Community Partnership Research Program

Except where noted, research funding applications must be submitted through My Research Applications (MRA), the on-line system for review and University of Toronto endorsement. For help using MRA, please see My Research Applications & Agreements (MRA) or contact the Help Desk at


Sponsor : Connaught Fund


This initiative is intended to help create new collaborative research partnerships, or nurture early-stage partnerships, between the University and community partners, that support research driven by needs and priorities identified by community partners. Funded partnership projects will equitably engage community partners and let non-academic organizations and university researchers access each other’s unique knowledge, expertise, and capabilities on issues of mutual interest. Partnerships supported should show potential to evolve into more established relationships that will attract funding through external agencies, for example, the SSHRC Partnership Grant programs.

Value and Duration
Projects can request up to $50,000 per year for one or two years, for up to a total of $100,000.
A total of $300,000 is available through this competition.

Applications and Deadlines
Applicants are required to submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) by March 15, 2023, to the Connaught Secretariat at

Full applications are due May 1, 2023, and must be submitted via MRA (My Research Applications).

Program Guidelines and Application Forms

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up to $100,000

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VPRI Contact

Michael Hussey

Research Funding Manager, Internal Programs
Research Services Office (RSO)
(416) 978-3211