Connaught Fund Programs for 2015-16

From: Vivek Goel, Vice-President, Research and Innovation
Date: August 31, 2015
Re: Connaught Fund Programs for 2015-16

The Connaught Committee is happy to announce that the full list of Connaught Fund programs being offered for 2015-16 is now available. Please distribute this information widely and encourage eligible faculty members within your unit to participate in these unique opportunities.

Connaught Innovation Award

NOI Deadline: September 14, 2015
Full Proposal Deadline: October 13, 2015
Approximately $750,000 has been allocated in 2015-16 for awards of up to $100,000 to accelerate the development of promising technology and promote commercialization and/or knowledge transfer.

Connaught Summer Institute

Deadline: October 1, 2015
Normally, one new award (up to $50,000) will be made to bring together international graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and other scholars in order to foster rich interdivisional collaboration and creative new methods for research and innovation.

Connaught Global Challenge Award

Program launch delayed pending review by the Connaught Committee

Connaught New Researcher Award

Deadline: December 1, 2015
Up to $1,000,000 will be awarded in the 2015-16 academic year to help new tenure stream faculty members establish competitive research programs. A majority of the available funds will be allocated to awards of up to $10,000; remaining funds will be allocated to top-up a limited number of these awards to a maximum of $35,000. Top-up funding will be provided to the highest ranked proposals that also identify a specific need for the additional funding.

McLean Award

Deadline: January 15, 2016
One $125,000 award provided annually will support an emerging research leader conducting basic research in physics, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, engineering sciences, and the theory and methods of statistics.

Questions may be addressed to or 416-978-3211. Full program details and application materials can be found on the Connaught website. Further notification of upcoming Connaught deadlines will be communicated through Research Alerts.