Interdisciplinary Think Tank Award Program

The Rotman Institute of Philosophy invites Rotman faculty members (core and associate) to submit innovative proposals to the Rotman Think Tank Award Program. Up to $80,000 will be awarded this year.  Awards may range in size from $2,000 up to a maximum of $20,000, for a funding period of 1 year.

Think Tanks are meant to increase knowledge and solutions related to grand research challenges by exploring current or future thematic research activities targeting the problem, identify experts from different sectors with an interest in the problem, expand interdisciplinary collaborations across thematic research activities, and support the development of strategic or major grant applications to advance knowledge and the uptake solutions.

The main goal of this program is to support researchers in creating an interdisciplinary team of collaborators to pursue grand research challenges aligned with the Institute’s strategic priorities. In addition to cash support, successful teams will receive in-kind facilitation support from Rotman Institute staff along with services available through Western Research.

View Project Guidelines Here (link).

Project Funding Period

May 1, 2024 – April 30, 2025

Full Application

Due March 29, 2024, 5:00 p.m.