New Frontiers in Research Fund - Test Your Concept Session

Wednesday January 16, 2019 9:00am to 11:00am
University Centre, Room 442

Please sign up for a presentation spot by emailing The cut off to sign up is 12pm, January 15, 2018. 

Your specific time slot will be confirmed and communicated prior to the session.


New Frontiers - Test Your Concept is an opportunity for early career researchers who intend to apply to the inaugural New Frontiers - Exploration competition to pitch their idea to a multi-disciplinary panel with no risk or commitment. The Principal Investigator is expected to provide a 5 minute oral presentation summarizing their concept and how they satisfy the program criteria of interdisciplinarity, EDI (equity, diversity and inclusion), high-risk, high-reward, and feasibility. The aim will be to assist applicants in the development of their full application, which is due externally by February 7, 2019. As such, feedback will be provided at the end of the applicant's pitch to help guide their next steps. Co-applicants are welcome to accompany the presenting Principal Investigator.

There are limited spots available for interested participants. Therefore, the spots will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please email Patti Minakis at by 12pm on January 15, 2018 to reserve your spot.

Please indicate your full name and title of your presentation/pitch, and confirm your role as Nominated Principal Investigator.

Although the panel encourages in-person presentations, we can arrange for teleconferencing for remote participants if necessary. Please indicate if you require teleconferencing when registering. 

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