Through engagement in meaningful research collaborations with international partners, U of T faculty and students contribute to solving complex global problems. The Office of the Vice President, International helps support this work through various joint calls for research proposals with select international institutions. The collaborations supported through this seed funding leverage each institution’s unique research strengths, foster the mobility of researchers, and accelerate discovery.
Each call varies with respect to project length, allocated funding, and prioritized field depending on the nature of the partnership. The calls are advertised to U of T faculty and staff via U of T Research Alerts. Proposals are evaluated based on the expected academic gains of the project, the impact of the collaboration, trainee & early career researcher involvement, and the capacity for future collaboration.
2019 Hong Kong University – U of T Joint Call for Global Strategic Partnership Fund
2018 Hong Kong University – U of T Joint Call for Global Strategic Partnership Fund
2019 Shanghai Jiao Tong University–University of Toronto Call for Joint Research Proposals
2017 U of T – Tel Aviv University Call for Proposals for Joint Research Projects Big Data in Health and Biomedical Research
2018 Sanofi-Pasteur – University of Toronto – Université Paris-Descartes International Collaborative Research Pilot and Feasibility Program