In addition to the funding sources listed below, many foreign foundation and funding agencies accept proposals from Canadian researchers. Consult the specific agency guidelines for funding eligibility.

Western International

Visiting University Scholars Program

Faculties are invited to nominate international scholars for short- to medium-term visits throughout the year. A maximum award of $3,000 will be matched with funds provided by the host faculty.

Scholars at Risk

As a member of the Canadian section of Scholars at Risk, Western opens the door to scholars facing severe human rights abuses in their home country so that they may continue their work in a safe environment.

Human Frontier Science Program

The HFSP supports novel, innovative and interdisciplinary basic research focused on the complex mechanisms of living organisms; topics range from molecular and cellular approaches to systems and cognitive neuroscience and the interactions between organisms. A clear emphasis is placed on novel collaborations that bring biologists together with scientists from fields such as physics, mathematics, chemistry, computer science and engineering to focus on problems at the frontier of the life sciences.

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To help navigate the Horizon 2020 landscape, ERA-Can+ promotes cooperation between the European Union and Canada in science, technology and innovation with a broad range of activities.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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Horizon 2020 - EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

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Association of Commonwealth Universities

Early Career Academic Grants are open to early career academics employed by ACU member universities, enabling them to participate in a conference held in a Commonwealth country other than their own.

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US Department of Defense - Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs Funding Opportunities

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Grand Challenges Canada

Grand Challenges Canada is dedicated to supporting Bold Ideas with Big Impact in global health. We are funded by the Government of Canada; we fund innovators in low- and middle-income countries and Canada.

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty.

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International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

IDRC funds research in developing countries to:
  • promote growth and development
  • reduce poverty and create equitable access to resources and services
  • encourage good governance and build strong policies
  • address existing or emerging problems in developing countries.

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France Canada Research Fund

The FCRF acts to promote and develop Franco-Canadian scientific and academic exchanges of excellence in every field of study, from the "hard" sciences to human and social sciences. It is designed to support new collaborative scientific efforts involving young researchers. This program provides funding for new scientific collaboration between French and Canadian research teams. Financing is primarily to support the mobility of researchers and their students.

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Shastri-Indo Canadian institute

SICI promotes understanding between Indian and Canada through academic activities and exchanges. Its broad-based initiatives support the creation of bi-national links between academia, government, the business community, and civil organizations by funding research and hosting seminars.

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DAAD North America

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) is the German national agency for the support of international cooperation.

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Universities Canada

Universities Canada manages government-funded international partnership programs and more than 130 scholarship programs on behalf of private sector companies.

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