Funding Opportunities for Faculty

Jorgensen research

Faculty members interested in applying for research grants may find the required information here as well as Western's Research ServicesWe do our best to keep funding information and deadlines up to date however, we recommend everyone interested in these funding opportunities to refer to the sponsor website for complete application details and final deadlines.

Upcoming Deadlines

Tri-Council Grants

SSHRC Connection Grants

  • Dean's deadline: January 18, April 18, July 18, October 18
  • RDS deadline: January 25, April 25, July 25, October 25
  • Sponsor deadline: February, 1, May 1, August 1, November 1

SSHRC Connection Grants: Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation

  • Dean's deadline: August 23
  • RDS deadline: August 30
  • Sponsor deadline: September 6

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants (  Research Western instructions)

  • Dean’s deadline: February 25, May 25, August 25, November 25
  • RDS deadline: March 8, June 8, September 8, December 8
  • Sponsor deadline: March 15, June 15, September 15, December 15

SSHRC Insight Grants ( Research Western instructions)

  • Dean’s deadline: September 7 (Feel free to send us a copy of the your draft application by email. Our team will review the application and provide you with feedback on all sections of the application.)
  • Research Development and Services Deadline: September 17 (Please submit a ROLA application and complete a draft of your SSHRC application on the online application portal. RDS staff conduct an administrative reviews and checks eligibility, compliance, and budget issues.)
  • Final Sponsor deadline: October 1

SSHRC Partnership Grants – Stage 2 ( Research Western instructions)

  • Dean’s deadline: October 11*
  • RDS deadline: October 25 *
  • Sponsor deadline: November 1*

SSHRC Partnership Development Grants ( Research Western instructions)

  • Dean’s deadline: October 25
  • RDS deadline: November 8
  • Sponsor deadline: November 15

SSHRC Insight Development Grants ( Research Western instructions)

  • Dean’s deadline: January 5
  • RDS deadline: January 19
  • Sponsor deadline: February 2

SSHRC Partnership Grants Stage 1 ( Research Western instructions)

  • Dean’s deadline: January 25*
  • RDS deadline: February 8*
  • Sponsor deadline: February 15*

NSERC Engage

  • Dean's deadline: Two weeks before sponsor deadline
  • RDS deadline: One week before sponsor deadline
  • Sponsor deadline: no fixed deadline

NSERC Connection

  • Dean's deadline: Two weeks before sponsor deadline
  • RDS deadline: One week before sponsor deadline
  • Sponsor deadline: no fixed deadline

NSERC RTI

  • Dean's deadline: October 4
  • RDS deadline: October 17at 2pm
  • Sponsor deadline: October 25 at 2pm

NSERC Discovery

  • Dean's deadline: Tuesday, October 4, 2022, by/before 4 p.m.
  • NOI (Notification of Intent): Tuesday August 2, 2022 by/before 8 p.m. Your NOI will go straight to NSERC.
  • Application-Internal: Tuesday, October 18, 2022 by/before 2 p.m. Research Services deadline for submission of a ROLA proposal and submission of a complete draft application & CCV in the Research Portal. N.B. Applications are administratively reviewed in the order they're received in the Research Portal. They can be returned, as necessary, to applicants for further editing.
  • Application-NSERC: Tuesday, November 1, 2022 by/before 2 p.m. Deadline for submission of final application in the Research Portal. Your application will be routed to Western Research for final submission.

CIHR Project Grant Program (Research Western instructions)

Fall Competition Round
  • Dean's deadline: October 1 - submit a draft of your application to socsci-researchofficers@uwo.ca
  • RDS deadline: : October 2 (by/before 2:00pm)
    • Provide copy of the complete application (PDF preview from ResearchNet) for institutional approval to researchoffice@uwo.ca complete drafts are acceptable.
    • Submission of ROLA proposal.
      • Click here to start a new
      • Click here to return to an existing proposal.
  • Sponsor deadline:
    • Registration: September 16 (by/before 8:00pm). Submission of registration (ResearchNet).
      No ROLA is required at Registration for this competition.
    • Application deadline: October 14 - Final submission of ResearchNet Application*.
Spring Competition Round
  • Dean's deadline: February 18 - submit a draft of your application to socsci-researchofficers@uwo.ca
  • RDS deadline: : February 25 (by/before 2:00pm)
    • Provide copy of the complete application (PDF preview from ResearchNet) for institutional approval to researchoffice@uwo.ca complete drafts are acceptable.
    • Submission of ROLA proposal.
      • Click here to start a new
      • Click here to return to an existing proposal.
  • Sponsor deadline:
    • Registration: February 25 (by/before 8:00pm). Submission of registration (ResearchNet).
      No ROLA is required at Registration for this competition.
    • Application deadline: March 6 - Final submission of ResearchNet Application*.

    *Note: When you submit your  Registration in ResearchNet, it will be sent directly to CIHR. When you submit your  Application in ResearchNet, it will be routed through Research Development & Services for review and final submission to CIHR.

CIHR Foundation Grant  (Research Western instructions)

  • Dean's deadline: September 5 (Stage 1); January 23 (Stage 2)
  • RDS deadline: September 12 (Stage 1); January 30 (Stage 2)
  • Sponsor deadline:
    • Registration: August 15
    • Stage 1 deadline: September 19
    • Stage 2 deadline: February 6

CIHR Travel Awards – Institute Community Support (Summer )

  • Dean’s deadline: August 9
  • RDS deadline: August 16
  • Sponsor deadline: August 23  

CIHR Travel Award applications are submitted by the Applicant in ResearchNet, and there is a Supervisor/sponsor assessment required (48 hours prior to CIHR deadline).  Applicants must also complete the new CIHR Equity and Diversity Questionnaire, and choose the specific institute/initiative to which they are applying. Each funding pool has a maximum budget request.

Research Services requests that the following files are sent to researchoffice@uwo.ca, to secure institutional signature on the Routing Slip/Signature page:

  1. Application Details pdf
  2. Supplemental Application Information (ICS Travel Awards Project Summary pdf
  3. Signature Page / Routing Slip pdf
  4. Supervisor must submit a corresponding ROLA Proposal for the application

For more information please check CIHR Travel Awards – Institute Community Support (Summer )

*To be confirmed: These deadlines are based on the previous sponsor deadlines. Tri-council has not posted a new deadline for this funding opportunity.

Note:

For Dean’s and RDS deadline please submit your ROLA and forward your full application (draft acceptable) to: 

Dean’s Office: Email at socsci-researchofficers@uwo.ca.   

We encourage applicants to contact us earlier so we can provide guidance in developing the proposal and navigating through the application process. 

Western Research Services: Email at researchoffice@uwo.ca.

You are able to continue working on your application after the Dean’s and RDS deadline.

CFI Innovation Fund Competition

CFI Innovation Fund

  • Information Sessions: January 29, 1-2 pm, SSC 2024
  • “Pitch Your Proposal” Event: April 19, 12:30-3 pm, FNB 1200
  • Internal Notices of Intent Due: May 29
  • Internal Proposals Due: January 24
  • Internal Selection of Proposals: Spring

CFI JELF Competition

  • Formal internal process for JELF applications begins 16 weeks prior to the external CFI deadline.
  • Informal process (meeting with ADR for application approval and with Research Development consultants (RD) for pre-planning for the application development) should begin well in advance of the first meeting with purchasing.

CFI JELF Competition - February 15 Competition

  • ADR informs RD of support for application: Before October 20
  • Meet with Purchasing/RD to discuss application process: October 23-27
  • 1st draft deadline to RD: December 4
  • Core Planning Group deadline: January 8
  • Final internal submission to RD: February 8
  • RD submit to CFI (external deadline): February 15
  • ORF forms due: March 1
  • CFI decisions: June

CFI JELF Competition - June 15 Competition

  • ADR informs RD of support for application: Before February 16
  • Meet with Purchasing/RD to discuss application process: February 19-23
  • 1st draft deadline to RD: April 3
  • Core Planning Group deadline: May 3
  • Final internal submission to RD: June 8
  • RD submit to CFI (external deadline): June 15
  • ORF forms due: June 29
  • CFI decisions: November

CFI JELF Competition - October 15 Competition

  • ADR informs RD of support for application: Before June 15
  • Meet with Purchasing/RD to discuss application process: June 18 – 22
  • 1st draft deadline to RD: August 7
  • Core Planning Group deadline: September 4
  • Final internal submission to RD: October 9
  • RD submit to CFI (external deadline): October 15
  • ORF forms due: October 29
  • CFI decisions: March

Canada Research Chairs

CRC Timelines - April 23, Competition: CRC only

  • Meet with ADR, RD to discuss application: Before December 16
  • 1st full draft deadline to RD: February 12
  • Faculty contacts referees: February 12
  • Final Electronic submission to RD: April 18
  • ROLA submitted and approved: April 18
  • RD submit to CRC: April 23

CRC Timelines - October 22, Competition: CRC only

  • Meet with ADR, RD to discuss application: By June 15
  • 1st full draft deadline to RD: August 7
  • Faculty contacts referees: August 7
  • Final Electronic submission to RD: October 15
  • ROLA submitted and approved: October 15
  • RD submit to CRC: October 22

Western Research Grants

Western Strategic Support for SSHRC Success

  • Dean's deadline: Two weeks before RDS deadline
  • RDS deadline: Consult RDS website

Western Strategic Support for CIHR Success

  • Dean's deadline: Two weeks before RDS deadline
  • RDS deadline: Consult RDS website

Western Strategic Support for NSERC Success

  • Dean's deadline: Two weeks before RDS deadline
  • RDS deadline: Consult RDS website

Note: For Deans and RDS deadlines please forward your full application (draft acceptable) to Social Science Research Services at socsci-researchofficers@uwo.ca and Western Research Services at intgrant@uwo.ca.

Faculty of Social Science Internal Funding

Researchers need only submit one application for this competition. Funds will be drawn from various sources based on the aim of the proposal, the amount of funding requested, and funds available under each source of funds. Researchers submitting multiple applications will be considered only for one award.

Faculty Research Development Fund: $10,000

  • Dean's deadline: July 22, 2022

Samuel Clark Research Fund: $5,000

  • Dean's deadline: July 22, 2022

Agnes Cole Dark and Social Science Research Fund: $10,000

  • Dean's deadline: July 22, 2022

 J.B. Smallman Research Fund: $ variable

  • No fixed deadline

University Research Grant: $ variable

  • No fixed deadline

Visiting University Scholar Program: $ variable

  • No fixed deadline