Foundation Funds Allocation Information

Foundation Funds will be used to:

  • Create new knowledge
  • Incorporate the Shoulders of Giants Process
  • Stimulate the creation and development of TOC knowledge
  • Apply TOC thinking to other fields of knowledge
  • Provide an interesting and exciting process to maintain the TOC community by keeping focused on the development of TOC
  • Create a new and exciting session at the International Conference

The foundation would like to seek "New Knowledge" of presentations at TOCICO formatted in the 'Shoulders of Giants' (SOG) process. To read more about the process or to see the six steps of the process, please click on the following link: Six Steps Process


Presentation Deadline
Stipend or Award Amount
Number of Recipients
Stage 1
January 1st, 2012
US $1,000
US $10,000
Stage 2
March 15th, 2012
US $5,000
US $15,0000
Presenters Discount
Final Stage
TOCICO Chicago Conference
US $20,000
US $20,000


Download the Call for Proposals. All proposals will be in the "Shoulders of Giants" format for the 2012 TOCICO International Conference. This Call for Proposals will begin the competition for Stage 1 stipend awards from the foundation.

All of the proposals that are submitted will be considered to be speakers at the 2012 International Conference in addition to consideration for the foundation grants. The proposals will be rated by a selected panel of judges, and final decisions will be decided by January 1st, 2012. The top 10 submissions will receive a $1,000 award and they will continue the development of their presentation to answer the Shoulders of Giants process.


The final submissions from Stage 1 who received a $1,000 award will continue to develop their answers and their final submissions must be sent into TOCICO and the Foundation by March 15th, 2012 to be considered.

These answers are, again, rated by a panel of judges, and are assessed for further development. The three best papers are selected at this time, and each of the three participants will receive a $5,000 award.

The TOP 10 selected presentations will also receive a TOCICO presenters discount and the opportunity to present to the 2012 conference attendees.


The top 3 presentations selected in stage two will compete for the Grand Prize of $20,000, which will be awarded at the International Conference.

The other submissions will present at a breakout session, but only if chosen by the TOCICO conference committee.