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Vol 38  No 13
April 27, 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

Infrastructure Canada launches third call
Infrastructure Canada has announced the launch of the third call for applications under the Knowledge-building, Outreach and Awareness (KOA) program. Eligible activities include conferences, workshops, seminars or educational video productions in support of knowledge dissemination and applied research studies, literature reviews, or quantitative analyses in support of asset management, investment planning and decision making. Under this call, Infrastructure Canada is particularly interested in supporting projects that will address questions of interest to the department in the short-term with eligible costs in the range of $5,000 to $250,000. See Submit proposals electronically by May 1.

Collaborative health research projects
CIHR, in partnership with NSERC, offers support under the Collaborative Health Research Projects Program (CHRP) for focused collaborative research projects of up to three years duration and involving any field of the natural sciences and engineering and the health sciences. Projects may range from fundamental knowledge creation to research on knowledge application relevant to industry or public policy. For detailed Request for Application see For information on additional projects which may be supported related to CIHR strategic priorities see Letter of intent deadline May 1.

PRE extends consultation period
The Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics (PRE) is extending, until May 10, the date for submission of written comments on the consultation document Reconsidering Privacy and Confidentiality in the TCPS (Tri Council Policy Statement on Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans). See

Northern Research Development Program
SSHRC offers two competitions each year under its Northern Research Development Program with grants of up to $40,000 over a two-year period in support of the direct costs of research or for research-related activities such as summer institutes, conferences, community workshops, and networking activities that will create research partnerships and develop collaboration with northern communities. Program details at Deadline is May 25.

Huntington Society research programs
The Huntington Society of Canada offers research support under three separate programs. The Lauraís Hope Fund provides support for research aimed specifically at identifying possible new compounds or therapeutics for the treatment of Huntington disease. The Navigator research program supports projects which increase understanding about Huntington disease. Landmark Graduate Awards provides pre-doctoral training opportunities for students. For details see Deadline is June 2.

NSERC Strategic Network Grants
NSERC has lifted the moratorium on applications to the Research Network Grants Program and has renamed it the Strategic Network Grants Program. The renamed program will focus on the same strategic target areas as the Strategic Project Grants Program. Program description and application instructions at Deadline is June 30. Prior notification of intent to apply is not required.

Aid to Scholarly Publications program
The Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS) has announced that for all submissions made on or after April 1, 2006, under its Aid to Scholarly Publications Program, the available subvention will be $8,000, an increase of $1,000 to the former level of support available under this program. There will also be a distinct stream for first time authors of scholarly works (excluding collective works) and five subventions per year will be devoted to translations. See

NSERC revises MFA program
NSERCís Major Facilities Access (MFA) program is currently being revised. It will be replaced by a new program - the NSERC Major Resource Grants Program. The new program literature will be posted in the summer of 2006.

Imminent deadlines

May 31
Canadian Institutes of Health Research - partnership award.

June 1
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 grants.

June 2
Huntington Society of Canada - NAVIGATOR research program - Lauraís Hope Fund - Landmark Graduate Awards.

June 9
The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation - Lindbergh grants program.


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