2024 New Frontiers in Research Fund - Transformation: Test Your Concept Sessions

November 27, 2023, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

SPARC is hosting Test Your Concept (TYC) panels for researchers interested in submitting applications to the 2024 New Frontiers in Research Fund Transformation Competition.

These TYC sessions will be held on Zoom, where an interdisciplinary panel will meet with each UBC-led team for 30 minutes to provide constructive feedback on research concepts. The Nominated Principal Investigator, joined by any other members of the required 5-person team, is expected to provide a 5-minute PowerPoint presentation (to be submitted in advance) summarizing their project concept and how it satisfies the criteria of Interdisciplinarity, High risk, High reward, Feasibility, and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Early Career Researchers.

To access the following TYC resources, visit SPARC's NFRF Resources webpage (CWL required):

  • Past TYC Tips
  • NFRF Interdisciplinary Definition and Explanations
  • EDI Overview, Observations and Prompts

The TYC panels will be held on November 20 & 27 (from 2-4PM). Space is limited, registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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