Funding Opportunities

2017-18 Connaught Application Materials Now Available

The Connaught programs are open to emerging and established scholars across disciplinary, career stage, geographic and sectoral boundaries.

The Connaught Global Challenge Award

$1 million annually will be awarded to support approximately 4 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.

Global Challenges Award Recipients

Full Proposal: June 1, 2017

Open Fund Opportunity

The Connaught New Researcher Award

The purpose of this program is to help new tenure stream faculty members establish competitive research programs. Up to $1M will be awarded in 2017-18.  A majority of the available funds will be allocated to awards of up to $10,000; and the 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.  No matching required.

New Researcher Award Recipients

Full Proposal: December 1, 2017

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The Connaught Innovation Award

Total funding allocation to the program is approximately $750,000 in 2017-18. Amounts requested/awarded vary significantly across disciplines; however the maximum award amount is $100,000 per project. The program is designed to help accelerate the development of promising technology and promote commercialization and/or knowledge transfer.

Innovation Award Recipients

Letter of Intent: September 11, 2017

Full Proposal: October 16, 2017

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The McLean Award

One award, $125,000 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.

McLean Award Recipients

Full Proposal: January 15, 2018

Open Fund Opportunity

The Connaught International Doctoral Scholarship

Up to 10 awards, approximately $1 million annually to support all recipients. The award are administered through the School of Graduate Studies.