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Vol 38  No 3
September 22, 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

Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation offers research support through research grants, senior scientist research training awards, clinical fellowships, and graduate studentships. The foundation has a revised Grants and Awards Guide at The deadline is Oct. 3.

Community development program
The Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR) is accepting applications for workshops or research community development initiatives. IHSPR’s Research Community Development Program supports health services and policy research workshops and community development initiatives that contribute to the goals and objectives outlined in the strategic plan of the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Health Services and Policy Research. Application and guidelines at Deadline is Oct. 14.

Canadian Council on Learning (CCL)
CCL has issued a request for proposals for research projects pertaining to structured (formal) learning in Canadian elementary, secondary, and/or post-secondary education systems. Preference will be given to proposals that address one or more of CCL’s cross-cutting themes of gender and learning; culture and learning; French minority language learning; and e-learning and literacy. See Submit proposals electronically to Douglas MacLeod at The deadline is Oct. 14.

Official Languages Research and Dissemination
SSHRC has advised that the online CV and application forms for the Official Languages Research and Dissemination Program are now available at The application deadline for research grants, workshop and conference grants, and virtual scholar in residence grants is Oct. 15.

Support for Breast Cancer Research
Rethink Breast Cancer has announced its 2005 call for research proposals for Career Development Awards. This program provides early-stage support for training in translational research in breast cancer under the direction of an established research supervisor. It offers support over a three to four year period. Application forms and guidelines at Deadline for the letter of intent portion of the online application is Oct. 28.

Northern Research Development Program
SSHRC will be holding a second competition under its Northern Research Development Program. This program offers up to $40,000 over a two-year period to support research and research related activities leading to the submission of proposals to other funding programs including, but not limited to, those offered by SSHRC. See Deadline is Nov. 1.

2006 KRESCENT Competition
The Kidney Foundation of Canada, The Canadian Society of Nephrology, the CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes, and the CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health have announced the launch of the second year of the Kidney Research Scientist Core Education and National Training (KRESCENT) program. Applications are invited for the 2006 KRESCENT competition for postdoctoral fellowships, doctoral scholarships for allied health professionals and new investigator awards. See Deadline is Nov. 1.

NSERC supports International Polar Year
NSERC has launched a request for proposals through its Special Research Opportunity Program in support of International Polar Year (IPY) projects. A total of $6 million will be allocated to support 10 to 15 research projects with up to a three-year duration. The maximum value per project will be $500,000. The usual letter of intent stage for the SRO program does not apply to this proposal call. See The deadline is Nov. 7.

Bank of Canada Fellowship Program
This program encourages leading-edge research to develop expertise in Canada in areas critical to the bank’s mandate; macroeconomics, monetary economics, international finance, as well as the economics of financial markets and institutions, including their stability. It is open to faculty members who are accomplished researchers and who have potential to continue to make significant contributions to fields of study of interest to the bank. Each fellowship is for a five-year renewable period and offers an annual $50,000 stipend; $20,000 per year for research expenses and $30,000 per year for research assistants. See The deadline is Nov. 15.

Royal Society of Canada Awards
The Royal Society of Canada offers a number of prestigious awards each year. Examples include the Abbyann D. Lynch Medal for major publications in bioethics by a Canadian, the McNeil Medal for the public awareness of science, the Thomas W. Edie Medal for contributions in Engineering and Applied Science and the John L. Synge Award for research in mathematics, all of which have a nomination deadline of Dec. 1. See

Eminent Speakers Grants Program

Petroleum Research Atlantic Canada (PRAC) has allocated $20,000 for an Eminent Speakers Grants program on Petroleum Related Topics. This program will provide for grants of up to $2,000 per speaker to cover 50 per cent of travel and honoraria costs for recognized eminent speakers in subject areas related to issues relevant to the Atlantic Canadian offshore and onshore petroleum industry. Grant applications must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the speaking engagement and may be sent by mail, fax or e-mail. See

Imminent deadlines

Oct. 24
Calgary Institute for the Humanities ­ senior research fellowships; visiting research fellowships.

Oct. 31
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation ­ TransCoop program.

Alzheimer Society of Canada Research Program ­ research grants; training awards.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) ­ external research program.

Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW) ­ research grants.

Hospital for Sick Children Foundation ­ new investigators grants (full application).

Nov. 1
Burroughs Wellcome Fund ­ investigators in pathogenesis of infectious disease.

Canada Council for the Arts ­ Killam prizes (nominations).

Canadian Institutes of Health Research ­ Michael Smith Prize in Health Research.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research ­ randomized control trials (full application); proof of principle initiative (full application).

Canadian Lung Association (CLA) ­ Canadian

Respiratory Health Professionals Society research grants and fellowships.

DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service ­ German studies research grant; graduate study scholarship for fine arts, architecture, music, dance.

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada ­ doctoral research award; research fellowship.

Huntington Society of Canada ­ NAVIGATOR research program; Laura’s Hope Fund; Landmark Graduate Awards.

Memorial University, Office of Research ­ northern scientific training program.

Memorial University, Office of Research ­ president’s award for outstanding research (nominations and applications).

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council ­ discovery grants (individual, group and project); university faculty awards.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada ­ aid to research workshops and conferences in Canada; northern research development program.

The Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund) ­ John Z. Duling grant program.

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc. ­ individual research grant program.


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