Connaught Global Challenge Award

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Description

$750K annually will be awarded to support approximately 3 team initiatives of up-to $250K each.  The program aims to heighten UofT’s contribution to important issues facing society through the advancement of knowledge, and the transfer and application of solutions. Global Challenge teams will represent new collaborations involving leading UofT researchers and students from multiple disciplines, along with innovators and thought leaders from other sectors. The program objective is to enhance UofT’s capacity to achieve meaningful outcomes and impact, including but not limited to: major new external funding to further develop solutions to the global challenge, important new partnerships, and/or new research oriented academic programs.

The application deadline is June 1, 2017, with results announced by October 2017.  Faculty members interested in applying are encouraged to review the program guidelines in advance of preparing a submission.

The program is open to all full-time professorial staff (tenured or tenure-stream) at the University of Toronto.  Questions regarding eligibility can be directed to the Connaught Secretariat

Contact Information

Mike Folinas
Manager, Internal Programs
m.folinas@utoronto.ca | (416) 978-7118

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