more information about the items below, or to request application
materials, contact Elizabeth Noseworthy at the Office of Research,
737-8251 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Animal care approval requirements
Researchers should note that in addition to the use of live
animals, any proposed use of animal tissues in research requires
review and approval by the Institutional Animal Care Committee
(IACC) in advance of the carrying out of the research. Adding
personnel to an IACC approved project also requires approval
by the IACC. Approval for adding personnel may be obtained
by submitting an amendment form (available at http://www.mun.ca/acs/amendment_form.shtml).
The information provided on the form should identify the new
personnel, including their status (faculty, staff, PDF, graduate
student, or undergraduate student) as well as their training
and experience with animals in research and level of supervision
if appropriate. If you have further questions contact the
chair of the IACC, Dr. Robert Adamec, at 737-7671.
New CIHR peer review
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research has announced the
creation of a new operating grants peer review committee in
the area of palliative and end of life care. Members of this
committee will be recruited in April 2005 and will review
operating grants submitted for the Sept. 15, 2005 competition.
CIHR invites members of the research community, research institutions,
and other stakeholders with an interest in palliative and
end of life care to suggest names of those who could serve
on the new committee. For more information, see www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/26582.html.
Brockhouse Canada Prize
NSERC is inviting nominations for the Brockhouse Canada Prize
for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering.
It will be awarded to an outstanding team of Canadian researchers
who have produced achievements of international significance
in the natural sciences and engineering in the last six years.
The winning team will receive a $250,000 research grant as
well as individual medals and certificates. Information on
the nominations process and selection criteria is available
award_e.htm. The deadline for nominations is
Paul Morley Mentorship
The Canadian Stroke Network has created the Paul Morley Mentorship
Award in Stroke to recognize the efforts of clinical and basic
researchers who have made significant contributions to the
training of new stroke researchers in Canada. The award has
a value of $25,000 of which half will go directly to the awardee
and the other half will support the awardee’s training
activities/programs. Details on nomination requirements are
available from the Office of Research or from the Canadian
Stroke Network. The deadline for nominations is April 15.
CIHR communication awards
CIHR, through its program of Health Research Communication
Awards, is offering $21,000 to $26,000 per year for up to
two years to individuals who have completed one or more degrees
related to human health and who have applied or have been
accepted into a full-time journalism or communications degree
program. Full program details, eligibility criteria, and program
timelines are available at www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/26506.html.
The deadline for application is May 1.
CIHR-NSERC health research
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Natural
Sciences and Engineering Research Council invite the submission
of letters of intent under the Collaborative Health Research
Projects (CHRP) Program. This program seeks to fund initiatives
that advance interdisciplinary research leading to knowledge
and technologies useful for improving the health of Canadians;
train highly qualified personnel in collaborative and interdisciplinary
research of relevance to health; and translate the research
results to end users/stakeholders (the mechanism for translation
must be clearly defined). For further information, see www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/26941.html.
Letters of intent must be submitted using NSERC Form 182.
The deadline for submission is May 2.
RFA on eHealth
Health Canada has allocated funding to support up to six research
projects with a maximum budget in each case not to exceed
$300,000 over a two-year period. Applications are invited
for primary research projects on “Innovation in the
Health System: eHealth.” Research themes covered by
this RFA include barriers to the adoption, implementation
and sustainability of information and communications technologies
(ICTs) in the health system; outcomes of eHealth implementation;
and governance issues. The detailed RFA is available at: www.hc-sc.gc.ca/iacb-dgiac/arad-draa/english/whatnew/new1.html.
The deadline for applications is May 4.
Killam Research Fellowships
Killam Research Fellowships are offered on a competitive basis
to support researchers in the humanities, social sciences,
natural sciences, health sciences or engineering. They are
intended for established scholars (typically at the rank of
full professor) who have demonstrated outstanding research
ability and who have published the results of their research
through substantial publications in their field. The fellowships
provide release time and are valued at $70,000 per year. Applications
must be submitted using the Canada Council’s online
internet application system. To gain access to the application
site, applicants must send an e-mail request to the Killam
Office at email@example.com
for a user name and password. For further information, visit
The deadline for applications is May 16.
NSERC is inviting nominations of outstanding scientists and
engineers who have obtained their doctorate within the last
12 years and who hold a grant from NSERC for a 2006 Steacie
Fellowship. These fellowships are awarded for a two-year period
and consist of $90,000 per year towards the fellow’s
salary, the replacement of teaching and administrative responsibilities,
or the enhancement of the research environment of the fellow’s
department. In addition to being invited to request supplementary
research support from NSERC during the tenure of the award,
Steacie Fellows will also be eligible to apply to the Canada
Foundation for Innovation for infrastructure support. For
further details, visit www.nserc.gc.ca/steacie/nominate_e.htm.
The deadline for nominations is July 4.
Canada Council for the Arts - Killam research fellowships.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
- innovation challenge awards (nomination).
Cancer Research Society, Inc. (CRS) - strategic research grants
program (full application).
Foundation for Educational Exchange Between Canada and the
United States of America, The Canada-United States Fulbright
Program - Fulbright-OAS ecology initiative.
Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council/The Conference
Board of Canada - synergy awards.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Institute of Health
Services and Policy Research/Institute for Aboriginal Peoples=
Health (IAPH)/Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH)/Knowledge
Transition Branch - Scoping reviews and research syntheses
(Request for Applications - full applications)
Canadian Institute of Health Research/Institute of Genetics
- grants for short-term research visits (full proposals).
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (US) - clinical research grants
(letter of intent).
Memorial University, Office of Research - salary-based research
grants program (re-designation of salary).
National Institutes of Health (US) - new research grants.
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Inc. -
conference grants program; international collaborative research
The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation - Lindbergh