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Research Awards and Grants

Research

The Developmental Disabilties Program offers 3 different research awards and grants each year.  

See below for details around each award and/or grant.  If you have any questions regarding the submission process, or eligibility requirements, please contact Sarah O'Flanagan, Program Coordinator for Developmental Disabilities by email, or at 519-646-6100  x47694.

Research Awards and Grants

The Greta T. Swart Essay Competition

An annual essay award will be available to an undergraduate medical student or postgraduate medical resident at Western University, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. The essay should describe an experience managing a patient at any stage in the lifespan with a developmental disability. This includes management of physical health, mental health or both, either in the hospital system or in the community, including family medicine. 


The essay should be 1,500 to 2,000 words in length and typed double spaced with the total word count placed at the top right hand corner of the first page. Entries beyond 2,000 words will not be considered.

The amount of the award is $1,000.  All essays submitted may be published in the Clinical Bulletin of the Developmental Disabilities Program. 

Click here to see the full call for submissions with all the eligibility requirements.  

The application deadline for this award is March 31 of each year.

The Annual Dr. Benjamin Goldberg Research Grant

This is a photograph of Dr. Benjamin Goldberg

Deadlines for ProposalsMarch 31

 

Eligibility requirements: The Developmental Disabilities Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is pleased to announce the call for submissions for the Annual Dr. Benjamin Goldberg Research Grant Competition. 

This competition is open to any student (undergraduate or graduate) registered at the Western University Community.  Applications are also invited from students registered at other Universities or Colleges in southwestern Ontario.

In all cases, a member of the Western University faculty (who is eligible to hold research funds) must be listed as a Supervisor.  Applications from all academic departments will be accepted, without preference to any department, school, or faculty. Value of an award may range up to $3,000, with the actual value of each award being determined by the number of funded proposals and the quality of each proposal. The awards are not limited in scope – rather they are for any and all research projects which are of relevance to the understanding of the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

 

Interested candidates should complete the application package.

The application instructions can be found here.

The application form can be found here.  

The following rating criteria will be used to evaluate each submission:

  1. Applicant (marked out of 5, includes experience, ability to complete the project, resources, supervision, etc.)
  2. Project and Methodology (marked out of 5 points)
  3. Relevance to Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (marked out of 5 points) 

 

Proposals must be received by March 31 of each year. Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria and whose work is judged to be relevant to the mission of the DDP will be considered for funding support. Recipients will be notified after the review process, and projects will be funded in the same academic year, beginning in May, or sooner if possible. Project completion dates will depend on the project description.

Research grant recipients will be required to submit a summary of their research for publication in the Clinical Bulletin of the Developmental Disabilities Program and will also be encouraged to present their research at the annual Developmental Disabilities Research Day.

Completed applications can be submitted via email to sarah.oflanagan@lhsc.on.ca

The Annual C. Kingsley Allison Research Grant

Deadline for ProposalsOctober 31

 

Eligibility requirements: The Developmental Disabilities Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is pleased to announce the call for submissions for the Annual C. Kingsley Allison Research Grant Competition. 

This competition is open to any student (undergraduate or graduate), faculty member, or employee of the Western University Community.  Applications are also invited from non-Western University persons working with agencies in the London region providing services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

In all cases, a member of the Western University faculty (who is eligible to hold research funds) must be listed as an Investigator or Supervisor.  Applications from all departments of the University will be accepted, without preference to any department, school, or faculty. Value of an award may range up to $9,000, with the actual value of each award being determined by the number of funded proposals and the quality of each proposal. The awards are not limited in scope – rather they are for any and all research projects which are of relevance to the understanding of the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

 

Interested candidates should complete the application package.

Application Instructions can be found here.

Application form can be found here.  

The following rating criteria will be used to evaluate each submission:

  1. Applicant (marked out of 5, includes experience, ability to complete the project, resources, supervision, etc.)
  2. Project and Methodology (marked out of 5 points)
  3. Relevance to Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (marked out of 5 points) 

 

Proposals must be received by October 31 of each year. Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria and whose work is judged to be relevant to the mission of the DDP will be considered for funding support. Recipients will be notified after the review process, and projects will be funded in the same academic year, beginning in January, or sooner if possible. Project completion dates will depend on the project description.

Research grant recipients will be required to submit a summary of their research for publication in the Clinical Bulletin of the Developmental Disabilities Program and will also be encouraged to present their research at the annual Developmental Disabilities Research Day.

 

Submit proposals via email attachment to Sarah O’Flanagan, Program Coordinator for the Developmental Disabilities Program, at ddp@uwo.ca.