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