Funding: Joint EMHSeed and XSeed
2021-23 Joint EMHSeed And XSeed Call For Proposals
Expanding research impact through inter-disciplinary collaboration
The Joint EMHSeed and XSeed is an interdivisional research funding program designed to promote multi-disciplinary research and catalyze new innovative partnerships between a coPI from the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering (FASE) and a coPI from outside Engineering. Partner divisions for these programs are:
- For EMHSeed: Faculty of Medicine (FoM), UofT Affiliated Hospitals, Medicine by Design (MbD), Translational Biology and Engineering Program (TBEP)
- For XSeed: Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS), University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH), as well as other UofT Divisions.
Funding is available for a maximum of fifteen (15) new collaborative projects beginning in early September 2021.
The budget for each Seed project will be $60,000 CAD/year for a maximum of two (2) years. In exceptional cases, a no-cost extension for an additional year will be considered. The $60,000 CAD/year amount for each project is the sum of total cash invested by each of the participating Faculties and departments/institutes,
- Each coPI should be eligible to hold, as PI, tri-council agency grants (NSERC, CIHR, or SSHRC).
- One PI should have a primary appointment with an Engineering unit, and one PI should have his/her primary appointment outside Engineering.
- A PI can hold a maximum of one EMHSeed and one XSeed funded project at any point in time.
- EMHSeed funding is for faculty members that have an appointment status at FoM and UofT Affliated Hospitals; XSeed is for faculty members with appointment status at FAS, UTM, UTSC, DLSPH and other divisions.
Applications including all supporting documents are due by email to firstname.lastname@example.org 12p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Please include the term "Joint Seed" in the subject line.
Complete submissions should include: 1) completed Application Form (available here), 2) Letters of support confirming financial contributions from partner Departments/Institutes, and 3) CV of co-PIs (maximum 3 pages).
For additional details, please refer to the Call for Proposals available here.
Date and Time: Thursday, February 25, 2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m.
UTM XSeed Winning Recipients:
|2018||Matthew Adams||Geography||Quantifying the eﬀects of public transit interventions on urban environments and public health|
|2018||Tracey Galloway||Anthropology||Prioritizing airport infrastructure upgrades to improve social sustainability and well-being in remote Northern Ontario communities|
|2019||Jessica Burgner- Kahrs||MCS||Continuum Magnetic Robots for Minimally-Invasive Robotic Surgery and Industrial Inspection|
|2019||Josh Milstein||CPS||Exploiting Oxidative Stress to Enhance Antibacterial Treatment of Tuberculosis|
|2019||Jumi Shin||CPS||A New Strategy for Asthma Drug Discovery: Organ-on-a-Chip enabled Protein Engineering|
|2019||Florian Shkurti||MCS||Active and Sample-Eﬃcient Robot Learning with Human Guidance: Algorithm Development and Robot Demonstrations|
|2020||Ulrich Fekl||CPS||Novel Synthetic Diamond-like Material: Computational Engineering and Chemical Synthesis Join Forces|
|2020||Animesh Garg||MCS||Neural Representation Learning on Continuous Manifolds for Robotics|
|2020||Alexandra Gillespie||English & Drama||Quantitative Book Science: Material and structural Analysis of Premodern Manuscripts Using μCT|
|2020||Loren Martin||Psychology||Designing a Sensing System for Managing Phantom Limb Pain|
|2021||Lueder Kahrs||MCS||Multi-Sensor Fusion and Control of Robotic Needle Insertion for Remote Stroke Surgery|
|2021||Trevor Porter||GGE||Hydrogen Isotopes to Track Hydroclimatic Processes|