Funding Opportunities

Lawson Health Research Institute (LHRI)  - Internal Research Fund (IRF)

Lawson’s Internal Research Fund (IRF) is designed to allow Lawson scientists the opportunity to obtain start-up funds for new projects with potential to:

  • obtain larger funding
  • be published in an important journal, or
  • provide a clinical benefit to patients

Call for proposals: to be announced

The IRF is supported financially by the clinical departments at LHSC and St. Joseph’s, as well as the two hospital foundations (London Health Sciences Foundation and St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation). Lawson administers the competitions and disperses the funds on their behalf. 

  • Only Lawson affiliated physicians are eligible




* only those that are AFP AFMC are eligible for this award



Physicians Services Incorporated Foundation: Health Research Grants 

*note: there are no longer submission deadlines, submissions can be made at any time

Clinical Research - Clinical research is defined as research, which is of direct relevance to patient care. Studies involving animals will be considered only if the animals are required as an immediate patient surrogate and this should be indicated in a written statement attached to the application.

Medical Education Research & Development at the post M.D. level - Limited funds are available for support of research and development projects designed to assess the post M.D. educational environment such as curricula, methods and teaching resources. The Foundation recognizes that research within this area may involve teams that include non-medical researchers and consultants.

Health Systems Research - Projects of a special nature within the health care system, such as preventive medicine, care of the elderly, communications within the system, underserviced regions and ways of enhancing the effectiveness of medical practice will be considered under this category.

Medical Council of Canada (MCC) - Research in Clinical Assessment

The deadline for the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) Research in Clinical Assessment - FEBRUARY 1, 2018

"The purpose and priorities of the 2018 competition are the encouragement of innovations in the assessment of clinical competence or performance of students, postgraduate trainees or practitioners. Priority will be given to proposals that show promise in contributing to the knowledge and understanding of measurement in clinical assessment and to clinical program evaluation methods for medical education. The proposal must focus on research, not development, in the assessment of performance or clinical assessment."

The Centre for Studies in Family Medicine_Research Committee (CSFM_RC

Within the Department of Family Medicine, project funding is available through the Department Research Trust Fund. Funding requests are only reviewed THREE TIMES A YEAR. To apply for this award please contact Maureen Kennedy at


  • February 1
  • May 1
  • October 1

Schulich Internal Funding Opportuninties

Schulich Equipment AID (Advancement, Improvement, Development) 

Deadline: Friday, November 18, 2016 

Faculty Support for Research in Education (FSRE)

Deadline: Thursday November 10, 2016

Collaborative Research Seed Grants 

Deadline: Tuesday, February 28, 2017



Student Opportunities

These are funding opportunities available to undergraduate medical students. 

Schulich Summer Research Training Program (SRTP)

Purpose: The goal of the Summer Research Training Program (SRTP) is to encourage medical students to pursue their interests in medical research. SRTP enables first and second year medical students in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University to work under the supervision of a faculty member on a research project during the summer months, for two years.

* please note this award (if successful) is partially funded by the Department of Family Medicine and all applications should be approved by the Department prior to submission.

Schulich Summer Ressearch Opportunities Program (SROP)

Purpose: The aim of the Schulich Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is to enrich undergraduate medical and dental education by enabling students to conduct research under the supervision of a Schulich faculty member. The program is intended to foster an appreciation for and proficiency with the research process. It will complement other existing programs to foster student research, including Schulich's Summer Research Training Program (SRTP) and student research opportunities in Dentistry. It is hoped that this program will provide an opportunity for students to learn how research is conducted and will encourage medical and dentistry students to incorporate research activities into their future career plans.

* please note this award (if successful) is partially funded by the Department of Family Medicine and all applications should be approved by the Department prior to submission.

Funding for publication

Western Libraries Open Access Fund