Proposal development

The Research and International Agreements Team has extensive experience and a proven track record in developing successful international development, and faculty and student mobility project proposals and can provide support to UM faculty and staff interested in preparing a proposal. Some examples of the contributions the Research and International Agreements Team 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 International Agreements 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.

Academics Without Borders

AWB is a bilingual non-profit organization which supports capacity development in tertiary education in developing countries so that these countries can educate their own experts and professionals. It does this by sending volunteers from Canada to support local initiatives. 

More information on Academics Without Borders

AWB is a bilingual non-profit organization. Its mission is to support capacity development in tertiary education in developing countries so that these countries can educate their own experts and professionals that are necessary for their development. It does this by sending volunteers from Canada to support local initiatives. AWB projects focus on a number of areas, including, health, teaching and learning methodology, various academic disciplines, student services, and back office operations. That is, in any area in which universities are involved. 

Given the uncertainties regarding international travel during the course of the pandemic, in this call for project proposals, AWB will prioritize submissions that can be implemented in whole or in part online.  

For more information on developing a project proposal to respond to this call, please contact Cameron Zywina, International Agreements Officer, 


Application Deadline for proposals at Academics Without Borders: November 8, 2021 

Internal Deadline: March 1, 2022 

Academics Without Borders Contact: Corrie Young, 

European Commission Erasmus+ Funding

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

For more information and proposal development, please contact Anna Polonyi

More information on Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Funding

These support teaching and research in the field of European Union studies worldwide, covering the study of Europe in its entirety, with particular emphasis on the EU dimension, from an internal but also from a global perspective. The scope of EU studies can be varied as long as the EU angle is explored.

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.

Jean Monnet Modules
Short teaching programmes or courses in the field of European Union studies.
Learn more about Modules and see how to apply.

Jean Monnet Chairs
Teaching posts with a specialisation in European Union studies practiced by university professors.  Learn about the Centres and the opportunity.

Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence
Pooling knowledge and competence on European Union subjects. They also play a key role in reaching out to students from faculties not normally dealing with EU studies. Learn about the Centres and the opportunity.

Jean Monnet Networks in Higher Education
Support to large thematic networks to bolster the policy debate.  See who can apply for Networks and what qualifies.

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.

For Faculty and Staff

Travel grants support short-term faculty and staff teaching and training exchanges with European University Partners. Grants include support for travel expenses (820 EUR)  and living expenses (140 to 180 EUR per day). 

Open Calls:

University of Trier, Germany

  • Faculty teaching and training exchanges for a period of 5 to 20 days
  • Exchanges must be completed by July 30, 2022
  • Open to faculty members of all disciplines
  • A teaching exchange requires a minimum of 8 hours per week of teaching and may include activities such as guest lectures, seminar presentations, student workshops etc.
  • Submit applications at least two months before the start of the planned exchange
  • TO APPLY, contact Anna Polonyi 

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

  • Faculty Exchanges for 5-37 days
  • Open to faculty members in the College of Rehabilitation Sciences
  • TO APPLY, contact Liane Allen

Past Calls and Erasmus+ Partner Universities

Country EU Partner Institution Period of Activity Type of Mobility
Belgium Ghent University 2016-2022 Undergraduate Student Exchange, Staff Training/Teaching Exchange
Croatia University North 2019-2021 Staff Teaching Exchange
Denmark University of Copenhagen 2016-2018 Graduate Student Teaching, Faculty Teaching Exchange
France Institut Polytechnique UniLaSalle 2019-2022 Undergraduate Student Exchange, Staff Training/Teaching Exchange
France Université de Caen Normandie 2015-2018 Graduate Student Training
Germany University of Trier 2019-2022 Student Exchange, Staff Training/Teaching Exchange
Hungary Central European University 2017-2021 Student Exchange, Staff Training/Teaching Exchange
Lithuania Vilnius University 2017- Staff Teaching Exchange
Netherlands Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences 2019-2022 Staff Teaching Exchange
Poland Jagiellonian University in Krakow 2019-2022 Staff Teaching Exchange
Poland University of Gdansk 2021-2022 Staff Teaching Exchange
United Kingdom University of Bradford 2019-2022 Student and Internship Exchange, Staff Training/Teaching Exchange


For Students

Erasmus+ Scholarships from some European Universities are available to support study exchange and traineeships. Scholarships include travel expenses (820 EUR) and living expenses (800-900 EUR per month).

Types of Scholarships

Study Exchange Scholarships

  • Students must first apply and be accepted into a participating University of Manitoba international student exchange program.  If the European hosting institution offers Erasmus+ funding, students will be invited to apply for the scholarship.
  • Period of exchange may be for one or two terms

Student Traineeship Scholarships

  • Scholarships may be available from time to time for students to spend 2 to 10 months at European partner institutions to carry out research internships or practicum traineeships.
  • Upcoming Application Calls will be posted here.

German Academic Exchange Service

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

More information on DAAD

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

DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service – 2021-22 Student Funding Opportunity

DAAD has programs to support students' study, research or internships in Germany. They have programs open to students at all stages of study (Bachelor, Master's, PhD) and in all fields.

More information on DAAD student funding

DAAD Information Point Toronto
c/o Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, ON M5S 3K7

416 946-8116 (office)
647 535-8116 (cell)

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute

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.

More information on Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute

Find funding opportunities through Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute:

Find funding opportunities through Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute

For more information, contact Kennis Fung, International Agreements Officer, or 204-474-7691.

Global Affairs Canada funding opportunities

Global Affairs Canada is responsible for the Government of Canada's participation in major international scholarship programs.

More information on GAC funding

Some of the existing programs are:

  • Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED) – inbound
  • Canada-CARICOM Faculty Leadership Program – inbound
  • Canada-China Scholars' Exchange Program – inbound and outbound 
  • Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program – inbound
  • Faculty Mobility for Partnerships Building Program – outbound
  • Study in Canada Scholarships – inbound

For all Global Affairs Canada funding opportunities, please visit and connect with the respective International Agreements Officer for assistance.

European Space Agency (ESA)

ESA offers funding and support to businesses from any sector who intend to use space (satellite navigation, earth observation, satellite telecommunication, space weather, space technologies) to develop new commercial services. For details, please visit

Nahlah Ayed Prize for Student Leadership and Global Citizenship

Do you know a student who demonstrates exceptional vision, passion, commitment, great leadership skills, and whose actions are helping to bridge the local and the global?

Do you know a student who is building bridges between communities on campus, in the city, the Province, and around the world?

Do you have a friend who inspires you, motivates you, or challenges you to think globally and act locally?

More information on the Nahlah Ayed Prize

We are asking students, faculty, and support staff to nominate them for this prize. Two cash prizes and a certificate will be made annually.

Nomination Application Deadline: January 22, 2021.

For more information contact the International Centre:

Other funding opportunities

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