Western Interdisciplinary Development Initiatives – 2023

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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. IDIs will be exceptional programs that advance Western’s research mission, attract scholars and graduate students to the university, and bring prestige to the institution. IDIs, led by established or emerging scholars, will have clearly articulated research dimensions and objectives.

Amount: IDIs will be considered under two streams:

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

Important Dates:

February 21, 2023Faculty Research Office: If you wish to have feedback on your application allow at least two weeks – contact Karen Kueneman
February 28, 2023ROLA proposal submission
March 7, 2023Applications are to be submitted via online portal 
April 30, 2023Notification of Results
May 1, 2023Grant start date

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. There is no limit to team size.

NOTE: IDIs are intended to support new/emerging teams, or to significantly expand or merge existing teams. This program is not intended to support existing teams.

Program details, guidelines and application forms…

For questions regarding this opportunity, please contact your Faculty Research Officer, Karen Kueneman, and/or intgrant@uwo.ca

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