Faculty Research Development Fund - Travel Grants

The Faculty Research Development Funds come to the Faculty from The Office of the Vice-President Research. Funds also come from the President's Office and the SSHRC endowment fund.

Upon completion of the project (or after one year, whichever comes first) grant holders will be required to submit a short report on the activities and outcomes facilitated by these funds.


General guidelines
  • Factors that will be weighted positively include a primary appointment within the Faculty of Social Science and adherence to reporting requirements from previous competitions.
  • Presentations and publications that arise as an outcome of this funding should acknowledge The Faculty of Social Science.

Conference Travel Grants - Maximum value: $5,000

 You can make a claim for conference travel grants expenses incurred six months before and/or after the application deadline.

 Factors that will be weighted positively (not all factors need be present in any one application)

  • international conferences (held outside of Canada)
  • support for HQP
  • new scholars
  • significant engagement(s) with the conference (keynote speaker, on the organizing committee, multiple papers, etc.)
  • publication record
  • invited presentation
Factors that will receive a negative weighting
  • the applicant currently holds external funds that might be expected to support dissemination costs
  • large number of previous internal grants
  • not filling the form out correctly or not complying with all instructions

Please submit a single copy of the application form signed by your Department Chair, to the Office of the Dean of Social Science on March 18, 2022. Electronic applications (either PDF or MSWord) can be sent to socsci-researchofficers@uwo.ca.

For other information see FAQs, Research Finance, Travel on the Policies and Procedures and Researcher Toolbox on planning and hiring of roles for Western research teams.

Last Updated: Febraury, 2022