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Funding Opportunities for Academic Staff

Funding opportunities for global engagement are available through a wide variety of channels. The following links provide useful information on select University-wide opportunities.

For discipline specific opportunities, please contact your faculty for further information. For information on funds for international research projects and on major international grant opportunities, contact the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR).


DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service: DAAD Canada is dedicated to informing Canadians about the opportunities for study and research in Germany. Information is provided on DAAD’s suite of scholarship and grant programs to students and faculty at Canadian universities, and work to build ties between German and Canadian universities. Subscribe to the newsletter to be informed of current opportunities.

Erasmus + is a European Union program which supports short-term teaching exchanges between European and non-European higher education institutions. Interested McGill researchers should contact their European collaborators to see if McGill is or could become one of their Erasmus+ partner institution. For more information, contact global.provost [at] mcgill.ca.

Fulbright Canada: The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program operates on the principle of reciprocal exchange and provides the opportunity for outstanding American and Canadian students and scholars to study, lecture and/or conduct research in the other country. To apply for funding opportunities, please click here.

McGill / Glasgow Travel Award: The historical links between McGill University and the University of Glasgow go back to 1756, when McGill founder, James McGill, was a student at the University of Glasgow. Over the years, the connections between the universities have been strengthened through a shared commitment to the internationalization of education, expressed through a host of research collaborations and student exchanges. In recognition of this historic partnership, and the Glasgow Honorary Doctorate given to McGill Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Suzanne Fortier, in 2015, McGill will support the short-term mobility of PhD students and postdocs in any discipline seeking to initiate or strengthen research ties with the University of Glasgow. For further information, contact Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Mitacs Globalink: Fund your students’ research abroad and work with talented international undergrads. Globalink offers two-way mobility for senior undergrads, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For information on current opportunities, contact Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

The Queen Elizabeth Scholars (QES) program: When applications are open, contact global.provost [at] mcgill.ca to obtain all required application information.

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is the international Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. The Fourth Industrial Revolution – the current period of rapid, simultaneous and systemic transformations driven by advances in science and technology – is reshaping industries, blurring geographical boundaries, challenging existing regulatory frameworks, and even redefining what it means to be human. For more information on the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution of the World Economic Forum 2021-2022 Resident Fellowships for Pre-Tenure Faculty, please click here.

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