What are strategic initiatives?
Institutional Strategic Initiatives (ISI) at the University of Toronto (U of T) are cross-divisional, interdisciplinary research networks that address grand challenges, and associated research questions, that lead to transformational societal impact.
Who is this for?
This information is intended for anyone involved in research and innovation activities across the University of Toronto.
What does the Institutional Strategic Initiatives portfolio do?
The mandate of the Institutional Strategic Initiatives portfolio is to launch, grow, and sustain large-scale interdisciplinary strategic research and training networks.
What do I need before I can begin?
You do not need to complete any prerequisites to use the information on this page.
List of Topics
The mandate of the Institutional Strategic Initiatives (ISI) portfolio is to enhance and streamline the process of building, growing, and maintaining strategic initiatives. The portfolio supports the leaders of these strategic initiatives by coordinating key university-wide and divisional resources to expand initiatives by attracting external funding from corporate, philanthropic, and government sources
Explore the Institutional Strategic Initiatives website.
|Black Research Network (BRN)
|Climate Positive Energy Initiative
|Centre for Research and Applications in Fluidic Technologies (CRAFT)
|Critical Digital Humanities Initiative
|Data Science Institute
|Emerging and Pandemic Infections Consortium (EPIC)
|Indigenous Research Network
|Inlight - Student & Youth Mental Health Research Initiative
|Institute for Pandemics
|Medicine by Design
|Mitochondrial Innovation Initiative (MITO2i)
|School of Cities
|Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society
|Sustainable Development Goals (one year pilot funding)
|Tanenbaum Institute for Science in Sport (TISS)
|Toronto Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research Consortium (TC3)
|The CRIB (Centre for Research & Innovation for Black Survivors of Homicide Victims)
Seed and build potential initiatives by supporting the activities listed below.
- Identifying grand challenges, institutional research strengths, and potential paths to sustainability
- Building alignment with divisional strategic priorities
- Stakeholder engagement
- Developing funding proposals
Support new and existing initiatives in the areas listed below.
- Capacity building for staff and academic leads
- Branding and communications
- Oversight, reporting and evaluation
- Human resources
- Sustainability and fund-raising