Western Strategic Support for NSERC Success Program

Jointly funded by Western Research and the researcher's faculty, Western's Strategic Support for NSERC Success program offers three funding opportunities identified as Seed and Accelerator (Fall competition) and Bridge (Spring competition) grants. These grants are targeted at researchers who are either 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 by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) 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. Note: Indirect costs are not supported by this program.

Spring WSS for NSERC Bridge Grant Program

Program Guidelines

Application Forms & Instructions

Important Dates

ROLA Deadline May 17, 2022
Application Submission 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 Western Research's posted deadline. All submissions will be adjudicated by appointed members of Western's Science & Engineering Review Board (SERB).

Final Research Report

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

WSS for NSERC Seed & Accelerator Grant Program

Next program launch: Fall 2022 (2021 process included below for reference)

Program Guidelines

Application Forms & Instructions

Important Dates

Dean's Internal Deadline consult Faculty Research Office
ROLA Deadline November 9, 2021
Application Submission Deadline November 16, 2021 (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 Western Research Internal Grants (intgrant@uwo.ca) before the posted deadline. All submissions will be adjudicated by appointed members of Western's Science & Engineering Review Board (SERB).

Final Research 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.