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ISEF Submission Form

  • Note: Please follow response word limits when provided.

  • Note: While Seed Grant proposals are accepted from all eligible faculty and staff on a rolling basis, Impact Grant proposals are accepted by invitation only (January 22 deadline) based on a review of a related Letter of Intent (Oct 16 deadline).

  • Project Overview

  • (250 words)
  • Project Participant Information

    The following information is required for all Project Leads (note that students cannot lead ISEF projects):
  • Please provide one (1) paragraph for each of the primary collaborators in the proposed project that states their position and provides an overview of their relevant expertise.
  • Describe how your project will engage each of the U of T’s student, faculty, and staff communities (i.e., representative project leadership and/or advisory groups). NOTE: while students cannot be primary collaborators/ lead projects their involvement in advisory roles is encouraged.
  • Detailed Project Description

  • Why are you undertaking this project? What specific need will it meet, and how does it intersect with the priority areas of ISEF? (750 words)
  • Provide a brief description of the expected outputs of the project. (250 words)
  • Who will benefit from this project and how? (250 words)
  • How will you measure the success of this project? (250 words)
  • Provide a clear timeline for the project, including major milestones and progress reports.
  • What are the plans for sustaining and/or sharing the project beyond the ISEF funding limits? (250 words)
  • Project Budget - (Upload in PDF format)

  • Max. file size: 2 MB.
    Download the project budget template, complete, and upload.
  • Provide a summary of the major rationales and justifications for the type, amount and duration of funds requested. Include as much information as possible on the major expenditure milestones (250 words)
  • Provide a description of existing university resources leveraged in support of the project
  • Divisional Support

    Impact Grants: A letter of support from the sponsoring division’s Dean is required. Seed Grants: At a minimum, a letter of support from the head of the sponsoring unit is required. Note: Candidates from the Faculty of Arts & Science are to request decanal approval by submitting proposals to before submitting their final proposal to OVPI. Some multi-departmental divisions also require Decanal approval, and applicants should contact their Dean’s office to determine appropriate policies.
  • Applicants will be required to upload the letter of support as part of the final proposal process. Proposals should outline implications and strategies for sustaining the project once ISEF funds have concluded. In many cases, this will require a commitment by the sponsoring Division to review the project for ongoing funding upon the completion of ISEF funds.
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