Western's Strategic Support

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Western Strategic Support for CIHR Success

Jointly funded by the office of the Vice-President (Research) and the researcher's Faculty, Western's Strategic Support for CIHR Success program offers two funding opportunities identified as Seed and Bridge grants.

Seed Research Grant

Criteria: This grant is targeted at researchers who are not currently holding external CIHR funding or are preparing to submit to a larger CIHR grant. The intent of these grants is to offer critical, one-time funding to support an individual investigator’s research activities.

Eligibility: This grant is intended for Early Career Researchers, who are within three years of the start date of their first eligible academic research appointment at Western (typically a probationary appointment) and who typically have little prior academic or non-academic independent research experience as a Principal Investigator. The researcher must be capable of independently publishing, supervising and applying for funding.

Amount:  $25,000; $12,500 from the Office of Vice-President Research and $12,500 matched by faculty.

Dean's Deadline: November 25, 2016

RDS Deadline:

December 1, 2016

Presentations: January, 2017
Results available by: January, 2017

Contact: Fay Harrison, Senior Consultant, Research Development
e: internalgrants@uwo.ca
t: 519-661-2111 ext. 84306

More information and application: Seed Research Grant

Bridge Research Grant

Criteria: The purpose of this funding is to address specific deficiencies in the most recent grant submission, as highlighted in any CIHR referee reports (such as HQP training, publication rate, generation of preliminary data, etc.), and increase the likelihood of success in subsequent grant competitions.

Eligibility: This grant is targeted towards established researchers who no longer hold a CIHR grant, and whose most recent CIHR award end date falls within 2 years of this application deadline. Within one year prior to this application deadline, researchers must have unsuccessfully applied to an external CIHR competition.

Amount: $25,000; $12,500 from the Office of Vice-President Research and $12,500 matched by faculty

Dean's Deadline: November 25, 2016

RDS Deadline:

December 1, 2016

Presentations: January, 2017
Results available by: January, 2017

Contact: Fay Harrison, Senior Consultant, Research Development
e: internalgrants@uwo.ca
t: 519-661-2111 ext. 84306

More information and application: Bridge Research Grant

Western Strategic Support for NSERC success

Jointly funded by the office of the Vice-President (Research) and the researcher's faculty, Western's Strategic Support for NSERC Success program offers two funding opportunities identified as Seed and Bridge grants.

Seed Research Grant

Criteria: This grant is targeted at researchers who are not currently holding external NSERC funding or are preparing to submit to a higher NSERC grant value. The intent of these grants is to offer critical, one-time funding to support an individual investigator’s research activities for the subsequent development of strong, competitive submissions to external, peer-reviewed research sponsors.

Eligibility: This grant is intended for Early Career Researchers, who are within three years of the start date of their first eligible academic research appointment at Western (typically a probationary appointment) and who typically have little prior academic or non-academic independent research experience as a Principal Investigator. The researcher must be capable of independently publishing, supervising and applying for funding.

Amount: $25,000; $12,500 from the Office of Vice-President research and $12,500 matched by faculty.

Dean's Deadline: Check with relevant Dean's Office

RDS Deadline:

October 10, 2016

Presentations: November, 2016
Results available by: December, 2016

More information and application: Seed Research Grant

Bridge Research Grant

Criteria: The purpose of this funding is to address specific deficiencies in the most recent grant submission, as highlighted in NSERC referee reports (such as HQP training, publication rate, generation of preliminary data, etc.), and increase the likelihood of success in subsequent grant competitions.

Eligibility: This grant is targeted towards established researchers who no longer hold an external NSERC grant, and whose most recent NSERC award end date (excluding any terminal years) falls within 2 years previous of this application deadline. Within one year of the competition deadline, researchers must have unsuccessfully applied to an external NSERC competition.

Amount: $25,000; $12,500 from the Office of Vice-President research and $12,500 matched by faculty.

Dean's Deadline: Check with relevant Dean's Office

RDS Deadline:

October 10, 2016

Presentations: November, 2016
Results available by: December, 2016

More information and application: Bridge Research Grant

Contact: Fay Harrison, Senior Consultant, Research Development
e: internalgrants@uwo.ca
t: 519-661-2111 ext. 84306

Western Strategic Support for SSHRC Success

Western's Strategic Support for SSHRC Success program offers two funding opportunities identified as Seed and Bridge grants.

Seed Research Grant

Criteria: This grant is targeted at researchers who are not currently holding external SSHRC funding or are preparing to submit to a higher SSHRC grant value. The intent of these grants is to offer critical, one-time funding to support an individual investigator’s research activities for the subsequent development of strong, competitive submissions to external, peer-reviewed research sponsors.

Eligibility: This grant is intended for Early Career Researchers, who are within three years of the start date of their first eligible academic research appointment at Western (typically a probationary appointment) and who typically have little prior academic or non-academic independent research experience as an Principal Investigator. The researcher must be capable of independently publishing, supervising and applying for funding.

Amount: $25,000 over one year

Dean's Deadline: TBA

RDS Deadline:

TBA

Presentations: TBA
Results available by: TBA

Contact: Fay Harrison, Senior Consultant, Research Development
e: internalgrants@uwo.ca
t: 519-661-2111 ext. 84306

More information and application: Seed Research Grant

Bridge Research Grant

Criteria: The purpose of this funding is to address specific deficiencies in the most recent grant submission, as highlighted in referee reports (such as HQP training, publication rate, generation of preliminary data, etc.), and increase the likelihood of success in subsequent grant competitions.

Eligibility: This grant is targeted towards researchers who have applied to SSHRC (as the PI) within the past year and have received a 4A status will also be eligible to request Bridge funding (where ineligible for Seed funding). The requirement of previously holding an external SSHRC Grant would not necessarily apply to 4A recipients. Applicants must disclose any reviewer feedback received in SSHRC’s referee report and are encouraged to have applications to any external SSHRC competition peer-reviewed before submission.

Amount: $25,000 over one year.

Dean's Deadline: TBA

RDS Deadline:

TBA

Presentations: TBA
Results available by: TBA

Contact: Fay Harrison, Senior Consultant, Research Development
e: internalgrants@uwo.ca
t: 519-661-2111 ext. 84306

More information and application: Bridge Research Grant

Western Strategic Support for Research Accelerator Success

Supported by the office of the Vice-President (Research), the Research Accelerator Grant program provides one-time funding to mid-career and senior researchers with established research programs and who currently hold Tri-Agency grant(s).

Details

The purpose of this funding is to accelerate the initial stages of a new research area by leveraging the existing Tri-Agency support and allowing researchers to “make the leap” to larger external grant values. This funding is not intended for grant renewals or bridging support. 

The merit of each proposal will be assessed on innovation, impact, deliverables (both long- and short-term), proposed methodology, HQP training plan, infrastructure support, and proposed budget. Successful applicants must develop and submit competitive research proposals, geared towards a larger external grant than presently holding, within two years of the start of the initial award.

More information:  Research Western's website