Western Strategic Support for Research Accelerator Success

September 2, 2015

The Research Accelerator Grant program provides one-time funding to mid-career and senior researchers with established research programs and who currently hold Tri-Agency grant(s). The purpose of this funding is to accelerate the initial stages of a new research area by leveraging the existing Tri-Agency support and allowing researchers to “make the leap” to larger external grant values. This funding is not intended for grant renewals or bridging support.

Researchers who intend to apply for Research Accelerator funding should contact the Associate Dean Research, Steve Bird, for proposal development guidance.

Amount: $50,000 (over one year)

Deadlines:

SSHRC
Faculty of Education Research Office: November 3, 2015
Research Development & Services: November 10, 2015

CIHR
Faculty of Education Research Office: October 2, 2015
Research Development & Services: October 9, 2015

NSERC
Faculty of Education Research Office: October 5, 2015
Research Development & Services: October 12, 2015

Eligibility: The Principal Investigator (PI) must hold an eligible academic appointment with a significant research component at Western University.

Applications are to be accompanied by a completed ROLA application.

More Information on Western Strategic Support for Research Accelerator Success – Instructions and Application Form


Reviewing Journal Articles

September 2, 2015

This article, “Twelve Tips for Reviewers” from The Academic Observer, provides some advice for  reviewing journal articles.

“Many critical skills needed for becoming a successful academic are typically not taught in graduate school, at least not in any formal way. One of these is how to review journal articles.” Reviewing is a skill that is critical to academic careers. See the rest of the article...


Writing Successful Research Grant Applications

September 1, 2015

Tips for Writing Successful Research Grant Applications

Thursday, September 10
10:00 – 11:30 am
Room 1010,  Faculty of Education Building

Refreshments will be served.

RSVP to Tina Beynen at tbeynen@uwo.ca or ext. 88068

Karen Kueneman, Faculty of Education Research Officer, and Steve Bird, Associate Dean Research, will present basic principles of good grant writing. Although the focus will be on SSHRC Insight Grants for this fall’s competition, the concepts discussed will be applicable to all grant applications. Potential applicants to any upcoming grant competitions are encouraged to attend.


Western Strategic Support for SSHRC, CIHR or NSERC Success – Bridge Funding

August 27, 2015

Supported by the Office of the Vice-President (Research), the SSHRB Bridge Research Grant is targeted to established researchers to bridge a SSHRC funding/research gap.

NOTE: This posting contains information for SSHRC research.Similar funding is available to researchers whose area of research is in the areas covered by CIHR  (Medical and Health Sciences Research Board- MHSRB) or NSERC  (Science and Engineering Research Board – SERB).

Amount: Up to 25,000

Deadline:
Faculty of Education Research Office: November 3, 2015 (if you wish to have feedback on your application – 1 week prior)
Research Development & Services: November 10, 2015 (decision by December)

Eligibility:
There are two scenarios in which a researcher may be eligible to seek Bridge support.
1. The researcher’s external SSHRC grant has ended within the past 2 years (not including the terminal year), and has unsuccessfully applied to an external SSHRC competition within one year of the competition deadline.
2.  The researcher has applied to SSHRC (as the PI) within the past year receiving a 4A status result and is ineligible for Seed funding. Applicants must disclose any reviewer feedback received in SSHRC’s referee report and are encouraged to have applications to any external SSHRC competition peer -reviewed before submission.

SSHRC’s Subject Matter Eligibility guidelines apply to this funding opportunity. The applicant must be eligible to hold a research grant at Western.

More information on this program, including application form and guidelines

Applications must be accompanied by a ROLA.


Western Strategic Support for SSHRC, CIHR or NSERC Success – Seed Grants

August 27, 2015

The purpose of this funding is to develop new and competitive externally-funded research proposals in accordance with SSHRC expectations.

NOTE: This posting has information for SSHRC research. Similar funding is available to researchers whose area of research is in the areas covered by CIHR or NSERC

Amount: Up to 25,000

Deadline:
Faculty of Education Research Office: November 3, 2015 (if you wish to have feedback on your application – 1 week prior)
Research Development & Services: November 10, 2015 (decision by December)

Eligibility: Early Career Researchers, who are within three years of the start date of their first eligible academic research appointment at Western. SSHRC’s Subject Matter Eligibility guidelines apply to this funding opportunities. The applicant must be eligible to hold a research grant at Western.

More information on this program, including application form and guidelines

Applications must be accompanied by a ROLA.


Healthy and Productive Work Joint Initiative – Webinars

August 25, 2015

Healthy and Productive Work – CIHR/SSHRC Joint initiative

Application Deadline:  November 30, 2015

The first phase of a two-phase call for applications under Healthy and Productive Work  has been launched.

Healthy and Productive Work, a joint initiative of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), is aimed at driving innovative, evidence-informed and gender responsive solutions to work and labour market challenges to improve the health and productivity of Canada’s diverse workforce.

Details of the initiative and application requirements can be found on the CIHR Web site. Webinars will be held to communicate details of the initiative.  For more information and to register, please visit the CIHR Web site or register directly by selecting one of the following presentations:

A partner linkage tool has been developed to facilitate collaborations across research disciplines as well as researcher-partner linkage (e.g. workers, employers, policy-makers, regulators, clinicians, insurers, service providers, workplace safety and insurance boards, unions, professional associations, and other stakeholders across sectors). Those interested are encouraged to make use of this tool to connect with others with related interests for the development of projects.

For questions, please contact:

Gianni Rossi, Program Officer
Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council
Telephone: 613-947-9652
Email: Gianni.rossi@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca


Faculty of Education Internal Research Grant

August 24, 2015

The Faculty of Education, Western University announces a request for proposals for its Internal Research Grant program.

Deadline: October 1, 2015, 4:00 p.m. (for a decision by October 31, 2015) Late applications will not be accepted.

Amount: up to $2,500 over one year

Description: These awards are to support the cost of research projects of modest scope (seed money, one-time requests, and projects of short duration). Preference will be given to probationary faculty.

Eligibility: The fund is restricted to faculty members within the Faculty of Education. Retired, part-time or seconded faculty are not eligible to apply. Faculty may hold only one Internal Research Grant annually.

Guidelines and applications…


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