News & Notes
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student research in the North
Applications forms are available
at www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/nstp/index_e.html for Northern Scientific Training Program
(NSTP) grants. NSTP grants are supplementary funds awarded to assist students
in the completion of research projects in the North. The use of the funds is
restricted to travel costs for the student to and from the field area; student
living expenses; freight costs; and translation costs. Graduate and senior undergraduate
students from any discipline who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents
may apply in conjunction with their faculty advisor. Applications must be submitted
to the Office of Research by Thursday, Nov. 1.
NSERC extends IPY deadline
NSERC has extended its deadline
from Nov. 7 to Nov. 28 for submission of proposals in support of International
Polar Year (IPY) projects. As announced previously, NSERC will provide a maximum
of $500,000 per project and projects may be of up to three years in duration.
To be considered for NSERC funding, the proposed IPY project must be endorsed
by either the national or international IPY Committee. Federal funding in addition
to that provided by NSERC has recently been announced. Details of that funding
which is focused on the areas of “climate change impacts and adaptation” and
“health and well-being of northern communities” are available at www.ipy-api.ca/english/index.html.
Initiative on the New Economy
SSHRC has announced a second
competition under the Initiative on the New Economy (INE) Crossing Boundaries
Research Initiative. This program offers two one-year grants, each valued at
up to $125,000. One grant will be awarded under the theme of improving government
accountability, while the other under the theme of increasing aboriginal social
capital. The program description and forms are available at www.sshrc.ca/web/apply/program_descriptions/ine/boundaries_e.asp.
Application deadline is Nov. 25.
Lieutenant Governor’s Award
The Lieutenant Governor’s Award
for Excellence in Public Service is awarded annually by the Newfoundland Regional
Group of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC). This award
recognizes a person who has made an exceptional and sustained contribution to
public administration in Newfoundland and Labrador. Members of all public bodies,
including federal, provincial, municipal or university are eligible to be nominated.
Nominations should include a cover letter, brief biography (two pages) and a
narrative report (four pages) describing the basis for the nomination as well
as supporting evidence illustrating the nominee’s leadership skills, innovation/creativity,
accomplish-ments/impact and community work. Nominations should be sent to Mark
Butler, president, IPAC Newfoundland and Labrador Regional Group, c/o ACOA,
P.O. Box 1060, St. John’s, NL A1C 5M5. Deadline is Oct. 21.
The Canada Council for the Arts is inviting nominations
for the 2006 Killam Prizes. The five prizes in the fields of social sciences,
humanities, natural sciences, health sciences, and engineering are valued
at $100,000 each. See www.canadacouncil.ca/prizes/killam. Deadline is Nov. 1.
The Japan Foundation offers funding programs
in arts and cultural exchange; Japanese language education; and Japanese studies
and intellectual exchange. Information on these programs may be found at www.japanfoundationcanada.org.
Deadline is Nov. 1.
Clinical Fellowship Funding Opportunities
Canada has announced a request for applications under the following Clinical
Fellowship funding opportunities: 1) Clinical Research Fellowship Program which
offers fellowship support for a two year duration to the value of $45,000-$50,000.
Recipient training will combine direct experience in the diagnoses and treatment
of Parkinson’s and in clinical research. 2) Boehringer Ingelheim Clinical Movement
Disorders Fellowship offers fellowship support for a one-year duration in the
amount of $45,000. Recipient will undertake clinical training in the subspecialty
of Movement Disorders and gain expertise in diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s
and may include other movement disorders. Deadline is Nov. 4, 2005. For application
materials and information see www.parkinson.ca/research/grants.html.
Letter of Intent Stem Cell Network
The Stem Cell Network
is now inviting letters of intent outlining research projects relevant to stem
cells and the treatment of Type 1 diabetes. Concurrently the network is inviting
applications for postdoctoral fellowships in the same research area. The deadline
for LOI is Nov. 3, 2005. See www.stemcellnetwork.ca.
Dan David Prize
The Dan David Prize is a joint international
enterprise endowed by the Dan David Foundation, headquartered at Tel Aviv University.
The selected fields for 2006 are preserving cultural heritage, journalists of
print media, and cancer therapy. Three prizes of $1 million U.S. will be awarded
in each of these fields, with 10 per cent of the prize in each area provided
to outstanding young researchers, doctoral and postdoctoral students studying
topics in these fields. For information on the prize and nominations process,
see www.dandavidprize.org. The nominations deadline is Nov. 30, while the deadline
for scholarship applications is March 30, 2006.
British Academy Visiting Fellowships
British Academy Visiting
Fellowships promote international scholarship in the humanities and social sciences
by enabling outstanding early-career scholars from overseas to undertake short
periods of research of two to four months in British institutions. Any early-career
(PhD obtained within last five years) from outside the UK may apply, although
it is the academy’s intention to give priority to candidates from countries
where financial resources to support visits to the U.K. are not readily available.
Application must be made in tandem with a U.K.-based academic sponsor whose
home institution is willing to host the visit. Fellows will be reimbursed for
travel and will receive a modest maintenance allowance. Details at www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/intl/visprof.html. Deadline is Dec. 15.
NSERC Innovation Challenge Awards
NSERC is inviting nominations
for its next round of Innovation Challenge Awards. These awards consist of a
$10,000 main prize, two runner-up prizes of $5,000 and honourable mentions of
$1,000. The awards recognize research in the natural sciences, engineering or
computer science at the master’s or PhD level, where the researchers have ideas
about how that research might be transformed into a commercial project or service.
For program guidelines, including the nominations procedure, visit www.nserc.gc.ca/innovation.
Deadline is May 16, 2006.
World Community Grid
The World Community Grid invites public
and not-for-profit organizations to apply to use its grid technology at no cost
for projects that benefit humanity and that will be contributed to the public
domain. The world community grid supports the processing of very large and complex
algorithms or large amounts of data that can be divided into smaller and independent
computations. Proposals are considered on a quarterly basis. See www.worldcommunitygrid.org/projects_showcase/submit_a_proposal.html.
Canada Council for the Arts, Inter-Arts Program - creation/production
grants; dissemination grants; annual and multi-year grants.
Canadian Hemophilia Society - research grants.
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada grants in aid of research.
DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service graduate study scholarships (outside the fields of music, visual arts and performing arts).
The Canada-United States Fulbright Program Fulbright scholar awards; Fulbright visiting research chair awards;
Fulbright-OAS ecology initiative.
Memorial University, Office of Research publications subvention program.
The Foundation Fighting Blindness William K. Stell
Scholarship; postdoctoral fellowship award; graduate student award; operating
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada northern science
Memorial University, Office of Research university research professorships (nominations and applications).
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (The) Royal College medal awards.