Research Ethics – Presentation

September 16, 2014

Research Ethics at Western:
What You Need to Know

Presented by:
Grace Kelly & Vikki Tran
Office of Research Ethics

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Room 1139 (Community Room)
Faculty of Education

Ask questions and learn tips about the application process, including what reviewers look for.

Sarah Folino, Research And Assessment Associate at the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB)
will also be attending and would be happy to answer any questions you might have about the
application and review process at TVDSB.

 Education faculty, staff and student researchers all welcome!

Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to


Final Report Form for Western’s Internal Grants

September 15, 2014

Research Western has just launched an online Final Report form for internal grants, which can be found on most of the programs’ websites and on Research Western’s website for Internal Grants. Any information “submitted” via this online form will be emailed to both the award recipient and and would not remain online. Please review the instructions provided at the top of the form before completing.

Note: In most cases, those who have received internal support are required to submit a final report within 3 – 6 months of the grant ending. If required, it will be stated in the recipient’s award letter and the internal program’s guidelines.

Please send questions and feedback on the new Final Report form to

Don Wright Faculty of Music – Research Day September 26th

September 12, 2014

On September 26th the Don Wright Faculty of Music will be hosting a Research Showcase in The Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College to display the notable work that is taking place there.  Research and creative scholarship in music take many forms, and this day highlights the range of ways that music faculty and students approach their projects.

More Information -List of Events


Western Strategic Support for Research – Accelerator Success

September 8, 2014

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.

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)

Faculty of Education Research Office: October 1, 2014
Research Development & Services: October 15, 2014

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 SuccessGuidelines and Application Form

SSHRC Insight Grant Workshop at Faculty of Social Science

September 8, 2014

SSHRC Insight Grant Workshop

Hosted by
Erin Huner, Faculty of Social Science, &
Natalie Szudy and Laura Moxey, Research Development and Services

September 11, 2014,  9-10:30

  Social Science Centre, Rm 9420 (in Dean’s Office)

Some broad areas of focus for this workshop will be:

1) SSHRC CHANGES— focus on the new “Future Challenges” that have replaced the priority areas at SSHRC;  discuss how researchers should approach this change and what impact this change might have on proposals and grant writing for SSHRC Insight grants.

2) Grant writing for a multidisciplinary committee

3) SSHRC committee scoring and how this relates to effective grant writing

4) Application process and procedures: dates and deadlines to remember!

5) If you are thinking about applying to either SSHRC Partnership Development or Partnership Grants – discuss how your Insight Grant should be positioned in relation to these larger grants.

Please RSVP by September 3, 2014 to Erin Huner,

Faculty of Education Internal Research Grant

August 27, 2014

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

Deadline: October 1, 2014, 4:00 p.m. (for a decision by October 31, 2014) 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 available at:

Faculty Research Development Fund

August 27, 2014

The Faculty Research Development Fund (FRDF) awards, funded by the VP Research, are to strengthen SSHRC-related research by supporting the cost of small research projects, research groups and/or conference travel.

Amount: Recommended maximum award is $5,000.

Faculty of Education Research Office: Wednesday, October 1, 4:00 pm  (if you wish to have feedback on your application – 1 week prior)

Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time faculty members of the Faculty of Education, and must hold an eligible academic research appointment at Western. Faculty members may not hold, as the principal investigator, more than one FRDF grant simultaneously. SSHRC’s Subject Matter Eligibility guidelines apply to this funding opportunity.

NOTE: The application form has changed substantially from last year.

Application available at:

ROLA  is not required at the application stage but successful applicants will be asked to complete an application once the results have been announced.


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