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Funding & Award News

Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) – Call for Proposals

Western is pleased to invite individual groups and academic divisions to submit proposals on research area(s) for Western to consider for the next CFREF competition. Online proposals are due March 15, 2015. For more information on this Call for Proposals, please visit here.

SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grants

Knowledge Synthesis Grants are intended to support the synthesis of existing research knowledge. They are worth up to $25,000 over six months; up to 15 will be awarded.
Nomination deadline: February 19, 2015 (More)

Royal Society of Canada: Medals

The Royal Society of Canada offers various medals and awards recognizing outstanding achievement in a variety of fields. Some include cash prizes.
Nomination deadline: March 1, 2015. (More)

Research News

Funding fuels hunt for deeper answers - January 20, 2015

Western researcher Lauren Flynn is offering hope to those struggling to heal some of life’s deepest scars by putting stems cells found in human fat to work in new ways. (More)

Initiative weaves a stronger mental health safety net - January 16, 2015

Mental health clients in the province are getting a much-needed ‘safety net’ upon re-entering their communities thanks to a novel Western-led initiative. The Transitional Discharge Model bridges the hospital and community for benefits to both individuals and the health system. (More)

Physical Geography Lab to aid student research - January 16, 2015

Whether viewing organisms through microscopes, or sifting through sediment at the bottom of the Thames River, Western Geography students now have a new space outfitted with the latest tools to get the answers they need. (More)

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Research Summaries

  • Automotive Research at  Western

    Automotive Research

    From the production of biofuels, fuel cells and alternative forms of energy...
  • AFAR

    Avian Research

    Until now, the study of birds in flight has been particularly challenging for researchers...
  • Advanced Manufacturing Park

    Manufacturing Park

    Conveniently located minutes from Highway 401, the 38-acre Advanced Manufacturing Park is a unique partnership...
  • The Africa Institute

    The Africa Institute

    Western University launched The Africa Institute to advance scholarship and policy development efforts...
  • Biotron


    Climate change and environmental stresses placed by humans on plants, animals, insects and micro-organisms...
  • Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel

    Wind Tunnel

    Architects, planners and engineers are very interested in how structures respond to wind forces...
  • Brain Mind Institute

    Brain and Mind

    A unique collaborative research effort drawing upon the talents of more than 20 principal scientists and colleagues...

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