The Global Challenge Award aims to heighten U of T’s contribution to important issues facing society through the advancement of knowledge, and the transfer and application of solutions. $1 million annually will be awarded to support approximately 4 team initiatives of up to $250K each. Teams will represent new collaborations involving leading UofT researchers and students from multiple disciplines, along with innovators and thought leaders from other sectors.
Starting in the 2021-22 competition, a supplementary stream of funding is being offered. The Connaught Global Research Impact Program (C-GRIP) provides additional funding for Global Challenge teams who wish to partner internationally to achieve the goals of the Connaught Global Challenge. The additional funding will provide graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with unique global opportunities by supporting global mobility and exchange over an additional three years.