DEADLINE: Wicked Ideas – Full Application

Sophie Felleiter

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The Wicked Ideas Competition is a Vice-Principal (Research) pilot initiative to fund and support research collaboration and excellence. This will be a pilot program for the 2020-21 funding period.

Wicked Problems are issues so complex and dependent on so many factors that it is hard to grasp what exactly the problem is, or how to tackle it. Wicked Ideas are needed to solve these problems, and demand the input of multiple disciplines with relevant practical expertise. This competition will fund Wicked Ideas that respond to local, national and global challenges, by supporting the formation of research teams that offer the expertise and perspectives needed to tackle these challenges.


  • February 3, 2020 - Notice of Intent due
  • March 4, 2020 - Full applications due
  • Week of March 30, 2020 - Presentation/Pitch of Wicked Idea