Western Interdisciplinary Development Initiative (IDI) – 2022

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Western’s Interdisciplinary Development Initiatives (IDI) program is intended to seed new interdisciplinary collaborations that help position teams for success in securing external funding.

Amount: IDIs will be considered under two streams:

  • Stream 1: Up to $35,000 over 1 year
  • Stream 2: Up to $200,000 over 2 years

Deadlines:
Faculty Research Office:  February 21, 2022; if you would like feedback on your application allow at least 2-3 weeks before agency deadline – submit to Karen Kueneman
Western Research: March 1, 2022, ROLA and application (results by March 31, 2022)

Eligibility: IDIs are open to researchers in all disciplines and Faculties. Proposals must identify a project leader and at least one co-investigator. The project leader must hold an academic appointment at Western and be eligible to hold research grants at Western

Changes for the 2022 round:

  • IDI grants can now include support for the direct costs of research; teams must justify how the proposed research and/or other activities will help build interdisciplinary teams and increase the likelihood of success in securing external funding.
  • There is no Letter of Intent stage for this round.
  • The “Emerging Teams” and “Established Teams” streams have been replaced by two streams both directed at supporting new teams or significantly expanded teams.
  • There is no longer a requirement for establishing Steering Advisory Committees or administration of funds by faculties.

More information and applications…

For further information or questions, contact intgrant@uwo.ca.