International Funding Opportunities

The following is a helpful list of selected international funding opportunities for researchers (faculty, students and trainees).

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Opportunities through Canadian Organizations

SSHRC – International Research Funding

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SSHRC Belmont Forum

The  Belmont Forum   aims to enhance co-operation and co-ordination of global environmental change research.

Open calls

While the Belmont Forum does not offer additional or dedicated research funds, SSHRC invites Canadian researchers to develop proposals that involve their international colleagues and partners and to submit their applications through funding opportunities offered under SSHRC’s  Insight program and  Connection program

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Alliance Grants 

Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP)

New Faculty Mobility Program for Canadians in Latin America and the Caribbean

Global Affairs Canada

Funding Options for International Initiatives

International scholarship opportunities for Canadians

Grand Challenges Canada

Funding Opportunities


International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) offers grants, funding, and awards to researchers and institutions to find solutions for global development challenges.

Canada-US Fulbright Program: Fulbright Specialists Program

The program is designed to provide U.S. and Canadian faculty and professionals with opportunities to collaborate on curriculum and faculty development, institutional planning and a variety of other activities.

Duration: 2 – 6 weeks and the  award amount is unspecified.

Eligibility: US and Canadian citizens; Mid-Career to Established in Field. More Information.

New Frontiers in Research Fund

1. The International stream aims to support international collaborations and position Canada and Canadian researchers as strategic partners at the international level. The International stream includes two mechanisms:

  • joint funding calls with international agencies on topics of international relevance; and
  • a dedicated fund to support the participation of Canadian researchers within international teams in projects seeking funding from major global platforms.


2. The Transformation stream is designed to support large-scale, Canadian-led  interdisciplinary research projects that address a major challenge with the potential to realize real and lasting change ( high reward). The challenge may be fundamental, leading to a scientific breakthrough, or applied, with a social, economic, environmental or health impact. Projects are expected to be world-leading, drawing on  global research expertise where relevant.

Canada – US Fulbright Program opportunities


  • Traditional (All Disciplines) Award: US$12,500 for one semester (4 months). These awards are field open and can be taken up at any university, think tank, or government agency in the United States.
  • Research Chairs Program: US$25,000 for one semester (4 months). Visiting Research Chairs are targeted opportunities at select universities/institutions designed to host exceptional scholars and experienced professionals who conduct research in a specific area.
  • Fulbright-National Archives Heritage Science Fellowship: The Fulbright-National Archives Heritage Science Fellowship provides an opportunity for Fulbright visiting scholars to connect with National Archives scientists and experts while conducting research at the National Archives’ state-of-the-art Heritage Science Research and Testing Lab in College Park, Maryland.
  • Fulbright-NATO Security Studies Award: EUR 9,000 plus EUR 2,000 travel allowance for 3 months. The award aims to foster awareness and understanding of NATO and to increase the level of debate on peace, security, and defence-related issues. This award funds post-doctoral researchers, professors and professionals to conduct research and/or lecture at a U.S. institution for a period of three months in fields of study with a connection to NATO.
  • Fulbright Arctic Initiative: US$40,000, for an 18-month period for a regional applied network of interdisciplinary collaborative research focused on the Arctic. The Fulbright Arctic Initiative will identify both established experts and early career specialists from the eight Arctic Council countries to carry out collaborative research in one of two focus areas:      A) Community Resilience and Adaptation and B) Building Sustainable Economies.
  • Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow Program at SUNY Plattsburgh: US$3,500 plus international travel. This program is open to Canadian scholars who will take up residence at the Center for the Study of Canada at SUNY Plattsburgh for a period of two to six weeks. While in residence, the incumbent will teach a one credit course, deliver lectures on any topic related to the research featured in their Fulbright Canada Address, and work with colleagues at SUNY Plattsburgh.
  • Scholar-in-Residence Program: US$2,700/month plus international travel. The Worldwide Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program brings visiting scholars and professionals from abroad to lecture at U.S. colleges and universities for one semester or one academic year. Preference is given to institutions that infrequently or never have hosted Visiting Scholars and serve student populations underrepresented in international exchange programs, and/or to colleges and universities that are Minority Serving Institutions.

Opportunities in the United States 

Opportunities in Europe

Opportunities in Asia

Opportunities by International Organizations