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International Funding Opportunities

Explore the external international funding opportunities and programs available to help finance your research and/or a mobility experience abroad (faculty exchange, visiting professorship, etc.).

Opportunities are listed in alphabetical order within each region.

Disclaimer: While we make every effort to provide accurate and up-to-date information on international funding opportunities, the terms and conditions (including deadlines, eligibility, requirements and procedures) are subject to change by host organizations. It is the responsibility of the applicant to verify the accuracy of the information presented in this website.



Youth Fellowship, Aga Khan Foundation (AKFC)

The Fellowship offers an international development training program and an eight-month overseas placement to recent university graduates and young professionals who are 30 years of age or younger.

More information: Youth Fellowship, Aga Khan Foundation (AKFC), brochure

February 2019 (TBC)

Collaborative Awards offered by the James S. McDonnell Foundation (JSMF)

The 21st Century Collaborative Activity Awards are awards for multidisciplinary and multi-participant projects that address questions and topics relevant to the Foundation’s core and complementary program areas.

More information:

Varies by program
  Going Global Innovation
The program aims to promote Canada's international innovation efforts by supporting Canadian small or medium sized enterprises and/or researchers in pursuing international research and development collaborative opportunities through the development of partnerships with key players in other countries. Funding ranges from $5,000 - $75,000 per project.
More information:

Applications must be submitted at least eight weeks prior to the commencement of the project.
  Google Research Awards
This program provides unrestricted gifts to support fulltime faculty members at degree granting institutions around the world. The program is focused on funding world-class technical research in Computer Science, Engineering, and related fields.
More information: Google Research Awards 
October 2018 (TBC)
  Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Research Grants
The foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world.
More information: Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Research Grants

August 2018 (TBC)

National Geographic Society Grants
The National Geographic Society awards various grants, including the: 

  • National Geographic/Waitt Grants which provide funding for exploratory fieldwork that holds promise for breakthroughs in the natural and social sciences. 
  • Research and Exploration Grants - the Committee for Research and Exploration provides research grants focused on cultivating scientists, explorers, and conservationists.
  • Expedition Council Grants support exploration and adventure worldwide. Proposed projects must have the potential to yield compelling stories and images. 
  • Conservation Trust Grants support innovative solutions to conservation challenges and issues of global concern. The Trust encourages projects with a strong emphasis on conservation science. 

More information: National Geographic Society Grants

Varies by program – please see website
  Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC)
The Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) programme funds public health research aiming to improve health outcomes by strengthening the evidence base of what works in humanitarian crises. R2HC research partnerships must include both a research institution and a humanitarian organization. 
More information: Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises

Call will open on June 2018

Simons Foundation

  • Targeted Grants to Institutes: The program is intended to support institutions in the mathematics and physical sciences through funding to centers of excellence, to help establish scientific culture and strengthen contacts within the international scientific community. The program offers 3-5 year grants at a level of US$100,000 to $200,000 per year. 
  • Simons Collaborations in Mathematics and the Physical Sciences: Research projects should address a mathematical or theoretical topic where a significant new development provides a new direction for progress in an established field. The program offers funds of up to US$2.5 million per year, for an initial period of four years. 

More information: Simons Foundation Grants

Varies by program
  Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) 
SFARI Explorer Award: Intended to provide resources to support exploratory experiments that will strengthen hypotheses and lead to the formulation of competitive applications for subsequent larger-scale funding. The maximum budget is US$60,000 for one year.
More information:
Varies by program

Spencer Foundation Midcareer Grants and Small Research Grants
The Foundation supports high-quality, innovative research with the potential to improve education. 

  • Small Research Grants: Proposals for small research grants, with a budget limit of $50,000. 
  • Midcareer Grants: This program is intended to provide support for a year-long program of study during which time the recipient will be released from teaching and from committee service and governance responsibilities on his or her home campus. 

More information: Spencer Foundation Grants

Small Grants: November 2018 (TBC). The following deadlines will fall on February 2019 (TBC), May 1, 2018 and August 1, 2018.

Midcareer Grants: September 2018 (TBC)

  WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education) Accelerator Program
The WISE Accelerator is a new program designed to support the development of innovative projects in the field of education. The WISE Accelerator will serve as an intermediary to connect the selected projects with an international network that will create opportunities to share knowledge and find support from donors and investors. Projects should be innovative, have a high potential to be scalable and to have a positive impact on the field of education.
More information: WISE Accelerator Program
Call closed (following deadline September 2018)

Call for proposals Québec - Nordic Council of Ministers

As part of the joint declaration of collaboration on sustainable northern development, the Minister of International Relations and la Francophonie of Quebec has launched the first joint call for proposals aimed at developing bilateral collaborations. 

More information: Québec - Nordic Council of Ministers


Academics Without Borders Call for Project Proposals

Academics Without Borders (AWB) is seeking project proposals from faculty members and staff at universities in the AWB Network for capacity building projects in institutions of higher education in developing countries. This Call is designed to build on established relationships.

More informationCall for  Project  Proposals from Academics Without Borders


L'Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)

The Agence universitaire de la Francophonie has launched a call for proposals for collaborative projects in the following areas: public health, crisis management, renewable energy, and water and natural resource management. The objective of this initiative is to promote the development of international research teams engaged in emerging issues and strengthen and foster innovative university networks. 

More information: AUF Call for Proposals

Varies by program

L'Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) - Soutien aux projets interuniversitaires de solidarité dans les Amériques (PRISA) 2017

The objective of “PRISA” (Support for Interuniversity Solidarity Projects in the Americas) is to contribute to the excellence of university cooperation between AUF member institutions, particularly those located in the Americas (North America, South America and the Caribbean).

More information:  Soutien aux projets interuniversitaires de solidarité dans les Amériques 2017


American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund (PRF) – New Directions Grants Program

The goals of the program are to support fundamental research in the petroleum field and to develop the next generation of engineers and scientists through support of advanced scientific education. The New Directions (ND) grants program provides funds to scientists and engineers with limited preliminary results for a research project they wish to pursue, who intend to use the PRF-driven preliminary results to seek continuation funding from other agencies.

More information: PRF New Directions Grants

March 16 2018

Grand Challenges: Saving Brains – Round 6

With the ultimate goal of increasing human capital and tackling existing inequalities, Saving Brains seeks bold ideas for products, services and implementation models that protect and nurture early brain development in a sustainable manner. Through this Request for Proposals, Saving Brains will support applications for seed funding to develop and validate these bold ideas.

More information: Saving Brains - Call for Proposals


IDRC Research Grants

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) supports research in developing countries to promote growth and development. Funding is focused on research aimed at reducing poverty and creating equitable access to resources and services. IDRC accepts research grant ideas that fit their mandate. If a research idea is approved, IDRC will request a formal research grant proposal.

More information: IDRC Research Grant Ideas

Research ideas are accepted anytime.

International Development Research Centre (IDRC) call for expressions of interest: Strengthening engineering research and training in sub-Saharan Africa

This call for proposals challenges universities as well as public and private stakeholders to develop and implement novel ways of delivering quality and relevant training and research  in engineering and applied science fields.

More information: Strengthening engineering research and training in Africa


Mitacs Globalink Programs

The Globalink Research Award program provides faculty members the opportunity to strengthen international research collaborations and connect with colleagues at institutions around the world through the mobility of graduate students. The program supports joint projects with academic collaborators over 12-24 weeks and is open to all disciplines. The Globalink Research Internship program allows faculty members to supervise top-ranked senior undergrad students from a number of countries during a 12-week summer internship in Canada.  

More information:

You can also learn more about the MITACS GRA application process by watching: MITACS GRA info session (November 31, 2017)

Varies by program – see website.

USAID Development Innovation Ventures (DIV)

DIV’s aim is to create a portfolio of innovations that improves lives for millions of the poor around the world, especially individuals in poverty or extreme poverty, and other vulnerable groups. DIV supports the piloting and rigorous testing of innovative approaches to solving international development problems and transitioning innovations with evidence of impact and cost effectiveness to scale.

More information: USAID Development Innovation Ventures 

July 2018 (TBC)

Bilateral cooperation – Québec-Côte d'Ivoire

The Ministry of International Relations and La Francophonie of Quebec is launching a call for proposals for Québec-Côte d'Ivoire cooperation projects. It targets organizations active in the fields of education, capacity building, women and youth economic and social participation, food security and nutrition.

This grant is aimed at strengthen cooperation, promoting exchanges and foster partnerships between Quebec and Côte d'Ivoire.

More information: Bilateral cooperation – Québec-Côte d'Ivoire

January 20 2018



Call for proposals for the Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program 2018 competition

IDRC, the Israel Science Foundation, the Azrieli Foundation, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research announce the call for proposals for the fourth round of the Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program.

Six grants worth up to CA$1,170,000 each will be awarded to joint biomedical science research teams from Canada, Israel, and low and middle income countries for a period of up to three years.

More information: Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program 2018 

January 16 2018



Échanges d'artistes et d'ateliers-résidences entre le Québec et la Corée du Sud

This exchange is aimed at allowing artists from Quebec to complete a Three-month residency at the Goyang residence of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) in Seoul.

More information: Échanges d'artistes et d'ateliers-résidences entre le Québec et la Corée du Sud

February 15 2018



Résidence de recherche et de création à Mumbai (Inde)

This exchange is aimed at allowing artists from Quebec to complete a four-month residency in Mumbai.

More information: Résidence de recherche et de création à Mumbai (Inde)

February 15 2018



Canada-China Scholars' Exchange Program

Global Affairs Canada and the Chinese Ministry of Education are offering short-term scholarships to Canadians wishing to study in China. Scholarships are awarded for studies, research, language studies or a combination of studies and language studies at participating Chinese institutions.

More information: Canada-China Scholars' Exchange Program

March 6 2018

Center for Chinese Studies – Research Grant Program

This program is aimed at foreign professors, associate professors, assistant professors (including post-doctoral researchers) and doctoral candidates in Chinese studies-related departments at foreign universities, as well as researchers at related foreign academic institutes. The research should be undertaken in Taiwan, and be focused mainly on Taiwan or Chinese studies.

More information: CCS - Research Grants

May 2018

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange

The Foundation's grants provide support for research on Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences.

  • Research Grant: Researchers focusing on the social, cultural, economic or political development of Taiwan over the past few decades are especially encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to collaborative projects with scholars in Taiwan. Research grants are usually given for no more than two years.
  • Scholar Grant: Tenured faculty, including full professors and associate professors, may apply for a Scholar Grant of up to US$40,000 or US$35,000, respectively, to help replace half of the salary of faculty on sabbatical, or for time off for research and writing.

More information:

Applications are accepted every year between August 1st and October 15th. 

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Grants

The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute offers Research Grants, Partnership Seed Grants, and Scholar Travel Subsidy Grants to support collaborative research projects, and establish institutional and scholarly linkages between Indian and Canadian institutions.

More information:


Atelier-résidence de la Fondation Finlandaise de résidence d’artistes

This exchange allows artists from Quebec to complete a four-month residency in Finland

More information: Atelier-résidence de la Fondation Finlandaise de résidence d’artistes

February 15 2018  

Échanges d'artistes et d'ateliers-résidences entre le Québec et la Haute-Autriche

This exchange allows Quebec artists in the fields of visual and digital arts to complete a two-month residency in Linz, Austria.

More information: Échanges d'artistes et d'ateliers-résidences entre le Québec et la Haute-Autriche

February 15 2018

Échanges de compositeurs et d'ateliers-résidences Québec - Dresden (Allemagne)

This exchange allows composers from Quebec to complete a two-month residency at the HELLERAU - European Center for the Arts in Dresden. 

More information: Échanges de compositeurs et d'ateliers-résidences Québec - Dresden (Allemagne)

February 15 2018

Berliner Künstlerprogramm - Arts in Berlin Program

The Arts in Berlin program offers grants to artists in the fields of visual arts, literature, music and film. A jury annually selects approximately 20 international guests. Artists in the fields of literature, film and music may apply. In the field of visual arts, a jury recommends artists for invitation. Funding includes a monthly grant, an apartment, and a workspace.

More information:


BEWARE FELLOWSHIPS (BElgium WAllonia REsearch)

To promote the mobility of researchers towards Belgium, the Department of Research Programs has launched the BEWARE Fellowships to attract researchers to Wallonia/Federation Wallonia - Brussels.

More information: BEWARE Fellowships

April 30, June 30, September 30 and November 30

CampusBourses: grant search engine

CampusBourses delivers instant information on financial aid by allowing users to perform searches customized to their needs. CampusBourses contains data on grant and scholarship programs of national and local governments, corporations, foundations, and institutions of higher education.

More information:  Campus France


CHIST-ERA (European Coordinated Research on Long-term Challenges in Information and Communication Sciences & Technologies ERA-Net)

CHIST-ERA promotes multidisciplinary and transnational ICST research with the potential to lead to significant breakthroughs. Proposals must be submitted by international consortia with partners in at least three countries (see website for list of countries).

More information


Choreographic Residency in Potsdam, Germany

This residency aims at enabling a Québec choreographer or dancer to reside for two months abroad. The residency is intended for up-and-coming choreographers, dancers and artists with at least two years of artistic practice. Only collective projects presented jointly by a choreographer and/or a dancer and a professional partner who may come from another artistic discipline are eligible. The amount of the grant is $7, 500 for each of the recipients and covers transportation expenses, insurance, housing, and per diems.

More information: Choreographic Residency in Germany

September 2018

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) - EMGIP-Bundestag Internship

EMGIP (Émigré Memorial German Internship Program) offers internship opportunities for U.S. and Canadian students in the German parliament, the Bundestag.

More information: EMGIP-Bundestag Internship

September 2018

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) – Faculty Research Visit Grant

Research Stays for Faculty

DAAD offers grants for one to three months in all academic disciplines to scholars at US and Canadian institutions of higher education to pursue research at universities, libraries, archives, institutes or laboratories in Germany. The aim of this particular program is to support short-term research stays and thus promote the exchange of experience and networking amongst colleagues. Monthly payments range from €2,000 - €2,150

More information: Research Stays for Faculty

May 2018

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) - German Studies Research Grant

This specialized DAAD program offers German Studies Research Grants to highly-qualified undergraduate and graduate students who are nominated by their department/program chairs. The grant may be used for short-term research (one to two months) in Germany. The program is designed to encourage research and promote the study of cultural, political, historical, economic and social aspects of modern and contemporary German affairs from an inter- and multidisciplinary perspective.

More information: German Studies Research Grant

May 1st 2018

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) - Research Grants

Research Grants are awarded to highly qualified candidates who have completed a Master's degree or Diploma, or in exceptional cases a Bachelor's degree at the latest by the time they begin their grant-supported research, or those who have already completed a PhD (postdocs), or to individuals wishing to earn a doctoral degree in Germany.

More information: Research Grants

May 1st 2018

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) - RISE Germany

RISE stands for Research Internships in Science and Engineering. RISE Germany offers undergraduate students from North American, British and Irish universities the opportunity to complete a summer research internship at top German universities and research institutions. RISE Germany is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.

More information: RISE Germany

December 2019 (TBC)

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) - Study Scholarships for Graduates of All Disciplines

This scholarship programme offers the opportunity to continue your academic education in Germany with a postgraduate course of study.

More information: Study Scholarship for Graduates of all Disciplines

November 2018 (TBC)

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) - Study Scholarship for Fine Art, Design/Visual Communication and Film

DAAD scholarships offer graduates the opportunity to continue their education in Germany with a postgraduate or continuing course of study. The scholarships also promote the exchange of experience and networking amongst colleagues.

More information: Study Scholarship for Fine Art, Design/Visual Communication and Film

November 2018

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) - Study Scholarships for Foreign Graduates in the Field of Architecture

DAAD scholarships offer graduates the opportunity to continue their education in Germany with a postgraduate or continuing course of study. The scholarships also promote the exchange of experience and networking amongst colleagues.

More information: Study Scholarship for Architecture

September 2018

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) - Study Scholarship for Performing Arts and Music

DAAD scholarships offer graduates the opportunity to continue their education in Germany with a postgraduate or continuing course of study. The scholarships also promote the exchange of experience and networking amongst colleagues. This grant aim at supporting applicants who have gained a first university degree in the field of the Performing Arts at the latest by the time they commence their scholarship-supported study programme.

More information: Study Scholarship for Performing Arts and Music

October 2018

DLR-DAAD Research Fellowships in the fields of Space, Aeronautics, Energy and Transportation Research (Germany)

DLR is Germany´s national research center for aeronautics and space. DLR-DAAD Fellowships offer outstanding scientists and researchers the opportunity to conduct special research at the institutes of the DLR in Germany. Fellowships are available for doctoral students, postdoctoral students and senior scientists.

More information: DLR-DAAD Research Fellowships


Varies by fellowship – see website.

European Molecular Biology (EMBO) Short-Term Fellowships

EMBO promotes excellence in the life sciences. Short-Term Fellowships fund research visits of 90 days to laboratories in one of 27 European countries. The aim is to facilitate valuable collaborations with research groups applying techniques that are unavailable in the applicant's laboratory.

More information:

There is no deadline for applications, however it is recommended to apply three months before the proposed starting date.

European University Institute (EUI) Fellowships

  • Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowship: These fellowships are intended for established academics who wish to pursue their research at the EUI. Fellows must live in Florence for the duration of the fellowship (3-10 months). A monthly stipend of € 3,000 is provided.

  • Jean Monnet Fellowship: One-year fellowship offered at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. Research proposals should fit well with one of the Centre’s main research themes, programmes and projects. Fellows must live in Florence for the duration of their Fellowship. A monthly stipend of €2,000 is provided. 

More information:

March 30th and/or September 30th depending on department (see website)     

 The annual deadline is October 25th. 


FNRS Grants for Scientific Stays

The Fond national de la recherche scientifique (FNRS) provides grants that enable foreign researchers to work in a laboratory financed by the FNRS.

More information: FRS-FNRS Reglement

Applications must be submitted 2 months before the date of the planned stay.

Fondation Sciences Mathematiques de Paris

The Fondation Sciences Mathématiques de Paris offers financial support for external scientists (junior/senior professors) to be invited in its affiliated laboratories for a two-to-three month stay. Appointed scientists will also have the opportunity to visit and to work with members of external laboratories. Candidates must be nominated by a member of a foundation-affiliated laboratory.

More information: Fondation Sciences Mathematiques de Paris - Invitation for Research Stays

Selection for Research in Paris happens twice a year. Deadlines to submit application are May 14th for June's selection and October 22st for December one.

France - Québec Program Samuel-De Champlain

This program provides financing for research and education projects jointly developed by French and Quebec teams. It focuses on new collaboration and opens to young researchers.

More information : France - Québec Programme Samuel-De Champlain


To be announced

Franco-German Fellowship Program on Climate, Energy and Earth System Research Funding of research groups

Funding will be provided for the establishment of research groups in the designated research areas (within the framework of the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement) under the leadership of the successful applicants.  Junior researchers will receive up to 1 million euros and senior researchers up to 1.5 million euros for 4 years (combined value of contributions from the DAAD and the German host institution)

More information: Franco-German Fellowship Program on Climate, Energy and Earth System Research Funding

October 2018 (TBC)

Frontenac Awards

The objective of the program is to facilitate the mobility of 2nd cycle students enrolled in a Franco-Quebec double-diploma program.

More information: Frontenac Awards

May 2018 (TBC)

Fund it - Research Fellowships in France and Abroad

The RFIEA (French Institute for Advanced Studies), supported by the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), has launched a new platform ( to present all research grants and fellowships (post-PhD) available for scholars in the social sciences and humanities. Grants/fellowships are available for:

  • Postdocs, senior scholars and advanced graduate students from outside France wishing to go to France
  • French postdocs, senior scholars and advanced graduate students wishing to go abroad or to find funding opportunities.

More information: Fund it Research Grants & Fellowships


Fyssen Foundation (France)

  • Research Grants: The Fyssen Foundation aims to encourage scientific inquiry into cognitive mechanisms which underlie animal and human behavior. Researchers must independently establish a research team to achieve a collective scientific project within a host laboratory located in France. Grants are from €15,000 – €35,000 for 12-month period.

Eligibility: Applicants for the biological sciences must be 35 years old and under. Applicants for human sciences must be 40 years old and under.

More information:

October 2018 (TBC)

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the latest EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. From 2014-2020, the programme will provide nearly €80 billion in funding for research initiatives with a focus on excellent science, industrial leadership and societal challenges. There are opportunities for Canadians to participate as international partners on collaborative projects.

More information:

Find calls targeted to Canadian participation:

Guide to Canadian Participation in Horizon 2020.

Varies by program

Humboldt Research Fellowships (Germany)

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowships: A Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers (PhD complete in the last 4 years) to carry out long-term research (6-24 months) in Germany. Applicants choose their own topic of research and their academic host.
  • Fellowships for Experienced Researchers: A Humboldt Research Fellowship for experienced researchers allows experienced researchers (PhD completed less than 12 years ago) to carry out long-term research (6-18 months) in Germany. Applicants choose their own topic of research and their academic host.

More information: Alexander Von Humboldt Research Fellowships

Applications are accepted anytime.

IMeRA Calls for Applications 2017-2018

IMéRA, the Institute for Advanced Study of Aix-Marseille University, has recently issued several calls for applications for academic residencies in France, between September 2016 and July 2017. These include several calls for individual applications open to scientists and artists as well as a call for team applications.

More information: IMeRA Calls for Applications

September 2018

James M. Flaherty Scholarship Program

The James M. Flaherty Program supports established researchers and academics in Canada and Ireland who, on sabbatical leave from their academic appointments, wish to spend between 8 to 12 weeks as visiting professors in a university department where they will collaborate in both research and teaching.

Canadian Visiting Professors awarded must travel on or before 14th March 2017. Irish Visiting Professors awarded must travel on or before 1st June 2017.

More information: James M. Flaherty Visiting Professorships and Research Scholarships

September 2018

May 2018


Lise Meitner Programme for Research in Austria

The primary objective of the programme is to enable highly qualified researchers of any discipline who could contribute to the scientific development of an Austrian research institution by working at it. Positions are awarded for 24 months.

More information: Lise Meitner Programme

Accepted continuously, no application deadlines

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) – Individual Fellowships

The MSCA is the research fellowship programme of the Horizon 2020 EU Research and Innovation Framework. It provides funding for transnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility to researchers of all nationalities at various stages of their careers. 

More information: Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions - Individual Fellowships

September 2018

NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme (SPS)

The NATO SPS Programme funds advanced research workshops, advanced training courses and multi-year research & development projects that address SPS Key Priorities and that have a clear link to security and NATO’s strategic objectives.

More information:

There are 2-3 peer review evaluation panels per year.

Non-EU Teaching Mobility Program of the University of Vienna

This program supports short-term teaching visits (between 10 and 90 days) to the University of Vienna.

More informationUniversity of Vienna Teaching Mobility

July 1 (courses between March and June)

February 1 (courses planned between October and January)


Quebec-Wallonia Exchange Program for Writers and Graphic Novelists

The Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) in collaboration with the Wallonia-Brussels Federation offers an exchange program for writers and graphic novelists. Participants spend two months on exchange in Quebec or Brussels and are exposed to numerous opportunities to develop their professional contacts and networks.

More information: Quebec and Wallonia-Brussels Exchange for Writers and Cartoonists

September 2018

Visiting Scholars Programme at the United Nations University 

The Programme gives post-doctoral scholars an opportunity to research topics related to development and/or global economic issues at UNU-WIDER in Finland. Scholars are given a monthly stipend of EUR 2,650 as a contribution towards travel, accommodation and other out-of-pocket expenses. Applicants must hold a PhD degree in economics or a development-related discipline.

More information: UNU-WIDER Visiting Scholars Programme


Online application opens September 1st each year
Latin America & the Caribbean

Bilateral Cooperation – Québec-Haiti  

This award is aimed at:

Developing collaborations in selected areas, including: culture; health and social services; education and vocational training; and agriculture & food security

Strengthen institutional exchanges between Québec and Haiti

Disseminating knowledge to target audiences on both sides

Promoting a better understanding of the two societies

Increasing international mobility of workers, youth, researchers, entrepreneurs, artists and students

More information: Bilateral Cooperation – Québec-Haiti  


January 19 2018 (Closed)

Résidences de recherche et de création au Goethe-Institut Salvador-Bahia (Brésil)

This collaboration will allow two Quebec artists/writers to spend two months -each year- at the Goethe-Institut Salvador-Bahia residence in Brazil.

More information: Résidences de recherche et de création au Goethe-Institut Salvador-Bahia (Brésil) 

February 15 2018 (Closed)

2016 Mexican Government Scholarships for Foreign Scholars, Researchers, and Artists

The Government of Mexico offers scholarships to foreigners to conduct collaborative activities in Mexico. Funding is available for a variety of special programs including visiting professorships, high-level conferences, scholarships for experts on Mexico, artistic residencies, and others.

More information: Mexican Funding Opportunities for Foreigners

September 15, 2016 (closed)

Call for proposals - Bilateral Cooperation Quebec-Brazil 2017

Under the agreements between the Government of Quebec and the states of Paraná, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, the Ministry of International Relations and La Francophonie has launched a call for proposals for bilateral cooperation. This call is addressed to institutions and organizations located in Quebec.

More information:

October 2018 (TBC)

Canada-Brazil Awards - Joint Research Projects, 2018-2020

Global Affairs Canada and the Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES) of Brazil are offering scholarships to support team-oriented research projects, between Canadian and Brazilian universities, in mutually beneficial research fields.


More information: Canada-Brazil Awards - Joint Research Projects.


October 2018 (TBC)

Foreign Government Awards Program – Mexico

The Government of Mexico is offering scholarships to Canadians for study or research at the Undergraduate, Master's, Doctoral or Postdoctoral level in Mexico.

More information: Foreign Government Awards Program – Mexico


October 2018 (TBC)

Coopération bilatérale – Québec-Cuba

Launched in 2016, the Quebec-Cuba Cooperation Award aims at developing relations between the two countries.

More information: Coopération bilatérale – Québec-Cuba


December 22, 2017 (Closed)

Quebec-Haiti Exchange Program for Writers

The Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) in collaboration with the Centre PEN Haïti offer an exchange program for writers.  Participants spend six weeks on exchange in Quebec or Haiti and are exposed to numerous opportunities to develop their professional contacts and networks.

More information:

September 15, 2016 (Closed)

São Paulo Visiting Researcher Program

The Visiting Researcher Program offers full or partial support for the hosting of experienced investigators associated with foreign research institutions, who will work in a research institution in the State of São Paulo for a period of 2 weeks to 12 months. This Program aims to promote collaboration between investigators in the State of São Paulo and their colleagues abroad for the development of ongoing research projects or for assisting the launching of new collaborations. The host investigator must have a PhD degree (or equivalent), be associated to a research institution of the State of São Paulo and must have an strong record of scientific contribution to his/her field. FAPESP can provide assistance in finding a potential host in the State of São Paulo.

More information: FAPESP Visiting Research Program

Applications can be submitted any time.
North America

Fulbright Canada Awards for Canadian Scholars

  • Visiting Research Chairs Program: Fulbright Visiting Research Chairs are intended for Canadian citizens who are exceptional scholars and/or experienced professionals who wish to conduct research and/or lecture in the United States. The award is valued at US$25,000 for one semester.
  • Traditional Fulbright Scholar Awards: Traditional Fulbright awards are open to Canadian scholars in all fields and are designed to enable emerging and established scholars, post-doctoral researchers and experienced professionals to conduct research, teach, or undertake a combination of both activities for one semester or a full academic year at any university or research centre of their choice in the United States. The award is valued at $12,500 for one semester.

Eligibility: Candidates must be Canadian citizens and must hold a PhD or equivalent professional/terminal degree.

More information:

November 2018 (TBC)

Résidence de recherche pour commissaires indépendants et artistes en arts visuels à l'International Studio and Curatorial Program de Brooklyn

As part of this exchange, Quebec visual artists will be able to complete a two-month residency in Brooklyn to perform research related to their fields.

More information: Résidence de recherche pour commissaires indépendants et artistes en arts visuels à l'International Studio and Curatorial Program de Brooklyn 

February 15 2018

Jacobs Research Funds

The program supports anthropological research (socio-cultural or linguistic in content) on the indigenous peoples of Canada, Mexico, and mainland United States, including Alaska, with a focus on the Pacific Northwest. Grants are given for work on problems in: language, social organization, political organization, religion, mythology, music, other arts, psychology and folk science.

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February 15

National Research Council (NRC) Research Associateship

Through a national competition, the NRC recommends and makes Research Associateship awards to outstanding scientists and engineers, at the postdoctoral and senior levels, for tenure as guest researchers at the participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.

Eligibility: Some laboratories have citizenship restrictions (open only to U.S. citizens and permanent residents) and some laboratories have research opportunities that are not open to senior applicants (more than 5 years beyond the PhD).

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Application deadlines are February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1 each year. Note that not all institutions participate in all four reviews.

These opportunities are currently closed. Please check back for updates.

Opportunities are listed in alphabetical order within each region.

Region Funding Opportunity

Call for Applications: Better Evidence for Children and Youth

The Jacobs Foundation and the Campbell Collaboration’s Crime & Justice and Education Coordinating Groups are accepting applications for grants to support the development and publication of systematic reviews that address important issues in child and youth development. Grants between $25,000 and $50,000 USD are available.

More information: Better Evidence for Children and Youth 


Global Learning XPRIZE

The $15 million Global Learning XPRIZE is a competition that challenges teams from around the world to develop open source scalable software solution that will enable children in developing countries to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic. Five finalists will be awarded US$1 million each. The Grand Prize winner will be awarded US$10 million.

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Google Earth Engine Research Awards

The Earth Engine Research Awards aim to develop advanced geospatial analysis techniques and tools, by supporting world-class, full-time faculty doing technical research in remote sensing, and related fields.

Deadline: February 5, 2016

More information: Google Earth Engine Awards 


World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Awards

The WISE Awards identify and promote education excellence by recognizing projects that are addressing key education challenges and that are having a strong positive impact on individuals and communities globally. The Awards highlight initiatives found to be most creative and effective in finding solutions to education challenges at any level and in all environments. Winning projects receive a cash prize of $20,000.

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Academics without Borders – Calls for Proposals

AWB is seeking proposals for capacity building projects in institutions of higher education in low or medium development countries. AWB will award a grant to a project that develops the capacity of tertiary level institutions to produce graduates that can aid a country develop, for example, in disciplines such as the health sciences, engineering, education, business, and agronomy or that strengthen the administrative skills and infrastructure of a tertiary level institution.

More information: Call for Proposals


AUF – Support for Scientific Events

L’Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) will provide up to 3,000 Euros to cover costs for a faculty member from a higher education or research institution in a developing country to participate in a scientific event being organized by an AUF member institution in Canada or the U.S. Research results must be disseminated in French.

More information: Soutien aux manifestations scientifiques


Global Innovation Competition 2015: Making All Voices Count

This is a global initiative that supports innovation, scaling, and research to deepen existing innovations and help harness new technologies to enable citizen engagement and government responsiveness. Projects must be implemented in a Making All Voices Count country (Bangladesh, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda).

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GrOW Call for proposals: Effects of patterns of growth on women’s economic empowerment

In partnership with the UK Department for International Development (DfID) and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) has launched a call for research proposals concerning the Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) program. Research will investigate the effect of specific patterns of growth on women’s economic empowerment as well as determine which public policies and interventions can ensure that the positive effects of growth on women’s empowerment are enhanced and the negative effects minimized.

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Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)

The HFSP supports novel, innovative and interdisciplinary basic research focused on the complex mechanisms of living organisms. Emphasis is placed on international collaborations that bring biologists together with scientists from fields such as physics, mathematics, chemistry, computer science and engineering to focus on problems at the frontier of the life sciences. Program awards of up to US$450,000 per year.

• Young Investigators' Grants are awarded to teams of researchers, all of whom are within the first five years of obtaining an independent laboratory.

• Program Grants are awarded to teams of independent researchers at any stage of their careers. These grants are meant to allow teams of independent researchers to develop new lines of research through collaboration.

More information: HFSP Program and Young Investigator Grants


National Centres of Excellence – International Knowledge Translation Platforms Initiative

The goal of the NCE-IKTP initiative is to support international collaborations between networks, centres, consortia and their partners to accelerate knowledge translation in areas of mutual strategic interest. Proposed networks must be driven to address key problems, challenges or opportunities of high strategic importance for the socio-economic benefit of partners and end users in Canada and abroad. Successful networks will be awarded up to CAD 400,000 per year for four years, with the possibility of a 3-year renewal.

More information: NCE-International Knowledge Translation Platforms Initiative (NCE-IKTP)


NSERC Discovery Frontiers Calls for Proposals: New Materials for Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency

Discovery Frontiers grants support a limited number of large international activities, opportunities or projects that are of high priority in the context of advanced research in Canada. These will be led by world-class Canadian researchers and will comprise teams that will generate substantial impact, for the benefit of Canada.

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Petites initiatives de recherche, d'animation et de transfert (PIRAT) 2016

L’Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) will provide up to 12,000 Euros in funding for small research and knowledge transfer projects that foster multilateral collaboration and partnerships between AUF member institutions in the North and those in the South. Open to a broad range of disciplines.

More information: Petites initiatives de recherche, d'animation et de transfert (PIRAT) 2016


PSR-SIIRI Call for Projects

The Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation (MESI) has launched a call for research & innovation projects under its Soutien à des initiatives internationales de recherche et d’innovation (PSR-SIIRI) program. Projects must include participation from a Quebec company and a Quebec researcher. Three categories of projects will be funded:

  1. Bilateral projects (between Quebec and one other country or another Canadian province; up to $150,000 for 3 years)
  2. Multilateral projects (between Quebec and at least 2 countries or Canadian provinces; up to $250,000 for 3 years)
  3. Large-scale projects (up to $1.5 Million over 3 years; projects admissible to the Horizon 2020 research funding program)

More information: PSR-SIIRI 2016-17 Call for Projects


Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development

USAID, the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, DFID, and KOICA have joined together to launch Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development. The program seeks innovative ideas that can leapfrog conventional approaches in three main domains: (1) technology; (2) service delivery; and (3) “demand side” innovation that empowers pregnant women and their families to practice healthy behaviors and be aware of and access health care during pregnancy, childbirth and the early postnatal period, especially the first two days after birth.

More information: Saving Lives at Birth


Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP) Digging into Data Challenge for 2016

The T-AP Digging into Data Challenge is open to any project that addresses research questions in the humanities and/or social sciences by using techniques of large-scale digital data analysis and shows how these new techniques can lead to new theoretical insights. It is specifically aiming to advance multidisciplinary collaborative projects in digital scholarship that seek new perspectives and insights.

More information: T-AP Digging into Data 2016


World Bank Robert S. McNamara PhD Research Fellowship for Developing Country National

Every year the RSM Program provides grants of up to $25,000 to PhD candidates from developing countries to conduct innovative, development-related, PhD research under the supervision of a research advisor at a host institution abroad. Fellows must commit to return to their home country when their fellowship ends to complete their PhD and to work.

More information: World Bank RMS Fellowship


Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program

The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) is a scholar fellowship program for educational projects at African higher education institutions. Scholars must have been born in Africa, live in the United States or Canada and work in an accredited college or university in either of those two countries. To be placed on a roster of available candidates, scholars also need to hold a terminal degree in their field and can hold any academic rank. Fellows will engage in educational projects proposed and hosted by faculty of higher education institutions in the following countries: Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda. Fellowship duration is from 14 to 90 days.

More information: Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship


DFATD Partnerships for Strengthening Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PSMNCH)

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) has launched the PSMNCH call for proposals with a total value of up to $370 million. The purpose of this call is to fund initiatives that will help reduce maternal and child mortality in the targeted regions, by addressing issues critical to the health of mothers, newborns and children. DFATD will support initiatives that deal with one or more of four specific paths: strengthening health systems, reducing the burden of disease, improving nutrition, and ensuring accountability for results.

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Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada – Policy Research Grants

APF Canada is interested in supporting research that will assist in mapping innovation ecosystems in the Asia Pacific region and better understanding the types of policies that support and encourage innovation and international innovation partnerships

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Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program

The China Scholarship Council is seeking applications from Canadian academics, students and professionals who wish to study or conduct research in subject areas related to China at participating Chinese institutions. Scholarships are available for studies and research, for a combination of studies and language studies or for language studies only. The scholarship is tenable for a period eight weeks to twelve months for mid-career professionals, professors and researchers.

More information: Canada-China Scholars' Exchange Program


Grand Challenges China: New Interventions for Global Health

This challenge focuses on calls for innovative concepts for safe, effective, affordable and widely utilized interventions, such as vaccines and therapeutics, with the potential to protect against the acquisition, progression or transmission of infectious diseases that disproportionately affect the world’s poorest. This request for proposals will fund grants to collaborations comprised of teams at Chinese-based institutions and those based outside of China.

More information: Grand Challenges China


IC-IMPACTS – DBT Call for Proposals in Portable Diagnostics and Analyzers

The joint call for proposals will support collaborative research projects between Canadian and Indian researchers focused on the development and evaluation of new diagnostics and analyzers in each of the following areas:

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Maternal and Infant Health
  • Nutritional Deficiency
  • Interdisciplinary Approaches and Platform Technologies

More information: IC-IMPACTS – DBT Call for Proposals


IC-IMPACTS – DST Call for Proposals in Smart & Green Buildings for Sustainable Cities

The joint call for proposals will support collaborative research projects between Canadian and Indian researchers in the following scientific areas:

  • Structural performance of buildings including earthquake resistance
  • Innovative buildings materials with low carbon footprint
  • Thermal, acoustical and lighting comfort in buildings
  • Buildings and human health
  • Buildings and energy conservation
  • Buildings and water conservation
  • Building Infrastructures and Internet of Things (IoT)

More information: IC-IMPACTS – DST Call for Proposals


IC-IMPACTS (India-Canada Centre for Innovative Multidisciplinary Partnerships to Accelerate Community Transformation and Sustainability)

IC-IMPACTS is seeking project proposals in three categories of projects in the deployment-ready stage of development related to IC-IMPACTS themes on safe and sustainable infrastructure, integrated water management and public health and disease prevention. Applications are accepted year-round.

More information: IC-IMPACTS Call for Proposals


Program for Short-term Exchanges to China

This program is offered by the Fonds de recherche du Québec-Santé (FRQS) – National Natural Science Foundation of Canada (NSFC). This program funds short-term (1-3 months) scientific missions to foster sustained cooperation between Chinese and Québec investigators. A per diem and roundtrip transportation are provided.

Eligibility: Canadian citizens or permanent residents working in health research in Québec. Applicants must be involved in a cooperative research project with one or more Chinese scientists in an NSFC-funded Life Sciences laboratory.

More information:http: Short-term Exchanges to China


PSR-SIIRI Call for Quebec-China Projects

The Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation (MESI) has launched a call for research & development projects between Quebec and China under its Soutien à des initiatives internationales de recherche et d’innovation (PSR-SIIRI) program. Proposals must include a private partner in Quebec and private partner in China. Priority themes include ICT related to health and the environment as well as sustainable development, particularly related to new materials, renewable energy and marine technology.

More information: PSR-SIIRI - Call for Quebec-China Projects


2017-2018 European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme

The EURIAS Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme offering 10-month residencies in one of the 16 participating Institutes: Berlin, Bologna, Budapest, Cambridge, Delmenhorst, Edinburgh, Freiburg, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyon, Marseille, Paris, Uppsala, Vienna, Wassenaar, and Zürich. The Programme welcomes applications worldwide from promising young scholars (postdoc) as well as from leading senior researchers.

More information: EURIAS 2017-2018


2015-2017 Quebec-Catalonia Cooperation

A bilateral agreement exists between the Quebec and Catalonia governments to increase collaboration, knowledge exchange and mobility between the regions. This call will fund projects that fall under priority areas (culture, research and innovation, education and training, and economics) and that address these goals. Funding is available for project related travel expenses, internships, and project activities.

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Active and Assisted Living Programme - Living Well with Dementia

The Active and Assisted Living Programme (AAL) call theme for 2016 is 'Living well with dementia'. The aim of this call is to support innovative, transnational and multi-disciplinary collaborative projects. A key priority underlying this challenge will be to integrate existing technologies to create solutions based on ICT that will enable the wellbeing of people with dementia and their communities (family, caregivers, neighbourhood, service providers, care system, etc.).

More information: Active and Assisted Living Programme - Living Well with Dementia


L’Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) and the National National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) - International Collaborative Research Projects

ANR (France) and NSERC (Canada) have signed a bilateral agreement to fund bi-national innovative projects that fall within the scope of NSERC’s Strategic Projects Grant programme and ANR’s societal challenges and all-knowledge challenge. French and Canadian partners must submit parallel proposals to ANR and NSERC and must comply with the conditions and deadlines of the respective agencies.

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ASSISTID Fellowships in Intellectual Disabilities and Autism

ASSISTID is a €9M Marie Curie collaborative research program to develop Assistive Technologies for Intellectual Disability and Autism, co-funded by the European Commission and the Irish charity RESPECT. The program is open to advanced researchers from a broad range of disciplines including behaviour analysis, rehabilitation, computer vision, robotics, policy, ethics, special education, engineering and augmentative and alternative communication.

More informationASSISTID Fellowships


Call for Applications – Collaborative Quebec-Flanders Projects 2016-2018

The Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie (MRIF) invites applications for collaborative projects between researchers in Quebec and Flanders (Belgium). Grants of up to $5,000 are available to cover international travel expenses and dissemination of results.

More information: Quebec-Flanders Call for Collaborative Projects


Call for Applications Jacobs Foundation Fellowship Program 2017-2019

The Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program is a globally competitive fellowship program for early and mid-career researchers aiming at improving the development and living conditions of children and youth or contributing to one of the Jacobs Foundation’s thematic priorities. This includes, but is not limited to educational sciences, psychology, economics, sociology, family studies, media studies, political sciences, linguistics, neurosciences, and medical sciences.

More information: Jacobs Foundation Fellowship 2017-2019


2014-2016 Call for Applications - Paris Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS)

The Paris Institute for Advanced Studies welcomes applications from high level international scholars and scientists in the fields of the humanities, the social sciences and related fields for periods of five or nine months, during the academic year 2017-2018. The Paris IAS will host around twenty guest researchers, allowing them to work freely on the project of their choice.

More information: Paris Institute for Advanced Studies


Canada-EU Coordinated Call for Projects in Aeronautics

The Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada (CARIC) has launched the first Coordinated Call for projects in aeronautics in coordination with the European Union. This call is the result of the CANNAPE (CANadian Networking Aeronautics Program for Europe) initiative.

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Chaire d’études du Québec contemporain à l’Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3

Each year, a Chair in Contemporary Quebec Studies is selected to spend one semester or a full academic year at the Centre d’Etudes Québécoises de l’Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3. The Chair is open to faculty members from all Quebec universities.

More information: Visiting Chair in Contemporary Quebec Studies


CQDM Programs in France, Germany and Belgium

CQDM is a pre-competitive research consortium driven by the mission to fund the development of breakthrough tools and technologies that enhance biopharmaceutical R&D productivity and accelerate the development of safer and more effective drugs.

More information: CQDM calls for proposals


DAAD Learn German in Germany

This program offers grants to support 4-week German language courses at various Goethe-Institut locations. DAAD can accept applications from faculty members in all academic fields except German Studies, German Language and Literature, and German Translation and Interpretation.

More information: DAAD Learn German in Germany


DAAD Visiting Professorships

The program welcomes educators from North America to university campuses in Germany for guest lectureships. Candidates must secure an invitation from a German host institution prior to application for funding, and teach courses integrated into the regular curriculum.

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Dobbin Scholarship – Ireland Canada University Foundation

The Ireland Canada University Foundation (ICUF) Scholarships are for short visits of 2-4 weeks which will benefit the scholar’s research, establish new or build on existing academic links between Canada and Ireland, and provide the opportunity for the development of ongoing links in that research area.

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Enabling Drug Discovery: Quebec-France Joint Program

The main goal of the Quebec/France joint program is to strengthen biomedical research in Quebec, Alsace and Rhône-Alpes by aligning scientific resources and expertise. It is meant to finance the development of novel and potentially transformative next-generation technologies with an immediate and strong impact on the drug discovery and/or development process. This program promotes creativity, innovation, multi-disciplinarity and collaborative efforts between academic institutions and private organizations (biotech/contract research organizations).

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Enhancing Life Project – Calls for Proposals

The University of Chicago, in collaboration with the Ruhr-University Bochum/Germany has launched a new, two-year project on “Enhancing Life.” The project explores an essential aspiration of human beings that moves persons and communities into the future. The Enhancing Life Project aims to explore this rich but widely unexamined dimension of human aspiration and social life, and increase knowledge so that life might be enriched.

Eligibility: Non-US residents may apply.

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ERA-Can+ Twinning Programme

The Twinning Programme aims at supporting close collaboration between already existing European and Canadian research endeavours. Each twinning project should consist of at least one EU-funded project consortium (FP7 or Horizon 2020), and one Canadian project funded either at federal or provincial level. Both projects should be either running or have been completed for less than two years at the time of the proposal submission. Twinning projects will be supported with up to 6000€ per application.

More information: ERA-Can+ Twinning Programme


ERA-NET NEURON Call for proposals on "External Insults to the Nervous System" 2016-2017

The aim of the call is to facilitate multinational, collaborative research projects that will address important questions relating to external insults to the central nervous system. The call will accept proposals ranging from understanding basic mechanisms of disease through proof-of-concept clinical studies in humans to neurorehabilitation. The focus of the call is on primary physical insults to the central nervous system, i.e. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI).

More information: ERA-NET NEURON Call for Proposals


Erasmus+ UPV/EHU

Funding is available for teaching or training at the University of the Basque Country in Spain during the academic year 2015-16 or Fall 2016.

More information: Erasmus+ UPV/EHU



Ernest Solvay Fund – Project Funding for Organizations and Individuals

The main aim of the Ernest Solvay Fund is to promote scientific development both in Belgium and abroad. The Fund supports initiatives in education and training as well as research and entrepreneurship in the area of science and technology. Funding of up to 7,500 Euros per project is available. 

More information: Ernest Solvay Fund


Fellowships at the Center for Holocaust Studies at the Institute for Contemporary History

The Center for Holocaust Studies at the Institute for Contemporary History is offering two grants for research stays of up to four months each at the Center in Munich during 2015. The fellowships are designed to support and foster international Holocaust research.

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France – Québec Joint Call for Proposals on Humanities and Social Sciences

The French National Research Agency (ANR) and the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC) launch a bilateral call for proposals in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The major objective of this joint call is to strengthen the collaboration between researchers from France and Québec and to fund excellent transnational research projects that could not be carried out outside of an international cooperation framework. Funding will be provided to applicants from Québec by the FRQSC within a maximum amount of 200 000 CA$ per project.

More information: France – Québec joint call for proposals


Jacobs Foundation Marbach Castle Residence Program

The Residence Program offers senior and/or junior (post-doctoral) researchers in the field of child and youth development an inspiring setting for conducting uninterrupted, goal-oriented, collaborative work. Residencies at Marbach Castle (Germany) aim at generating new knowledge in child and youth development through work on scientific/position papers, book projects or research proposals for international large-scale cooperation.

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Jean-Monnet Activities 2016

Jean Monnet Activities are designed to promote excellence in teaching and research in the field of European Union studies worldwide. The activities also foster the dialogue between the academic world and policy-makers, in particular with the aim of enhancing governance of EU policies. There are six types of Jean Monnet Actions:

More information: Jean-Monnet Activities 2016


Joint Programming Initiative “More Years, Better Lives”

This call will enable a better coordination of national, European and Canadian R&D programmes and activities relevant to Demographic Change in order to address the most urgent and demanding challenges defined in the Strategic Research Agenda (SRA), developed under the EC funded Coordination and Support Action J-AGE II. Together with SSHRC, funding organizations from Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Israel, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain and The Netherlands have indicated their commitment in participating in the call.

More information: JPI - Call for Proposals


Joint Transnational Call for Epigenomics of Complex Diseases

The Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) together with the Fonds de Recherche du Québec - Santé (FRQS) have launched a multilateral joint call for proposals to support epigenomics of common and complex diseases. The aim of this call is to foster the identification and characterization of epigenomic mechanisms relevant for complex diseases and open new routes for prevention, diagnosis and therapy.

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JPI-EC-AMR ERA-NET Cofund Call on Transmission Dynamics

The purpose of this Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) is to  unravel  the   dynamics   of  transmission  and  selection  of  antimicrobial resistance  (AMR)  at  the  genetic,  bacterial,  animal,  human,  societal, and environmental   levels,   in   order   to   design   and  evaluate   preventive   and intervening measures for controlling resistance. The goal is to foster multinational research collaborations to add value to and to build upon the research conducted independently at national level and to work together to improve the control of resistant bacterial infections of clinical and/or veterinary importance only.

More information: JPI-EC-AMR ERA-NET Cofund Call on Transmission Dynamics


Marc Bloch Centre Research Grant

The research grant is intended to support collaboration between researchers in the social sciences and the humanities and researchers at the Marc Bloch Centre in Berlin. The grant supports a research stay of up to 3 months and provides support of 1200 Euro/month.

Deadline: September 15, 2015

More information: Marc Bloch Centre Research Grant


POLONEZ 2 Fellowship

The POLONEZ Fellowship is a funding programme addressed to foreign researchers interested in conducting a 12- or 24-month fellowship at a host institution in Poland.

Applicants must have a PhD degree or at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience and cannot have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Poland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the call announcement.

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Quebec-Bavaria Short-Term Researcher Exchange 2016-2017

The Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FRQNT) and the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRQS) together with the Bavarian State Ministry for Education, Science and the Arts are offering funding for short-term (1-3 months) research exchanges between researchers in Quebec and Bavaria. The priority research fields include aging, climate change, northern development, digital technology, and renewable energy. 

More information: Quebec-Bavaria Short-Term Research Exchange 2016-2017


Québec-Europe E-RARE 3 Call for Proposals 2016 for Clinical research for new therapeutic uses of already existing molecules (repurposing) in rare diseases

The specific objective of this call is to promote clinical and pre-clinical proof of concept studies for the potential application of medicinal products that are either already marketed or having achieved a significant stage in the development process in rare indications. Each consortium submitting a proposal must involve a minimum of three and a maximum of six distinct research groups from at least three different countries participating in the call.

More information: E-RARE 3 Call for Proposals


Research Networking Programmes in Antimicrobial Resistance

The Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR) is launching a rapid-action call for leading scientists in the field to establish international research networks that will develop guidelines and/or best practice frameworks. Supported networks will provide outputs within a short timeframe (6-12 months). The outcome of these networks will be published on the JPIAMR website and is expected to act as a reference point for the wider AMR research community in planning/delivering future research studies.

More information: JPIAMR Call


Thomas J. Alexander Fellowship

The OECD Directorate for Education has launched the Thomas J. Alexander Fellowship Programme. The programme seeks to develop and support improvements in education quality and equity, particularly in emerging economies.

More informationOECD Thomas J. Alexander Fellowship

Latin America & the Caribbean

Call for Applications in Research and Innovation: 15th Quebec-Mexico Working Group 2015-2017

The Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie (MRIF) in collaboration with the Ministère de l'Éducation, de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche and the  Ministère de la Culture et des Communications has launched a call for applications for innovative collaborative projects between Quebec and Mexico.  

More information: Quebec-Mexico Working Group 2015-2017


Canada-Brazil Awards - Joint Research Projects

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) has launched the competition for the Canada-Brazil Awards - Joint Research Projects for research projects taking place between June 2015 and August 2017. The Canada-Brazil Awards-Joint Research Projects provide scholarships for exchanges of researchers and graduate students in support of reciprocal, team-based research projects between Canadian and Brazilian universities in key areas of mutual cooperation.

More information: Canada-Brazil Awards - Joint Research Projects


Competition Open for Students and Researchers from Latin America and the Caribbean

Global Affairs Canada has launched its competition for the 2016-2017 academic year. Canadian institutions are invited to submit applications for college, undergraduate and graduate students, researchers from Latin America and the Caribbean, and faculty and international liaison officers from the CARICOM who wish to come to Canada for a short-term study or research exchange.

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Mitacs Globalink Early Career Fellowship – Brazil Quebec-Brazil Cooperation 2015-2017

The Mitacs Globalink Early Career Fellowship – Brazil is an exciting new competitive initiative that provides the opportunity for Brazilian postdoctoral fellows to undertake 12-month research fellowships at Canadian institutions. Successful applicants can begin their research projects as early as September 2016 and as late as January 15, 2017. Brazilian postdoctoral fellows and Canadian faculty are responsible for identifying prospective co-applicants and developing the proposed research project prior to submitting an application for funding.

More information: Mitacs Globalink Early Career Fellowship - Brazil


Science Without Borders Special Visiting Researcher – Brazil

The program aims to attract a senior foreign researchers recognized internationally as leaders in priority areas of the Science Without Borders program to conduct projects with Brazilian research groups and visit Brazil for up to three months each year, over 2-3 years. The program offers research grants of up to US$20,000/year, provides generous monthly living allowances (US$5,500/month) and covers flight tickets. Proposals must be submitted by the host researcher in Brazil.

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North America

Mellon Fellowships for Assistant Professors

The School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study offers 1-year fellowships for assistant professors from the US and Canada working on projects in areas related to the history of Western, Near Eastern and Far Eastern civilizations, with particular emphasis upon Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe, the Islamic world, East Asian studies, the history of art, the history of science, and modern international relations. Applicants must be no more than 6 years beyond the date of the PhD.

More information: Mellon Fellowships for Assistant Professors


Researcher Mobility in the Americas (Mobilité des chercheurs dans les Amériques)

The Centre de la francophonie des Amériques offers $2,000 of mobility funding for researchers to travel to an institution within the Americas to disseminate their research in French while building linkages with a francophone community in the Americas.

More information: Researcher Mobility in the Americas

*TBC: To be confirmed 

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