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Funding & Award News

Interdisciplinary Development Initiatives (IDI)  - Round 5

The Interdisciplinary Development Initiatives Program (IDIs) provides seed funding for projects that further Western’s research and teaching mission, attract scholars and graduate students to our University, and bring prestige to Western. (More)


Killam Prizes

Among Canada’s most prestigious and distinguished research awards, five unrestricted prizes of $100,000 are awarded annually to exceptional Canadian scholars in humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, and engineering.
Deadline: June 15, 2015 
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NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Fellowships

These $250,000-grants are awarded to enhance the career development of outstanding, early-career faculty. Nominees will have successfully defended their doctoral thesis within the last 12 years. Deadline: June 8, 2015 (More)

Research News

Kidney transplant survival could benefit from unexpected source - May 21, 2015

A colourless, odourless and toxic gas to humans may hold a rather counter-intuitive key to extending the lives of kidney transplant recipients, Western researchers say. (More)


Mother’s education, family stability at heart of child’s success - May 21, 2015

Research from two Western professors is challenging the longstanding myth that a child’s success in life depends on his or her family structure. (More)


Student-engineered ‘smart implant’ may save money, relieve pain - May 21, 2015

It’s painful, inconvenient and costly. But if detected early, implant loosening – the slight movement of a newly replaced hip – can be dealt with, without the need for a major follow-up surgery, according to a group of Western students. (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

    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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