Research Events Funding

Collaborative Digital Research Space (CDRS)

Deadline for Applications: October 7, 2022

Amount of funding: Up to $5,000 per project

Short Description: For 2022-23 CDRS will support and collaborate on a range of faculty research activities (e.g., small conferences, film series, talks, lectures, workshops). The proposed research event(s) can be tied to UG courses being taught (e.g., guest speaker or visiting artist), so long as the research event is open to the larger UTM community.

UTM/UofT contact: Elizabeth Parke (cdrs.admin@utoronto.ca), Senior Research Associate for Collaborative Digital Research

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UTM Connection Grant Matching Funds Opportunity

Deadline for Applications: October 7, 2022; January and April TBD

Amount of funding: Up to $5,000 in funding to support UTM applicants to SSHRC Connection Grants; up to $1,000 in funding to support Connection Grant applications for which there is meaningful UTM involvement if an applicant is from another UofT division.

Short description: The OVPR will provide up to $5,000 in funding to support UTM applicants for the SSHRC Connection Grants (CG). The funding is for matching funds in support of an applicant’s Connection Grant application (as per SSHRC CG guidelines, applicants must have additional support (from other sources) in the form of eligible cash and/or in-kind contributions equivalent to a minimum of 50% of the amount being requested from SSHRC)

UTM/UofT contact: Jessica Lapp (jessica.lapp@utoronto.ca), Strategic Research Development Officer, Office of the Vice-Principal, Research

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SSHRC Connection Grants

Deadline for Applications: November 1, 2022; February 1, 2023

Amount of funding: $7,000 to $50,000; higher amounts can be considered if well justified.

Short description: These grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and to engage with participants on research issues of value to them. Connection Grants support workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums, summer institutes, or other events or outreach activities.

UTM/UofT contact: Jessica Lapp (jessica.lapp@utoronto.ca), Strategic Research Development Officer, Office of the Vice-Principal, Research

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SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants

Deadline for Applications: December 13 internal deadline for divisional approval; March, June, and September dates TBD

Amount of funding: $7,000 to $25,000 for one year.

Short description: Short-term and timely support for partnered research activities that will inform decision-making at a single partner organization from the public, private or not-for-profit sector. The small-scale, stakeholder-driven partnerships supported through the Partnership Engage Grants are meant to respond to immediate needs and time constraints facing organizations in non-academic sectors.

UTM/UofT contact: Raquel de Souza (raquel.desouza@utoronto.ca), Strategic Research Initiatives and Partnerships Manager Officer, Office of the Vice-Principal, Research

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UTM Working Groups

Deadline for applications: Rolling

Amount of funding: $3,000

Short description: Working groups are intended to tackle specific topics of interest. Groups must be interdisciplinary. And each group must have participation from at least two different disciplines/fields, preferably from different departments/units. Activities of the working group may include but are not limited to readings and discussion of papers; field trips to collections or archives; collaborative research, publication, or grant applications; or hosting distinguished visitors.

UTM/UofT contact: Rong Wu (rong.wu@utoronto.ca), Internal Competitions and Events Coordinator, Office of the Vice-Principal, Research

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Graduate Expansion Funds (GEF)

Deadline for applications: Rolling

Amount of funding: Determined in consultation with the Chair of English and Drama

Short description: Internal departmental funding for initiatives that enhance graduate student experience at UTM. If you’d like to arrange a seminar or workshop with your graduate students, add a UTM component to an existing conference or event, or otherwise bring graduate students to UTM to do something enriching, please be in touch.

UTM/UofT contact: UTM/UofT contact: Jacob Gallagher-Ross (jacob.gallagher.ross@utoronto.ca), Chair, English and Drama; Larry Switzky (lawrence.switzky@utoronto.ca), Associate Chair, Research, English and Drama

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Autonomy Funds

Deadline for applications: Rolling

Amount of funding: Determined in consultation with the Chair of English and Drama

Short description: Internal departmental funding intended to enhance undergraduate experience. We often use them to invite special guests to campus to visit a specific class or to hold workshops for students from various classes; to fund field trips to cultural events, performances, or archives; or to support any other exciting activity that would enliven the educational experience of students in E&D. Projects that enhance the diversity of our curricular offerings or that further our departmental equity and belonging goals are particularly welcome.  This year, we have approximately $33,000 in autonomy funds to spend.

UTM/UofT contact: UTM/UofT contact: Jacob Gallagher-Ross (jacob.gallagher.ross@utoronto.ca), Chair, English and Drama; Larry Switzky (lawrence.switzky@utoronto.ca), Associate Chair, Research, English and Drama

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