Other Funding Sources for Interdisciplinary Research Initiatives
Connaught Global Challenge Award
Participating Divisions: All University of Toronto divisions
The program aims to heighten UofT’s contribution to important issues facing society through the advancement of knowledge, and the transfer and application of solutions. Global Challenge teams represent new collaborations involving leading UofT researchers and students from multiple disciplines, along with innovators and thought leaders from other sectors. The program objective is to enhance UofT’s capacity to achieve meaningful outcomes and impact, including but not limited to: major new external funding to further develop solutions to the global challenge, important new partnerships, and/or new research oriented academic programs.
More information about the Connaught Global Challenge Award
EMHSeed - FASE + TFoM, UofT Affiliated Hospitals
Participating Divisions: Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering + Temerty Faculty of Medicine (TFoM), UofT Affiliated Hospitals, Medicine by Design, Translational Biology and Engineering Program
EMHSeed 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 and a coPI from partner divisions. This seed program is meant to enable the leveraging UofT’s combination of world-class engineering and worldclass medical and clinical research. Funding supports new cross-divisional collaborations with early career researchers that have the potential to leverage external grants. Additional EMHSeed projects can be funded if they align directly with the research goals of Translational Biology and Engineering Programor Medicine by Design.
EMHSeed is an annual, competitive process with matching from each division.
Clusters of Scholarly Prominence Program - UTSC
Participating Divisions: University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)
The purpose of the Clusters of Scholarly Prominence Program is to promote self-sustaining, interdisciplinary, inter-departmental, collaborative clusters of scholarship in areas of established and emerging strength at UTSC and which have a demonstrable capacity to augment UofT’s global standing through prominence in research, creative activity and exceptional learning.
Annual, competitive process.
More information on the Clusters of Scholarly Prominence Program
DLSPH Open: Interdisciplinary Research Teams
Participating Divisions: All University of Toronto
Summary: DLSPH Open aims to create and nurture clusters of experts that will tackle critical challenges in public health and health systems in partnership with colleagues across the School, University and health systems, locally and globally.
More information on DLSPH Open
UTM Internal Funding Competitions
Participating Divisions: University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)
Summary: The University of Toronto Mississauga’s Office of the Vice-Principal, Research has several internal funding competitions
More information on UTM Internal Funding Competitions
XSeed - FASE + FAS, UTM, UTSC, DLSPH
Participating Divisions: Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering + Faculty of Arts & Science, University of Toronto Mississauga, University of Scarborough, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
The 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 and a coPI from partner divisions. XSeed funding supports new cross-divisional collaborations with early career researchers that have the potential to leverage external grants. Funding is available across all disciplines, and includes graduate student funding.
XSeed is an annual, competitive process with matching from each division.
More Information: FASE, FAS, UTM, UTSC (PDF document)