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 Services.

Upcoming Deadlines

Tri-Council Grants

SSHRC Connection Grants

  • Deans deadline: January 18, April 18, July 18, October 18, 2018
  • RDS deadline: January 25, April 25, July 25, October 25, 2018
  • Sponsor deadline: February, 1, May 1, August 1, November 1, 2018

SSHRC Connection Grants: Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation

  • Deans deadline: August 23, 2018
  • RDS deadline: August 30, 2018
  • Sponsor deadline: September 6, 2018

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 24, 2018
  • RDS deadline: October 8, 2018
  • Sponsor deadline: October 15, 2018

SSHRC Partnership Grants – Stage 2 (Research Western instructions)

  • Dean’s deadline: October 11, 2018*
  • RDS deadline: October 25, 2018*
  • Sponsor deadline: November 1, 2018*

SSHRC Partnership Development Grants (Research Western instructions)

  • Dean’s deadline: October 25, 2018
  • RDS deadline: November 8, 2018
  • Sponsor deadline: November 15, 2018

SSHRC Insight Development Grants (Research Western instructions)

  • Dean’s deadline: January 12, 2019 *
  • RDS deadline: January 26, 2019*
  • Sponsor deadline: February 2, 2019*

SSHRC Partnership Grants Stage 1 (Research Western instructions)

  • Dean’s deadline: January 25, 2019*
  • RDS deadline: February 8, 2019*
  • Sponsor deadline: February 15, 2019*

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, 2018
  • RDS deadline: October 18, 2018
  • Sponsor dadline: October 25, 2018 (Application)

NSERC Discovery

  • Deans deadline: October 11
  • RDS deadline: October 25
  • Sponsor deadline: August 1 (NOI); November 1 (application)
    Note: There is no internal deadline for NOI.

CIHR Project Grant Program (Research Western instructions)

  • Deans deadline: February 18, 2019 - submit a draft of your application to socsci-researchofficers@uwo.ca
  • RDS deadline: : February 25, 2019 (by/before 2:00pm)
    • Provide copy of the complete application (PDF preview from ResearchNet) for institutional approval to researchoffice@uwo.cacomplete 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, 2019 (by/before 8:00pm). Submission of registration (ResearchNet).
      No ROLA is required at Registration for this competition.
    • Application deadline: March 6, 2019 - 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)

    • Deans deadline: September 5, 2018 (Stage 1); January 23, 2018 (Stage 2)
    • RDS deadline: September 12 (Stage 1); January 30, 2018 (Stage 2)
    • Sponsor deadline:
      • Registration: August 15, 2018
      • Stage 1 deadline: September 19, 2018
      • Stage 2 deadline: February 6, 2019

    CIHR Travel Awards – Institute Community Support (Summer 2018)

    • Dean’s deadline: August 9, 2018
    • RDS deadline: August 16, 2018
    • Sponsor deadline: August 23, 2018 

    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 2018)

    *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, 2018, 1-2 pm, SSC 2024
  • “Pitch Your Proposal” Event: April 19, 2018, 12:30-3 pm, FNB 1200
  • Internal Notices of Intent Due: May 29, 2018
  • Internal Proposals Due: January 24, 2019
  • Internal Selection of Proposals: Spring 2019

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 2018 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 2018

CFI JELF Competition - June 15 2018 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 2018

CFI JELF Competition - October 15 2018 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 2019

Canada Research Chairs

CRC Timelines - April 23, 2018 Competition: CRC only

  • Meet with ADR, RD to discuss application: Before December 16, 2017
  • 1st full draft deadline to RD: February 12, 2018
  • Faculty contacts referees: February 12, 2018
  • Final Electronic submission to RD: April 18, 2018
  • ROLA submitted and approved: April 18, 2018
  • RD submit to CRC: April 23, 2018

CRC Timelines - October 22, 2018 Competition: CRC only

  • Meet with ADR, RD to discuss application: By June 15, 2018
  • 1st full draft deadline to RD: August 7, 2018
  • Faculty contacts referees: August 7, 2018
  • Final Electronic submission to RD: October 15, 2018
  • ROLA submitted and approved: October 15, 2018
  • RD submit to CRC: October 22, 2018

Western Research Grants

Western Strategic Support for SSHRC Success

  • Deans deadline: November 8, 2018
  • RDS deadline: November 15, 2018

Western Strategic Support for CIHR Success

  • Deans deadline: November 20, 2018
  • RDS deadline: November 30, 2018

Western Strategic Support for NSERC Success

  • Deans deadline: November 20, 2018
  • RDS deadline: November 30, 2018

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 researchoffice@uwo.ca.

Faculty of Social Science Internal Funding

Samuel Clark Research Fund

  • Deans deadline: June 15, 2018

Faculty Research Development Fund: Research and Travel Grant

  • Deans deadline: December 17, 2018

J.B. Smallman Research Fund

  • No fixed deadline

University Research Grant

  • No fixed deadline

Visiting University Scholar Program

  • No fixed deadline

Retooling and Retraining Internal Funds – Pilot Program

  • Deadline: March 1, 2019

The Northern Scientific Training Program (NSTP)

The Northern Scientific Training Program (NSTP) provides funding for senior undergraduates and graduate students conducting research in the North.

The Program supports field research in any discipline - life, physical, human and health sciences - as long as the research has an essential orientation and impact on the North.

Funding is available for all complete and eligible applications that are submitted from Western. Typical awards are between $2000 and $3000, with a recommended maximum request of $4500.

Information Sessions

Amazon’s Mechanical Turk: What is Crowdsourcing and How Can I Use it in My Research?

Researchers are increasingly turning to large online crowdsourcing panels like Amazon’s Mechanical Turk for research purposes. This session will provide an overview of the application of Amazon’s Mechanical Turk for participant recruitment and other potential research uses. Specific topics will include how to set up and administer participant recruitment through Mechanical Turk, how to screen and track anonymous panel members from study to study, and how to implement strategies that will improve the quality of data that you collect through this service.

  • Date: Monday, February 11th
  • Time:  10:00am - 11:00am
  • Where:  SSC 5220
  • RSVP form
  • Presenter: Taylor Kohut, Post Doc, Department of Psychology

Presented by the Faculty of Social Science

InCites Benchmarking and Analytics

InCites Benchmarking & Analytics is a customized, web-based research evaluation tool that allows researchers to analyze institutional productivity, monitor collaboration activity and identify influential researchers.

  • Date: Wednesday, February 27th
  • Time:  10:00am - 11:00am
  • Where:  SSC 5220
  • More information:  InCite poster (pdf)

Please complete the RSVP form.

Presented by the Faculty of Social Science.