SSHRC Connection Grant Initiative – Connecting for Canada’s 150th

May 12, 2016

We are pleased to announce the launch of Connecting for Canada’s 150th, a unique series of Connection Grants to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017. This historic anniversary is an opportunity to highlight scholarly activities that mobilize research about Canada at 150: its past, its present and its future.  This initiative also provides support for connection activities that exemplify the contributions of Canadian institutions and researchers in the social sciences and humanities, either to a discipline or to global fields of study.

SSHRC invites interested applicants and their partner organizations to apply for support through the Connection Grants funding opportunity. Applications are subject to the evaluation criteria and scoring scheme common to all Connection Grants. However, all applicants must demonstrate how their project addresses this historic anniversary. Applicants applying under Connecting for Canada’s 150th should consult the full description of the initiative.

For more information, please contact Paula Popovici, Program Officer, Research Grants and Partnerships Division by telephone at 613-992-0498 or email at:


May 10, 2016

Thursday, October 20 – Saturday, October 22, 2016
Western University | Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre | London, Ontario, Canada | #cslee2016

The CSLEE’s annual Values and Leadership conference is a three-day conference that promotes research and reflection on issues in values, morals, ethics, and leadership in education. The theme of the conference is Leadership in Uncertain Times: Complex Dilemmas and Ethical Possibilities. We propose that ethical and moral educational leadership plays an even more heightened role in supporting civil societies following international tragedies, such as those that took place in Beirut and Paris in 2015. The deadline for proposals is June 1, 2016.

Featured Speakers:

  • Gary Crow (Indiana University)
  • Claire LaPointe (Laval University)
  • Dana Mitra (Pennsylvania State University)
  • Kevin Page (University of Ottawa)

Dewey Symposium Panelists:

  • Charles Burford (Australian Catholic University)
  • Tony Normore (CSU Dominguez Hills)
  • John Portelli (University of Toronto)
  • Nancy Tuana (Pennsylvania State University)

We seek proposals for papers, posters, symposia, and pre-conference workshops on a range of possible subjects. Individual papers should be no more than 20 minutes each. Panel, symposia, and pre-conference workshop proposals are welcome. Graduate students who propose 10-minute preconference panel presentations remain eligible to submit an additional presentation to the main conference program. More information is available on the conference site.

Call for Papers: 2016CSLEE-CFP

Conference poster:  CON_Values-Ethics-Poster_2016

2016 Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference

May 5, 2016

From June 21 through 24, 2016, Western and Fanshawe College are co-hosting the annual conference of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE).  The theme of the 2016 conference is “Empowering Learners, Effecting Change.”

This international conference offers a wide range of research papers, interactive workshops, Pecha Kucha talks and posters on innovative approaches to teaching and learning, pedagogical theory/research and student support initiatives. It is also the 30th anniversary of the 3M National Teaching Awards, so classroom best practices of 3M award winners will be highlighted. It’s going to be an exciting and dynamic conference, with more than 300 presenters and 650 delegates from across Canada and abroad.

Faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars and students from Western’s main campus who are presenting at the conference or wish to attend will be supported by the university. For details on levels of support, please see


Call for Papers: Organizing Equality International Conference

May 5, 2016

Call for Papers: Organizing Equality: International Conference

Western University, 24 – 26 March 2017

Proposals due 1 June 2016

Organizers and advocates for local and global social justice are the lifeblood of solidarity movements worldwide that disrupt historic projects of exploitation, violent dispossession and social fragmentation. Social and economic inequality is a global challenge of the 21st century. The Global North’s Occupy and anti-austerity movement spoke back to the 2008 financial crisis. They now confront the urgent, mass scale migrations of peoples from the Global South to the North, fleeing a colonial legacy deprivations, militarization, wars and land grabs. Settler societies are also experiencing Indigenous re-centerings, from #IdleNoMore to the Truth and Reconciliation process, and the #BlackLivesMatter cry to enfranchise African diasporas.

It is now increasingly recognized that rising levels of inequality are linked to poverty, discrimination, illness, environmental degradation, and social unrest. It is further recognized that inequality, in turn, is conditioned by and contingent on a range of other factors, including citizenship rights, gender, race, ethnicity, age, location, and education.

But despite this recognition, social movements contesting inequality face serious problems of organization, strategy and tactics. Recent years have shown the limits of traditional trade unionism, occupy and assembly movements, vanguards and new electoral parties alike. They have also shown that anti-racism, anti-violence, LGBTQ and migrant rights movements, to name a few, face major challenges organizing in the face of violence, xenophobia, marginality, impoverishment and under threat of criminalization. Across the board, movements have to reckon with the unprecedented levels of surveillance of the digital networks which have become an important part of their organizing practices.

This conference therefore asks what forms of organization might, in today’s conditions, be most useful to movements for equality. It especially seeks contributions willing to explore new possibilities for the organization of equality struggles.

Organizing Equality is an international conference hosted by members of the Faculty of Information and Media Studies and the Initiative for the Study of Social and Economic Inequality at the University of Western Ontario, and planned for 24 – 26 March 2017. Its goal is to bring organizers, scholars, public educators, artists, media producers and advocates together from around the globe to build local and global capacity, share theories, strategies, experiences, and insights about efforts to address inequality and develop new kinds of theory/practice to guide and build future struggles. Our goal is to strengthen connections regionally, nationally and internationally, and to develop new forms of knowing, thinking and acting together between and across politics, sectors and communities of interest. To this end, we solicit scholarly presentations, organizing and dialogue sessions, workshop proposals, art performances/installations, radical media teach-ins and more, addressing a wide variety of themes related to the worldwide struggle for equality.

These themes include, but are not limited to:

  • indigenous reconciliation and reclamation
  • opposing violent policing and the carceral state
  • worker organizing, in and beyond unions
  • social media, digital technologies and global resistance networks
  • intersectional decolonial community and scholarly praxis
  • migrant justice and networks of support
  • decolonial/liberatory cultural production and praxis
  • gender, sexuality, anti-violence and community solidarity
  • struggles for access and equality in education
  • environmental and climate justice and sustainability
  • anti-austerity mobilization and cooperativism
  • health and food security organizing
  • social and community housing movements
  • strategies for digital protections and privacy from surveillance

Proposals for papers and sessions should be limited to 250 words. The deadline for the submission of abstracts for 20-minute presentations is 1 June 2016. Please include with your paper or session proposal, your name, e-mail address, institutional or group affiliation, and a short CV or biography. Abstracts should be e-mailed to the organizing committee at: For further information and conference updates, please visit the conference website:

Travel bursaries are available for participants from the global south. Please indicate in your submission if you would like to be considered for financial assistance.

Joshua D. Lambier
Director, The Public Humanities at Western
Western University
Department of English and Writing Studies
Arts & Humanities Building, Room 2G02
1151 Richmond Street
London, Ontario, N6A3K7

Twitter: @JoshuaLambier

21st Century Curriculum Symposium

May 5, 2016

Please see the flyer below for the details about the 21st Century Curriculum Symposium being held at Western University’s Faculty of Education on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Please note the Call for Proposals deadline: June 15, 2016. Send your proposals to


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


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