Have a look at four new research opportunities

York’s Office of Research Administration (ORA) announces four new research opportunities for York faculty members, as follows.

1. The Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCCF) recently announced a highly-ambitious research program, BREATHE (Basic REsearch And THErapy), which is designed to target the basic defect in cystic fibrosis through the development of novel therapeutic approaches. The purpose of this program is to hasten the translation of knowledge acquired from the discovery of the gene responsible for cystic fibrosis, and to develop novel therapeutic approaches for altering the course of cystic fibrosis.


$600,000 to $1,200,000 per year for up to five years.

2. The Huntington Society of Canada

The Huntington Society of Canada recently released a Request for Applications for support through the Laura’s Hope Fund. The fund supports research projects that relate directly to the pre-clinical and clinical investigation of potential new treatments for Huntington disease.


$5,000 to $100,000

3. Honda Initiation Grant

Honda recently announced a Call for Proposals for the 2003 Honda Initiation Grant. Although this is a North-American competition, as the closest university to Honda’s world-leading assembly facility in Alliston, York University researchers should have a particular advantage in proposing a partnership with an Ontario technology leader.



4. The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute

The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute invites applications from scholars, librarians, graduate students, and artists who wish to undertake research or training in India during the 2004-2005 academic year. Fellowships may be used to do research, undergo language training or undertake study to acquire a new area of expertise.


Fellowships provide a monthly living allowance of Rs 13,038, a monthly research stipend of Rs 3,300, and return airfare to India.

For details on these and other research opportunities, please visit the “What’s New” section of the ORA web site: