Call for Applications – 2018-19 Connaught Fund Programs (PDAD&C #26)

From: Vivek Goel, Vice President, Research & Innovation
Date: October 22, 2018
Re: Call for Applications – 2018-19 Connaught Fund Programs (PDAD&C #26)

The Connaught Committee is pleased to announce the upcoming Connaught Fund deadlines for 2018-19:

Community Partnership Research Program

Approximately $600,000 will be awarded to support team initiatives of up-to $150,000 over three years. The program is intended to help create new collaborative research partnerships, or nurture early stage partnerships, between the University and community partners, fostering access to each other’s unique knowledge, expertise, and capabilities on issues of shared interest that, over time, may evolve into more established relationships that will attract external funding through, for example, the SSHRC Partnerships Grant program. Partnership Projects can request up to $50,000 per year for one to three years.
Deadline: Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Connaught New Researcher Award

Approximately $1 million annual allocation to support awards of up to $20,000 will be provided to the highest ranked proposals (no matching required). These awards are intended to help new tenure stream faculty members establish a strong research program, thereby increasing the faculty member’s competitiveness for external funding.
Deadline: Monday, December 3, 2018

McLean Award

One award, $125,000 annually to support an emerging research leader conducting basic research in physics, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, engineering sciences, and the theory and methods of statistics. Please note that the submission process has changed beginning this competition.
Nomination Deadline: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Connaught Global Challenge Award

Approximately $1 million annually will be awarded to support approximately 4 initiatives of up-to $250,000 each. The program aims to heighten U of T’s contribution to important issues facing society through the advancement of knowledge, and the transfer and application of solutions. Global Challenge teams will represent new collaborations involving leading U of T researchers and students from multiple disciplines, along with innovators and thought leaders from other sectors.
Deadline: Friday, February 1, 2019

Full program details and application materials can be found on the Connaught Fund website and questions may be addressed to