The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is offering up to $15,000 to master's students who want to work with institutions or organizations to undertake field research in eligible developing countries.

CIDA is also offering Professional Leadership Awards of up to $15,000 to individuals with professional experience who wish to undertake volunteer research or work on projects in international development. The 1998 awards are for projects of three to 12 months' duration which address specific fields of endeavor within CIDA's aid policy.

The deadline for applications is April 30. For more information or to receive application materials, call the Canadian Bureau for International Education at (613) 237-4820, extension 234, or e-mail

An assessment of the health goals of different levels of government is under way at the Institute of Health Promotion Research (IHPR).

Health Canada's National Health Research Development Program recently awarded $150,000 for the project to IHPR Assoc. Director James Frankish, Director Lawrence Green, Nursing Asst. Prof. Pamela Ratner, PhD candidate Treena Chomik and research co-ordinator Craig Larsen.

The researchers will assess the goals that regional health boards and provincial and national governments use as guidelines for developing and implementing health-care programs and policies.

By taking into account how health goals relate to broader determinants of health, such as poverty, the researchers hope to influence collaborative approaches to health system reform.