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Vol 38  No 7
December 15, 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

Funding materials research
NSERC, in partnership with foreign granting agencies in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Jamaica, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States, anticipates a call for applications in spring 2006 under the theme of materials research. This is the third Inter-American Collaboration in Materials Research (CIAM) competition. Eligible Canadian researchers may plan bilateral projects or multilateral projects with foreign researchers eligible for funding from one of the partner granting agencies. Applications will initially be through a letter of intent due in August 2006. See Researchers may apply at any time for Special Research Opportunity (SRO) pre-research funding to assist in the planning.

AquaNet Calls for Proposals
AquaNet has issued three directed calls for proposals. These are in the specific areas of: (1) the social context of aquaculture’s future in Canada (submission deadline of Dec. 19); (2) healthy ecosystems (deadline of Jan. 3, 2006); and (3) creative product development (deadline of Jan. 9, 2006). Details of these three proposal calls may be found at; ; and

Canada-U.S. Fulbright competition
The Migration Policy Institute, Washington, D.C., and the Foundation for Education Exchange have established a special competition award for Canadian graduate students or junior professionals for research on topics relevant to Canadian and U.S. immigration policy. The award carries a stipend of $15,000 U.S. and is tenable at the Migration Policy Institute for a period of eight to 10 months. See or Deadline is Jan. 5, 2006.

Ethics research The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs (CCEPA) is seeking proposals for the conduct of research focusing on ethical issues and problems confronting contemporary society. Funding will be up to a maximum of $8,000 over a one-year period to cover direct operating costs. Examples of topics that could be considered include, but are not limited to, the ethics of community; issues in the introduction and application of values systems in public, private or not-for-profit organizations; ethics in interdisciplinary research and/or collaborative projects; ethics in the workplace; whistle blowing; issues in ethics education and research; ethics of human research; and the environment as a source for ethical issues. See Deadline is Jan. 24, 2006.

Postdoctoral training program
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAHM) is inviting applications under its postdoctoral training program in addiction and mental health. The program offers a one-year period of support based on current CIHR rates. Candidates must have a PhD and/or MD at the time they take up their appointment and must have held their degree(s) for less than five years in order to be eligible for consideration. Program guidelines and applications are available from the Office of Research. Deadline is Jan. 30, 2006.

NLCAHR program competitions
The Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research (NLCAHR) is inviting applications under its project grant and development grant competitions. These grants support research in a wide range of disciplinary and multidisciplinary areas on applied health issues relevant to the mandate of the centre. Project grants have a value of up to $40,000 over a one-year period and are intended to support small research projects of high scientific quality that may not be eligible for funding from external sources. Development grants have a value of up to $10,000 over a one-year period and are intended to support the efforts of multidisciplinary research teams to obtain funding from national and international agencies in the area of applied health research. See For details on the development grants competition, see The deadline for both programs is Jan. 30, 2006.

Care Until Cure Program
The Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS), in collaboration with Wyeth Canada, offers research grants under the Care Until Cure Program to support clinical research, including outcome evaluation, to improve the quality of life of persons with hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders. The research must be conducted in Canada by researchers affiliated with Canadian universities or not-for-profit health organizations. Grants of up to $50,000 per year for one or two years are available. See Deadline is Feb. 15, 2006.

Holberg Prize Nominations are invited for the 2006 Holberg International Memorial Prize for outstanding scholarly work in the fields of arts and humanities, social science, law and theology. Valued at approximately $700,000 US, the prize aims to increase society’s awareness of the value of research in these fields. See Deadline is Feb. 15, 2006.

NSERC Polanyi Award NSERC is inviting nominations for the John C. Polanyi Award, consisting of a medal and a research grant of $250,000, will be made to an individual university researcher or team of researchers whose work has led to a recent outstanding advance in a field of the natural sciences or engineering. A nominated researcher must be a current NSERC grantholder. For a nominated team, at least one team member must hold an NSERC grant. See Deadline is March 1, 2006.

Imminent deadlines

Jan. 15
Baillie Fund ­ small grants program. Canadian Institutes of Health Research ­ randomized controlled trials. Memorial, ISER ­ joint appointment fellowship; ISER books post-doctoral fellowship; post-doctoral fellowship; doctoral fellowship; research associate fellowship. Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) (US) ­ research grants program (submission of application). Smithsonian Institution ­ fellowship program.

Jan. 16
Institute for Work and Health ­ Mustard fellowship in work environment and health.

Jan. 17
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International ­ research grants; career development awards; postdoctoral fellowships.

Jan. 18
European Commission/Marie Curie Actions ­ Marie Curie incoming international fellowships; Marie Curie outgoing international fellowships.

Jan. 27
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada ­ knowledge impact in society (application).

Jan. 30
Baillie Fund ­ student research award.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health ­ postdoctoral fellowship awards in addiction and mental health research.

Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research (NLCAHR) ­ project grants; development grants.

Jan. 31
Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation ­ foreigners’ fellowships programme.

The Daniel Langlois Foundation ­ research and experimentation grants in art+science+technology.

Petroleum Research Atlantic Canada ­ call for research proposals.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (The) ­ Canadian research awards for specialtyresidents.

Royal Society of Canada ­ Konrad Adenauer research award (Germany).

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute ­ Canadian studies visiting lectureship.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) ­ major collaborative research initiatives (letter of intent).

Thyroid Foundation of Canada ­ Diana Meltzer Abramsky Research Fellowship; summer student research scholarship.


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