Samuel Clark Research Fund

  • The Samuel Clark Research Fund has been established as an endowed fund at Foundation Western to support small research projects within the Faculty of Social Science. Applications to the fund may be made by any member of the Faculty of Social Science who has a research component to their appointment. 

General guidelines

  • Factors that will be weighted positively include a primary appointment within the Faculty of Social Science and adherence to reporting requirements from previous competitions.
  • presentations and publications that arise as an outcome of this funding should acknowledge the Samuel Clark Research Fund in the Faculty of Social Science.
  • funds will be available for the May-April fiscal year.


Research Grants – maximum value: $5,000

Factors that will be weighted positively (not all factors need be present in any one application). 

  • a clear indication of the significance of the research
  • a clear statement of objectives, timeline and expected outcomes
  • expected impact on the field
  • support for HQP
  • new scholars
  • a plan to revitalize or change direction in your research program

Factors that will receive a negative weighting

  • the applicant currently holds any internal funds OR holds external funds that relate to the research project being proposed 
  • large number of previous internal grants
  • not filling the form out correctly or not complying with all instructions

Please submit a single copy of the application form signed by your Department Chair, to the Office of the Dean of Social Science. Deadline is November 30, 2022. Electronic applications (either PDF or MSWord) can be sent to

For other information see FAQs, Research Finance, Travel on the Policies and Procedures and Researcher Toolbox on planning and hiring of roles for Western research teams.

Last Updated: June, 2022