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Internal research funding opportunities sponsored by Schulich Medicine & Dentistry

Collaborative Research Seed Grants

The Collaborative Research Seed Grants (CRSG) program provides seed funding for the formation and development of new interdisciplinary collaborative research teams.  The intent is to:

(1) promote new collaborations that build on different scientific and scholarly backgrounds;
(2) facilitate breakthroughs in solving research questions in a collaborative manner; and
(3) position Schulich researchers to successfully respond to funding opportunities from Tri-Council or other external funding agencies.

CRSG will support (i) basic and clinical researchers forming new collaborations; or (ii) faculty members from different disciplines/departments working together in a new area of research or approaching a problem in an innovative way. The program is designed to help increase Schulich’s competitiveness in research involving innovative approaches and to build our portfolio of translational research projects.

Deadline: TBD

Guidelines   Application Form

Results from previous CRSG competitions: 2018 2017 2015 2014 2013.

Schulich Equipment AID (Advancement, Improvement, Development)

The Schulich Equipment AID (Advancement, Improvement, Development) Grant will provide Schulich faculty with a mechanism to acquire, develop or improve equipment directly used for research that they cannot obtain through other funding channels. This program aims to also catalyze collaborative research for Schulich Medicine & Dentistry across many disciplines.

The fixed, capital asset may be non-disposable equipment, equipment enhancement attachments, or fabricated equipment. Proposals requesting equipment acquisitions that exceed $25,000 must be able to demonstrate a multi-investigator utilization.

Results from 2016 competition

Results from previous Equipment AID competitions: Round 2 Round 1

Faculty Support for Research in Education (FSRE)

Faculty Support for Research in Education (FSRE) grants are intended to facilitate and enable scholarship in education at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. These grants are intended to support full-scale education research projects and pilot projects where there is a plan to collect preliminary data in preparation for a larger upcoming application to an external funding agency.  Proposals may involve quantitative and/or qualitative approaches. Proposals for scoping reviews and meta-analyses that are eligible for scientific publication may also be submitted.

Results from 2017 competition

Results from previous FSRE competitions:  2015 2016

Internal funding opportunities sponsored by Research Western include:

  • Western Strategic Support for CIHR Success
  • Western Strategic Support for NSERC Success
  • Western Strategic Support for SSHRC Success
  • Western Innovation Fund (WIF)
  • Western Applied Research and Commercialization (ARC) Fund


See the Research Western website for information on internal funding available through Research Western.