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Research Update

2020-12, March 30, 2020

Research Funding

Does your SSHRC or NSERC grant expire soon? If it expires between February 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021, please read the statement below from NSERC and SSHRC regarding grant extensions:

“NSERC and SSHRC recognize that agency-funded research activities may be delayed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Academic institutions can immediately approve extension requests up to 12 months for Agency grants with an end date between February 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021 inclusively. This provision applies to all grants, regardless of whether they have received a previous time extension of any length for any reason (including, where applicable, automatic extensions). This will have no impact for applications awarded in the fall 2020 competitions. The intent of this provision is to allow grantees to continue spending grant funds, and institutions to delay the processing of residual grant funds (per the NSERC/SSHRC Guidelines for the General Research Fund).”

To request a grant extension please contact the Research Office, and copy to Megan MacLeod. Please also ensure any related ethics protocols are up to date prior to submitting this request.


COVID-19 Research Information and Links

Business Horizons: The editor of Business Horizons has assembled a collection of previously published articles that highlight challenges and responses applicable to the COVID-19 crisis. The articles in this collection will be open access for 90 days, and are available online through ScienceDirect.

The Conversation: A website of articles by academics who work with journalists to communicate research to a wider audience. COVID-19 section

NSERC program updates: website related to COVID-19 information, including deadline extensions, competition results communications, etc.

Research Western: information related to Tri-Agency (and other funders’) updates as they emerge, is located here

SSHRC Newsroom: Includes the latest updates from SSHRC, including COVID-19 related issues

Western Ethics: Notes and reminders, including COVID-19 communications

Western University: Information related to COVID-19 and the Western Campus Community is available here


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