Research Western
Funding Opportunites - Research
Further details regarding this announcement can be found at:

Grant Amount: $40K PA FOR UP TO 3 YEARS
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: Oct 21, 2011
Sponsor's: Oct 28, 2011

Subject Areas: Mental Health
Description: Senior Research Fellowships are open to experienced investigators who have a strong record of publication and success in obtaining competitive grant funding; applicants for this award must at the time of application be a minimum of nine years beyond the most recent professional research qualification. Applicants for the Senior Research Fellowship must be members of the institution's full-time staff. These awards are subject to external review. External reviews may be shared between the Research Committee and the Fellowships Committee. The purpose of these awards is to enable the investigator to secure time for research that would not otherwise be available. Applicants for all of these awards must hold a professional research qualification in a field relevant to mental health, and be conducting investigations in an Ontario hospital, university or other institutional setting.

Application Details:

The award will cover the costs to the institution of providing a substitute who will take over part of the Fellow's teaching, clinical or administrative duties. The institution must make arrangements for the substitution, and the application form should outline a draft plan for how the substitution will be implemented. The institution should make clear what duties will be taken over and what arrangements are proposed to provide a satisfactory alternative to the Fellow. The amount of time released to do research may vary but in no instance will the Foundation support a full-time substitution. When the applicant seeks relief from clinical duties, the award can be used to cover the income lost by a reduction in the number of OHIP-funded clinical services provided by the Fellow in order to undertake the proposed research. The institution and the applicant must provide documentation for the reduction of OHIP-funded services. The applicant must show that the resources required to carry out the proposed research will be available (e.g., computer time, external grant support, laboratory facilities, access to clients). Each applicant must make clear how his or her research opportunities and productivity will be increased if the award is made.

The Foundation is implementing a new online submission this year. Applicants are asked to submit their applications both online AND in a paper format. Please visit our web site at to create an account, access the application forms and submit your application online. We require three collated sets (original and two copies) of the application. It is the applicant?s responsibility to ensure that the copies are identical to the original (except in the case of materials submitted in sealed envelopes, which will be copied at the Foundation). The only items that need not be copied are the checklist and Page 10. Submit these with the original only. You may use staples throughout the two copies, but please do not staple any part of the original. Also, we require twenty double-sided copies consisting of the facesheet and project summary sheet (pages 2 and 4); include these in a separate pile with your application. However, please make only single-sided copies of the facesheet and project summary sheet when you prepare the three copies of the application. Lastly, please make 3 additional copies of page F and submit these separately with the 20 facesheet copies.


NOTE: All Letters of Intent and Full Applications must be processed through Research Development & Services for institutional approval. Requests for Institutional approvals should be received no less than 3 days prior to the posted Sponsor deadline. A ROLA Proposal (bearing applicant, Chair and Dean electronic approvals) is required for each submission.
Western Contacts: Russelo,Theresa M

Sponsor Contacts:

441 Jarvis Street
2nd Floor
TORONTO, Ontario, Canada
416 920-7721