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Call for Nominations – Vice President's Grants Committee

The Vice-President's Grants Committee is seeking to fill two vacancies – one in the area of humanities (Classics, English Language and Literature, Folklore, French and Spanish, German and Russian, History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Music) and one from the Faculty of Education. This committee adjudicates applications submitted to competitions funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) institutional grant and the Vice-President Research Grant. Administrative support for the Vice-President's Grants program is provided by the Office of Research Services. If you are interested in serving on the committee, or if you would like to nominate a colleague, please contact Michelle Butt, Internal Grants Coordinator, Office of Research Services (, 864-8368) by Friday, Aug. 26, 2011.

Imminent Deadlines

Oct. 1
Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
– clinical incentive grants
– clinical fellowship
– transplant centre incentive grants

Cancer Research Institute (New York)
– Irvington Institute fellowship program

Memorial University, J.R. Smallwood Foundation for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies
– conference grants
– research grants

Memorial University, Office of Research
– salary-based research grants program (re-designation of salary)

University of Cambridge, Centre of African Studies
– African Studies visiting research fellowships scheme

Woodrow Wilson International Centre of Scholars
– fellowships

Oct. 3
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
– career awards for medical scientists

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
– biomedical research grants
– clinical and population health research grants
– career development awards
– postdoctoral fellowships and studentships

Radcliff Institute for Advanced Study
– fellowship program (creative arts, humanities and social sciences)

Oct. 5
National Institutes of Health (US)
– new research grants