Academic Development Fund Program now Administered by Research Development & Services

Research Western announced today:

Effective July 1, 2010, the Academic Development Fund – New Research and Scholarly Initiative Awards program for both Major and Small Grants – will be administered by Research Development & Services.

Established in 1973, this program has successfully supported research initiatives for individuals, disciplinary teams and cross-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary teams under the authority of the University Research Board (acting on behalf of the Senate) and the past stewardship of the Secretariat’s Office. Approximately $1.5 million dollars is made available from the University’s budget to fund the Academic Development Fund program to assist with the start-up and transition costs associated with innovative academic development projects and new research initiatives. During this period of transition, the Vice-President (Research & International Relations) will serve as Acting Chair of the Senate Sub-Committee for University Priorities in Academic Development (SUPAD).

Applications for both the Major and Small Grant competitions are invited from faculty of all disciplines.  Applicants are required to complete a Research On-Line Administration (ROLA) Proposal when submitting their application for Dean and Chair approval.  Upcoming Application deadlines are October 15th for Small Grants and November 15th for Major Grants. A call for proposals will be issued by early September.

In the meantime, more information on the Academic Development Fund program can be found at http://www.uwo.ca/research/funding/internal/adf.html or by contacting Florence Lourdes, Internal Grants Coordinator, Research Development & Services, at internalgrants@uwo.ca or calling ext. 84500.

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