Lab equipment

Internal research funding opportunities sponsored by Schulich Medicine & Dentistry

Schulich Infrastructure Support 

The Schulich Infrastructure Support (SIS) Grant provides Schulich faculty with a mechanism to acquire, develop or improve shared equipment directly used for research that they cannot obtain through other funding channels. Additionally, this program aims to catalyze and support collaborative research within the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

SIS Grant will support:  

Research equipment that falls in one of the following categories: 

  • Non-disposable equipment 
  • Equipment enhancement attachments   
  • Fabricated equipment 
  • Equipment-related expenses (software, service contracts, etc) 
  • Computers needed to control the requested equipment, shared servers and workstations 
  • Non-personal computers for analysis of large datasets 
SIS Grant is open to faculty in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. The PI must hold their Western primary academic appointment in Schulich. 
Deadline for Full Applications: Tuesday December 5, 2023 by/before 4:00pm ET
Application Form and Terms of Reference  (Word)  (PDF)

Collaborative Research Seed Grants

The Collaborative Research Seed Grants (CRSG) program will provide seed funding to foster interdisciplinary collaborative research teams.  The intent is to: (1) encourage 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 apply to Tri-Council or other external funding agencies. 

CRSG will support:

  • new collaborations between basic and clinical researchers;
  • faculty members from different disciplines/departments to collaborate in a new area of research or to approach a problem in an innovative way; or
  • existing collaborations between basic and clinical researchers to further enhance or expand their research program.

Grants are intended to provide seed funding to help generate novel data, initiate new intellectual directions for faculty, and foster relationships across disciplines and/or departments. Proposals must describe a definitive plan for continuing the research effort proposed once the CRSG funding ends.

Deadline: Friday, December 15 2023, by or before 4pm EST

Terms of Reference   Application Form   FAQ  Biosketch

Results from previous CRSG competitions

Collaborative Research Seed Grant Final Report

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.

Deadline: Friday, January 12, 2024

Application Guidelines

Application Form  Biosketch

Results from previous FSRE competitions


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 Strategic Support for Research Accelerator Success
  • Western Innovation Fund (WIF)

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


Academic Medical Organization of Southwestern Ontario (AMOSO)

AMOSO, the London Governance Organization that oversees the London Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) Alternate Funding Plan (AFP) for Clinical Academic Physicians, has over $2 million available annually to allocate through its two locally peer reviewed Research Funding Competitions:

  • The AMOSO Opportunities Fund is held twice annually, deadlines April 15th and September 30th. This Fund currently targets new recruits (first five years) and new roles. Awards provide for physician compensation for an approved research project 1-3 years in length.
  • The AHSC AFP Provincial Innovation Fund is held annually, the local deadline is October 31st. This fund targets 1-2 year projects that could result in Clinical Innovation and that could be both translatable and scalable across the Province. Projects selected locally are submitted to the Province for final approval before the end of March each year. Physician compensation is, in general, not funded through this competition.

For high level information on both Funding Competitions please see the AMOSO Research Funding Competition Infographic. For more information on the Innovation & Opportunities Fund and access to the AMOSO website please contact 


Petro-Canada Young Innovator Grant: Robarts Stream

The Petro-Canada program provides awards to early career researchers at Robarts to recognize, promote and support work that is particularly innovative, impacts positively on the learning environment in their department and has the potential to be of significance to society at large.

This year two winners will receive the designation of Petro-Canada Young Innovator for the period of the grant (one year) for a maximum amount of $6,500 each.

Program Objectives

This program is intended to help attract and retain bright young minds at Canadian Universities, colleges and major research institutes and to help young researchers launch their scholarly careers and enable them to carry their research forward.

Application Process

This year the Western award will be offered to full-time, early career faculty members and postdoctoral fellows from Robarts.

A full nomination package will include:

  • A completed application form & attachments
  • The applicant's current CV in any format, five-page limit
  • A letter of support from the Faculty Dean is strongly encouraged or a well-recognized referee from the applicant’s field
  • a ROLA (Research On-line Administration) proposal submitted to the Western grant

Application Submission and Deadlines
  1. Complete a ROLA proposal no later than June 19, 2024.
  2. Complete the application form, including the letter of support, and submit it to Schulich Research by 3:00 PM on June 26, 2024 via the online submission portal

The PCYIA internal adjudication and selection process is managed by Western Research.

Documents and Resources
Western Award Program Guidelines (Robarts Stream)
Application Form

For more information, or questions relating to the Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award Program please contact