Western’s Internal Grant Funding & COVID-19

Due to the recent events related to COVID-19 and potential delays to research projects, Western will allow extensions on the following internal grants should an awardee require one:

  • Western Strategic Support for Tri-Council Success grants (all programs)
  • New International Research Networks Award
  • Faculty Research Development Fund (FRDF) awards (Please note – contact your ADR and Research Officer for FRDF extension approvals)

This allowance applies to current awarded grants. Should awardees require an extension on their award, we ask that they follow the usual procedure for requesting an extension, and submit a request to intgrant@uwo.ca one month prior to the end date of the award. The duration of the extension will be reviewed as per project needs and remaining balances; however, extensions of up to 1 year will be approved. Research reporting requirements are still in place for these programs; deadlines for reporting will be adjusted to follow the completion of project activities.

Regarding reimbursement of expenses due to the cancellation of research-related travel and/or events (refundable or non-refundable): Western internal grants will follow the same updated expenditure policies as outlined by the Tri-Agencies:
NSERC Policies on Extensions and Use of Funds
SSHRC-COVID Impacts on SSHRC’s Policies and Programs

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Kueneman, Karen
Staff, 2015 Fall
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