Research Funding

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants

Deadline for Applications: September 15, 2022; December 15, 2022; March 15, 2022

Amount of funding: $7,000 to $25,000

Short description: These grants provide 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. In addressing an organization-specific need, challenge and/or opportunity, these partnerships let non-academic organizations and postsecondary researchers access each other’s unique knowledge, expertise and capabilities on topics of mutual interest.

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

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Jackman Humanities Institute (JHI) Faculty Research Fellowships

 Deadline for Applications: September 15, 2022 at 4pm

 Amount of funding: 12-month fellowships (held in residence at the JHI); 6-month research leaves; the JHI provides teaching replacement funding for fellows

Short description: The Chancellor Jackman Faculty Research Fellowship (JHIRF) is a six-month or twelve-month award for research faculty members in the tenured and continuing streams who will hold the rank of Associate Professor or higher by July 1, 2023. The work of the 12-month Circle of Fellows will focus on an annual theme.

UTM/UofT contact: Alison Keith (jhi.director@utoronto.ca), Director of the JHI

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SSHRC Insight Grants

Deadline for Applications: October 1, 2022

Amount of funding: $7,000 to $400,000 

Short description: Insight Grants support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities. Funding is available to both emerging and established scholars for research initiatives of two to five years.

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 Development Grants

Deadline for Applications: November 15, 2022

Amount of funding: $75,000 to $200,000

Short description: These grants provide support over one to three years to teams/partnerships, led by a project director, to: develop research and/or related activities in the social sciences and humanities—these can include knowledge mobilization and the meaningful involvement of students and emerging scholars, by fostering new partnerships with existing and/or potential partners; or design and test new partnership approaches for research and/or related activities that can result in best practices or models—these can either be adapted by others or have the potential to be scaled up to a regional, national or international level.

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

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IGNITE Grants (Black Research Network)

Deadline for Applications: November 30, 2022

Amount of funding: $5,000 to $10,000

Short description: The Black Research Network (BRN) offers the IGNITE grant annually to support interdisciplinary research led by Black faculty towards professional development, research dissemination, and other types of research support within the limits of eligible expenses.

UTM/UofT contact: Applicants can contact the Black Research Network at brn@utoronto.ca.

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RSAF (Research and Scholarly Activities Fund)

Guidelines will be updated in December 2022 for a winter-term competition.

Amount of funding: Up to $10,000 per project

Short description: The RSAF aims to provide leveraging support, up to $10,000 per proposal, to improve the competitiveness of external grant applications submitted by UTM faculty members. Preference will be given to those proposals that demonstrate strong potential to generate future external support.

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

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English and Drama Chair’s Discretionary Funds

Deadline for Applications: Rolling

Amount of funding: $16,000 for 2022-23 across all applications

Short description: These funds can be deployed to enhance student experience, but we can also use them to support faculty research and publication, e.g., a quick grant to support the creation of an index, to finance image permissions, or to contribute to a publishing subvention. Priority will be given to non-tenured faculty, to colleagues without other forms of support, or to colleagues under pressure to meet research deadlines.

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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English and Drama Conference Funding

Deadline for Applications: Rolling

Amount of funding: Up to $1,500 to support conference funding annually; funds should be used within one year of receipt.

Short description: Funding is available to all full-time, LTA/CLTA and SL3 faculty on a non-competitive basis to support conference travel and registration.

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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