It is $1,000 in research support for any FHS faculty member who is the principal investigator on a tri-council funding application.
Taking the lead role in applying for major funding requires significant time and effort and we want to reward the efforts of FHS researchers.
We want to increase the number of tri-council applications submitted and our success rate in tri-council competitions.
All applications to NSERC, SSHRC, and CIHR.
Any FHS faculty member who is the principal investigator on an application reviewed by FHS reviewers, and submitted through FHS and Research Development Services at Western.
To be eligible, applications must be submitted for internal peer review by a panel of FHS reviewers. This process for submission requires that:
The Faculty Research Development Fund (FRDF) is supported through Western’s SSHRC Institutional Grant (SIG), Western Strategic Support (WSS), and the Faculty of Health Sciences. FHS will use its allotment of the FRDF to strengthen research related to any Tri-Council or other external agency.
To foster the achievement of these objectives, a FRDF funds will be available annually via a competitive process for three (3) types of funding opportunities:
The application consists of three sections, each with a page limit. Please submit completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than September 22.Section 1 (maximum 2 pages)
Funds are allocated based upon the following criteria:
Can I submit an application to more than one of the opportunities?
Can I have co-applicants?
Can I apply for a travel grant without knowing whether my paper/poster abstract has been accepted?
- Yes, but if a grant is awarded, funds will only be released once you receive formal acceptance to the conference program.
What is the duration of the grants?
- The Development and Planning Committee Grants should nominally be completed within 12 months of the start of funding. Funding will start by the beginning of January following the completion.
Do I need to complete a ROLA at the time of application?
- Yes. Research Development, Service & Ethics maintains an active ROLA form on their funding page that you can access.