2011-12 Connaught Program Application Deadlines


 Professor R. Paul Young, Vice President, Research
 September 16, 2011
 2011-12 Connaught Program Application Deadlines

I am writing to inform you of the upcoming application deadlines for the 2011-12 Connaught programs. This will be the second year of a three-year trial period for new programs arising from the most recent Connaught Fund review. Please distribute this information widely and encourage eligible faculty members within your unit to participate in these unique opportunities.

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: http://www.research.utoronto.ca/connaught/

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