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Connaught New Researcher Awards

June 5, 2017

Two political science Professors have each received a Connaught New Researcher Award. Diana Xuan Fu and Stefan Renckens were among 56 rising U of T research stars to receive support for their research projects “Reaching for Half the Sky: Explaining China’s New Wave Feminist Movement” and “Transnational Private Sustainability Governance as Interest Community” respectively.

The annual awards are provided to U of T assistant professors within the first five years of a tenured-stream academic appointment to help them establish strong research programs. This year the Connaught Fund is awarding a total of $994,000 to researchers across a range of disciplines.

“Congratulations to this year’s winners of the Connaught New Researcher Award on their well-deserved achievement,” said Professor Vivek Goel, U of T’s vice-president of research and innovation. “This funding is designed to help some of the best up-and-coming U of T researchers get their vital projects off the ground and position them to go after and secure external funding to continue and expand their research down the road.”

A full list of recipients is available on the U of T News website. Congratulations Stefan and Diana!