Delay Notes (Jan 20/21): The review and adjudication process for IDI has been delayed, the timelines have been revised. The revised timelines are below.
Materials for the full applications will be made available when the results from the LOI adjudication are released.
|Stage||Original timeline||Revised timeline|
|Invitations to submit full proposals||By January 15||By February 10|
|Deadline for full proposal||March 30||April 15|
|Dean’s comments on full proposals||April 15||April 22|
|Full proposal results||By April 30||By April 30|
|Grant start date||May 1||May 1|
Funded by the Provost and the Vice-President (Research), Western’s updated Interdisciplinary Development Initiatives (IDI) program is intended to seed new interdisciplinary collaborations and support and grow nascent and existing interdisciplinary collaborations.
The application process includes an adjudicated LOI and a full application by invitation only. For further information on the application process and adjudication criteria, please see the program guidelines.
What this program is for:
- Catalyzing the activities of Emerging Teams
- Expanding the activities of Established Teams
What this program is not for:
- Undergraduate or graduate program proposals (refer to the Academic Priorities Fund)
- Sustaining existing infrastructure or programs
- Supporting the direct costs of research activities
Western will invest up to $4 million over 4 years in IDIs, with a notional investment of $1 million/year. IDIs will be considered under two streams:
- Stream 1: Emerging teams: Maximum $25,000 over one year
- Stream 2: Established teams: Maximum $200,000 over two years
|December 1, 2020||Deadline for ROLA and LOIs to be submitted to email@example.com|
|December 15, 2020||Deans submit a letter ranking proposals hosted by their Faculty to firstname.lastname@example.org|
|January 15, 2021||Invitations to submit full proposals|
|March 30, 2021||Deadline for ROLA and full proposal to be submitted to email@example.com|
|April 30, 2021||Application results|
|May 1, 2021||Grant start date|
Program details, guidelines and LOI forms are available at: https://www.uwo.ca/research/funding/internal/idi.html
For further information or questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org