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

  • Deans 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

  • Deans 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 20
  • RDS deadline: October 8
  • Sponsor deadline: October 15

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 12*
  • RDS deadline: January 26*
  • 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

  • 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 - 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)

    • Deans 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

  • Deans deadline: Two weeks before RDS deadline
  • RDS deadline: Consult RDS website

Western Strategic Support for CIHR Success

  • Deans deadline: Two weeks before RDS deadline
  • RDS deadline: Consult RDS website

Western Strategic Support for NSERC Success

  • Deans 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

Faculty Research Development Fund: Research $10,000 and Travel Grant  $2,500

  • Deans deadline: August 23

Faculty Research Development Fund-Collaborative Research Grant (FRDF-CRG)

  • Deadline: June 14

Retooling and Retraining Internal Funds – Pilot Program

  • Deadline: March 1

Samuel Clark Research Fund $5,000

  • Deans deadline: June 15

J.B. Smallman Research Fund $ variable

  • No fixed deadline

University Research Grant $ variable

  • No fixed deadline

Visiting University Scholar Program $ variable

  • No fixed deadline

Information Sessions

Information Session on Mitacs Funding

  • Thursday, October 31, 2019
  • 10:00am - 11:00am
  • SSC 5220

Presenter: Erin Azzopardi, Busingess Development Director, BrainsCAN-Mitacs Inc.

Mitacs provides flexible research funding for collaborations with industry and not-for-profit partners. Mitacs also supports international research networks through student mobility and provides research and training opportunities for your students and postdocs.

This information session is open for faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. It will include an overview of Mitacs programs, such as Accelerate and Elevate, which provide opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to apply their specialized expertise to research challenges relevant to industry or a community partner.

This session will also touch on new international opportunities. It will provide examples of funded social science projects, and where to start if you are interested in developing collaborative partnerships.

Research Ethics Considerations in the Social Sciences: REB Review at Western University

  • Friday, November 8, 2019
  • 10:00am - 11:30am
  • SSC 5220

Speaker: Katelyn Harris, Ethics Officer

Faculty of Social Science will be hosting an Information Session in collaboration with Research Ethics.

Research Ethics Considerations in the Social Sciences: REB Review at Western University

  • Introduction to research ethics requirements
  • Submitting REB applications at Western University
  • Key tips and tricks for successfully and promptly receiving REB approval
  • Special considerations within the social sciences
  • Q&A

Register here by November 6th.

Please note that attendance will not be limited to those who register, but the presentation will be tailored to meet the needs of those who register and indicate the topics of interest to them.