Schedule, guidelines, and eligibility details to come.
($1.5M over 3yrs), will mobilize collaborative research to fulfil major goals of the program, and must include investigators from all three pillars (society, neuroscience, technology) and at least two partners.
($75K over 2yrs) are intended to initiate innovative pilot research projects are catalysts from broader projects that will merit longer-term funding from other sources. Projects must have investigators from at least two pillars and one external partner. Two requests for proposals will be released on an annual basis, and will fund on average three applications per call.
(Phase 1: $20K & Phase 2: $50K): Connected Minds provides funds to support members in the development of a prototype that will lead to the commercialization of a product that is aligned with the Connected Minds mandate with balanced commercial viability and social responsibility. These will allow members and their partners to accelerate technology transfer in the innovation pipeline.
($10K/yr up to 4 years): Training Scholarship provides financial support to high-calibre scholars doing research that is aligned with the Connected Minds program under the supervision of a Connected Minds scholar. This support provides funds in addition to standard University support to attract and train leading scholars of tomorrow.
($60K/yr up to 2 years + $8.5K research allowance): The Connected Minds Postdoctoral Award will provide financial support to high-calibre scholars doing postdoctoral research that is aligned with the Connected Minds program under the supervision of a Connected Minds scholar. Applications will require a transdisciplinary advisory team, and involvement of a non-institutional partner. A portion of these will be earmarked for Indigenous and other equity- deserving groups.
Research Travel Awards
(Trainees: $7.5K & Scholars: $10K): Funding will be available to support flight and accommodation costs for visiting scholars and trainees from the host and partner institutions, as well as for bringing outside researchers or trainees to York or Queen’s. This will help to directly engage secured and future collaborators in Connected Minds research and ensure an exchange of knowledge.