary-Gorbachev Foundation — joint
trust fund (full application).
Canadian Hemophilia Society — research grants (operating
Calgary Institute for the Humanities — visiting research
Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Rx&D/Health Research
Foundation — research career awards in the health
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (The)
— Royal College medal awards.
Associated Medical Services, Inc., Hannah Institute for
the History of Medicine — Hannah development grant.
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INA) — northern
science award (nomination).
Memorial — university research professorships (nominations