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Vol 38  No 14
May 18, 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

MITACS internship research projects
MITACS jointly with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and the Governments of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and New Brunswick are soliciting proposals for internship research projects. The MITACS Internship Program is designed to facilitate research projects involving graduate students or postdoctoral fellows, their academic supervisors and a participating non-academic partner. Partners can include companies, financial institutions, hospitals, government labs and agencies and not-for-profit societies. MITACS can assist by reviewing the project proposal before final submission, helping to ensure that all criteria are met and a successful application is produced. MITACS is also able to assist in matching a prospective non-academic partner to university expertise. For guidelines and the proposal submission template for the July 15, 2006, deadline see

Science Exhibition 2009
The Musée de la Civilisation in Quebec City, jointly with MITACS Inc. and Université Laval,, will be hosting Science Exhibition 2009 to showcase cutting-edge science. The focus will be on Science and the Future with the intention that patrons will have an interactive, hands-on experience. The museum is proposing to host the exhibition for about 12 months after which it may move to other venues. Ideas are sought for specific aspects of cutting-edge science to be presented at the exhibition. The main criteria for selection will be the novelty of the science, relevance of its possible applications, interactive character of the proposal, and the potential to reach out to and excite young people. Proposers of selected projects will be acknowledged. Contribute ideas at by May 30.

SSHRC International Opportunities Fund
SSHRC’s International Opportunities Fund (IOF) program offers support to help researchers develop, participate in, and lead diverse international collaborative research activities. Two types of grants are available: development grants of up to $25,000 and project grants of up to $75,000. The development grants are intended to support developmental activities such as workshops, seminars and planning meetings that are expected to lead to significant international collaboration. Project grants are intended to help secure Canadian participation or leadership in current or planned international research initiatives or networks. See Deadlines are four times each year with the next one being June 2.

Research-Creation and TCPS
The Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics and its Social Sciences and Humanities Research Ethics Special Working Committee (SSHWC) would like to survey artist-researchers in the Fine Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Community. Through this survey, SSHWC seeks input on the interface of human “research”/creative practice and human research ethics relevant to the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS). Input may be provided until June 10 by completing an online survey at

India Studies Fellowship Competition
The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute invites applications from scholars, librarians, graduate students and artists who wish to undertake research or training in India during the 2007-08 academic year. The Shastri Institute has broadened its mandate and will now support research that focuses on social development, economic reform, environmental management, biotechnology, agriculture, information science, technology, multimedia (film) and distance education. Application may be made for faculty, librarian, postdoctoral, student, or arts fellowships. See Deadline is June 30.

Cystic Fibrosis clinical fellowship
The Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCFF) offers one clinical fellowship each year to support an individual who has already obtained sub-specialty clinical training and who wishes to pursue additional clinical training in cystic fibrosis care, including clinical research experience. Canadian citizens or permanent residents who have an MD degree, who have recently completed their residency training, and who have obtained medical licensure in Canada, are eligible to apply. See Deadline is Oct. 2.

Projects in Gender, Globilization and Health
CIHR’s Institute of Gender and Health in partnership with the National Institute of Health (NIH) Fogarty International Centre (FIC) invites applications for pilot project grants for research in a number of designated areas that would foster research carried out internationally, as well as strengthen north-south collaboration in gender global health research, including the building of interdisciplinary teams for research and research training opportunities. The maximum value of grants to be awarded under this initiative is $50,000 per annum for up to two years. The amount awarded to FIC researchers linked to CIHR-funded projects is $25,000 U.S. in direct costs. Detailed information, including information on the designated research areas, is available at Applicants must register their intention to apply by Nov. 1 with full applications to be submitted by Jan. 15, 2007.

Imminent deadlines

June 15
Canadian Institutes of Health Research - proof of principle initiative (full proposals).

Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation - research proposals for child based research grants (letter of intent).

Muscular Dystrophy Association (US) - research grants program (request for grant application).

June 30
Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network - postgraduate scholarship supplements.

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation - Basil O’Connor starter scholar research award (invited applications).

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute - India studies fellowships programme.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council - aid to research and transfer journals.


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