DR. BENJAMIN GOLDBERG
Deadline for Proposals
May 31 of each year
The Developmental Disabilities Division (DDD) is pleased to announce its annual research award intended to provide seed money in grants of $500 to $3,000 to students who seek to gain a better understanding of the health and mental health conditions of people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities (formerly called mental retardation) and/or conducting research of relevance to the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities, thereby helping to improve the lives of individuals with this condition.
The award is open to anyone registered as a student at a community college or university in Southwestern Ontario. Examples of fields of study include but are not limited to students or residents in allied health disciplines, Family Medicine, Nursing or Nurse Practitioners, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, or Psychology and may include graduate students in any of these programs or disciplines.
Interested candidates should submit:
1. A preliminary one- to two-page application which includes an abstract (100-200 words) of your research proposal of the project; your name, address, phone number and email address, university or college affiliation, and a signed statement of support of your research project by your supervisor or advisor. The supervisor or advisor will have an academic affiliation, expertise in the student’s area of interest, be familiar with the applicant's qualifications and know the significance of the proposed research.
2. A statement of the project's relevance to intellectual and developmental disabilities, background, hypotheses, and methodology. May include research design and data analysis, sample size, and implications of your research.
3. A one-page itemized budget on how the research award funding will be used. Project description cannot exceed 4 pages.
Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria and whose work is judged to be relevant to the mission of the DDD will be considered for funding support.
The following rating criteria will be used:
1. Applicant (marked out of 5; includes experience, ability to complete the project, resources, supervision, etc.)
2. Project and Methodology (marked out of 5 points)
3. Relevance to Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (marked out of 5 points)
Proposals must be received by May 31 of each year. Recipients will be notified by mid August, and projects will be funded in the same academic year beginning September or as soon as possible. Project completion dates will depend on the project description.
Research grant recipients will be required to submit a summary of their research for publication in the Clinical Bulletin of the Developmental Disabilities Division.
Submit proposals via email attachment:
c/o Maria Z. Gitta, Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Developmental Disabilities Division, Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
850 Highbury Ave, Room E126, London, Ontario N6A 4H1
519-455-5110, ext 47693; Fax: 519-457-7310
THE C. KINGSLEY ALLISON RESEARCH AWARD
Deadline for Proposals
November 30 of each year
Awards are 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 this latter case, a member of the Western University faculty must be listed as a co-investigator and the coordinator of the DDD will facilitate this if necessary. Applications from all departments of the University will be accepted, without preference to any department, school, or faculty within Western University. 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 and developmental disabilities.
Interested candidates should submit: Similar as for the Annual Dr. Benjamin Goldberg Research Award.
The following rating criteria will be used: Similar as for the Annual Dr. Benjamin Goldberg Research Award.
Deadline for Proposals: Applications must be received by November 30 each year and funds for successful applicants will be made available Feb. 1.
It is expected that successful applicants will present the results of their research to the members of the Division.
Submit proposals via email attachment: Similar as for the Annual Dr. Benjamin Goldberg Research Award.
THE DR. GRETA TONI SWART
ESSAY AWARD IN
Deadline for proposals
May 31 of each year
Sponsored by the
Developmental Disabilities Division
Terms of Reference for the Award:
An annual essay award will be available to undergraduate medical students or postgraduate medical residents at Western University, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. The essay should describe an experience managing a patient at any stage in the lifespan with a developmental disability. This includes management of physical health, mental health or both, either in the hospital system or in the community, including family medicine.
The essay should be 1,500 to 2,000 words in length. Entries beyond 2,000 words will not be considered.
The amount of the award is $1,000, and the essay will be published in the Clinical Bulletin of the Developmental Disabilities Division.
Essays should be submitted to:
Maria Gitta, Coordinator at email@example.com and typed double spaced with the total word count at the top right hand corner of the first page.
DONATIONS TO THE WESTERN UNIVERSITY
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES DIVISION
RESEARCH TRUST FUND
We accept donations to the Division's Research Trust Fund and provide charitable tax receipts in return. These funds are used to support researchers who are interested in improving the health and mental health of people with developmental disabilities through projects addressing these important needs.
Cheques should be made out to: Western University
but mailed to:
Developmental Disabilities Division, Department of Psychiatry, Western
850 Highbury Ave, Room E126, London, Ontario N6A 4H1 CANADA
Also from this web page:
850 Highbury Avenue
London, Ontario, N6A 4H1