Research Support & Services

University College

The Faculty of Health Sciences strives to support its network of researchers through a series of initiatives designed to encourage collaboration, stimulate emerging research and enhance grant application success. Some of these inititiatives are listed below. For more information about deadlines and application protocols, please visit the Faculty Intranet page.

In addition to the initiatives listed below, a variety of funding opportunities and research supports are offered through Research Western.

Faculty Research Development Fund

The Faculty Research Development Fund (FRDF) is designed to strengthen research related to any Tri-Council or any other external agency. The FRDF allocates funds annually through Development Grants, Travel Grants and Collaborative/Planning Grants to support student/postdoctoral scholar training, increase publications/external funding activity and increase award activity.

FHS Tri-Council Funding Application Initiative

The FHS Tri-Council Funding Initiative supports researchers in the Faculty of Health Sciences who are submitting Tri-Council grant applications. The objective of this initiative is to increase the number of submitted Tri-Council applications and bolster success rates in Tri-Council competitions.

FHS Emerging Team Grants

The FHS Emerging Team Grants assists established researchers in moving their scholarship to the next level (e.g. beyond single PI operating grants). This grant program is intended for Faculty of Health Sciences researchers with a current track record of external funding.

FHS Catalyst Grants

The FHS Catalyst Grant is funded by the Office of the Dean to help us strengthen research eligibility for any of the Tri-Council agencies. Two grants each funded to a maximum of $10,000 are available. The Catalyst Grant will provide funds to support two developmental projects that have as their longer term (next step) goals/plan more comprehensive projects or programs of research. Outcomes from these developmental projects will make the longer term research goals/plan more competitive in external funding competitions.