This targeted funding is for short-term projects. Successful applicants are expected to begin their projects within one month from the awarding of funding and complete them within 9 months. Proposals from all disciplines are encouraged. It is anticipated that this call will fund a maximum of 5 projects with a maximum budget of $10,000 each. Proposals which have received, or have been submitted for COVID-19 related funding from other sources are eligible.
Eligibility: Faculty members with tenure-track, tenured and 3-year limited term appointments are eligible to apply; Faculty with limited term appointments must provide evidence to demonstrate that they can complete the project prior to the end date of their appointment. Eligible faculty members can apply once to this special competition as principal investigator. There are no restrictions on how many times an eligible faculty member can apply as co-investigator on a research team.
Requests for funds must be made using the on-line Romeo Research Portal via MyInfo (myinfo.lakeheadu.ca)
- A research plan (maximum 3 pages);
- Detailed budget and budget justification (maximum 2 pages);
- Curriculum Vitae—CCV (preferred)—for all faculty members; and
- Letters of support from research partners (if applicable)
Selection Process and Criteria:
Required Reporting and Deliverables:A final report must be submitted to the Senate Research Committee through the Romeo Research Portal within 30 days of completing the project.
For additional information regarding the application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Senate Research Committee
Special One-time Call for COVID19—Strategic Research Development Fund Proposals
Romeo Application Form Questions:
9 Month Research Plan
1. Briefly state the objectives to be achieved within the project’s time frame (9 months)
Proposals will be evaluated based on the following:
2. Criteria: Innovation
Situate the proposal in the existing literature, context, and clearly explain how the research proposed is original, innovative and of high quality.
3. Criteria: Feasibility
Please describe the key milestones, including methodology you propose to use and the project’s feasibility to produce impactful results in a short-time frame. NOTE: All proposed research activities must firmly adhere to the government’s and the University’s directives to observe social distancing and safety protocols.
4. Criteria: Training of HQP
Please describe how the proposed research has the potential to develop research capacity among HQP.
5. Criteria: Impact on COVID19
Please describe how the proposed project addresses COVID19 research questions. Please describe the anticipated impacts and deliverables.
Overlap with Other Funding Please explain how this proposal builds upon current research grants or proposals (if applicable) or how it is unique.
Detailed Budget and Budget Justification
Please provide a detailed budget itemizing all eligible expenditures and a budget justification.
Attach a copy of a CCV for all faculty members involved in the proposed research.
Please attach letters of support from partners (if applicable)