Faculty of Education Internal Research Grant

September 12, 2017


These awards are to support the cost of research projects of modest scope – for seed money, one-time requests, and projects of short duration. Applications may be made for new research initiatives. While the main purpose is to provide funds for initiating research, requests to supplement existing funding sources will be considered. Travel to conferences will not be considered and should be funded through the travel policy. Separate applications, for the same project, over several years, will receive lower priority than new studies.


Maximum $5,000 per faculty member per fiscal year (May 1-April 30). In addition, the study for a previously awarded Internal Research grant must be complete before being eligible to hold another Internal Research grant; researchers may not hold more than one Internal Research grant concurrently. Faculty members who are retired, part-time or seconded to the Faculty are not eligible to apply for these funds.


October 2, 2017, 4:00 p.m.


Via email to edu-internalgrants@uwo.ca , or paper copy to Research Office, Room 1161

Application & More Information:

Online at http://www.edu.uwo.ca/research/internal-funding.html

Faculty of Education Internal Conference Travel Grant

September 12, 2017


To support tenured or probationary faculty members in their research by providing the opportunity to attend conferences to present their research work and to benefit from interactions with other researchers. For this competition the conference must finish on or before April 15, 2017 and the travel expense claim must be paid out before May 1, 2018.


Maximum $3,700 per faculty member per fiscal year (May 1-April 30) to attend one or more conferences during the fiscal year.


October 2, 2017, 4:00 p.m.


Via email to edu-internalgrants@uwo.ca , or paper copy to Research Office, Room 1161

Application & More Information:

Online at http://www.edu.uwo.ca/research/internal-funding.html

SSHRC Insight Grants

September 12, 2017

SSHRC Insight Grant (SIG) funding is available to both emerging and established scholars for research initiatives of two to five years.  http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/insight_grants-subventions_savoir-eng.aspx

 If you are considering possibly applying for a SSHRC Insight grant this year, please email Perry (pklein@uwo.ca) and Sonia (sfaremo@uwo.ca) as soon as possible and let us know.

 The Research Office can assist you developing your grant proposal, including the budget. For assistance, please email Perry and Sonia. It will also be necessary for us to review the budget.  

 Here are three important deadlines:  

October 2nd: Deadline for complete first draft to Faculty of Education Research Office. 

October 9th: Internal deadline to Western RDS, with ROLA

October 16th: Final deadline to SSHRC. 

For highlights and recent changes to SIG, see  https://www.uwo.ca/research/funding/external/sshrc_insight.html

Welcome Sonia Faremo and Jen Heidenheim

September 12, 2017

The Research Office welcomes Sonia Faremo (sfaremo@uwo.ca), our new Research Officer, and Jen Heidenheim (jheidenh@uwo.ca), our new Administrative Assistant. Feel free to stop by and introduce yourself!

Panel discussion on CIHR Project Grant proposals and peer review

July 26, 2017

Invitation extended by Schulich:  Please join us for an informal panel discussion about the upcoming CIHR Project Grant Peer Review.

DATE: Thursday August 10th

TIME: 1:00 PM-2:30PM

LOCATION: Medical Sciences Building, Room 148

Dr. Jane Rylett will share her perspective as Executive Vice Chair of the College of Reviewers regarding CIHR Project Grant Peer Review. The panel will also include Faculty who served as reviewers/scientific officers in the last CIHR Project Grant competition to share their “tips” from a reviewer perspective on writing the Project Grant.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please feel free to contact:

Mary Ann Pollmann-Mudryj, maryann.pollmann-mudryj@schulich.uwo.ca

Mady Hymowitz, mady.hymowitz@schulich.uwo.ca

SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grants

December 9, 2016

SSHRC has launched a Knowledge Synthesis Grants funding opportunity, to which the social sciences and humanities can contribute insights focusing on the future challenge area addressed in the question: How will Canada continue to thrive in an interconnected world and evolving global landscape?.

Knowledge Synthesis Grants are not intended to support original research. Rather, they are intended to support the synthesis of existing research knowledge and the identification of knowledge gaps. This call is particularly focused on the state of research knowledge emerging over the past 10 years. Proposals should address one or more of the specific key issues listed under the themes. However, applicants may choose to identify and/or develop specific aspects or elements within the questions to frame the knowledge synthesis to be produced.

  1. International relations and globalization
  2. Demographics and the movement of people
  3. Conflict, public safety, and global security
  4. Inequality, discrimination, and identity

Application Process

A complete application will include:

  1. A half-page summary in lay terms
  2. A four-page proposal of the knowledge synthesis project, with a work plan and proposed methodology
  3. An itemized budget
  4. A knowledge mobilization plan (2 pages)
  5. The discipline codes that are applicable to the proposal (up to three);
  6. A list of each co-applicant and collaborator
  7. A separate page containing the signature of an authorized signatory from the applicant’s institution, certifying that the institution will administer any award in accordance with SSHRC policies (provided by RD&S);
  8. SSHRC Web CV for each applicant and co-applicant;
  9. A signed Consent to Disclosure of Personal Information for each applicant and co-applicant


Important Dates

January 9, 2017        Internal deadline for submissions to RDS with a ROLA

January 12, 2017      Final submission deadline

March , 2017             Results are announced

For more information, or questions relating to the SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grants please contact:  Julaine Hall (julaine.hall@uwo.ca  or x87970)
Further details and award guidelines can be found online: http://www.uwo.ca/research/excellence/awards/sshrc_knowledge_synthesis.html

Upcoming SSHRC Insight Development Grant Webinars

December 2, 2016

Please note the upcoming SSHRC IDG Webinar Schedule:

SSHRC will be holding four webinars on the upcoming Insight Development Grants 2017 for applicants and administrators: one general session and one focused on research-creation. You do not need to register in advance.

The webinars will be held via Adobe Connect (for the visual presentation and written questions only. No audio.) and teleconference (for the audio) on the following dates:

Date Time Topic Language Link to meeting
December 6 1:30-3:00 PM ET IDG general French https://sshrc-crsh.adobeconnect.com/r6v4f5nz28f/
December 7 1:30-3:00 PM ET IDG general English https://sshrc-crsh.adobeconnect.com/r727n10acd6/
December 13 1:30-3:00 PM ET IDG Research-creation English https://sshrc-crsh.adobeconnect.com/r2bpmsfmhs1/
December 14 1:30-3:00 PM ET IDG Research-creation French https://sshrc-crsh.adobeconnect.com/r7nu25f27we/

To join the teleconference (for the sound):

  • Local Dial-in:   613-960-7515
  • Toll free Dial-in: 1 877-413-4791
  • Enter the Conference ID: 6214165

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For technical questions please contact:

Tel.: 613-995-4273
Email: webgrant@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca

For Programs-related questions please contact:

Research Grants and Partnerships Division
Tel.: 613-996-6976
Email: insightdevelopment@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca