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September 4, 2007

SSHRC Standard Research Grant Workshop

The Associate Vice-President (Research and Graduate Studies) will be hosting a SSHRC Workshop focusing on applying for Standard Research Grants. We have arranged to have some of our own faculty SSHRC mentors available to help applicants with their proposals this year. The mentors will begin by giving the group a few tips on how they have been successful in the past, and then answer any questions you might have about applying to the Standard Research Grants program. Bring your questions and/or your applications!

Date: Wednesday, September 12th
Time: 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Room: 4M39

There will be a light lunch served during the workshop.

If you are interested in attending please R.S.V.P by September 7th to Jennifer Cleary at j.cleary@uwinnipeg.ca or 786.9137.

September 6, 2007

Travel Grant Application Deadline

Please be aware that the next Travel Grant and Distinguished Faculty Travel Award deadline is Thursday, September 20, 2007.

Applications are due to Jennifer Cleary in the Research Office by 4:30 PM on this date.

If you have any questions regarding this, please contact Jennifer Cleary at j.cleary@uwinnipeg.ca or 786.9137.

Thanks!

September 12, 2007

Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Career Awards for Medical Scientists

This is to inform you of an interesting funding opportunity offered by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF); the Career Awards for Medical Scientist (CAMS).

As an independent private foundation, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund seeks to accomplish two primary goals: to help scientist early in their careers to develop as independent investigators, and to advance fields in the basic biomedical sciences that are undervalued or in need of particular encouragement.

The Career Awards for Medical Scientist program provides to each recipient $700,000 over five years to bridge advanced post-doctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty services. Candidates eligible to this funding opportunity must hold a clinical degree such as a M.D., D.D.S., D.V.M., Pharm. D., and be a clinical fellow, resident, instructor or a postdoctoral researcher and have at least two years of research experience at the time of application.

Funding is available to candidates who are committed to a full-time career in research as an independent investigator at a North American degree-granting institution. Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada at the time of application and must be nominated by their Dean or department chair.

We encourage you to share this information with potentially eligible trainees working in your research environment.

The deadline to submit nominations is October 1, 2007
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For further information, we encourage you to consult the BWF website to obtain further information about this program, its detailed eligibility requirements and application guidelines. www.bwfund.org

Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Rolly Simpson, Program Officer, BWF by email at rsimpton@bwfund.org.

Molson Prizes in the Arts and in the Social Sciences and Humanities

Call for nominations for the Molson Prizes in the Arts and in the Social Sciences and Humanities

DEADLINE: December 1, 2007

The Canada Council for the Arts and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada are pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the 2008 Molson Prizes in the Arts and in the Social Sciences and Humanities. We invite you to submit nominations for these prestigious prizes and also solicit your kind collaboration in publicizing this call for nominations throughout your institution.

The two Molson Prizes are worth $50,000 each. One is awarded annually in the arts and the other in the humanities or social sciences. The eligibility criteria and nomination procedures are posted on our website at http://www.canadacouncil.ca/prizes/molson/sg127237757005156250.htm. There is no nomination form.

Important change: Only one nominator is now required to put forth a nomination (in previous years, three nominators were required); nominations and support documentation must be postmarked no later than the deadline date, 1 December 2007.

You may also find the information sheet and form for the John G. Diefenbaker Award on our website at: http://www.canadacouncil.ca/prizes/john_g_diefenbaker/bj127223040193593750.htm

September 14, 2007

CIHR - New Open Access Policy

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) unveiled on September 4, 2007 a new policy to promote open access to the results of research it has funded. In the first phase of the policy, CIHR will require researchers to ensure that their original research articles are freely available online within six months of publication.

Timely and unrestricted access to research findings is a defining feature of science, and is essential for advancing knowledge and accelerating our understanding of human health and disease. With the development of the Internet it is now feasible to disseminate globally and easily the results of research that CIHR funds. As a publicly funded organization, we have a responsibility to ensure that new advances in health research are available to those who need it and can use it - researchers world-wide, the public and policy makers.

In developing its policy, CIHR struck a broadly representative national task force of leading researchers, chaired by Dr. James Till of the Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto. We consulted widely with Canadian researchers and stakeholders in government, research, publishing and the library communities. CIHR also looked to the experiences of funding agencies in other countries who have established similar policies. The consultation process was thorough and carefully planned in order to preserve academic freedom while promoting the value of public access.

Under this new Policy, which will apply to all grants awarded after January 1, 2008 that receive funding in whole or in part from CIHR, grant recipients must make every effort to ensure that their peer-reviewed research articles are freely available as soon as possible after publication. This can be achieved by depositing the article in an archive, such as PubMed Central or an institutional repository, and/or by publishing results in an open access journal. A growing number of journals already meet these requirements and
CIHR-funded researchers are encouraged to consider publishing in these journals.

Additionally, grant recipients are now required to deposit bioinformatics, atomic, and molecular coordinate data, as already required by most journals, into the appropriate public database immediately upon publication of research results.

This policy builds on other important initiatives to promote openness and transparency of CIHR-funded research such as the registration of clinical trials and randomized controlled trials.

The policy on Access to CIHR-funded Research Outputs is available online: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/32005.html

Canadian Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships

The Canadian Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships (PDRF) 2008-2009 for citizens of the United Kingdom

As part of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP), the Government of Canada invites up to 20 nominations for one-year post-doctoral fellowships tenable at recognized public Canadian universities and affiliated research institutes only.

Eligibility:
* Applicants must be citizens of the United Kingdom. Anyone who has obtained Canadian citizenship or who has applied for permanent residency in Canada shall not be eligible for an award.

* Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. degree within the last 2 years or have completed the Ph.D. degree requirements before the beginning of the award (evidence of submission of dissertation for defence provided by the responsible department head).

* Fellowships will not be offered to professional artists or for clinical research and training involving patient-care.

* Applicants must be accepted into a post-doctoral position at a recognized public Canadian university or affiliated research institute of their choice.

* Priority will be given to candidates who have not previously studied in Canada under a Canadian government scholarship.

Value:
* The total value of the fellowship is $32,000 CAD. The fellowship is not taxable in Canada.

Terms and Conditions:

* Fellowships must be of 12 months duration and are not renewable.

* Fellowships must commence no later than 30 September 2008.

For more information about this program please visit: http://www.cscuk.org.uk/apply/outward_awards.asp

SSHRC Special Research Fellowships

Please be aware of the following opportunities from SSHRC:

The Bora Laskin National Fellowship in Human Rights Research
The purpose of this fellowship is to support research, preferably of a
multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary nature, and to develop Canadian
expertise in the field of human rights, with emphasis on themes and
issues relevant to the Canadian human rights scene.

The Bora Laskin Fellowship supports research in all areas of humanities
and social sciences, including journalism and law. Preference is given
to multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary research projects.

One non-renewable fellowship, tenable for 12 months in Canada, is
awarded every year. The award consists of a $45,000 stipend plus $10,000
for research and research-related travel expenses. Note that awards must
be taken up between April 1 and October 1 of the year for which they are
awarded.

Deadline: October 2, 2007


The Jules and Gabrielle Léger Fellowship

The purpose of the Jules and Gabrielle Léger Fellowship is to promote
better understanding of the diverse contributions of the Crown and its
representatives to all aspects of Canadian life.

The fellowship supports research and writing on the historical and
contemporary contribution of the Crown and its representatives, federal
and provincial, to the political, constitutional, cultural, intellectual
and social life of the country. This includes comparative studies of
Canadian and other Commonwealth systems.

One non-renewable fellowship is offered every second year and is
tenable for 12 months. There are no restrictions on the place of tenure.
The award consists of a $40,000 stipend plus $10,000 for research and
research-related travel expenses. This award may not be used to complete
the requirements for a degree program. Note that awards must be taken up
between April 1 and October 1 of the year for which they are awarded.

Deadline: October 2, 2007

For more information about these programs please visit: http://www.sshrc.ca/web/apply/faculty_e.asp

September 19, 2007

Research Opportunities through The Science and Technology Office at the Embassy of France in Canada

The main goal of the Science & Technology Office at the Embassy of France in Canada is to contribute to collaborations between French and Canadian Universities and Research Centres in order to encourage cooperation, exchanges, partnerships, and joint projects between institutions.

INVITATIONS IN FRANCE FOR CANADIAN RESEARCHERS:

This program offers some invitations for Canadian researchers willing to visit a French laboratory within the framework of ongoing projects (with a specific attention to young researchers newly appointed).
The round-trip is financed by France, with a possible coverage (part or complete) of per diem. The length of stay is limited to four weeks.

SABBATICAL MONTHS/ SCIENTIFIC STAYS FOR EXPERIENCED RESEARCHERS IN FRANCE:
This program is for the Canadian researchers/ senior academics willing to pursue their research in a French University or research institution.
A monthly stipend for 1 to 3 months is offered.

TRAVEL GRANTS FOR FRENCH CITIZENS (if you have someone you are interested in bringing over to work at your institution):
This program is for French researchers willing to visit a Canadian laboratory within the framework of ongoing projects.
The round-trip is financed by France, with a possible coverage (part or complete) of per diem.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: October 15,2007 for projects in 2008

For more information please visit: http://www.ambafrance-ca.org/scientific

SSHRC Aid to Research Workshops and Conferences in Canada

SSHRC is pleased to inform you that the application form and instructions for the Aid to Research Workshops and Conferences in Canada Program is now available on SSHRC's website.

Information about the program can be found at the following link: http://www.sshrc.ca/web/apply/program_descriptions/conferences_e.asp

To complete the form, use the following link: https://webapps.nserc.ca/SSHRCJSF/faces/logon.jsp?lang=en_CA

Deadline: November 1, 2007

Any inquiries about the program may be addressed to Alan Pepe at alan.pepe@sshrc.ca or (613) 992-6993.

*** Please note that the attachments to the form have now been integrated as electronic attachments (in .pdf format) to the online form ***

September 26, 2007

Bank of Canada Awards

The Bank of Canada is inviting universities to nominate an individual for the Bank of Canada's Fellowship Award and Governor's Award.

Nomination Deadline: November 15, 2007

Governor's Award - to recognize outstanding academics at a relatively early stage in their careers who are working at Canadian universities in areas of research critical to the Bank's mandate: macroeconomics, monetary economics, international finance, as well as the economics of financial markets and institutions, including their financial stability.

Eligibility - be a Canadian citizen or eligible to work in Canada; have obtained a PhD within 10 years of application; be employed by a Canadian university with a program in economics or business/finance as an assistant or associate professor.

Amount - $25,000 stipend per year for a two-year, non-renewable term.

Fellowship Award - to encourage leading-edge research and to develop expertise in Canada in a number of areas critical to the Bank's mandate: macroeconomics, monetary economics, international finance, as well as the economics of financial markets and institutions, including their financial stability. The award provides financial support for academics recognized for their excellence and who are undertaking research that contributes to the development of knowledge and research capabilities in these fields.

Eligibility - be a Canadian citizen or eligible to work in Canada; be employed in a university-level teaching position; have obtained a PhD; be employed by a Canadian university during the tenure of the Fellowship.

Amount - $50,000 stipend per year; $15, 000 for research expenses per year; and $25,000 for research assistants per year for a five-year period. Applicants may apply for a second five-year term.

If you are interested in nominating a colleague for one of these awards please contact Jennifer Cleary in the Research Office at 786.9137 or j.cleary@uwinnipeg.ca.

For more information about the Bank of Canada awards please visit: www.bankofcanada.ca/fellowship.

September 27, 2007

SSHRC Standard Research Grant Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that the internal deadline for SSHRC Standard Research Grants is Monday, October 1st.

Grants should be sent to my attention, or dropped off in the Research Office (4CM02).

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding your SSHRC application...I am here to help you!

Thanks,
Jennifer Cleary
786.9137
j.cleary@uwinnipeg.ca

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