Faculty Recruitment Support

PDAD&C#104, 2009-10


From:      Cheryl Misak, Vice-President and Provost
Date: June 17, 2010
Re: Faculty Recruitment Support

Further to the recent memo from the Office of the Vice-President, Research on the launch of the new Connaught Programs in Support of Research and Innovation, I am pleased to announce a joint Connaught Fund/Provost's Office program for Faculty Recruitment Support.

The old $10,000 Connaught Start-Up Grant for new faculty members was usually the only start-up funding available in our humanities and social sciences units. In order to ensure that we maintain first-rate recruitment in these fields, the Connaught Fund, with matching funding from the Provost's Office, will make available, on a competitive basis, grants in the region of $10,000 to highly sought-after candidates.

Requests should be submitted by deans directly to the Office of the Vice-President and Provost, with a copy of the candidate's cv and a paragraph on why recruitment support is needed.