COVID-19 Update #24: Western Research Catalyst Grant, Student Resources Hub, information for residency programs and international students, access to employee resources

This is the 24th update to the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry community.

This update includes information about:

  1. Western Research Catalyst Grant Phase 2 Opportunity

  2. CIHR call for reviewers

  3. Information for residency programs

  4. Access to employee resources

  5. Student Resources Hub

  6. Information for international students

You can now access all these updates online . You can also continue to access the Travel, Education and Visitor Policy , the COVID-19 Travel Reimbursement Policy and the status of our education and research programs online.

Western Research Catalyst Grant Phase 2 Opportunity - Rapid Response Internal Funding

  • Applications are now being accepted for the Western Research Catalyst Grant (Phase 2) “ Surviving Pandemics: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Resilience and Recovery” funding opportunity.
  • Western Research and Lawson Health Research Institute are coordinating activities to support rapid response research that explores and seeks solutions with respect to the general theme.
  • Projects may address any aspect of the problem. This funding opportunity is particularly interested in supporting proposals that employ a multi-disciplinary approach.
  • Deadline for applications is May 28.

CIHR call for reviewers

  • CIHR is looking for reviewers to participate in reviewing the grants for the COVID-19 May 2020 Rapid Research Funding Opportunity competition.
  • In order to ensure a high-quality competition, they are seeking experienced reviewers to participate. If you are interested and available, please reach out to CIHR immediately with your CV.

Information for residency programs

  • A number of updates are now available for residency programs.
  • The updates include news from the Royal College, information on competency-based medical education, new resident virtual orientation, required learning and onboarding.
  • Read the updates online.

Employee resources

  • Visit Western’s Human Resources page for information about webinars, summer camp experiences for your kids, finances and more.

Student Resources Hub

  • Western has put together a new Student Resources Hub. Visit the Hub to read more about financial support, food and nutrition, health services and more.

Information for international students

Please send ALL communication related to the COVID-19 pandemic that you need to be shared with the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry community for faculty, staff, students, learners, trainees and fellows to Jennifer Parraga. The information will be compiled and shared with the School.

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