Ontario Mental Health Foundation

July 20, 2015

The Ontario Mental Health Foundation (OMHF) aims to promote the mental health of people living in Ontario, to prevent mental illness and to improve diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.

Deadlines:
Faculty of Education Research Office: 1 week prior to agency deadline (2-3 weeks if you wish feedback on your application – submit to Karen Kueneman)
Research Development & Services: no less than 5 days prior to agency deadline.
OMHF: 4:00 pm, September 11, 2015

Value: Up to $75,000 per year for up to 2 years for Type A Research Project Grants

Description: The Foundation will support research which deals with any of the biological, psychological or social factors which either foster mental health or lead to mental disorder. The Foundation aims to improve knowledge about the prevention of mental disorder, and the rational and efficient diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of the mentally ill. The Foundation will accept applications for projects dealing with any period of the life-span, any of the factors thought to promote mental health or to cause mental disorder, and from any of the relevant scientific specialties. The Foundation has a particular interest in studies which address mental health problems of importance in Ontario.

Note: Fellowships and Studentships are also available from the Foundation with a deadline of Oct 30/15.

Full Applications are to be processed through Research Development Services for institutional signatures, and are to be accompanied by a completed ROLA application.

Applications and guidelines…


Spencer Foundation – Small Grants

July 13, 2015

The Spencer Foundation supports high-quality, innovative research with the potential to improve education. Small grant proposals covering any topic that falls within Spencer’s mission can be submitted through the general small grants program.

Amount: up to $50,000

Deadlines:
Faculty of Education Research Office: At least 1 week before the Spencer Deadline (2-3 weeks earlier if you wish feedback on your application – submit to Karen Kueneman)
Research Development & Services: At least 5 days before the Spencer Deadline
Spencer: August 20, 2015;  November 3, 2015.

Eligibility: Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs applying for a research grant must have an earned doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field, or appropriate experience in an education research-related profession. Proposals are accepted from the U.S. and internationally, however all proposals must be submitted in English and budgets must be proposed in U.S. Dollars.

Proposals to the small grants program must be submitted through the foundation’s online application system.

A ROLA proposal must be completed with the application.

More information and applications…


Spencer Foundation – Mid Career Grant Program

July 9, 2015

The Spencer Foundation has announced the second round of its grant program to enrich the work of academic midcareer scholars who are seven to twenty years post doctorate.This targeted program provides support for those who are interested in advancing their understanding of a compelling problem of education by acquiring new skills, substantive knowledge, theoretical perspectives or methodological tools.

Amount: Budgets may not exceed $150,000.(Indirect costs are not permitted)

Deadlines:
Faculty of Education Research Office: At least 1 week before the Spencer Deadline (2-3 weeks earlier if you wish feedback on your application – submit to Karen Kueneman)
Research Development & Services: At least 5 days before the Spencer Deadline
Spencer: September 10, 2015 by 4:00pm CDT. (Final funding decisions will be made in early February 2016, with awards available for a start date between June 1, 2016 and October 1, 2016.)

This program is intended to provide support for a year-long program of study during which time the recipient will be released from teaching and from committee service and governance responsibilities on his or her home campus.

A ROLA proposal must be completed with the application.

Applications and more information...


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.

Spencer Foundation Grants

April 10, 2015

The  Spencer Foundation was established in 1962 by Lyle M. Spencer. The Foundation is intended to investigate ways in which education, broadly conceived, can be improved around the world. The Foundation has been dedicated to the belief that research is necessary to the improvement in education. The Foundation is thus committed to supporting high-quality investigation of education through its research programs and to strengthening and renewing the educational research community through its fellowship and training programs and related activities.

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Small Grants (under $50,000)

Deadlines:
Faculty of Education Research Office: At least 1 week before the Agency Deadline (2-3 weeks earlier if you wish feedback on your application – submit to Karen Kueneman)
Research Development & Services: At least 5 days before the Agency Deadline
Spencer (2015 dates): June 2, August 20

Description: The Foundation’s  Small research grants are organized under four areas of inquiry that identify broad topics they believe have fundamental and abiding importance for educational improvement.

The Relation Between Education and Social Opportunity
Organizational Learning in Schools, School Systems, and Higher Education Institutions
Teaching, Learning, and Instructional Resources
Purposes and Values of Education
Field Initiated Proposals

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Strategic Initiatives reflect the Foundation’s commitment to specific, measurable investigations.

The New Civics
Philosophy in Educational Policy and Practice (PEPP)

Deadlines:
Faculty of Education Research Office: At least 1 week before the Agency Deadline (2-3 weeks earlier if you wish feedback on your application – submit to Karen Kueneman)
Research Development & Services: At least 3 days before the Agency Deadline
Spencer (2015 dates): no deadlines for PEPP, June 2, Aug 20 for New Civics

Amount:   under $40,000 for PEPP; under $50,000 for New Civics

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Eligibility for All Programs:Principal Investigators applying for a Research Grant must be affiliated with a school district, a college or university, a research facility, or a cultural institution. The Foundation accepts proposals from institutions and/or researchers from the U.S. and internationally. Researchers must also have an earned doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field or appropriate experience in an education-related profession.

More information on applying to all above programs

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


Max Bell Foundation

December 12, 2014

The Max Bell Foundation encourages the development of innovative ideas that impact public policies and practices with an emphasis on health and wellness, education, and the environment.

Their current strategic priority is to support projects which educate Canadians about public policy and practice alternatives.

Program Areas:
Health & Wellness: The Foundation is interested in supporting projects that promote good health in the broadest sense. They are particularly interested in identifying practical, alternative approaches to the creation and maintenance of the programs and policies which shape Canada’s health care practices.

Education:Max Bell Foundation believes education is a cornerstone of a flourishing, productive society. Canada’s education institutions face many challenges as changing needs, attitudes, economies, and technologies shift the ground in which they are rooted. The Foundation seeks to support projects that focus on innovative ways in which our education institutions meet those challenges. Of particular interest are projects that address the thoughtful use of technology and alternative institutional arrangements.

Project Grants support clearly defined activities designed to achieve a specific purpose that aligns with the Foundation’s mission, strategic priority, and granting guidelines. A typical project grant ranges from 1-3 years in duration and has a budget that ranges from $50,000 to $200,000.

Senior Fellow Grants support mid-career individuals who wish to undertake a well defined project that will add value to debates over critical public policy issues in health and wellness, education, and/or environment. The structure of the fellowship is flexible, but will include a)a meaningful time commitment from the incumbent, not to exceed one year; b) a budget including $80,000 in consideration of the incumbent’s time, and up to an additional $20,000 for related support (e.g., administration, research, travel)

Application Process: Carefully review the mission and granting guidelines of the Max Bell Foundation and, if your research aligns with them, submit a Letter of Intent. The Foundation carefully reviews every Letter of Intent that falls within their program areas and granting guidelines.  Those that qualify are invited to submit a full proposal.

Full Applications must be accompanied by a completed ROLA.


Movember Foundation – Canadian Men’s Health & Wellbeing Innovation Challenge

June 3, 2014

The Movember Foundation challenges Canadians to be creative and put forward innovative, outside the box concepts, products or services that disrupt long held assumptions/myths about men and their health in order to get men to do things differently.

Using funds raised through the 2013 Movember campaign, The Movember Foundation is investing $1.5 million over 2 years towards innovation grants to create change across a range of men’s health behaviours.

There will be a minimum of ten innovation grants valued at up to $75,000 per year to a maximum of $150,000 (over two years) under this opportunity.

Project ideas should provide solutions that have the potential for swift uptake in the male health and wellbeing field and should:

1) Engage men in healthier behaviour patterns, or
2) Encourage men to take action early when experiencing symptoms of poor health, or
3) Focus on health promotion including prevention of illness, social and environmental determinants that contribute to poor health decisions or outcomes.

Applying will be a two-step process: 1) Online registration via submission of a one page Innovation Statement due at 5:00 pm EDT June 26, 2014 and 2) Invitation to selected applicants to pitch the idea 5:00 pm EDT August 11, 2014

*Note that email submissions will not be accepted for either step of the process.

The foundations will be conducting a question and answer session on Thursday June 5, 2014 EDT 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Registration for the Q & A can be made through the online RFA system.

To view the full Request for Applications please click here or visit https://cmh-ic.fluidreview.com/.
Alternatively, for information about this initiative, please contact Ivy Lim-Carter.