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September 18 , 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

CIHR International Opportunities program
CIHR is offering two different, one-time funding grants to researchers in different stages of an international collaboration that aligns with a funding priority of CIHR or one of the CIHR institutes. One-year $25,000 planning and development grants are available to assist Canadian researchers to develop and establish new international collaborations. One-year $100,000 collaborative research project grants are available to defray the direct costs of research undertaken by Canadian health researchers as members of international research teams. The CIHR application in this case must form part of an application submitted to an international research project being funded by a foreign funder, such as the EU Sixth Framework Program. Applications for planning and development grants may be submitted anytime until Feb. 28, 2004, and for collaborative research grants, applications may be submitted anytime until Jan. 31, 2004. A two-week advance registration notice is required for each program. For further details, see

NSERC’s new Program Guide for Professors
Faculty members in natural sciences and engineering should note that the 2003 edition of NSERC’s Program Guide for Professors, together with accompanying forms and instructions, have now been posted on NSERC’s Web site at A summary of changes (under the title “Read me first” and located on the side bar of the guide) lists all the important changes to the guide, forms, and instructions.

Postdoctoral positions
The Social Factors and Prevention Interventions Division of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, has one-year postdoctoral positions available in Toronto and London, Ontario, starting in September 2003 with the possibility of being extended for additional years. Applicants should have a recent PhD in criminology, epidemiology, psychology, or sociology. Interested applicants are asked to send a detailed CV to Sandy Tamowski at A two-year postdoctoral position is also available at the Family Service Division. A doctorate in psychology, social work, or another relevant health science discipline is required. Applications are requested by Sept. 30. Further information on both of these postdoctoral opportunities is available from the Office of Research (contact Elizabeth Noseworthy at ext. 8251 or e-mail

Sustainable development
Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) has announced the launch of its fourth funding cycle. Funding is offered for projects which will accelerate the development, demonstration and deployment of new technologies to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and criteria air contaminants. SDTC may provide up to 50 per cent of total cost for a single project, but on average 33 per cent of the costs of selected projects are funded. Application is initially through submission of a statement of interest. This form, along with detailed program guidelines, is available at The closing date for submissions is Oct. 8.

Stanford Humanities external faculty fellowships
The Stanford Humanities Centre, California, will award six to eight external faculty fellowships for the 2004-05 academic year. External fellowships fall into two categories: (a) senior fellowships with stipends of up to $50,000 for well-established scholars at least 10 years beyond receipt of PhD and (b) junior fellowships, with stipends of up to $35,000, for scholars at least three years beyond receipt of PhD. In addition, a housing and moving allowance of up to $10,000 is offered. Application forms and further information are available at The deadline for submission of applications is Oct. 15.

The Kidney Transplantation Fellowship

The Kidney Foundation of Canada is collaborating with the CIHR Institute of Immunity and Immunology and the Canadian Society of Transplantation to offer an exciting new funding opportunity — The Kidney Transplantation Fellowship. The objective of this program is to promote the development of clinician scientists in Canada involved in basic and clinical kidney transplantation research. Application forms and guidelines are available at The deadline for this competition is Oct. 15.

The Foundation Fighting Blindness
The Foundation Fighting Blindness has announced a request for applications for its 2004-2005 grants and awards competition. Operating grants, postdoctoral fellowships and graduate student awards are available to qualified candidates. Detailed information about the foundation, guidelines for the allocation of funding and application forms can be found at The deadline for applications is Nov. 15.

SSHRC pilot program — Research/Creation Grants in Fine Arts
SSHRC has announced a five-year (2003-2008) pilot program — Research/Creation Grants in Fine Arts — to support and develop excellence in research in artistic disciplines. The program invites artists-researchers affiliated with Canadian post-secondary institutions to apply for research grants of up to three years’ duration to support research/creation. The application deadline for the program is Monday, Nov. 17. Further information can be obtained from

Imminent Deadlines
Oct. 15

Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research— research grant competition (letter of intent); consumer grant competition (letter of intent).

Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) — new opportunities fund.

Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange — research grants; grants for scholars; doctoral fellowships.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research(CIHR) — research personnel programs; doctoral research award.

Canadian Association of Gastroenterology — CCFC Finkelstein fellowship program.

Kidney Foundation of Canada — biomedical research grants; biomedical fellowships; biomedical scholarships; — allied health research grant.

National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC) — research grants; Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance research grant

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) — standard research grants.

Stanford Humanities Center — external faculty fellowships.

Oct. 17
Canadian Blood Services/Novo Nordisk Canada Inc. — Hemostasis research fellowship.

Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS)/Association of Hemophilia Clinic Directors of Canada (AHCDC)/Novo Nordisk Canada Inc. — fellowship in congenital and acquired bleeding disorders.

Oct. 20

Canadian Heritage — Partnerships Fund.

Oct. 22
Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada — industrial research fellowships.

Oct. 27
Merck Company Foundation — Merck Sharp & Dohme international fellowships in clinical pharmacology.

Oct. 30
MITACS (Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems) — new research projects (letter of intent).

Shastri-Indo Canadian Institute — Vice-President (India Office).

Oct. 31
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation — Transcoop program 2003.

Alzheimer Society of Canada Research Program — research grants; training awards.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) — external research program

Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW) — research grants.

Hospital for Sick Children Foundation — new investigators grants (full application).



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