Opportunities around the globe
There are a number of international funding opportunities available to Dal researchers. Most of the opportunities below are commonly accessed by our researchers, and a few are lesser-known opportunities which we encourage researchers to take advantage of where appropriate.
For an extensive listing of opportunities, please consult International Research & Development’s searchable database of international funding opportunities.
Please contact the International Research Facilitator for more information about any international funding opportunity.
- Grants.gov: comprehensive listings of most US federal funding opportunities
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- Congressional Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)
- National Science Foundation (NSF)
- ProposalCENTRAL: listings of opportunities from US government, non-profit and private grantmaking organizations.
- Gates Foundation: administers the Grand Challenges programs for research on global health issues
Other international funding
- The International Development division of DFATD funds international development projects, through its Partners for Development Program, on a large-scale, institutional basis. Please contact IR&D to discuss.
- Colleges and Institutes Canada (formerly the Association of Canadian Community Colleges) administers DFATD-funded international development projects at the Agricultural Campus, on a large-scale, institutional basis. Please contact the International Office (Truro) to discuss.
- The Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE) administers a variety of DFATD-funded, short-term foreign student and faculty mobility programs, allowing faculty to bring students and scholars to Canada for periods of up to six months.
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) funds international development projects largely via support to southern researchers.
The France-Canada Research Fund finances an annual call for Franco-Canadian joint research projects in all fields.
Grand Challenges Canada has a variety of funding mechanisms for Canadian and developing-country researchers working in the field of global health.
The Government of Brazil offers a variety of programs to support the collaboration and/or movement of students and researchers between Canada and Brazil. This includes Science Without Borders and FAPESP-CALDO calls.
The MITACS Globalink Research Internships and Awards fund senior undergradaute and graduate students to undertake collaborative research projects, in Canada and various countries abroad. For more info see the Globalink Handout [PDF 711kb] and the Globalink Index [PDF 112kb].
The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute supports collaborations between researchers in Canada and India.
The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) offers research grants for novel collaborations involving extensive collaboration among teams of scientists working in different countries and in different disciplines.
The European Commission, Horizon 2020 Programme funds the European Union’s framework program for research and innovation. Canadian researchers can partner on projects, and take advantage of fellowship opportunities.
International Financial Institutions (e.g. World Bank, Asia/Africa/Caribbean Development Banks) offer opportunities for faculty with particular expertise to serve as consultants on international projects. Contact EduNova to register your interest.