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Research Information, Updates and Opportunities


Summer Research Training Programs

The Summer Research Training Program (SRTP) provides an opportunity for first and second year medical students at Schulich to undertake research under the supervision of a faculty member engaged in clinical or basic science research. Students enter the program at the end of their first year and spend two summers working with a Schulich supervisor on a specific project. The program also incorporates a weekly summer seminar series featuring presentations by all the participants.

Research projects in both clinical and basic areas may be supported through SRTP, as are projects across the full range of disciplines within Schulich. This includes laboratory research in any of the basic science departments, clinical and population health research, research on medical education, and ecosystem health research. We encourage all researchers, including basic scientists, to consider submitting a proposal for SRTP.

Funding of stipends for all students accepted into the program is organized by the Schulich Research Office. Sources of support include Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario, Lawson Health Research Institute, Mach-Gaensslen Foundation of Canada and Schulich Clinical Departments.

If you are interested in participating as an SRTP supervisor, the deadline for submitting a proposal for consideration is Monday, December 10, 2018. If you have questions regarding SRTP, please contact Stacey Bastien in the Schulich Research Office. Additional information on the program is also available on the SRTP website

Drop-In Weekly Writing Sessions for Faculty

Need some help committing to a regular writing practice?

Come to our weekly, term-time drop-in writing session for faculty, Fridays, 9.30-11:30 a.m., late September-April.

For more information, visit the Faculty Writing Support Program web-page.

This event is part of Western's Writing Support Program--a grassroots enterprise organized by two Western faculty members with support and funding from Research Western. Other events for 2018-19 will be announced in the coming weeks.

ROLA Tips for the Fall

As we approach the fall application season I thought should share some refreshers for navigating your way past the initial proposal entry screen you see when choosing the "New ROLA" button on the Funding Opportunities Page.

Please refer to Helpful Tips for Using the ROLA System PDF, Instructions for Reviewing and Submitting PDF, and the ROLA Proposal Manual for information regarding the ROLA (Research On-Line Administration) system.

1. For best results do not use Safari. Please use Firefox, Chrome, Edge or Internet Explorer to prevent budget errors.
2. Please do not create more than one proposal per application. If you start a proposal and cannot complete it in one sitting, please do not use the New ROLA button, as that will start another proposal. Use the Maintain ROLA link at the top left of the Funding Opportunities listing. This will bring you to the search page where you can search for any existing proposals you have created. You may also call rolahelp x83136
3. Please make sure you choose the renewal option if you are renewing your existing Discovery grant. Please use the Letter of Intent option for competitions where you may be invited to move on to the next level. (example Foundation Stage 1)
4. Please only enter the portion of the budget you expect to receive from this particular sponsor.If you are submitting a CRD or other partnered program application, enter the amount requested from NSERC in one proposal, and the amount request from the industry partners in another.
5. Once you have submitted your proposal, you can check on the approval status here: Grants (ROLA II) > Proposals > Approval Status Review.

ROLAhelp ( or x83136) is available from 8 AM to 4:30 PM to assist with any difficulties? Please give us a call if you are stuck on something.

Workshop: SSHRC Insight Development Grant

The Faculty of Social Science will be hosting a workshop for the SSHRC Insight Development Grant.

The workshop will be conducted on Thursday, December 13th, 9-10am in SSC 5220.

The workshop is open to faculty members and administrators in all faculties across the university. We request all attendees to RSVP on the Social Science web-page

After the workshop, we will send the summary notes, application guide and budget templates to all registered attendees. 

We hope to see you there!

There are reseach opportunities within the department for undergraduate students, clerks, and residents. To find out more about opportunities, please see the Research by Division page, and browse the opportunities within each division.

If you have received a grant for research in psychiatry, or you know of a colleague who has received a grant, please e-mail that information to Lindsay Cecile for inclusion on the website.




Important Links

Updated: August 2018