U of T researchers have been awarded a grand total of $933,800 from the university’s own research funding source, the Connaught Fund.
The new awards are through Connaught’s Innovation Award, Summer Institute, and Cross Divisional/Cross Cultural programs.
Founded in 1972, the Connaught Fund was created from the sale of the Connaught Laboratories. The labs mass-produced insulin, the Nobel Prize-winning discovery of U of T’s Frederick Banting, Charles Best, John Macleod and Charles Collip. The university has stewarded the fund in the years since, awarding more than $130 million to U of T researchers.