Megan J. Davey Opportunity Fund

The Megan J. Davey Opportunity Fund was founded by Professor Ken Davey and family in honour of their daughter, Megan. Dr. Megan Davey was a talented and dedicated faculty member at Western’s Department of Biochemistry in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. As such the Megan J. Davey Opportunity Fund has been established to support new faculty members at Western in experimental life science whose research explores cellular and molecular organization. 


This award recognizes, promotes, and supports early career faculty members at Western University. For this opportunity, early career status is defined as within ten years of the applicant's first faculty appointment at any university. 

The award is offered to full-time, research eligible faculty members currently pursuing research in experimental life sciences focusing on cellular and molecule organization. Researchers will have an opportunity to specifically define how their research meets this requirement in the application form.

Application Process

Please see the Program Guidelines for more details on the application requirements and the competition's internal process. The required application sections include the following:

  • Brief description of research (200 words)
  • Description of research program 
  • Budget and budget justification
  • Current CV (in any format)

Applications and required attachments are submitted as a single PDF to Research Western Internal Grants: All applications must include a submitted ROLA Proposal before Chair and Dean approval is confirmed.

Selection Criteria

The adjudication and selection process for this opportunity is managed internally by Research Western. 

Guidelines & Application Form

2019 Program Guidelines (reference only)
2019 Application Form (reference only)

Important Dates

Competition Launch

2020 date to be announced

Application and ROLA Proposal Deadline


Awards Announced



Elizabeth Russell-Minda, Research Development Officer (ext. 88701)