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. 

Award Value: $7,000


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 early career 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 
  • Proposed use and potential impact of funds
  • Budget and budget justification
  • Current CV (in any format)

Applications and required attachments are submitted as a single PDF to Grant Management and Services, Western Research via the online submission portalAll applications must include submitted ROLA Proposal before Chair and Dean approval is confirmed.

Selection Criteria

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

Guidelines & Application Form

Important Dates

Competition Launch

September 14, 2023

Application Deadline

November 14, 2023 (3:00 PM EST)

Awards Announced

January 2024


For more information about this program please contact Western Research Internal Grants