Funding Opportunities

AbbVie Investigator-Initiated Study (IIS) Program

For academic and community-based physicians and researchers worldwide interested in conducting their own research to apply for research support. See website for AbbVie's Therapeutic Areas of Interests.. 

For more information, visit the AbbVie.

Deadline for concept paper: Continuous

The Annual Dr. Benjamin Goldberg Research Grant Competition

The Developmental Disabilities Program in the Department of Psychiatry at Western is pleased to announce the call for submissions for the annual Dr. Benjamin Goldberg Research Competition for 2019. 

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 disabilities.

Interested candidates should complete the electronic application form found on our Developmental Disabilities Program. The application instructions are also available on the website.

The following rating criteria will be used to evaluate each submission:
 
Applicant (marked out of 5, includes experience, ability to complete the project, resources, supervision, etc.)
Project and Methodology (marked out of 5 points)
Relevance to Intellectual 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 provide proof of publication of their findings in a peer-reviewed journal, OR to submit a summary of their research for publication in the 
Clinical Bulletin of the Developmental Disabilities Program. They will also be encouraged to present their research at the annual Developmental Disabilities Research Day.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Sarah O'Flanagan at ddp@uwo.ca.

Dana Foundation  

The program tends to focus on:
   1. Translating promising animal model interventions or clinical observations for treating devastating brain conditions or injuries into small-sale studies in humans with these conditions to see if the intervention shows any effect, and designing neuroethical guidelines for such studies;
   2. Identifying functions of specific neurons and neural networks involved in brain diseases or injuries and developing therapeutic interventions to alter these;
   3. Assessing outcomes of the effects of various therapies used to treat brain injuries, such as stroke. The program also occasionally considers studies of complex cognitive processes, such as creativity.

For more information, visit the Clinical Neuroscience Research Grant Program.

Deadline for preliminary proposals: Continuous

Early Phase Clinical Trials

Funding (up to $1.5m for up to 4 years) for clinical trials and/or clinical trial sub-studies with excellent preliminary data. 

For more information, visit the Weston Brain Institute.

Deadline: Continuous

Physicians' Services Incorporated Foundation

The PSI Foundation's support of health research is offered in through the following programs:
- Health Research Grants
- Healthcare Research by Community Physicians
- Educational Fellowships for Practicing Physicians
- Resident Research Grants
- P.S.I.F. Fellowship for Translational Research

In general, PSI applications from London researchers should be submitted through the Lawson Health Research. For more information, visit the PSI Foundation.

Deadline: Continuous

Seed Fund Competition

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the Department of Psychiatry's Internal Seed Fund 2023 Competition for Research Grants - Call for Letters of Intent on behalf of the Department of Psychiatry's Research Committee.

The overarching purpose of this Internal Seed Fund is to catalyze novel and collaborative research projects led by our Department faculty that build upon on our established strengths and expertise, as well as provide opportunities for training of the next generation of researchers.

NEW THIS YEAR: We are requiring all interested and eligible faculty to submit a Letter of Intent (Stage 1) in order to be considered. Selected applicants will then be invited to submit a full application (Stage 2).

Up to a budgetary maximum of $20,000 is available per team, to be used over a 2 to 3-year period; smaller funding requests (e.g., $5,000-$10,000) will also be considered. The number of grants funded will depend on the requested budgets and peer review recommendations.

Please complete your Letter of Intent, noting the attached guidelines set out for this competition. Please submit the Letter of Intent to Nicole Snake (nicole.snake@sjhc.london.on.ca) by 11:59PM on Monday, December 12th, 2022.

You will receive an e-mail acknowledging receipt of your Letter of Intent. If you do not receive an acknowledgement of your submission within 2 working days, please contact Nicole Snake, Administrative Assistant for the Department of Psychiatry, at (519) 685-8500 x 47240.

We look forward to receiving your Letter of Intent!

Letter of Intent
Competition Guidelines

Arlene MacDougall, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Director of Research, Department of Psychiatry
Assistant Professor, Depts of Psychiatry and Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
Director, MINDS of London-Middlesex
Director of Research and Innovation for Mental Health Care, St. Joseph's Health Care London
Scientist, Parkwood Institute Research - Lawson Health Research Institute
t. 519.646.6100 ext 47240
f. 519.455.5090

AMOSO Opportunities Fund

2022 Spring call coming soon!

Annual C. Kingsley Allison Research Grant Competition

The Developmental Disabilities Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is pleased to welcome submissions to the Annual C. Kingsley Allison Research Grant Competition.

The C. Kingsley Allison Research Grant is meant to facilitate research specific to Intellectual Disabilities (As defined by DSM 5).Proposals may involve investigations of causes, diagnosis, and/or treatment of Intellectual Disabilities.

Proposals may also involve conditions that are comorbid with Intellectual Disability (such as Autism Spectrum Disorder or Epilepsy), but the project must ultimately be directly about Intellectual Disability. That is, for example, a proposal about Autism Spectrum Disorder will only be accepted if it is about Autism Spectrum Disorder in people with Intellectual Disability.

Relevance statements and project descriptions must clearly outline how the proposed research relates to this population.

Relevance to the field of Intellectual Disabilities is one of the most important criteria in reviewing proposals. The review committee looks to applicants to help us understand why their particular project warrants support. Although the relevance may seem obvious to the applicant, the review committee still looks for an explicit statement about relevance – it is up to the candidate to convince the reviewers of the project’s relevance.

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 disabilities.

*Projects will only be funded once.

*Applicants will only be funded once in a 3 year period.

Proposals must be received by October 31.

Funding for successful projects will be released to the PI after ethics approval has been received.

For more detailed information about this competition and the application criteria and process, please visit our website: https://www.schulich.uwo.ca/ddp/research/research_grants.html

Interested applicants can fill out the application form here:
https://uwo.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4TqhBY6ey29MNAp

Sarah OFlanagan E: Sarah.OFlanagan@lhsc.on.ca

AMOSO AHSC AFP Innovation Fund

AMOSO
AHSC AFP Innovation Fund Call for Proposals – Fall 2021
DUE BY MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2021

AMOSO is calling for new submissions to the AHSC AFP Innovation Fund. For consideration for the Fall 2021 competition, completed submissions must be provided to the AMOSO Office (amoso@lhsc.on.ca) by no later than midnight on Sunday, October 31, 2021. AMOSO will send an email confirmation of receipt. Any proposals received after this deadline will not be considered.

The goal of this fund is to support the development of new and innovative practices in health care delivery (both quality initiatives and research projects), and to support leadership and the dissemination of knowledge across the healthcare system.

The application form, application instructions, guidelines, and information on the adjudication process can be found on the AMOSO website here (Username: amoso Password: afpfunding) or at the bottom of this email.

Mitacs

Mitacs is a national not-for-profit that funds collaborative research partnerships. Eligible co-funding partners can be from industry (domestic or international), Canadian not-for-profit organizations, municipalities, or hospitals. Funding for projects start at $10K and can scale up to the millions. Contribution from the partner starts at 1:1 matching from Mitacs, but may be more if it falls under one of our special funding initiatives. For more info, check out https://www.mitacs.ca/en or contact Wilson Luo (wluo@mitacs.ca).

Wilson Luo PhD
Director, Business Development — London
Pronouns: He/Him
C: 226-787-4096
wluo@mitacs.ca

If you are aware of any funding opportunities pertaining to Psychiatry not captured above, please email Nicole Snake for inclusion. 

Updated: October 2021