Megan J. Davey Opportunity Fund 2018

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 opportunity recognizes, promotes and supports early career Western faculty members. "Early Career" status is defined in this case as within ten years of their 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

The application will consist of:

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

Submit applications and required attachments via email to

Please see the Program Guidelines for more details on this competition's internal process.

Selection Criteria

The Megan J. Davey Opportunity Fund internal adjudication and selection process is managed by Research Development & Services. All applications must be uploaded to a ROLA Proposal before Chair and Dean approval is confirmed.

Important Dates

September 5, 2018 - Competition Launch
November 1, 2018 -  ROLA and final application form submitted to RDS
January 2019 -  Award Announcement


2018 Program Guidelines
2018 Application Form


For more information, or questions relating to the Megan J. Davey Opportunity Fund please contact Elizabeth Russell-Minda ( or 519-661-2111 ext. 88701