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October 2, 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

Sustainable forest management
The Sustainable Forest Management Network, one of the National Networks of Centres of Excellence, has issued its call for proposals for 2004-2005. Application is initially through submission of a letter of intent. Full details including information on the SFM network’s research priorities are available at
. Letters of intent must be submitted by Oct. 17.

Killam prizes
The Canada Council for the Arts has announced the opening of nominations for the 2004 Killam Prizes. There are five Killam Prizes each with a value of $100,000 and one of these prizes are awarded in each of the fields of social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, health sciences, and engineering. The prizes are intended to honour eminent scholars actively engaged in research in Canada in universities, hospitals, research or scientific institutes or other equivalent or similar institutions. Nomination documents must be received no later than Nov. 3. For further information, see

Health services research
The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) has launched its seventh annual open grants competition. Under this competition, the foundation and its co-sponsors will fund applied health services research that will be useful to the health system managers and/or policy-makers in the next two to five years. Funding of up to $100,000 annually is available to support programs and projects under three themes: health human resources; managing continuity; and nursing leadership, organization, and policy. Funding is also available for a single program on each of the following topics: Defining the medicare “basket” and access for rural and remote communities. Application is initially through a letter of intent with a submission deadline of Nov. 5. For further information, see

Northern Science Award
The Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development is seeking nominations for the Northern Science Award. The award consists of a prize of $4,500 and a centenary medal commemorating the International Polar Year. It may be presented to an individual or to a group of indigenous people who have made a significant contribution to meritorious knowledge and understanding of the Canadian north. (North is defined as a zone of high latitude in northern Canada, north of the southern limit of discontinuous permafrost where, because of the natural environment, people experience distinctive living conditions.) Further information is available at The deadline for nominations is Nov. 30.

Student research in the North
Application forms are now available from the Office of Research, or at, for Northern Scientific Training Program (NSTP) grants. NSTP grants are supplementary funds awarded to assist students in the completion of research projects in the North. The use of the funds is restricted to travel costs for the student to and from the field area; student living expenses; freight costs; and translation costs. Graduate and senior undergraduate students from any discipline who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents may apply in conjunction with their faculty advisor. Completed applications must be submitted to the Office of Research by Nov. 15.

Women’s health
Health Canada has allocated up to $1 million to support up to eight research projects in the area of women’s health indicators. The intent of this program is to improve the way health is measured in order to inform policy development and to monitor changes in women’s health status and outcomes in Canada. Four areas of secondary research will be supported: socio-cultural roles and responsibilities and the physical and mental health of women; social exclusion and women’s health; the environment and women’s health; and health services and women’s health. Application is initially through submission of a letter of intent by deadline Nov. 10. Projects are to be completed within 24 months and the maximum funds per project is $300,000. Detailed information is available at

Imminent Deadlines
Nov. 1

Arthritis Society — research fellowships; Metro A. Ogryzlo international fellowships.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research — new emerging team (NET) grants (letters of intent — specified institute).

Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Fragile X Research Foundation — postdoctoral fellowships.

CIHR University-Industry Research Programs — research chairs

Canadian Lung Association (CLA) — Canadian Physiotherapy Cardio-Respiratory Society (research grants, fellowships and studentships); Canadian Nurses' Respiratory Society (research grants and fellowships).

DAAD — German Academic Exchange Service — Leo Baeck Institute-DAAD grants; German studies research grant.

Heart and Stroke Foundation — doctoral research award; research fellowship.

Huntington Society of Canada — NAVIGATOR research program; Laura’s Hope Fund; Landmark Graduate Awards.

Memorial — president's award for outstanding research (nominations and applications).

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) — discovery grants (individual, group and project); research tools and instrument grants, category 1; university faculty awards.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Science Program, Cooperative Science and Technology Sub-Program, Physical and Engineering Science — advanced study institutes; advanced research workshops; collaborative linkage grants; expert visits.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) — aid to occasional research conferences and international congresses in Canada.

The Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund) — John Z. Duling grant program.

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc. — individual research grant program.

Nov. 3
Canada Council — Killam prizes (nominations).

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada — grants in aid of research; innovations in IBD.

Parkinson Society Canada — clinical research fellowship program; Boehringer Ingelheim Clinical Movement Disorder fellowship program.

Nov. 5
Canadian Health Services Research Foundation — open grants competition (letter of intent).

Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research — CHSRF Matching Funds (letters of intent).


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