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March 10, 2005
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Scholarly co-operation


A new program of the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research (NLCAHR) will bring established scholars to the province who are actively involved in research linked to the centre’s priority themes.

Dr. Stephen Bornstein, director of the NLCAHR, said the scholar-in-residence program will build linkages and facilitate collaboration of local researchers with external researchers and research organizations.

“We want to provide input into our ongoing research activities and research plans as well as to the work of graduate students at Memorial,” he said.

The program will accept its first visiting scholar in September 2005 to take up residence at NLCAHR’s offices at Memorial University.
“During his or her tenure, the scholar-in-residence will collaborate with NLCAHR-affiliated researchers and give at least one lecture per term on a research topic of mutual interest to the scholar and NLCAHR’s affiliated researchers,” said Dr. Bornstein. “As well, the visiting scholar will participate in seminars and meetings and in other activities of the research community and be available for consultation with graduate students.”

The scholar-in residence will be appointed for a period of one or two terms, with no more than one scholar appointed at any time. The scholar will receive a stipend of $15,000 (in salary or research grant) for a full academic year’s residence or $7,500 for a single semester to be provided on terms approved by Memorial’s Office of Research. Office facilities and services will be provided by NLCAHR. Up to $2,000 per scholar will be provided in reimbursement for travel and/or relocation expenses on submission of appropriate receipts.

Memorial researchers and research teams that feel they would benefit from the involvement of a visiting scholar are encouraged to disseminate this information and recruit applicants. For more information, contact NLCAHR at 777-6993 or nlcahr@mun.ca or visit the Web site at www.nlcahr.mun.ca.