International Funding

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.

US funding

Dalhousie is in the process of responding to changes in US federal requirements. In the interim, we would like to alert researchers to the following new requirements to ensure compliance prior to the grant award.

  1. Reporting Documentation: New NIH policy requires foreign subrecipients to provide access to, at least once per year, copies of lab notebooks, data and documentation that support research outcomes described in a progress report to the prime award recipient. Electronic copies will satisfy this requirement. Dalhousie researchers will need to follow the guidance outlined by the prime award recipient for meeting this requirement. 
  2. Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Plan: As of January 2023, submission of a Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Plan outlining how scientific data and any accompanying metadata will be managed and shared is required, considering any potential restrictions or limitations. The Plan must be approved by the funding NIH Institute, Center, or Office. Any changes to the DMS Plan require prior approval of the funder and the prime institution.  Researchers are encouraged to contact the RDM team at for guidance and information on Research Data Management.
  3. Support Disclosure: In some US Federal-funded programs, grant applicants who receive >$50M of US federal funding annually are required to disclose all current and pending support that key personnel receive, as well as affiliations or relationships to foreign entities. This can include in-kind support (not just funded supports). This requirement may be passed along to Dalhousie if the prime institution meets the support threshold. The Disclosure Form may be required prior to award. Related to this, researchers are asked to review Dalhousie’s conflict of interest policies, and should provide disclosures where applicable to ascertain capacity to address opportunity requirements (see: US Public Health Service Financial Conflict of Interest Policy and Conflict of Interest Policy). 
  4. Cybersecurity and Travel Security: We anticipate that stringent cybersecurity and travel security compliance requirements may be flowed down from prime institutions. ORS recommends familiarizing yourself with the Safeguarding Your Research dashboard for good practices in research security. US Federal requirements may exceed Canadian research security requirements, and due diligence should be conducted to ensure that your research is protected.  Some research opportunities may require Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) or National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cybersecurity compliance – consultation with ITS to ascertain Dalhousie’s capacity to meet opportunity requirements shall be necessitated.
  5. Covered TechnologiesUS federal requirements prohibit funded institutions from purchasing, having, or using certain telecommunications and video surveillance services or equipment. All researchers should be aware of this prohibition and should avoid using or acquiring equipment from the listed entities within their research activities.
  6. Malign Foreign Talent Recruitment Program (FTRP): Under new US Federal guidance, no covered individual (anyone participating in a US federally funded project) can be a participant in a “malign foreign talent recruitment program (FTRP).” Each covered individual must attest that they are not part of a malign FTRP annually.  

Other international funding

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD):

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 undergraduate and graduate students to undertake collaborative research projects in Canada and various countries abroad. Application requirements for the Globalink Research Award include the Globalink Application Form [pdf] and the Globalink Research Proposal Template Form [PDF]. For more information and for the full application package, please contact

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.


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