In collaboration with Research Finance, Western Research will continue their practice of providing extensions for certain internal grants in light of COVID-19-related delays to research. To improve efficiencies and reduce workload, automatic 1-year extensions will be provided for applicable internal grants (detailed below) with end dates between April 30th, 2021 and December 31st, 2021. (Please note that extensions have previously been applied for grants with end dates between March 1st, 2020 and April 30th, 2021.)
Applicable internal awards:
- Western Research Catalyst Grants (competition cycles 1 & 2)
- Western Strategic Support (all programs)
- New International Research Networks
- SSHRC Explore & Exchange
- GRF residual awards (e.g. NSERC and SSHRC residual funds)
Awards excluded from this provision include internal departmental or faculty awards, FRDF, Western Innovation Fund, and donor-sponsored programs. Program-specific requirements apply to extensions for these programs.
Formal extension requests to Western Research Internal Grants are not required for awards that fall into the applicable categories. Specific inquiries should be directed to Western Research at email@example.com. PIs are responsible for ensuring any applicable certifications are kept up to date.