Western Strategic Support for CIHR Success Program

Jointly funded by Western Research and the researcher's faculty, Western's Strategic Support for CIHR Success program offers three funding opportunities identified as Seed and Accelerator (Fall competition), and Bridge grants (Spring competition). These grants are targeted at researchers who are either not currently holding external CIHR funding, or are preparing to submit to a larger CIHR grant. 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 by the Medical & Health Science Review Board (MHSRB) 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 CIHR competition within two years of the award’s start date. Note: Indirect costs are not supported by this program.

2022 Spring WSS for CIHR Success Bridge Grant

Program Guidelines

Please consult the guidelines for further information.

Application Forms

Important Dates

ROLA Proposal Deadline May 17, 2022
Application Deadline May 24, 2022, 3:00 p.m.

Process

Complete a ROLA Proposal: Internal program applications are processed through Western Research Internal Grants and must be accompanied by a completed ROLA proposal. 

Application Submission: The application form must be combined with all required attachments in a single PDF and emailed to intgrant@uwo.ca by the Western Research posted deadline. All submissions will be adjudicated by appointed members of Western's Medical & Health Sciences Review Board (MHSRB).

Report

Final Report - Online form due within six months of the grant end date.

2022 Fall WSS for CIHR Success Seed & Accelerator Grant

Program Guidelines

Application Forms

Important Dates

Dean's Internal Deadline consult Faculty Research Office
ROLA Proposal Deadline November 23, 2022
Application Deadline November 30, 2022 (3:00pm ET)

Process

Internal program applications must be accompanied by a completed ROLA Proposal, must be reviewed and approved by Department Chair and Faculty Dean, and must be recieved by the Western Research Internal Grants  submission portal before the posted deadline. 

All submissions will be adjudicated by appointed members of Western's Medical & Health Sciences Review Board (MHSRB).

Report

Within three months of the termination of the award, awardees must complete a final report. Final reports are submitted using an online form available on the Western Research Internal Grants page.

Contact

Internal competitions are administered by Western Research Internal Grants.

For more information please contact intgrant@uwo.ca.