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Vol 38  No 11
March 16, 2006



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For more information about the items below, contact Elizabeth Hurley at the Office of Research, 737-8251 or e-mail

Aquaculture association awards
The Aquaculture Association of Canada is seeking nominations for its fourth annual Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award and its Research Award of Excellence. The awards consist of a plaque and support for travel and registration fees to the Aquaculture Canada 2006 in Halifax. Award recipients must give a 30-minute presentation of their work in a plenary session of the conference. Nominations and a short statement of support should be sent to Greg MacCallum, acting chair, AAC Awards Committee, at fax 902-566-7129 or by e-mail to Deadline is March 31.

NSERC newsletter
NSERC’s usual publication schedule for its newsletter, Contact, has been delayed. The next issue is scheduled to be posted on at the end of March. The print version will be mailed out a week or two later. The most recent issue (November 2005) was posted on the NSERC website in January. That issue will not be mailed out.

Nutrition Research Funding Program
The Dairy Farmers of Canada has advised that their guidelines for grant applications under the Nutrition Research Funding Program are available at Select “Our Nutrition Team and Initiative” and then “Research Funding.” Letter of intent deadline April 1.

CRFM offers research funding
The Centre canadien de recherche sur les francophonies en milieu minoritaire (CRFM) of the University of Regina has announced its second annual research grants competition. CRFM funds original research projects that enhance the understanding of the francophone experience in minority contexts. Priority this year will be given to projects that address relations between francophones and the Métis and/or comparisons of their respective minority situations, cultural diversity within the Canadian francophonie, or francophone health issues in minority contexts. See Application deadline is April 13.

SSHRC Gold Medal
SSHRC is inviting nominations for its Gold Medal for Achievement in Research. This award, valued at $100,000, is made annually in recognition of the lifetime achievement of a distinguished researcher who has made substantial contributions to Canada’s cultural and intellectual life. See Deadline is April 15.

New Media Research Networks
Heritage Canada, through its Canadian Culture Online Strategy, is offering support to partnerships of small to medium-size enterprises, not-for-profit arts and culture organizations, non-governmental research institutes in the cultural sector, and post-secondary educational institutions with a research mandate. The objective is to advance innovation, specifically in the area of digital cultural content and to help build R&D capacity in this sector in Canada through partnerships. See Deadline May 1.

Innovation Challenge Awards
NSERC is seeking nominations under its Innovation Challenge Awards program. Universities may nominate up to two master’s or PhD students in the natural sciences, engineering, or computer sciences in their final year or recently graduated, and who are working towards transforming their research into a commercial product or service. A main prize of $10,000 and two runner-up prizes of $5,000 will be awarded along with honourable mention prizes of $1,000. See Deadline May 15.

CFI issues call for proposals
The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has issued a call for proposals titled National Platform Fund-Knowledge Management Resources for the Human and Social Sciences. Under this call, CFI will provide up to $25 million to support the costs (capital as well as operations and maintenance) of knowledge management infrastructure in the human and social sciences. Proposals to the National Platforms Fund must be submitted by one or more CFI eligible institutions. See Deadline May 31.

Imminent deadlines

April 1
Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance ­ IDEA grants.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research ­ randomized controlled trials (full application).

Canadian Intensive Care Foundation ­ research grants in the care of the critically ill.

Cancer Research Institute (New York) ­ postdoctoral fellowship program.

Dairy Farmers of Canada ­ nutrition research funding program (letter of intent).

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada ­ pilot research grants.

National Cancer Institute of Canada ­ student travel award.

April 3
Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research ­ master’s fellowships ­ doctoral fellowships ­ postdoctoral fellowships.

April 7
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Strategic Research Grants ­ research development initiatives.

April 15
Canada Council for the Arts ­ project assistance to visual arts, craft and architecture organizations.

German Academic Exchange Service ­ DAAD ­ AICGS summer research fellowship.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council/Canada Council - new media initiative.

Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council ­ sustaining funds (Professional Performing Arts Organization).

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada ­ gold medal for achievement in research (nomination).

April 18
Canada Research Chairs ­ nominations.

The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada ­ gold medal award.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada ­ strategic project grants program.

April 25
Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome Canada ­ research grants (letters of intent).

April 28
National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC) ­ Awards for Excellence in Cancer Research

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada ­ K.J.R. Wightman award for research in ethics.

April 30
Associated Medical Services Inc. Hannah

Institute for the History of Medicine ­ Hannah development grants.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation ­ Trans Coop program.

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation ­ research grants (letter of intent).

Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation of Canada ­ major research grant ­ graduate student awards.

York University ­ The Schulich School of Business National Research Program in Financial Services and Public Policy Financial Services Program ­ research projects ­ doctoral dissertations ­ case writing.


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