|From:||Vivek Goel, Vice-President, Research & Innovation|
|Date:||June 29, 2016|
|Re:||Launch of the Newly-Designed 2016-17 Connaught Global Challenge Award|
The 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 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, postdoctoral fellows, student support, or other discrete collaborative activities for which external funding is not normally available. 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. The funding scheme will have an annual funding envelop of $750,000, with grants up to $250,000 each.
The program is open to all full-time tenure-stream faculty members and applications are due October 3, 2016. For more information please visit the Connaught website.