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Vol 37  No 14
May 19, 2005




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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

Earlier submission deadline for NSERC Form 180
Faculty who plan on submitting a NSERC Discovery Grant application in the fall 2005 competition should note that the deadline date for the receipt of Notification of Intent to Apply for a Discovery Grant (NSERC Form 180) has been changed to Aug. 1 (15 days earlier than the LOI date for previous competitions). This change is motivated by the granting agencyís operational requirements. The 2005 version of the Notification of Intent, and instructions for completing Form 180, are posted on NSERCís Web site: The online form can be submitted either electronically or in paper format. For additional information, contact the Grants Co-ordinators, Office of Research (Jan, Ext. 4745 or Debbie, Ext. 4076).

CHSRF ≠ Career Reorientation Award
The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation invites established researchers outside the health field and clinical nursing researchers to apply to the foundationís Career Reorientation Awards. The award enables qualified researchers to reorient and enhance their existing skills and expertise to conduct applied health services and policy research. This award is part of the CADRE (Capacity for Applied and Development Research and Evaluation in health services and nursing research) program - a partnership between the Foundation and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The award is twelve months in duration and valued at $50,000 in salary replacement for the awardee, with a $10,000 mentoring allowance. Applications can be submitted any time until all allocated awards for 2004 and 2005 have been granted. Further details on the call for applications for 2005 are provided at:

Climate and atmospheric sciences research
The Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences (CFCAS) is inviting applications for project grants and for letters of intent for major initiatives or networks. This will be the final call for submissions until further resources become available to the foundation. Under this call, CFCAS seeks proposals which will contribute to improvements in policy formulation and/or service delivery in the areas of the foundationís mandate. Project grants provide up to $300,000 over a three-year period. The deadline for application is July 8. Major collaborative initiatives provide over $300,000 over a four-year period. Application is initially through letters of intent to be submitted by June 7. For further information, visit the Whatís New section of the CFCAS Web site at

Janeway research awards
Letters of intent for research proposals for child based research grants are invited by the Janeway Research Advisory Committee. The grants have a maximum limit of $15,000 and are intended to provide start-up funds for new investigators and interim short-term funding of established investigators until more secure and long-term sources of funding can be assessed. Letters of intent should be limited to one page and cover the following items: title of the project; name and title of principal investigator; rationale for the intended research project, experimental design; and relevance to health care. The deadline for submission is June 15 and the letter of intent should be delivered to Dr. Wayne L. Andrews, c/o Room 3J312, 3rd Floor, Janeway Childrenís Health and Rehabilitation Centre, Health Science Centre, 300 Prince Philip Drive, St. Johnís, NL, AlB 3V6.

Crossing Boundaries Research Initiative
SSHRC and the Crossing Boundaries National Council, in partnership with the Public Policy Forum and the KTA Centre for Collaborative Governance, is inviting applications under the Crossing Boundaries Research Initiative. This initiative will support policy-relevant research on key issues and options relevant to the themes of improving government accountability and increasing aboriginal social capital. One-year grants of up to $125,000 will be provided per theme. Each project has three phases: the research paper, national consultation, and national symposium. Detailed information on the two themes is available at or contact Gordana Krcevinac, INE-SSHRC, telephone: (613) 947-3973; e-mail The deadline for submission of applications is June 30.

National Hub Component of the SSHRC Social Economy Suite Program
The online CV and application form for the National Hub component of the SSHRC Social Economy Suite program are now available and posted on SSHRCís Web site at For questions or clarification, applicants should contact Program Officer …ric Bastien, telephone (613) 992-3407, e-mail For assistance with the online forms, researchers should contact the SSHRC helpdesk, telephone (613) 995-4273 or e-mail The deadline for application is July 4; however, interested research teams are required to pre-register with SSHRC.

Research scholars program
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute offers research grants to promising scientists from outside the United States who are making significant contributions to understanding basic biological processes or disease mechanisms, but whose careers are still developing. Grants under this research scholars program are for five years and provide a total of $250,000 to $500,000. Currently 15 of the 114 international research scholars from the Western Hemisphere are from Canadian institutions. Detailed program information is available at The deadline is Sept. 14.

SSHRC support for aboriginal research
SSHRC offers two funding programs in support of aboriginal research: research development grants and research grants. Aboriginal research development grants offer up to $25,000 over a two-year period and are provided to help teams of aboriginal community organizations and university-based researchers to develop research partnerships and proposals to investigate issues of concern to aboriginal peoples. Aboriginal research grants offer a maximum of $250,000 over a three-year period to support university-based researchers and aboriginal community organizations to conduct research on issues of concern to aboriginal peoples. Detailed information is available at The deadline for both programs is Sept. 15.

Funding for nursing research
In addition to offering a number of nursing program scholarships and bursaries, the Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador offers the Violet D. Ruelokke Research Grant and Trust Research Facilitation Grants. These grants, each in the amount of $1,000, are awarded annually to assist RNs to carry out nursing research in practice, education, administration or research methodology. Further information and application forms are available at The deadline for submission of applications is Oct. 15.

Imminent deadlines

July 15

Muscular Dystrophy Association (US) - research grants program (submission of application - fall review).

July 31

Rhodes University - Hugh Le May fellowship; post-doctoral fellowships.

Aug. 1

Canadian Institutes of Health Research - randomized controlled trials (registration). Crohnís and Colitis Foundation of Canada - innovations in IBD research: a special competition.

Deafness Research Foundation - grants for research projects (renewals).

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation - research grants. National Multiple Sclerosis Society (US) - research grants.


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