Marketing & Communications
Frontpage Email Us
Search This Issue  
Vol 38  No 8
January 12, 2006




In Brief

New Faculty

News & Notes


Out and About


Student View

Next issue:
February 2, 2006

Questions? Comments?
E-mail our editor.

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

NSERC student awards
For this year’s NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) competition at Memorial, 53 eligible undergraduate students enrolled in a science or engineering program or registered in a bachelor’s degree program in fields other than the natural sciences or engineering, eligible to be engaged in research and development activities in the natural sciences or engineering fields for a 16-week term, will be awarded an opportunity to receive research training and employment for 16 consecutive weeks (at a minimum award of $5,625) through Memorial University’s internal competition process. Awards can be taken up in the summer or fall of 2006 or the winter of 2007. The NSERC USRA university program is administered by the Office of Research in conjunction with NSERC and applicable department heads/unit directors. Applicants may apply to only one department/unit at Memorial per competition and can hold a maximum of three awards through their undergraduate program. Deadline is Jan. 19, 2006. See or contact the Office of Research at 737-4745 or

Call for comments
The Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics and Secretariat on Research Ethics are calling for comments on the first of three documents on which they will be seeking input for potential amendments to the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS). This first document is titled Refining the Proportionate Approach to Research Ethics Review in the TCPS. Comments are invited until March 6, 2006, and will shape working recommendations for potential changes related to definitional and procedural issues in the TCPS. See

Status of Women call for proposals
The Status of Women Canada is seeking proposals for research projects on urban migration and gender equality. Successful proposals will be funded on a contractual basis. Projects exceeding a budgetary request in excess of $100,000 will only be considered on an exceptional basis. See Deadline is Jan. 16.

AquaNet call for proposals
AquaNet has issued a call for proposals for the establishment of three geographically rooted Strategic Knowledge Nodes supporting national collaborative networks of expertise in three areas crucial to a competitive and sustainable aquaculture sector in Canada: enabling communities, healthy ecosystems, and creative product development. The maximum award amount for each Strategic Knowledge Node is $300,000. See Deadline is Jan. 17.

BIOCAP support for NSERC grants
The BIOCAP Canada Foundation is offering financial and networking support for proposals that researchers plan to submit to the 2006 NSERC Strategic Grants competition. Applicants must be eligible to receive support under the NSERC Strategic Grants Program and the research must have the potential to involve a user group other than BIOCAP in the project. The proposed research must address one or more of the goals of the BIOCAP Canada Foundation (biomass conversion and use; understand to manage; innovations in biomass production; and integrate and synthesize). The proposed project must also complement or extend one or more of BIOCAP’s existing and emerging research networks and the researchers must be willing and able to participate in the activities of their respective network. See Deadline is Jan. 27.

Fulbright language program
The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program offers one academic year of support to Francophone Canadian students and teachers interested in teaching French language and culture while, at the same time, studying at select universities in the United States. Each placement requires teaching for up to 20 hours per week while taking two courses per semester. See and select “Program Search” and enter FLTA. The application form is available at The deadline is Feb. 1.

International Polar Year projects
The Government of Canada has issued its first Call for Proposals for International Polar Year 2007-2008 IPY Science and Research Projects. The focus of this call is (1) science for climate change impacts and adaptation, and (2) health and well-being of northern communities. Proposals may request up to five years of funding, but at least 80 per cent of the funding request must be for activity that falls within the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 fiscal years. See The deadline is March 10.

Research Fellowship in Allergic Disease
AllerGen NCE-Inc., Bayer Inc., and the Canadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation (CAAIF) have created a two-year Immunodeficiency and Immunomodulation of Allergic Inflammation Clinician-Scientist Research Fellowship to encourage an increasing number of clinicians to train as scientists in the field of allergy. The value of the fellowship is $110,000 over a two-year period. See Deadline is March 31.

Imminent deadlines

Feb. 1
Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation ­ grants for alcohol research.

Associated Medical Services Incorporated ­ Hannah Millennium History of Medicine Doctoral Thesis Award.

Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation ­ summer studentships.

Canadian Institute of Health Research/Institute of Genetics ­ grants for short-term research visits (full proposals).

Canadian Institute of Health Research ­ operating grants (registration).

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation ­ dissertation fellowships.

Memorial University, Office of Research ­ salary-based research grants program (re-designation of salary).

National Cancer Institute of Canada ­ personnel awards.

National Institutes of Health (US) ­ new research grants.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society (US) ­ research grants.

Parkinson Society Canada (letter of intent) ­ pilot project program; new investigator award program; basic research fellowship program.

Feb. 2
Canadian Blood Services ­ summer internship program.

Feb. 8
Bayer/Canadian Blood Services/Héma-Québec Partnership Fund - partnership fund (letter of intent).

Feb. 15
Canadian Health Services Research Foundation ­ Harkness Associates Award.

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

Canadian Institutes of Health Research ­ randomized controlled trials (full application).

Cancer Research Society Inc. ­ research grants; fellowships.

Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange ­ conference/seminar/workshop grants; publication subsidies; travel grants and visiting fellowships.

ISER ­ strategic grant programme (applications).

Memorial University, Office of Research ­ SSHRC / Vice-President’s Research Grants.

University of Windsor/Humanities Research Group ­ visiting humanities fellowship.

Feb. 17
Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research ­ research grants.

Cancer Research Society Inc. ­ strategic research grants program (letter of intent).

Feb. 28
Memorial University, Office of Research ­ SSHRC Travel Grants - paper presentation at scholarly conferences; travel grants for international representation; artistic/creative grants competition.


Top Stories