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Inventory of Canadian Agri-Food Research
 
The Inventory of Canadian Agri-Food Research (ICAR) is a comprehensive and up-to-date national database on agriculture, food and aquaculture research in Canada and is a product of the Canadian Agri-Food Research Council. ICAR contains detailed information on current research projects in agriculture, food, human nutrition, aquaculture and related areas of biotechnology. Currently, ICAR describes over 1,700 projects from industry, universities and provincial and federal establishments. ICAR provides useful and timely information to research managers, research planning and coordinating committees, industry associations, funding agencies, researchers and all others concerned with research and development and technology transfer in agriculture, food and related areas in Canada. It documents past and present research activities and is useful for planning new agri-food research priorities.

Canada Council for the Arts - Awards 

The 2005 Killam Prizes

Killam Research Fellowships

John G. Diefenbaker Award

The Killam Prizes are awarded to distinguished Canadian scholars in the fields of health sciences, natural sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities. Normally, one prize of $100,000 is awarded each year in each of the five fields. Intended to honor eminent scholars actively engaged in research in Canadian universities, hospitals, research or scientific institutes or other equivalent or similar institutions, the scholars must be nominated by persons other than themselves. The prizes are not related to a particular achievement but rather are given in recognition of a distinguished career and exceptional contributions in one of these fields.
 
The prizes are awarded in the expectation that the scholars will continue to contribute to the Canadian research community are awarded to Canadian citizens only. Scholars may not apply for the Killam Prizes on their own behalf; three experts in their field must nominate them. Nominators may submit one letter signed by the three nominating individuals or organizations or submit three separate letters of nomination.

The Killam Research Fellowships are offered on a competitive basis to support researchers in any of the following fields: humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, engineering, studies linking any of the disciplines within these fields. The purpose of a Killam Research Fellowship is to provide two years of release time from teaching and administrative duties to an individual scholar who wishes to pursue independent research. Eligible scholars have demonstrated outstanding research ability and have published the results of their research through substantial publications in their field. Researchers not employed by a university may qualify if they demonstrate outstanding ability and their proposed project meets standards of scholarly merit. All applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent citizens of Canada. 

The John G. Diefenbaker Award is aimed at German scholars who have demonstrated outstanding ability, especially through a substantial publication record over several years. The award is offered in support of research in any of the disciplines of the social sciences and humanities.
Candidates must be German citizens and must have a sound working knowledge of one of Canada's official languages. Candidates must be nominated by a host university department or research institute in Canada. The award is valued at $75,000 for 12 months, although briefer periods of tenure will be considered.

Guidelines and applications for above opportunities are available at the International Centre by calling Colleen Clarke at 737-4053 or by e-mail at colleenc@mun.ca 


J.R. Smallwood Foundation Grants -info

The J.R. Smallwood Foundation for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies was established with funds transferred in trust from the J.R. Smallwood Heritage Foundation specifically "for the promotion and support of research in Newfoundland Studies in the areas of the Humanities and Social Sciences, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the award of fellowships and research grants." It therefore administers the income from such funds for the support of projects that contribute substantively to the knowledge of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Currently the Foundation offers funding under three grant categories: (i) research grant, (ii) project grant, and (iii) conference grant

The deadlines for application for these grants are March 1 and October 1 of each year. Applications are adjudicated by a Grants Committee which makes recommendations to the Foundation's Board. Applications may be made by social science and humanities scholars, regardless of affiliation, who are working in research on Newfoundland and Labrador. More information and applications forms for these grants are available at http://www.mun.ca/smallwood/research.html  
The Ireland Canada University Foundation

The Ireland Canada University Foundation, ICUF allows Irish scholars to visit Canada under a "Short Visit Scholarship Program". Canadian scholars can avail of the program to visit Ireland. Full details are given on the website,http://www.icuf.ie/. 


CURA Program

The purpose of the program is to support the creation of community-university alliances which, through a process of ongoing collaboration and mutual learning, will foster innovative research, training and the creation of new knowledge in areas of importance for the social, cultural or economic development of Canadian communities.

see http://www.sshrc.ca/web/apply/program_descriptions/cura_e.asp for details.


JCBRF Awards

Information on the John Carter Brown Research Fellowships is available at 
http://www.jcbl.org/ 

JCBL fellowships support research in history and the humanities on the campus of Brown University. Funding is available to support scholarly work centered on the colonial history of the Americas.


Canadian Intensive Care Foundation (CICF)

The Canadian Intensive Care Foundation (CICF) was created for the purpose of raising funds to support clinical research in our continuous effort to acquire knowledge to help the critically ill. Through the efforts of dedicated community and health care professionals who volunteer to support this organization, funding is available to support research in critical care in Canada for the year 2003. Applications for grants are being sought from all physician members of the Canadian Critical Care Society, nurses and respiratory therapists, pharmacists, nutritionists or anyone involved in the care of the critically ill.

In general grant awards are $20,000 each and applications are sought on a yearly basis. Applicants may secure a copy of the grant application form as a PDF file by logging onto the Canadian Intensive Care Foundation web site at:http://www.cicf.ca/  

Further information concerning CICF is available at the research office 
(wbowers@swgc.mun.ca).
 
Undergraduate International Learning Grants 

The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) may fund undergraduate students to study abroad under exchange programs operated by their Canadian university. Short field programs are funded at up to $500, longer exchanges of up to four months at $2,500. Interested students should contact Colleen Clarke, MUN International Centre, ext. 4356 or e-mail colleenc@mun.ca for details, and information on those foreign institutions with which MUN has exchange agreements.

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