Canada Council for the Arts – Killam Research Fellowships – 2017

March 2, 2016

Canada Council for the Arts – Killam Research Fellowships – 2017

Killam Research Fellowships are intended for established scholars who have demonstrated outstanding research ability and who have published the results of their research in substantial publications in their field. Typically, the recipient of a Killam Research Fellowship is a full professor in a Canadian university.  Fellowships are awarded annually, on a competitive basis, to support scholars doing research in any of the following fields: humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, engineering, studies linking any of the disciplines within these fields.

You must present a coherent project with a clearly stated objective and well defined plan for reaching that objective. The award is not intended as a subsidy for the overall research.

Western Application Process

Western must authorize final submissions in advance of the Canada Council deadline. All applications must be uploaded to a ROLA Proposal.

Important Dates

May 9, 2016      ROLA submission and complete application form uploaded to Canada Council’s Killam Program website
May 15, 2016    Western institutional approval and final submission deadline, supporting documents must be postmarked and sent to the Canada Council

March, 2017      Applicants will receive the results, in writing


For more information, or questions relating to the Killam Research Fellowships please contact:  Julaine Hall (  or x87970)

Further details, award guidelines and access to the application form can be found online:

Funding Opportunities – January, 2016

January 28, 2016

 For further application details, and to see all current competitions please consult the ROLA Funding Opportunities page.

More funding opportunities can be found on COS Pivot

**Reminder: Grant Applications are to be submitted under our legal name: The University of Western Ontario**

All applications require a ROLA submission
rolahelp@uwo.caif an opportunity is not yet listed
A copy of the application is required for signature

New Opportunities:

ALS Association
Starter Grants

Deadline for abstract submission: January 15, 2016
Deadline for applications: March 11, 2016

Associated Medical Services (AMS)
Phoenix Fellowship

Associated Medical Services (AMS) is pleased to announce that proposals (Letters of Intent) are now being accepted for the 2016 AMS Phoenix Fellowship Awards. The AMS Phoenix Project is designed to identify and shape structures that enhance the teaching and practice of compassionate care across health care settings, with a goal to raise awareness that how care is delivered (the process) is just as important as what care is delivered (the content).

Deadline for Stage 1: February 12, 2016 

Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation
Grants Program

The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) Grant Program supports research directed towards enhancing anesthesia patient safety. Its major objective is to stimulate and fund studies that will clearly improve patient safety and lead to prevention of mortality and morbidity resulting from anesthesia mishaps.

Deadline for letters of intent:  February 22, 2016

Arnold P. Gold Research Institute
Research Planning Grants

The Foundation’s will consider requests to fund in-person meetings of multi-institutional research teams to plan and write grants to submit to other funders for projects larger in scope than the Gold Foundation can support.

The Foundation is particularly interested in supporting teams’ plans for research which links humanistic healthcare and health professions education to important patient, provider and systems outcomes.

Deadline: Continuous

Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute
Knowledge to Action Grants

Applications are invited for projects to develop and test knowledge to action plans that will ultimately result in the improved outcomes and experiences for people and populations at risk, patients, their families and communities across the cancer trajectory.

Deadline for Abstracts: February 1, 2016

Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research
Research Grants
Research will be funded in three broad research areas: the clinical, the biological and the social sciences.

Deadline: February 26, 2016

Defense Medical Research and Development Program
Military Infectious Diseases Research Program

The JPC-2/MIDRP supports research and development leading to the fielding of effective, improved means of bacterial, parasitic and viral infection prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment to maintain maximal global operational capability with minimal morbidity and mortality.  JPC-2/MIDRP’s DHA-aligned mission is focused on polytrauma and blast injury, with a DHP core research program emphasizing wound infection prevention and management, as well as antimicrobial countermeasures.

Deadline for pre-application:  January 25, 2016 

Epilepsy Foundation
New Therapy-Commercialization Grants Program 

The mission of the New Therapy – Commercialization Grants Program is to drive the development of new therapies for epilepsy, accelerating the advancement of research from the laboratory to the patient.

Deadline for Letter of Intent: March 7, 2016

Fondation Jerome Lejeune
Research Grants
– medical research on genetic diseases with intellectual disability, receiving and treating children and adults with Down syndrome or other genetic defects of intelligence
– in offering specialised medical consultation treating all their pathologies linked to their disease
– the defence of life, the respect for the patient’s dignity, with a constant ethical focus and active solidarity, from the beginning of life until death.

Deadline: March 7, 2016 

Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance
General Research Grant  

Deadlines for letter of intent: February 1, 2016; July 15. 2016

Gambling Research Exchange Ontario
State of Problem Gambling
GREO is now accepting applications for the development of current state of problem gambling evidence review(s) to support an up-to-date overview of the existing research in the area of Problem Gambling Treatment.

Registration Deadline: February 15, 2016
Application Deadline: February 29, 2016

Huntington Society of Canada
NAVIGATOR Research Program

This program supports basic scientific research of direct and immediate relevance to Huntington Disease in Canada with the aim of providing a platform for the recruitment of outstanding investigators to HD research, to facilitate research collaboration nationally and internationally, and to support research that is relevant to other neurodegenerative disorders.

Deadline for letter of intent: February 8, 2016 

New Pathways Research Program
Deadline for letter of intent: February 8, 2016 

Jeffrey Modell Foundation
Translational Research Program

The purposes of this program are: To support innovative and novel investigations in Primary Immunodeficiency, focusing on translational research leading to meaningful clinical application; To advance the growing knowledge of genotype-phenotype correlations and gain a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms of immune function and dysfunction;  To support research that will lead to advancement in clinical recognition, diagnostic tools, and innovative therapies that will impact overall health outcomes and improve the quality of life of those affected by Primary Immunodeficiency.

Deadline: February 17, 2016

Kenneth Rainin Foundation
Innovator Awards

Supports innovative and collaborative research projects that are potentially transformative to diagnosing, treating and curing Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: February 15, 2016

Medical Council of Canada
Fund for Research in Clinical Assessment

The purpose and priorities of the 2016 competition are the encouragement of innovations in the assessment of clinical competence or performance of students, postgraduate trainees or practitioners. Priority will be given to proposals that show promise in contributing to the knowledge and understanding of measurement in clinical assessment and to clinical program evaluation methods for medical education. The proposal must focus on research, not development, in the assessment of performance or clinical assessment.

Deadline: February 1, 2016

National Marfan Foundation
Faculty Grant Program
The faculty grant program supports two-year grants for basic or clinical research for all disciplines in Marfan syndrome and related disorders.

Deadline:  April 11, 2016

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Research Grants

Deadlines: February 17, 2016; August 3, 2016 

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)
Alberta-Ontario Innovation Program 

Jointly managed by Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures (AITF) and Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), the Alberta-Ontario Program focuses on solving industry challenges that can be addressed with research and development activities and have economic benefits for both provinces (e.g., job retention and creation, increased productivity and competitiveness, knowledge transfer, industry revenue growth, etc.).

 Deadline for Expressions of Interest:  February 16, 2016 

Parkinson Society Canada
Parkinson Society Canada announces the following Research and Training opportunities:
Pilot Project Grants
New Investigator Award Program
Basic Research Fellowship
Clinical Movement Disorder Fellowship
Graduate Student Award

Deadline: February 1, 2016

Sarcoma Foundation of America
Research Grants
The SFA has developed a program to provide grants to investigators interested in translational science Sarcoma research. Funding is available in support of research on the etiology, molecular biology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of human Sarcomas.

Deadline: February 1, 2016

Weston Brain Institute
Rapid Response 2016
The Weston Brain Institute is delighted to launch our Canada: Rapid Response 2016 program to provide seed funding for novel, high-risk, high-reward translational research.

NEW for 2016: The program will have 3 application rounds, focused on two different disease groups. Applicants should apply to the group best suited to their project. Each PI may submit one application per round as the Principal Applicant or the Administrative Supervisor.

Deadline for Round 1 Letter of Intent: February 23, 2016
Deadline for Round 2 Letter of Intent: June 27, 2016
Deadline for Round 3 Letter of Intent: July 28, 2016

Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB)
Grants Program
The central focus of the WSIB Grants Program is return to work and recovery.

Deadline: March 4, 2016

World Anti-Doping Agency  

Deadline: February 15, 2016
Contact Research Development and Services at for institutional approvals; and allow up to five working days for signatures.

A draft of your application is required to obtain institutional approvals.

An entry in the ROLA system is required for all requests for research funding.

If a listed opportunity is not yet available on the Funding Opportunities page, please contact

Summit for Children and Youth Mental Health – April 7 & 8, 2016

January 25, 2016

Summit for Children and Youth Mental Health
April 7 & 8, 2016
The Allstream Centre, Toronto

The theme of the 2016 Summit on Children and Youth Mental Health is “Moving From Policy to Practice through Collaboration”.   Similar to the previous Summits, Thursday April 7, 2016 is the pre-Summit with half day intensive sessions and the main Summit begins on the Thursday night and all day on Friday April 8, 2016 with many sessions highlighting exemplary, evidence based practice.

To register:

Early bird registration deadline: January 29, 2016

Flyer with the embedded registration link and general Summit information: Child-Youth-MentalHealthSummit-2016

The program and further information on the Summit can be found on the OPSBA website at:


Call for Papers: Gender Equity and Social Justice in Education,St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto

January 25, 2016

A conference at St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto

March 17-18, 2016

Gender Equity and Social Justice in Education  Call-For-Papers_GenderEquityEducation

The purpose of this conference is to gather scholars interested in the study of women and gender inequities in education throughout the world. We hope to stimulate discussion surrounding the social, political and economic factors that impede the progressive role of women around the world. We intend to gather scholars of gender inequities and human rights in order to provoke discussion and thought surrounding these areas.

Topics of discussion may include, but are not limited to:

  • The eradication of gender-based violence and its effect on social growth
  • The transformative power of education and its effect on women’s social, political and economic opportunities in developing nations
  • Opportunities for those in more gender-equitable societies to influence the circumstances of women on an international scale


Proposals for thirty minute papers should be emailed to by January 30, 2016. The proposal should include the title of the paper, a 200-word abstract, the author’s institutional affiliation and full contact information.

This conference is co-sponsored by the Centre of Inquiry on Liberal Education and Social Justice and Students for Change.

Canada Foundation for Innovation – 2017 Innovation Fund

January 22, 2016

On January 15, the Canada Foundation for Innovation released a Draft Call for Proposals for the 2017 Innovation Fund. For this round of the Innovation Fund, the CFI will invest up to $425 million in infrastructure costs for “transformative infrastructure projects that will underpin cutting-edge, globally competitive research.”

The CFI limits the total amount which an institution can request from the Innovation Fund; Western’s envelope for the 2017 Innovation Fund is anticipated to be $41,300,000. An internal excellence-based, peer review process will be implemented to identify the projects which will be submitted to the CFI by Western, and to determine the maximum budget permitted for each proposal within our envelope. The internal process, detailed in the attached timelines, will include the submission of an internal Notice of Intent which will form the basis of institutional decision-making. Proposals should be aligned with Western’s strengths and strategic priorities, build on past investments in people, research, and infrastructure, and demonstrate world-leading research which will increase Western’s competitiveness in the global research landscape.

Faculty who are considering applying to the 2017 Innovation Fund are strongly encouraged to contact their Associate Dean Research or Research Director as soon as possible. Research Development is also able to assist with any questions, or in the development of internal proposals.

Internal Deadlines: CFI_InnovationFund_InternalTimelines

Internal Adjudication (and application) form, Western-led projects: Internal Adjudication Form IF 2017

Internal Adjudication (and application) form, externally-led projects: Internal Adjudication Form IF 2017_external led

Next Faculty Seminar Series talk: Thursday, Jan. 21

January 15, 2016

Please join us for the next Faculty Seminar Series presentation:

Identifying students at risk for self-injury: Informing school-based prevention efforts through research by: Dr. Chloe Hamza

Date: Thursday, January 21, 2016

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Location: Room 1010, Faculty of Education

 All are welcome. Bring your lunch and we will supply coffee and cookies.

Please RSVP to


Given that mental health issues often co-occur with academic difficulties, schools provide an important context for the early identification of student mental health needs. One serious and widespread mental health issue that has received increased attention in recent years is nonsuicidal self-injury (e.g., self-cutting without lethal intent). In particular, there has been mounting concern among parents, educators, and school practitioners that nonsuicidal self-injury may be associated with increased risk for suicidal behavior among students. In my presentation, I will explore findings on the link between these two forms of self-injurious behavior, and present research that I have done to assist schools in identifying students most at risk for suicidal behavior.

Memo regarding staffing & other changes in the Office of Human Research Ethics

January 7, 2016

Please see this document regarding staffing and other changes in the Office of Human Research Ethics:  OHRE Memo-Jan 6 2016


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