Qualitative Research – Research Ethics

March 29, 2012

The Advisory Panel on Research Ethics invites you to the fourth of our webinar series on the second edition of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2):


–              April 12, 2012 12:00 noon ET

During this one hour webinar, Wendy Burgess, Policy Analyst, will explore TCPS 2 issues that are particularly germane to qualitative research, such as emergent design, observational studies, creative practice and the use of deception in research.

Registration is Open – Please register for this webinar at: http://cihr-irsc.sondages-surveys.ca/surveys/wbu/qualitative-research/


Research on Teaching Symposium

March 29, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Teaching Support Centre; Room 122 The D. B. Weldon Library

The inaugural Research on Teaching Symposium showcases Research on Teaching projects being done here at Western. It also provides the opportunity for faculty members, librarians and archivists, and graduate students who wish to learn more about Research on Teaching or who have considered doing such scholarship to meet and interact with colleagues who have completed Research on Teaching projects. The symposium will feature presentations by two recipients of the 2010 Research on Teaching Small Grants award. Carroll Iwasiw of the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing will speak on her project, “Writing Levels of Year 1 Students in Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN Program.” Also, Kathy Hibbert and Roz Stooke of the Faculty of Education will report on their project, “Supporting Graduate Students’ Writing in Curriculum Studies.” The Symposium will also feature a poster session with completed research being presented by faculty members and librarians from the Arts & Humanities, Education, Health Sciences, Science, the Schulich School, and Western Libraries.

Registration and program details can be found on the website.

CIHR Webinar: “Art of Writing a CIHR Application”

March 29, 2012

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) will offer six webinar sessions on “The Art of Writing a CIHR Application” in April 2012. Last year, this webinar was offered exclusively to members of the Canadian Association of University Research Administrators (CAURA) with immense success. Now, CIHR is offering this webinar to the entire research community (including researchers and research institution staff who support researchers).

In this webinar, participants will learn some tips and get insights for writing a successful application for current competitions and programs offered at CIHR, from the planning stages through writing and submitting a CIHR application. (Please note that the technical aspects of how to apply using ResearchNet will NOT be covered in this webinar.)

Each 90 minute webinar will include approximately 45 minutes of presentation, plus 45 minutes of questions and answers from participants. Participants will also be provided with an electronic document containing application writing tips and insights not covered in the presentation.

To view the list of webinar sessions or to register for a session, go to the new Facilitated Online Session (Webinar) web page on the CIHR website – http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/45096.html.

Researching International and Contemporary Education (RICE) Symposium – Announcement

March 29, 2012

Pedagogies of the International

RICE Symposium

Thursday, June 14, 2012

1:00 – 5:00 pm

Community Room, Faculty of Education, Western

Topically, this symposium is oriented to educators and researchers engaged in the following areas of study: international education, intercultural learning, internationalizing higher education, study abroad, international service learning, global citizenship education, multilingualism and pedagogies of social difference.

More information on the program, registration and ways of participating will soon be circulated and posted on the RICE website.

Preliminary information on the symposium

SSHRC Insight Grants – Mandatory Notification of Intent to Apply

March 28, 2012

The Notification of Intent (NOI) to apply for an Insight Grant is now mandatory. NOIs must be submitted directly by the applicants to SSHRC via the online system by August 15th, 2012. An applicant who has not submitted an NOI by this date will be ineligible to submit the full application in the October 2012 competition.

In addition to basic information, an applicant must submit a one-page Summary of the Proposed Research. This Summary must include:

•             the objectives of the research

•             the proposed methodology; and

•             the anticipated significance and impacts of the proposed research.

The NOI form will be available on SSHRC’s website by mid-June.

Western’s International Research Awards

March 27, 2012

International Research Awards are offered to support the cost of international research projects of modest scope.

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

Value: $7,000 maximum

Description: This program provides seed money for one-time requests and projects of short duration, which involve a significant international component and enhance knowledge generation or information exchange between Canadian and foreign academics. Priority will be given to applicants who propose to conduct primary or secondary research in or about other countries and to applications that require international travel. Preference will be given to full-time, probationary or recently tenured faculty members striving to get programs of research established and to those who, during the past three years, have not received funds through this or other centrally administered internal funding programs at Western.

NOTE: In this case, “international” refers primarily to the subject of the research and not simply to the means by which it is carried out. Applicants must be eligible to hold a research grant at UWO.

Application and guidelines…

A ROLA submission must also be submitted.

CIHR Dissemination Grants

March 27, 2012

The specific objective of Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s (CIHR) Dissemination Grants funding opportunity is to support events/activities that contribute to the dissemination, exchange and uptake of research evidence in the broad area of health.

Faculty of Education Research Office: June 7, 2012 (2-3 weeks earlier if you wish feedback on your application – submit to Karen Kueneman)
Research Development & Services: June 11, 2012
CIHR: June 15, 2012

Value: up to $25,000 for up to one year

Description: Events/activities may focus on, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Education of groups such as patients, health professionals, community organizations, policy-makers, the general public;
  • Knowledge dissemination that will inform practice, clinical care, partnership best practices, policy and decision making;
  • Dissemination and/or discussion of research findings at scientific meetings, workshops, conferences, congresses or symposia.

Eligibility:  Applicants must be eligible to hold a research grant at UWO and the Nominated Principal Applicant must be one of the following:

  1. An independent researcher
  2. A knowledge user
  3. A trainee
  4. A supervisor
  5. An activity/event coordinator affiliated with a Canadian non-governmental not-for-profit organization, and/or a community leader.

Full Applications are to be processed through Research Development & Services  and are to be accompanied by a completed ROLA application.

More information and applications…