Proposal development

The International Centre has extensive experience and a proven track record in developing successful international development project proposals and can provide support to UM faculty and staff interested in preparing a proposal. Some examples of the contributions the International Centre can make to funding proposals are:

  • Information about potential international funding sources
  • In-depth knowledge of international funding agency priorities and procedures
  • Facilitate connections with other UM faculty to develop interdisciplinary project teams
  • Review of draft proposals and, when applicable, application documents
  • Erasmus+ ICM and Jean Monnet proposal development and application processes
  • Assistance obtaining required approvals and documentation for proposal submission
  • Post-submission review of funding agency decision

If you would like to develop a proposal for an international partnership, please contact the partnership officer for the appropriate region.

Funding opportunities

Many funding opportunities and awards are available to support the international engagement, research and mobility of UM faculty members.

European Commission Erasmus+ Funding

Erasmus+ is the EU's framework program for education, training, youth and sport offering funding opportunities for individuals and institutions

Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Funding

Annual funding calls for grants of up to 300,000 EUR to support teaching, research and policy debate activities relevant to the European Union. Higher Education Institutions (HEI) established in any country of the world may apply.

Annual calls published in November.

Application deadlines in February.

For more information and proposal development, please contact Anna Polonyi, international partnership officer at anna.polonyi@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-6835.

Jean Monnet funding actions

Funding action Types of activities Grant amount Duration
Jean Monnet modules 40-hour teaching program €30,000 3 years
Jean Monnet chairs 90-hour teaching program and at least one other activity €50,000 3 years
Jean Monnet centres of excellence Coordinate resources, lead research, develop teaching content on EU studies €100,000 3 years
Jean Monnet networks Exchange knowledge and expertise €300,000 3 years
Jean Monnet projects

Innovation—explore new angles, methodologies

Cross-fertilization—promote discussion, reflection on issues and enhance knowledge Spread content

€60,000 1–2 years
Support to Associations Publicize information about the EU among the public €50,000 3 years

Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM) Funding

Erasmus+ ICM funding is available from partner European universities for UM students, faculty and staff to support short-term study, teaching and training exchanges. Available funding is listed below.

Current ICM funding opportunities for faculty/staff 

Individual travel grants for short- term staff teaching and training exchanges are currently available with:

  • Ghent University, Belgium
  • Institut Polytechnique UniLaSalle, France 
  • Trier University, Germany

Grants include support for travel expenses (820 EUR) and living expenses (140 to 180 EUR per day) 

For information/applications contact Anna Polonyi, international partnership officer at anna.polonyi@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-6835.

Current ICM funding opportunities for students

Support for student exchanges with partner universities listed below. Scholarships include travel expenses (820 EUR) and living expenses (800-900 EUR per month)

IH Asper School of Business International Student Exchange Program

Students accepted into the Asper International Exchange Program to study at Bradford University, United Kingdom will be invited to apply for an Erasmus+ Scholarship.

Learn more about the Asper International Student Exchange Program

Scholarships for students accepted into the UM International Centre Exchange Program 

Students who are accepted into the UM International Centre Student Exchange Program to study at the following universities will be invited to apply for an Erasmus+ Scholarship:

  • Ghent University, Belgium
  • Institut Polytechnique UniLaSalle, France
  • Trier University, Germany

Learn more about the UM International Centre Student Exchange Program

Student Traineeships and Other Student Exchanges
  • Central European University, Hungary

For information/applications contact Anna Polonyi, international partnership officer at anna.polonyi@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-6835.

German Academic Exchange Service

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) provides funding for research and study in Germany.

DAAD Research Ambassadors help to inspire others to conduct research in Germany by working within their respective departments and serving as a resource to university offices. They are also available to answer questions from students and peers from beyond their geographic areas via email.

Hartmut Holländer, associate professor in civil engineering has been selected to serve as a DAAD Research Ambassador at UM for the 2019/2020 academic year.

Find funding opportunities through DAAD Canada

For more information, email Hartmut Holländer at Hartmut.Hollaender@umanitoba.ca.

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute provides funding for research to encourage collaboration between Canadian and Indian Member Inst

The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute is a binational organization that promotes understanding between India and Canada through academic activities and exchanges.  As the University of Manitoba is a current member, faculty members and students are eligible to apply for some of the funding programs.

Find funding opportunities through Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute:

Find funding opportunities through Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute

For more information, contact Kennis Fung, International Partnership Officer, Kennis.Fung@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-7691.

 

Contact us

Anna Polonyi
International Partnership Officer
Room 541 UMSU University Centre
75A Chancellor's Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

204-474-6835