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Funding & Award News

2015 NSERC Steacie Memorial Fellowships

Fellowships, worth $250,000, provide two years’ release from teaching and administrative duties to focus on research. Nominees should have received their Ph.D. since 2002 and have had international impact in their field. Recipients publish in top-tier journals, working on the cutting edge and aiming to solve the big problems in their fields. (More)


Internal deadline for LOI: April 1, 2014; external deadline: May 1, 2014. Please note  there is an institutional quota of six at the LOI stage. The Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program supports the training of teams of highly qualified students and postdoctoral fellows from Canada and abroad through the development of innovative training programs. (More)

2015 Killam Research Fellowships and Prizes

The Killam Fellowships and Prizes are distinguished honours supporting scholars of exceptional ability. Fellowships provide two years’ release time from teaching and administration. Prizes are worth $100,000 and are given at the peak of one’s career. Eligible studies are in social/natural/health sciences, engineering and humanities. Internal deadline for Fellowship application: May 1, 2014. Nomination deadline for Prizes: June 16, 2014. (More on Fellowships) (More on Prizes)

Research News

McNeil honoured for science research, outreach - April 17, 2014

Western Biology professor Jeremy McNeil has been named the recipient of the Science Ambassador Award, presented as part of the 2014 Partners In Research National Awards. (More

'Big data' partnership paying early dividends - April 17, 2014

The Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform (SOSCIP), a groundbreaking research consortium focused on big data research with Western at its core, is thriving at an unexpected rate, boosting the region’s research output as well as its economy, consortium partners said Tuesday. (More

New lab to capture immigrant experience - April 17, 2014

A new laboratory exploring immigrant settlement and integration issues will help create a smoother pathway into Canadian society for these vital members of the country’s future economy and labour market, two Western professors say. (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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