C. Kingsley Allison Research Grant

October 19, 2016

The C. Kingsley Allison Research Grant/Award offered annually by the Developmental Disabilities Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is open to any student (undergraduate or graduate), faculty member or employee of the Western University community. Applications from all departments of the University will be accepted, without preference to any department, school or faculty.

Applications are also invited from non-Western University persons working with agencies in the London region providing services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. In this case, a member of the Western University faculty must be listed as a co-investigator.

The deadline for application is October 30, 2016.

The value of the award may range up to $9000 (with the actual value of each being determined by the number of funded proposals and the quality of each proposal).

This grant is not limited in scope, rather it is for any and all research projects which are of relevance to the understanding of the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of ID/DD.

Application instructions: ckingsley-allison-application-instructions

Application package:  allison-award-package

This is a peer-reviewed application process. The instructions and package can also be found on our website: http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/ddp/research/our_research.html

Contact for more information/questions:

Sarah O’Flanagan, Program Coordinator
Developmental Disabilities Program
Department of Psychiatry
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry Western University
Parkwood Institute, Mental Health Care Building,  Room F4-432-12
519-685-8500  x 47694

Ministry of Research and Innovation Early Researcher Awards (ERA)

June 3, 2016

The Early Researcher Awards is a provincial programme that provides up to $100,000 in funding over five years, primarily for students. It is available to faculty members who have received a PhD no earlier than July 1, 2006 and a first academic appointment no earlier than July 1, 2011. Health-related, parental and other leaves extend the window in some cases.

This is a programme that must be matched with a 50% contribution from the host institution. It is therefore essential that applicants contact Justin Patton (jpatton8@uwo.ca, 519-661-2111 ext. 88561) in the Research Office before submitting an NOI, to discuss the possibility of a match.

Here is the link to the ERA programme: https://www.ontario.ca/page/early-researcher-awards


-June 13 from 3 to 4pm: Early Researcher Award presentation with tips at Somerville House, room 2316

-June 14th: A Notice of intent (NOI) is due to Western Research Services and to Justin Patton (jpatton8@uwo.ca, 519-661-2111 ext. 88561)

-July 15th: Internal Education deadline for full applications – a review of your application will be provided along with details of the match

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 (julaine.hall@uwo.ca  or x87970)

Further details, award guidelines and access to the application form can be found online: http://www.uwo.ca/research/funding/awards/killam_research_fellowship.html

SSHRC Storytellers contest

November 25, 2015

SHHRC has recently launched its fourth annual Storytellers contest, challenging postsecondary students to show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research affects our lives, our world and our future prosperity.

The contest is open to all students, graduate and undergraduate, enrolled at Canadian postsecondary institutions. Their task is to tell the story, in 3 minutes or 300 words, of a SSHRC-funded research project—their own or a professor’s—taking place at their institution. We will select 25 finalists to receive a $3000 cash prize and specialized training in research communications. For details on this year’s Storytellers contest, please follow us on Twitter, watch the #SSHRCStorytellers hashtag, and visit the SSHRC website.

We encourage you to spread the word to faculty who may wish to encourage a student to profile their SSHRC-funded research. Don’t hesitate to be in touch should you have any questions. Please note that participant questions should be addressed to Storytellers@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca.

Royal Society of Canada Medals and Awards – Social Sciences and Humanities

November 9, 2015

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) offers a variety of prestigious medals and awards recognizing outstanding achievements of Canadian researchers. In 2016, the following awards will be offered for researchers in the social sciences and humanities:

  • Gender Studies: Award in Gender Studies – For significant contributions by a Canadian scholar furthering our understanding of gender issues.
  • History: B. Tyrrell Historical Medal – For the furtherance of the knowledge of the history of Canada.
  • Humanities & Social Sciences: Konrad Adenauer Research Award – Presented to an internationally renowned Canadian scholar in the humanities or social sciences and honouring their entire academic record. The recipient is invited to carry out a research project in Germany in cooperation with German colleagues for up to one year. The award can be up to the amount of €50,000.
  • Literature: Lorne Pierce Medal – For an achievement of special significance and conspicuous merit written in English or French. Critical or imaginative literature dealing with Canadian subjects will take priority over that not dealing with Canadian subjects.
  • Social Sciences: Innis-Gérin Medal – For outstanding contributions to the literature of the social sciences, including human geography and social psychology.

Nominations for the awards must be by:

  1. a Fellow of the RSC, plus two other co-nominators; or
  2. the President of the university, plus two other co-nominators.

Nominees must be Canadian citizens or have been Canadian residents for the past three years.

A full nomination package will consist of three letters of nomination (from the Primary Nominator and two co-nominators), a 70 word citation, a 1000 word appraisal of the nominee’s work and suitability for the award, a CV, and three letters of reference.

The final deadline for submission to the RSC is March 1, 2016.

Please contact Julaine Hall, Development Consultant, Awards & Distinctions, Research Development & Services, Western University, for more information or if you have suggestions for 2016 nominees.

Searching for Funding? Try PIVOT

July 8, 2015

Western’s subscription to PIVOT has been renewed, and is available to the full Western research community as a resource for finding research funding opportunities for faculty and students.

PIVOT can be accessed from any computer on campus. If you wish to use PIVOT off campus, please register for access at:  http://pivot.cos.com/about under the “sign up” option.

Please let Karen Kueneman, kueneman@uwo.ca, know if you do apply to certain funding sources because you found it on Pivot as Research Western is monitoring the benefits of paying for this resource.

Pivot is a tool that:

  • Provides access to the most comprehensive source of funding opportunities globally
  • Sends weekly updates on saved searches
  • Create groups for sharing funding opportunities on an ongoing basis

With a personalized experience through your own profile, Pivot pinpoints funding opportunities with searches that are:

  • Accurate: Updated daily to add new information drawn from sources linked to profiles in publications from vetted sources and web content associated with a scholar’s profile, and to drop out expired opportunities.
  • Automated: Users can receive alerts whenever new matching opportunities are posted that match their saved searches.
  • Focused: Search just one database for funding in any discipline and country, rather than multiple sources or scattershot across the internet.

Early Researcher Awards Information Session

June 8, 2015

In anticipation of the launch of the next round of the Early Researcher Awards (ERA) program, we will be holding a workshop for interested ERA applicants on Wednesday, June 10th. All faculty who intend to apply or who are considering applying are encouraged to attend.

This workshop will include:

  • A discussion of our past successes in the program, including timing your application within your career path
  • Strategies for developing a strong application and how you can position yourself and your research for a successful application
  • Perspectives and advice from a member of an ERA review committee
  • An opportunity to connect with RD&S staff and faculty research officers who will be assisting you in your application

Workshop details
Date: Wednesday, June 10th
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Social Science Centre 3024

Please RSVP to amartin3@uwo.ca or x84620.

In addition to this workshop, the Ministry of Research and Innovation will be visiting on Wednesday, June 24th to provide an information session on the ERA program. This session will focus on the program guidelines and application submission. It will be held at 10:00 a.m. in Somerville House 3315 (no RSVP required). All interested faculty are welcome to attend.

If you have any questions regarding the ERA program or eligibility, please feel free to contact Carolyn Paterson (or ext.82262) or your Faculty research officer, Karen Kueneman, kueneman@uwo.ca.