The University of Toronto offers several internal programs open to emerging and established scholars on all three campuses. These are:
- Connaught: Summer Institute
- Connaught: Innovation Award
- Connaught: Global Challenge Award
- Connaught: New Researcher Award
- Connaught: The McLean Award
- Connaught: International Doctoral Scholarship
- Connaught: Faculty Recruitment Support
- Connaught: Cross-Divisional/Cross-Cultural Seminars
- Major Research Project Management Fund
- Research Completion Award
The Connaught Fund Programs:
Deadline: This program is under review by the Connaught Committee
Sponsor Deadline: September 12, 2016
Approximately $750,000 allocated annually for awards of up to $100,000 to accelerate the development of promising technology and promote commercialization and/or knowledge transfer. General information about the Connaught programs is also available here.
UofT Internal Deadline: October 3, 2016
Results announced January 2017
Approximately $1M annually to support one award that encompasses an International Symposium, a Distinguished Visiting Scholar and a Research Cluster. The successful proposal will bring together the University’s leading researchers from multiple disciplines with innovators and thought leaders from other sectors to heighten the University’s contribution to important issues facing society. General information about the Connaught programs is also available here.
UTSC Deadline: Monday, November 21, 2016 5PM
Sponsor Deadline: December 1, 2016 (requires UofT MRA pre-approval)
Approximately $1M annual allocation for a majority of awards at the $10,000 level and a limited number of awards at the $35,000 level to help new tenure stream faculty members establish competitive research programs. No matching required. General information about the Connaught programs is also available here.
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2017
One $100,000 award 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. General information about the Connaught programs is also available here.
Up to 10 awards, approximately $1 million annually to support all recipients. The award will be administered through the School of Graduate Studies. General information about the Connaught programs is also available here.
Administered through the provost’s office, this award assists in the recruitment of new faculty, particularly in the humanities and interpretive social sciences, by providing research start-up cost support.
General information about the Connaught programs is also available here.
The purpose of this fund is to reduce the administrative burden on Principal Investigators of managing large and complex research projects. The Major Research Project Management Fund is an initiative of the Provost, Vice-President University Operations, and Vice-President Research and Innovation. All requests to the Fund must be matched by a cash contribution from an academic department(s) and/or division(s).
To be eligible, the prime research initiative must be:
- A large, complex project with a budget of several hundred thousand dollars.
- Led by a full-time tenured/tenure-stream faculty of the University of Toronto.
- Funded via a Tri-Council, CRC-eligible program, particularly those that emphasize partnership with private and/or public sector organizations (e.g. multi-PI, multi-departmental, and/or multi-institutional proposals to NSERC, SSHRC or CIHR, or the Networks of Centres of Excellence program).
Open to researchers holding certain NSERC or SSHRC grants in which unspent balances are retained by the university after the automatic extension period. Under exceptional circumstances and subject to review conducted under the auspices of the Vice-President Research & Innovation, access to a portion of a grantee’s remaining balance may be approved through the UT-RCA program.