International funding opportunities

Submission: Proposals must be submitted to the Office of Research one week prior to the agency deadline unless stated otherwise and be accompanied by a completed Cover Sheet signed by the PI, Department Chair or Research Centre Director and Faculty Dean or ADR (please refer to the Cover Sheet instructions for details). For all funding opportunities listed below, please contact Ibi Brown unless otherwise noted.

Feedback: We encourage early submission to take advantage of our review service. We provide feedback to help polish applications for maximum impact focusing on:

  • Adherence to guidelines and policies
  • Budget and eligible expenses
  • Readability and impact
  • Selection criteria clearly and fully addressed

Funding opportunities database

Pivot is a searchable database available for researchers to conduct their own keyword searches for funding opportunities. Pivot is free for UW researchers and can be accessed from any UW desktop computer. Note that registration/log in is required in order to access the database from outside the UW network.




Co-op: Interested in employing co-op students for your international projects? Contact Lisa ter Woort, Account Manager, International Co-op/International Mobility, Co-operative Education. Please also refer to the Supporting International Co-op Activities Text for helpful information. 

Note: Prime Minister Trudeau announced on July 18th, 2019 that Canada will allocate up to $50 million over the next five years to support Canadian participation in international teams applying for funding through the EU’s Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe. These programs encourage research and innovation, stimulate economic growth, and create new jobs and opportunities. Further details are expected to be announced on the NFRF website by the end of December 2019.

REMINDER: Updating Research Participants (Research Personnel and Trainees)

If you have a sponsored contract with specific intellectual property and/or confidentiality terms, please ensure that the research participants (that is staff and/or trainees working on the project) listed in your sponsored contract are current. Research participants are required to adhere to the agreement conditions via written acknowledgement. For assistance, please contact Regan Child or Ibi Brown.