Any FHS faculty member who is the principal investigator on an application reviewed by FHS reviewers, and submitted through FHS and Research Development Services at Western.
To be eligible, applications must be submitted for internal peer review by a panel of FHS reviewers. This process for submission requires that:
The principle investigator notifies the Associate Dean of his/her intent to submit an application for review at least 4 weeks before the internal deadline for signatures on the final application.
The principal investigator submits a complete copy of the application to the Associate Dean at least 3 weeks before the internal deadline. This copy is distributed to a team of FHS peer reviewers who will review the application and provide the investigator with feedback and recommendations within 2 weeks.
The principal investigator revises the application and submits the final copy for signatures, accompanied by the required ROLA form in the appropriate timeline for timely submission of the application. Applications submitted through another Faculty at Western, or through another university are not eligible. Each FHS faculty member can access this initiative only once within a 12 month period.
Once the application is submitted under the conditions noted above, you will receive a letter from the Associate Dean asking you to complete a ROLA form to set up a research account and have the form approved by your School Director and the Associate Dean.
On the form, indicate how you plan to spend the $1,000 (i.e., personnel, graduate student support, travel...).
Once the account has been set up, the funds will be transferred.
FHS Faculty Research Development Fund (FRDF)
The Faculty Research Development Fund (FRDF) is a newly established fund, supported through Western’s SSHRC Institutional Grant (SIG), Western Strategic Support (WSS), and the Faculty of Health Sciences. FHS will use its allotment of the FRDF to strengthen research related to any Tri-Council or other external agency.
The Principal Investigator must be an FHS faculty member who is eligible to hold a research account at Western
The following items must be included in the application (2-page maximum plus 2-page CV):
Category of proposal (Development, Travel, or Collaborative/Planning)
Overview of the project (i.e., significance, objectives, methodology)
For Travel Grants, please provide the name and dates of the conference, scope of the organization (national/international/regional), and your role (conference planning committee, symposium organizer, keynote speaker, podium/poster presentation, etc.)
Projected next steps (how this grant will foster external funding success)
Brief budget and timeline
2-page CV to include record of grant funding and publications, including applications submitted but not funded
Applications must be submitted no later than September 5 to Gord MacDonald