ADF – Small Grant

The University of Western Ontario Academic Development Fund (ADF) New Research and Scholarly Initiatives Award, Small Grants Competition applications and instructions are now available.

Faculty of Education Research Office: March 1, 2012 (if you wish feedback on your application please submit 2-3 weeks early to Karen Kueneman)
Research Development & Services: March 15, 2012

Value: $8,500 maximum (for up to 2 years)

Description: The ADF’s Small Grants Competition supports the cost of research projects of modest scope. Funds are  available  for seed money, one-time requests, and projects of short duration. Applications are to be made for new research initiatives. Preference will be given to applications that offer a clear rationale for the proposed research, exhibit innovation, and contain a budget explaining fully how the money requested will be spent. In addition, preference will be given to those faculty members striving to get programs of research established and to those who, during the past three years, have not received funds through the SSHRC Internal Research or International Research competitions or the Academic Development Fund (ADF).

Eligibility: Researchers in all disciplines are eligible. At the time of application, the principal applicant must be a regular, full-time faculty member at Western OR be a Professor Emeritus at Western with a casual appointment at the rank of Adjunct Research Professor – Independent Research Required. Applicants must be eligible to hold a research grant at Western.

Full Applications are to be accompanied by a completed ROLA proposal.

Guidelines and application forms

NOTE: Applications must be submitted electronically in pdf format . Please submit your electronic application by March 1/12 to Karen Kueneman,, along with a hard copy of the signature page bearing your signature.  All applications will be forwarded by the Research Office to Research Development & Services by the submission deadline of March 15/12.


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