December 2, 2016
Research Development & Services, Information Session:
Introduction to SSHRC Insight Development Grants
and the Canadian Common CV (CCV)
Date: Monday, December 12th, 2016
Time: 2:30 – 4:00 pm
Room/Location: TC100, Ground Floor of Talbot College (Campus Map)
Res Research Development & Services will host an information session comprised of presentations and a Q&A period, on the 2017 SSHRC Insight Development (IDG) Competition, creating an application in the Research Portal, and the Canadian Common CV (CCV).
The session is designed as an introduction to Insight Development Grants, applicant/participant eligibility requirements and navigating the Canadian Common CV site, as well as an opportunity to note changes to the 2017 IDG competition.
All are welcome to attend.
December 2, 2016
The SSHRC has announced its Insight Development Grant competition. This grant is for researchers within six years of receiving their PhD or for established researchers planning on doing work in an area in which they have little or no track record. Total funding is $75,000 over one or two years. 50% of the funding is set aside for “Emerging Scholars” and new researchers should apply to this competition, not the fall Insight Grant competition.
- The SSHRC deadline is February 3rd
- Western’s institutional final deadline with ROLA approved – January 27th.
- Please send application drafts to Justin Patton for review no later than Wednesday, January 18th.
From Justin Patton, Research Officer: I would suggest that all those planning to apply meet with me at some point before December 14th to discuss application strategy – before putting pen to paper. I can give you application tips and we can discuss your methods and anticipated outcomes. 75% of the applications I have reviewed in each of the last two years were successful. The national success rate was 23% in 2015 and 40% in 2016. Hopefully, together we can find you success. It is a good year to apply because the programme was comparatively undersubscribed last year and it is my hope that there will be more funding to go around again this year.
Justin contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org; ext. 88561
SSHRC application materials: http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/insight_development_grants-subventions_de_developpement_savoir-eng.aspx
Summary document: sshrc-insight-grant-development-competition-winter-20
Application instructions: sshrc-instructions-for-idg-applications-2016
Justin Patton grant writing presentation: 160914-grant-writing-education_rev_161125
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
October 12, 2016
Western Strategic Support for SSHRC Success
Research Development and Services is pleased announce the 2016 Western Strategic Support for SSHRC Success Suite of awards. There have been key changes to the program for this year, most notably the Bridge and Accelerator have been replaced by the Open research grant that does not have any current or prior SSHRC funding requirements.
Funded by the Office of the Vice-President (Research), the Western Strategic Support (WSS) for SSHRC Success program offers two funding opportunities identified as the Seed and Open grants. These grants are targeted at all researchers who are pursuing SSHRC-related research. The intent of these grants is to offer critical, one-time funding to support an individual investigator’s research activities for the subsequent development of strong, competitive submissions to external, peer-reviewed research sponsors.
- The WSS-SSHRC Seed Research Grant is targeted to eligible early career researchers, who are within three years of the start date of their first eligible academic research appointment at Western (typically a probationary appointment) and who typically have little prior academic or non-academic independent research experience as a Principal Investigator. (Maximum value $25,000 for one year)
- The WSS-SSHRC Open Research Grant is targeted to established researchers pursuing SSHRC-related research. (Maximum value $25,000 for one year)
FOE Deadline: November 23, 2016
RDS Deadline: December 1st, 2016
Presentations: January 2017
Results available by: January 2017
For more information, or questions relating to the Western Strategic Support for SSHRC success please contact: Ryan Salewski (email@example.com or x86801) or consult the internal awards webpage http://www.uwo.ca/research/funding/internal/Western_Strategic_Support_for_SSHRC_Success.html
September 28, 2016
Please see the following document detailing the France-Canada Research Fund 2017 competition to “support developing new expert partnerships between France and Canada” and to fund students: fcrf2017_competition_-memo_28_sep_2016
Deadline: November 3, 2016
Funding: Up to $15,000
See also the “New Collaborations Program Guidelines” document from the FCRF website: frcf_2017_new_collaborations_program_guidelines-1
It details funding opportunities for Francophone students, for Women in Science, for students working with French universities, for postdocs and, by extension, for professors who plan to work with collaborators in France. Faculty of Education Research Officer Justin Patton has been in touch with the Embassy to confirm that Education research is eligible for all of these competitions. Note “Additional Funding” at pages 4-6 of the “FCRF New Collaborations Program Guidelines.” Funding is between $5,000 and $150,000.
September 22, 2016
Unlocking the Secrets of 4.5 Billion Pages: An HathiTrust Research Center Update
September 30, 1:30-3:30
Middlesex College Room 320
J. Stephen Downie is the Associate Dean for Research and a Professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
This seminar provides an update on the recent developments and activities of the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC). The HTRC is the research arm of the HathiTrust, an online repository dedicated to the provision of access to a comprehensive body of published works for scholarship and education.
The HathiTrust is a partnership of over 100 major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. Membership is open to institutions worldwide.
More information about the talk: downie_talk_sept30_2016
September 13, 2016
Faculty of Education
Internal Conference Travel Grant
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 begin on or before April 30, 2017.
Maximum $3,700 per faculty member per fiscal year (May 1-April 30) to attend one or more conferences during the fiscal year.
October 3, 2016, 4:00 p.m.
Via email to firstname.lastname@example.org , or paper copy to Research Office, Room 1161
Application & More Information:
Online at http://www.edu.uwo.ca/research/internal-funding.html