Jointly funded by the Office of the Vice-President (Research) and the researcher's Faculty, Western's Strategic Support for NSERC Success program offers two funding opportunities identified as Seed and Bridge grants. These grants are targeted at researchers who are not currently holding external NSERC funding or are preparing to submit to a higher NSERC grant value. The intent of these grants is to offer critical, one-time funding to support an individual investigator’s research activities for the subsequent development of strong, competitive submissions to external, peer-reviewed research sponsors.
The merit of each proposal will be assessed on innovation, impact, deliverables (both long- and short-term), proposed methodology, HQP training plan and proposed budget. Successful applicants are expected to develop and submit competitive research proposals to a NSERC competition within two years of the award’s start date.
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Indirect costs are not supported by this program.
Internal program applications are processed through Research Development & Services and must be accompanied by a completed ROLA Proposal. All submissions will be adjudicated by appointed members of Western's Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB).
Final Report - ONLINE form due within 6 months of the grant end date.
Fay Harrison, Consultant, Research Development
Tel: 519-661-2111 x84306