ADF – Small

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: October 1, 2012 (if you wish feedback on your application please submit 2-3 weeks early to Karen Kueneman)
Research Development & Services: October 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 new researchers.

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. Principal Investigators and Co-Applicants who have not received ADF support in the past 3 years are eligible to apply.

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

Guidelines and application forms
Please carefully review the forms and guidelines as changes have been made to both.

NOTE: Applications must be submitted electronically in pdf format . Please submit your electronic application by October 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 October 15/12.


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