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September 4 , 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

SSHRC grants competition
The 2003 SSHRC guidelines, application forms [only available in web-based format] and instructions are now available at SSHRC’s postmarked deadline is Oct. 15. The deadline for Office of Research administrative review is Oct. 1. All applications must have required signatures and dean’s approval (if applicable) and be accompanied by the Office of Research Grant Application Cover Sheet at the time of submission. Additional information is available at the department/faculty administration offices or by contacting the office.

Virtual Scholar in Residence program
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) in partnership with the National Literacy Secretariat (NLS) of Human Resources Development Canada has announced another competition for the Valuing Literacy in Canada Program — the Virtual Scholar in Residence program. Detailed proposals must be postmarked no later than midnight, Oct. 14. A complete program description is available at

NSERC research opportunity
To enhance its support for international collaboration and to provide a mechanism for supporting research breakthroughs and high-risk research, NSERC has announced the Special Research Opportunity (SRO) program. Funds can be used to pursue new and emerging research opportunities when they become apparent, and to investigate and develop the new collaborations in Canada or abroad that respond to these opportunities. The program consolidates the current Collaborative Research Opportunities Grants program, the International Opportunity Fund, and the New Directions area of the Strategic Project Grants Program. Due to the responsive nature of this program, there will be no deadline date for applications. Letters of intent will be accepted in the fall with the first awards expected to made in early 2004. For further updates concerning this program, see

Canadian Space Agency
The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is pleased to announce the upcoming program Space Life Sciences Concept and Feasibility Studies 2003 #2 which offers opportunities for Canadian researchers to participate in a research program aimed at understanding the effects of the space environment on life, and addressing the objectives of the Space Life Sciences program. The deadline for letters of intent is Sept. 26 and proposals must be received by 2 p.m. Nov. 7. For further program information, see space_science/ao/sls02_2003.asp.

Huntington Society of Canada
The Huntington Society of Canada is offering research grants this fall under the following programs: the Laura’s Hope Fund — for research aimed specifically at identifying possible new compounds for the treatment of Huntington disease; the NAVIGATOR Research Program — for projects which increase understanding about Huntington disease; and, the Landmark Graduate Awards — providing pre-doctoral training opportunities for students. Terms of reference, application forms, and further information can be obtained from The deadline for application for all three programs is Nov. 1.

Imminent deadlines

Oct. 1

Associated Medical Services Inc., Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine — Hannah Grant-in-Aid.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund — career awards in the biomedical sciences.

Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation — clinic incentive grants; transplant centre incentive grants; research grant; scholarships; fellowships; studentships.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research — randomized controlled trials

Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Institute of Genetics — grants for short-term research visits (full proposals).

Cancer Research Institute (New York) (CRINY); postdoctoral fellowships in general or cancer immunology.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (US); clinical research grants (full application); clinical fellowships (first and second years).

Guggenheim, John Simon Memorial Foundation — fellowships to assist research and artistic creation (US and Canada).

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Career Development Program (full application) — scholar award; special fellow award; fellow award; scholar in clinical research.

Memorial University research grants program (redesignation of salary).
Memorial University, J R. Smallwood Foundation for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies — research grants.

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada — biomedical research grants; health research grants; career development awards; — postdoctoral fellowships and studentships.

National Board of Medical Examiners — Stemmler medical education research funds.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC); collaborative health research projects.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council — Discovery Grants Program: major facilities access grants (every three years; 1995-); — ship time (full application); NATO science fellowships (nomination).

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Science Programme, Cooperative Science and Technology Sub-Programme, Security-Related Civil Science — advanced study institutes; advanced research workshops; collaborative linkage grants; expert visits.

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study — fellowship program.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) — Bora Laskin national fellowship in human rights research; Jules and Gabrielle Léger fellowship.

Oct. 3
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council/Canadian Heritage Multiculturalism Program; Multiculturalism Issues in Canada — research grants.




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