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
Constructing Tomorrow’s Federalism
The Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy is organizing
a conference entitled Constructing Tomorrow’s Federalism:
New Routes to Effective Governance to be held in Regina
on March 25-26, 2004. The institute is seeking proposals
for papers that would stimulate discussion on the following
topics: understanding current tensions in the federation
and underlying causes; improving intergovernmental relations
in the era of interdependency and globalization; finding
space in federalism for emergent political communities;
responding more effectively to marginalized communities;
and increasing the democratic legitimacy of the federation.
Abstracts of 500–1,000 words, a one page cv, and anticipated
audio-visual needs are requested by Nov. 14 and are to be
sent to Ian Peach, Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy
New CIHR ethics publication
The Ethics Office of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research
is pleased to announce the first issue of a new publication
titled Ethics Live! @ CIHR. This newsmagazine (two issues
each year) will deal with CIHR’s research and policy
initiatives related to ethical, legal and social issues
in health and research. The inaugural issue includes articles
on aboriginal research, managing conflicts of interest,
the quest for a harmonized placebo policy, protecting privacy,
and more. It may be viewed at www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/publications/18709.shtml.
Relationships in transition
SSHRC, under a strategic joint initiative with the Law Commission
of Canada titled Relationships in Transition, will support
the researching and writing of papers addressing public
policy issues connected with law reform. The average grant
is expected to be $25,000 per paper for a period of one
year with up to $40,000 per paper available for large teams.
The theme for the competition is The Environment: Emerging
Scientific Knowledge and Managing Legal Risk. Complete program
guidelines are available at www.sshrc.ca/web/apply/program_descriptions/relationships_e.asp. The deadline for submission
of proposals is Dec. 1.
Research support from Imperial Oil
Imperial Oil, through its University Research Awards Program,
supports research in the fields of engineering, environmental,
earth, chemical, and physical sciences that are of interest
to Imperial Oil’s petroleum, petrochemical and energy
resource development businesses. Awards ranging from $10,000
to $25,000 for specific research projects are made to full-time
faculty members to support work carried out by university
students under their direction. Awards are for one year
and may be renewed annually for a maximum of three years.
Further information is available at www.imperialoil.ca.
The deadline for submission of applications is Dec. 1.
Seeking virtual scholars in residence
The Law Commission of Canada, through a joint initiative
with SSHRC, is seeking virtual scholars in residence to
advance its work on two specific topics: Governance Beyond
Borders and Indigenous Legal Traditions. Each virtual scholar
in residence will receive a stipend of up to $50,000 to
cover an eight-month period of intensive research with the
Law Commission of Canada. Up to $10,000 is also provided
for research expenses. For program details, including definition
and scope of the two topics, visit www.sshrc.ca/web/apply/program_descriptions/virtual_scholar_e.asp. The deadline for applications
is Dec. 1.
Funding from Canadian Diabetes Association
The Canadian Diabetes Association offers a number of programs
in support of research: grants-in-aid to a maximum of $75,000
per year; scholarships for newly appointed faculty; doctoral
student research awards; postdoctoral fellowships; and grants
to a maximum of $50,000 for applied research in diabetes
education, management and care. Application guidelines and
forms are available at www.diabetes.ca/Section_Professionals/research_index.asp. The application deadline for all programs
is Dec. 1.
Education Research Initiative
The secretariat for SSHRC’s Initiative on the New
Economy is pleased to announce the re-launch of the Education
Research Initiative, a joint program with the Canadian Education
Statistics Council (CESC). Under this program, grants of
up to $100,000 are available for a two-year period for policy-relevant
research which draws on data sets of the Council of Ministers
of Education of Canada and Statistics Canada. The focus
of the upcoming competition is the two themes of learning
outcomes and educational transitions at all stages of life.
Additional detail is available at www.sshrc.ca/web/apply/ program_descriptions/ine/education_research_e.asp. The deadline for application is Jan. 5, 2004.
The Smithsonian Institution offers in-residence fellowships
for research and study in a range of fields from anthropology
to astrophysics to history of science and technology. Senior
fellowships, postdoctoral fellowships, predoctoral fellowships,
and 10-week graduate student fellowships are available.
For information and application materials, see www.si.edu/research+study.
Applications must be submitted by Jan. 15, 2004.
E7 Network of Expertise for the Global Environment —
E7 Sustainable energy development scholarship program (Post-Doctoral).
Association for Canadian Studies — aid to student
Baker, E.A. Foundation for the Prevention of Blindness/CNIB
— fellowships; research fund; Barbara Tuck/MacPhee
Family Vision Research Award in Macular Degeneration.
Calgary Institute for the Humanities — senior research
Canada Council for the Arts — Molson prizes; John
G. Diefenbaker award.
Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) — grants-in-aid;
personnel awards: postdoctoral fellowships and scholarships;
grants for applied research in diabetes education, management
and care (full application).
Canadian Heritage — Canadian studies program annual
James McKeen Cattell Fund — sabbatical award.
Deafness Research Foundation — grants for research
projects (first year application).
Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) — Subvention
Research Grants Program.
University of Calgary—Gorbachev Foundation —
joint trust fund (letter of intent).
Imperial Oil Limited — university research awards.
International Union Against Cancer — Novartis UICC
translational cancer research fellowships.
Japan Foundation — open program.
Memorial — Petro-Canada young innovator award.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Science Program,
Cooperative Science and Technology Sub-Programme, Life Sciences
and Environmental & Earth Sciences — advanced
study institutes; advanced research workshops; collaborative
linkage grants; expert visits.
Royal Society of Canada — McNeil medal for the public
awareness of science.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
— Relationships in Transition (strategic joint initiative
of SSHRC and the Law Commission of Canada).
Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Rx&D/
Health Research Foundation — post-doctoral fellowships
in pharmacy; graduate research scholarships in pharmacy.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health — postdoctoral
fellowship awards in addiction and mental health research.
Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) —