Outreach, Conference and Colloquia Fund

Program Purpose:

The purpose of this fund is to provide financial support to organize conferences, colloquia, or other outreach activities that enhances the UTM research profile at local, national, and international levels.

Applications must clearly identify the organizational components of the proposed activity. These funds are not intended to support travel or other costs of individual researchers who participate in conferences or colloquia.

Guidelines:

Applicants will normally be full-time tenure-stream UTM faculty members; exceptional applications from teaching-stream faculty will be considered where there is a research component of the activity (i.e organization of undergraduate research conference)

Normally, the funds awarded will be in three funding levels of $500, $1000 or $1,500.

Successful applicants will be eligible to reapply for funding 24 months following the competition deadline.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Appropriateness and Quality of the proposed activity
  2. Enhancement of UTM research culture and/or profile

Successful awards will be made on an “approved for reimbursement” basis. The Financial & Infrastructure Manager, OVPR, will communicate the reimbursement process to awardees.

Acknowledgment: The UTM affiliation of researchers and support from the UTM VPR should be acknowledged in all media associated with the activity.

Report: Recipients must submit a final report of one to two pages in length describing what was accomplished and how the funds were expended to the Director OVPR no later than one year following a successful application.
 


How to Apply

A complete application package includes the following material:

  1. Completed cover sheet

  2. Proposal: 1 pages maximum (single space, 12pt New Times Roman), in clear non-specialist language, under these headings:

    · Description of proposed conference, colloquium, or outreach activity with clear indication of value to UTM research profile
    · Reason for the request (how the funds will be used for and for what purpose)

​Applications for the next competition are due by 5 pm on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Please submit proposals in one SINGLE pdf file to Rong Wu (rong.wu@utoronto.ca) by this date.