Faculty of Social Science

Apply for a Grant

In addition to the guidelines and deadlines set by the funding agency, researchers must follow procedures and deadlines established by the Faculty and by Research Development and Services.  Many applications must come to the Dean's Office two weeks prior of University or agency deadlines.

All applications from the Faculty of Social Science must complete a facesheet.  The facesheet instructions and a link to the facesheet can be found at:  www.ssc.uwo.ca/research/facesheet_instructions.html.  Facesheets must be received and approved by the Associate Dean - Research before a ROLA will be approved.  Upon approval of the facesheet, the researcher will be notified that they can proceed to ROLA.  ROLAs can be found at: http://uwo.ca/research/rds/ROLA/ROLAFrameset.html.

General Instructions for:


Principal Investigators/Applicants

In addition to the application procedures set out by the funding agency, UWO Researchers must: 

Step 1  Ensure that you are eligible to hold a research account (PDF, 33 KB) at Western.

Step 2  Obtain the following approval signatures on the grant application in the order listed:

  • Department Chair
  • Dean
  • Research Development & Services (Institutional Signature)

UWO Policy: Meaning of Signatures/Approvals for Research Funding (PDF, 25 KB)
Note: All grant and contract applications must be reviewed by Research Development & Services (Support Services Building, room 5150) prior to their submission to the funding agency.

Step 3  Complete a ROLA proposal for your grant application.
ROLA (Research On-Line Administration) is an internal electronic system, which is used by faculty to obtain Chair’s and Dean’s approval of grant applications and to maintain research profiles.

Note: If the grant competition that you are applying to is not listed on the ROLA funding opportunities page, please contact rolahelp@uwo.ca for assistance.

Step 4  Provide one copy of your grant application to your Department, the Faculty of Social Science Dean's Office and to Research Development & Services.

Note: Submit your Research Grant/Contract Application, bearing Department Chair's and Dean's signature to Research Development & Services (RD&S) (Support Services Building, room 5150) at least 3 days prior to the agency's deadline unless RD&S has set an alternative internal deadline.

 


Co-Investigators/Co-Applicants 

If you are a co-applicant/co-investigator on a research grant/contract application and the principal investigator/ applicant is based at an academic institution other than UWO, you are required to:

Step 1  Ensure that you are eligible to hold a research account (PDF, 33 KB) at Western.

Step 2  If the grant/contract application requires a signature from the co-applicant’s organization/Institution, this signature must be obtained from Research Development & Services, not from your Chair or Dean.

Step 3  Complete a ROLA proposal for your grant application. The ROLA (Research On-Line Administration) is an internal electronic system, which is used by faculty to obtain Chair’s and Dean’s approval of grant applications and to maintain research profiles.

Note: If the grant competition that you are applying to is not listed on the ROLA funding opportunities page, please contact rolahelp@uwo.ca for assistance.
Meaning of Signatures (PDF, 25 KB)

Step 4  Provide one copy of the grant application front page, signature page, budget, budget Justification, and the summary/abstract to your Department, the Faculty of Social Science Dean's Office and to Research Development & Services (Support Services Building, room 5150) at the time of application.