more information about the items below, or to request application
materials, contact Elaine Hendry at the Office of Research,
737-8251 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Research Directory is a reference tool
used to identify particular research expertise or research
interests of faculty members at Memorial’s St. John’s
campus, including the Marine Institute, and at Sir Wilfred
Grenfell College Campus in Corner Brook. The directory is
used extensively within the university as well as by outside
users. The number of entries in the online version continues
to grow. New faculty members or researchers not already listed
in the Research Directory are encouraged to fill out the brief,
one-page expertise form at www.mun.ca/research/
directory/BlankExpertiseform.pdf and send it by mail to
Elizabeth Williams, Office of Research, or email@example.com.
Those who are currently listed (to view your entry, see www.mun.ca/research/
directory) may update their information at anytime by
using the same form. For further information, please contact
the Office of Research at 737-8251.
The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) is
seeking nominations for the 2005 Health Services Research
Advancement Award. The award provides $10,000 to use for the
advancement of health services research. Eligible nominations
include researchers who are doing health services research,
communicating such research well, teaching about health services
research, or advocating for it. Also eligible for nomination
are individuals who are decision makers who fund health services
research, who work in partnership with health services researchers
or who frequently use research to make evidence-based decisions.
See the form at www.chsrf.ca/funding_opportunities/hsraa/
pdf/nform_e.pdf. Deadline is March 31.
The CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research
in partnership with the Conference of Provincial/Territorial
Deputy Ministers of Health, the CIHR Institute of Cancer Research,
and the CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis
have issued a request for applications for projects of up
to one year with a maximum budget of $100,000. This initiative
is directed towards the support of research which will inform
the work of the Provincial/Territorial Deputy Ministers of
Health in meeting commitments to establish evidence-based
benchmarks for medically acceptable wait times in five priority
areas: cancer, heart, diagnostic imaging, joint replacement,
and sight restoration. See www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/26700.html.
In order to apply under this RFA, an abbreviated registration
must be sent to CIHR by March 15, followed by a full application
by March 31.
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research is renewing membership
for its 13 Institute Advisory Boards (IAB) and is inviting
applications to fill approximately 40 new three-year terms
beginning Sept. 1. Each IAB is made up of 16 volunteers from
Canada and abroad who meet at least twice a year to provide
the institute with advice on health research priorities. They
also consider how best to shape and implement health research
strategies in line with these priorities, and to accelerate
the flow of knowledge into health benefits. While recruiting
a wide range of researchers and individuals from all sectors
of society, the governing council has placed special emphasis
on industry, youth, knowledge translation, small institutions,
health services, and public health sectors. Online applications
until March 31.
NSERC Strategic Grants
Faculty members planning on submitting an application to the
April 15, 2005, NSERC Strategic Grant Competition should note
that information on this research partnership grant program,
including target area descriptions, and contact information
on this Partnership Program is available at www.nserc.gc.ca/professors_e.asp?nav=profnav&lbi=b1.
Forms 101, 100, and 183A must be completed on-line. PDF forms
and instructions are at www.nserc.gc.ca/forms/formtable2_e.htm.
Professors may also complete, on behalf of their industry
partner, the on-line Form 183A (Information Required from
Organizations Participating in Research Partnerships Programs);
a hard copy of the form is available under the ‘Industry’
section of the drop-down box. The partnering organization
will still need to sign off on the completed form and provide
the required accompanying documentation. A cash contribution
from the supporting organization is not required. However,
the partnering organization should be actively involved in
all stages of the research project, including the development
of the proposal. The deadline for an administrative review
from the Office of Research is April 1, 2005. Those planning
on submitting an application are encouraged to contact the
grants coordinators (at 737-4745 or 737- 4076).
The Dairy Farmers of Canada are now accepting letters of intent
for the Nutrition Research Funding Program. The guidelines
for grant applications as well as the letter of intent are
under the heading “Research Funding.” Letters
of intent due April 1, 2005, for funding beginning Jan. 1,
2006. Contact Christiane d’Aragon at firstname.lastname@example.org
SSHRC is inviting nominations of researchers in the social
sciences and humanities for the council’s Gold Medal
for Achievement in Research. The medal is accompanied by a
$100,000 research grant that must be used for research, training,
or other academic activities. The award recognizes the lifetime
achievement of a distinguished researcher who has made substantial
contributions to Canada’s cultural and intellectual
life. Candidates must be active researchers in the social
sciences and humanities. Information on the nominations process
and requirements is at www.sshrc.ca/web/winning/prize/gold_e.asp.
Deadline for nomination packages is April 15.
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has posted a list of
proposed regulatory documents at www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca.
Licensees, certificate holders, stakeholders and other interested
persons are invited to comment on the choice of documents,
any omission, and the proposed purpose and scope of each document.
Any comments should be sent in written form to email@example.com
by April 22.
At the request of Dr. Arthur Carty, in his capacity as National
Science Advisor, a copy of the discussion paper, titled Framework
for the Evaluation, Funding and Oversight of Canadian Major
Science Investments, has been placed at www.nserc.gc.ca/about
/initiatives/comment_e.htm. Feedback is invited from all
organizations and individuals who have an interest in the
Big Science framework presented in the paper. Comments should
be sent to the Office of the National Science Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for submission of comments is May 15.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research – partnerships
for health system improvement (invited applications).
Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Institute for Aboriginal
Peoples’ Health (IAPH)/Institute of Population and Public
Health (IPPH)/Knowledge Transition Branch – Request
for Applications “Scoping reviews and research syntheses.”
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada – innovations
in IBD research: a special competition.
DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service - German studies
Huntington Society of Canada – NAVIGATOR research program;
Laura’s Hope Fund; Landmark Graduate Awards.
National Cancer Institute of Canada – program project
grants (letter of intent).
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
(SSHRC) – aid to research workshops and conferences
Tree Research & Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund) –
Hyland R. Johns grant program.
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Inc. –
individual research grant program.
Hospital for Sick Children Foundation – new investigators
grant (full application).
Burroughs Wellcome Fund – career awards at the scientific
EJLB Foundation – scholar research program (letters