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Vol 38  No 6
November 24, 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

CIHR seeks input
CIHR is seeking input from interested individuals and organizations in conjunction with the external review of CIHR which is being carried out by an international review panel. It is hoped that submissions will be received from the full range of those involved in the evolution of CIHR including health researchers across disciplines and career stages, health policymakers, healthcare providers and practitioners, health charities, the private sector, communities, and the general public. To provide input, visit

SSHRC launches international fund
SSHRC has launched an International Opportunities Fund which offers development grants of up to $25,000 and project grants of up to $75,000. 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 Applications may be submitted at any time.

CIHR/CLA/GSK Fellowship Program
Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Rx&D Research Program (CIHR/Rx&D) in partnership with the Canadian Lung Association (CLA) and GlaxoSmithKline Inc. (GSK) announce an RFA to build Canadian capacity and expertise in the area of respiratory health and to promote excellence in research through training programs. $40 - $50K per annum trainee stipend + $5,000 research allowance, maximum two years, with a deadline of Dec. 1. See

CIHR/CFI research initiative
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) have partnered to support the expansion of clinical research nationally. Through the joint CFI/CIHR Clinical Research Initiative, support will be provided for infrastructure, operating and personnel costs, to support clinical research across the spectrum, from translational research to clinical trials and observational studies. CIHR and CFI are inviting institutions, researchers and other interested parties to review and comment on a draft call for proposals in preparation for the formal launch of the program. The draft document is available through the What’s New section of the CFI Web site ( The deadline for input is Dec. 2.

Clinical research fellowships
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Stroke Network, the CIHR R&D Research Program and AstraZeneca Canada Inc., is offering three clinical research fellowship awards in 2006/07. These fellowships are offered to increase capacity in cardiovascular disease and stroke, particularly in understudied areas or where there is an identified need to increase the numbers of physician scientists. The fellowships have a value of $50,000 per annum for a period of up to three years. A research allowance of $5,000 per year will also be provided. Candidates who hold an MD designation and are licensed to practice in Canada at the time of application are eligible. See Application deadline Dec. 9.

Research in adult learning
The Canadian Council in Learning (CCL) is inviting the submission of proposals for applied research on any dimension of Canadian adult learning. However, proposals are especially encouraged in the theme areas of barriers and motivators; community-based learning; diversity; and outcomes. Multi-year projects are eligible for funding, but all projects must be completed and fully reported by March 31, 2009. The detailed RFP including accompanying resource documents are available at Deadline is Dec. 12.

Invasive Alien Species Partnership Program
Environment Canada, through its Invasive Alien Species Partnership Program (IASPP), is offering support for projects that address the threat of aquatic invasive species, terrestrial invasive alien plants and plant pests, and invasive alien animals. Up to $50,000 per year will be available to individual projects. Multi-year projects will be considered for funding, but such support will not exceed a three-year period. Although matching contributions are not a requirement of the program, project proposals that include contributions from other sources may be more likely to receive program funding. See Applications may be submitted electronically or by fax until Dec. 16.

2006 Smithsonian Fellowships
The Smithsonian Institution offers a number of in-residence fellowships for research and study at the museums, research institutes and offices of the Smithsonian Institution. These are offered in a wide variety of fields and provide varying levels of support for periods ranging from three to 12 months. See Deadline is Jan. 15, 2006.

Global Health Research Initiative
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), in collaboration with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and Health Canada, are inviting applications under the Global Health Research Initiative (GHRI) Teasdale-Corti Team Grants Program. This program offers team grants of up to $1.6 million per year for up to four years. Teams are to consist of Canadian and low and middle-income country researchers and research users (e.g. policy makers, practitioners, civil society organizations and community members). The purpose of the program is to support teams in developing innovative, multi-year programs that combine applied research, knowledge translation and capacity building to solve pressing health problems in low and middle income countries. See Letters of intent due Jan. 16, 2006.

NLCAHR development grants
The Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research (NLCAHR) is inviting applications for development grants. These one-year grants offer a maximum of $10,000 to support the development of effective research teams in Newfoundland and Labrador capable of obtaining funding from national and international granting agencies in the area of applied health research. The funds are provided to fund the development of research proposals for submission to national and international funding competitions, or to support the enhancement and resubmission of research proposals that did not secure funding. See Deadline is Jan. 30, 2006.

Diana Meltzer Abramsky Research Fellowship
The Thyroid Foundation of Canada is offering a research fellowship of $35,000 open to postdoctoral candidates in the life sciences and tenable at a university or research institution in Canada. The fellowship is offered for one year to support research in the thyroid gland and its diseases. See Deadline is Jan. 31, 2006.

Imminent deadlines

Dec. 15
American Institute for Cancer Research ­ investigator initiated grants; postdoctoral grant award; matching grants.

Baillie Fund ­ regular grants program.

Canadian Hemophilia Society/Association of Hemophilia Clinic Directors of Canada/Nova Nordisk Canada Inc. ­ hemostasis fellowship program.

Canadian Hemophilia Society/Wyeth Canada ­ care until cure research program.

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada ­ group grant program.

Huntington’s Disease Society of America ­ research grants; research fellowships.

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

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada ­ visiting scientist award.

Dec. 31
Association for Canadian Studies ­ aid to student conference programme; graduate student research travel scholarship.

Royal Society of Canada ­ Manfred Wörner Fellowship (NATO Fellowship).


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