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Huron faculty members are successful in securing major external funding and in maintaining prolific publications schedules. This is coupled with a concern for providing our undergraduate students in the two faculties, and our M.A. students in Theology with an experience that is research-intensive. Research interests reflect a range of disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary interests.

  • External Funding

  • Huron offers individualized support for faculty members applying for external funding from national, regional, and local organizations. Supports include helping negotiate the scope and writing of the proposal, critical reading/review, knowledge mobilization, and budget development.

    In the past, the main source of external support for research conducted by Huron faculty members has been the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).  Typically SSHRC runs a number of competitions each year. Huron Faculty members have been successful as applicants or co-applicants on Insight Grants, Insight Development Grants, Connection Grants, and Partnership Development Grants.  Deadlines change each year, and internal deadlines are typically two weeks prior to the close of the competition.

     Pivot is a searchable database designed to help faculty members connect with sources of research funding. It acts as a comprehensive source of opportunities that support curriculum development, collaboration, research, travel, conferences, equipment and training. Faculty members and researchers can create a profile and set up a personalized alert to email notifications of funding opportunities that meet particular specifications (i.e. keyword, location, citizenship, sponsor, etc..). Log into Pivot and claim your profile using your Western username and password.

    MERX is a database of Canadian Public Tenders. Government organizations regularly use MERX to post tenders for research activities, which can include historical surveys, document analysis, needs analyses, or literature reviews.  Categories most relevant to Huron faculty include Research & Development, and Special Studies and Analysis- (Not R&D). The database is updated frequently and users can subscribe to relevant  alerts.

    Research Western maintains an Awards and Distinctions Database listing agencies, foundations and institutions to which researchers can apply directly, or be nominated, for monetary and non-monetary awards and distinctions. Sheet one of the Excel file gives directions for how this list of almost 1500 awards and/or distinctions can be queried. Use your Western user id and password to access the file.