Call for Proposals – Connaught Global Challenge Award (PDAD&C #25)

From: Vivek Goel, Vice-President, Research & Innovation
Date: October 18, 2017
Re: Call for Proposals – Connaught Global Challenge Award (PDAD&C #25)

The Connaught Global Challenge Award program will support new collaborations with University of Toronto researchers and students from multiple disciplines, along with innovators and thought leaders from other sectors, with the goal of heightening the U of T’s contribution to important issues facing society through the advancement of knowledge, and the transfer and application of solutions.

Awards will support symposia, workshops, visiting scholars, and other mechanisms for bringing diverse sets of expertise to bear on important global challenges. The program is not intended to support research operating expenses such as consumables, conference travel, equipment, etc. Anticipated outcomes of funded proposals include major new external funding to further develop solutions to the global challenge, important new partnerships, and/or new research-oriented academic programs.

All full-time faculty (tenured or tenured stream) are eligible to apply by Thursday, February 1, 2018. The funding scheme will have an annual funding envelop of $1,000,000, with grants up to $250,000 each.

For more information, please visit the Connaught Fund website or Research Funding Opportunities online.