GETTING STARTED WITH YOUR RESEARCH

On this page you will find key information to support research excellence from the initial stages. This includes eligibility to hold research funds, new faculty research onboarding information, collaboration & partnerships, compliance & ethics in research, and EDI in research & innovation.

New Faculty Onboarding: Getting Started in Research

Explore the New Faculty Onboarding: Getting Started in Research & Innovation at the University of Toronto guide created by the Division of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation (VPRI) U of T to help you get oriented to research-specific resources and processes as you transition to your new role at UTSC.

Please consult the following links for other important information:

  • UTSC Internal Funding Programs – curated list of internal funding opportunities at UTSC including starter grants to kick off your research
  • CRIS Resource Hub – U of T’s Centre for Research & Innovation supports including tools and training
  • The Canadian Common CV (CCV) -web-based application that provides researchers with a single, common approach to gathering CV information required by a network of federal, provincial and not-for-profit research funding organizations.

Please contact the following OVPRI staff for more information:

  • Jason Darby - Fundingopportunities for faculty in the sciences, mathematics, and computer science, Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) applications
  • Anika Mifsud - Funding opportunities for faculty in the social sciences and humanities
  • Tim Nieguth - Funding opportunities for faculty in the health-fields and arts, including CIHR
  • Sharon George – UTSC Canada Research Chair Program

Conception of a Research Idea

The research process begins with an idea that is refined to identify a research problem, and research questions or hypotheses are formulated from the research problem. Before embarking on a research project, understand who can be a Principal Investigator (PI) at the University of Toronto.

Here are some strategic documents and initiatives to frame your research question or agenda (if applicable):

Partnerships

Partnership can be an excellent way of deepening your research and disseminating the knowledge created. You can partner with other researchers, community groups, foundations, the private sector, governments, non-governmental organizations, policy-makers, and others. Please consult the following for partnership information:

Please contact the following OVPRI Research Partnership Officers for more information

  • Brice RousseauPartnerships and agreements including MITACS related to social sciences and humanities
  • Suhail Asrar - Partnerships and agreements including MITACS related to the sciences, mathematics and computer science

EDI in Research & Innovation

Please visit the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in Research & Innovation page for more information

Compliance & Ethics

Please see Compliance & Ethics page for more information