2011-12 Connaught Program

Friday, September 16, 2011 All day

U of T Research Services has provided upcoming application deadlines for the internal Connaught Program.

Connaught Summer Institute

Deadline: October 3, 2011

Approximately $150,000 allocated annually for up to three awards to bring together international graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, other scholars in order to foster rich interdivisional collaboration and creative new methods for research and innovation.

Connaught Innovation Award

Deadlines: (LOI) October 14, 2011; (Full Proposal) November 1, 2011

Approximately $500,000 allocated annually for awards of up to $100,000 to accelerate the development of promising technology and promote commercialization and/or knowledge transfer.

Connaught Global Challenge Award Deadlines: (LOI) November 1, 2011; (Full Proposal) April 2, 2012

Approximately $1M annually to support one award that encompasses an International Symposium, a Distinguished Visiting Scholar and a Research Cluster. The successful proposal will bring together the University’s leading researchers from multiple disciplines with innovators and thought leaders from other sectors to heighten the University’s contribution to important issues facing society.

Connaught New Researcher Award

Deadline: December 1, 2011

Approximately $1M annual allocation for a majority of awards at the $10,000 level and a limited number of awards at the $50,000 level to help new tenure stream faculty members establish competitive research programs.  No matching required.

McLean Award

Deadline: January 16, 2012

One $100,000 award annually to support an emerging research leader conducting basic research in physics, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, engineering sciences, and the theory and methods of statistics.

Full program details and application materials can be found on the Connaught website.

Questions may be addressed to connaught.secretariat@utoronto.ca or 416-978-7577.