Funding: Joint EMHSeed and XSeed

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:

  1. For EMHSeed: Faculty of Medicine (FoM), UofT Affiliated Hospitals, Medicine by Design (MbD), Translational Biology and Engineering Program (TBEP)
  2. 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 2020.


The budget for each Seed project will be $60,000 CAD/year for 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,

PI Eligibility:

  1. Each coPI should be eligible to hold, as PI, tri-council agency grants (NSERC, CIHR, or SSHRC).
  2. One PI should have a primary appointment with an Engineering unit, and one PI should have his/her primary appointment outside Engineering.
  3. A PI can hold a maximum of one EMHSeed and one XSeed funded project at any point in time.
  4. 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.

Submission process:

Applications including all supporting documents are due by email to 12p.m. on Monday, April 20, 2020 (*Deadline has been extended. Original deadline is Friday, March 20, 2020*). Please include the term Joint Seed in the subject line. 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 

2020 Joint Seed Call for Proposals

2020 Joint EMHSeed and XSeed Application Form

For additional details, please refer to the Call for Proposals available here.

Information Session:

Date and Time: Thursday, February 20, 12p.m. – 1p.m.
Location: BA2195 (Bahen Centre for Information Technology)
Live Webcast:
(For planning purposes, RSVP to Elaine Footman by February 14th.)