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:

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

University of Szeged, Hungary

  • Faculty Teaching mobility for 15 days
  • Open to faculty members in I.H. Asper School of Business
  • TO APPLY, contact Anna Polonyi

University of Trier, Germany

  • Short Term Faculty Teaching Exchanges
  • Open to faculty members of all disciplines
  • Exchange Period: Fall 2024 and Winter 2025
  • For internal call and application form, contact Anna Polonyi
  • Application deadline: July 1, 2024

Current and Past Erasmus+ ICM Partners


Erasmus+ Partner Institution



Ghent University

2016 - 2022


University North

2019 - 2021


University of Copenhagen

2016 - 2018


Turku University of Applied Sciences

2022 - 2025


Institut Polytechnique UniLaSalle

2019 - 2022


L’Institut Agro

2022 - 2027


University of Caen Normandie

2015 - 2018


Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences

2022 - 2027


Heilbronn University

2022 - 2024


University of Greifswald

2022 - 2027


University of Trier

2019 - 2023


Central European University

2017 - 2021


Vilnius University

2016 - 2017


Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

2019 - 2023


Jagiellonian University in Krakow

2019 - 2025


University of Gdansk

2021 - 2023


Universitat Politecnica de Valencia

2022 - 2027


University of Vic

2022 - 2027

United Kingdom

University of Bradford

2019 - 2022


Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

2023 - 2027

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.

Open Calls

The University of Trier, Germany, is offering Erasmus+ Study Exchange Scholarships. Students must first apply to the University of Manitoba International Centre Exchange Program to study at University of Trier and will then be invited to apply for an Erasmus+ Scholarship. 

European Commission Horizon Europe Funding

Calling all Canadian researchers looking for international partnerships!  Participate in Horizon Europe, the world's largest research and innovation funding program.

Now applications from Canadian researchers will be reviewed as fully-fledged members of consortia in Horizon Europe Pillar 2 calls. While Canadians can participate in all Horizon Europe calls that are open to international partners, as an associated country, Canadians now can access a broader rang of research opportunities in Pillar 2.

Horizon Europe Website

Horizon Europe and Canada Webinar 

EU STI opportunities for Canadians: Webinar on "Canada EU Science, Technology and Innovation Opportunities

German Academic Exchange Service

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

More information on DAAD

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) provides funding for faculty and students to conduct research and study in Germany.

Funding opportunities for faculty and scholars include the DAAD North America’s Faculty Research Visit Grant for short-term research stays.  Other opportunities for short-term lectureships, visiting professorships, and conference funding are also available.

More information on DAAD faculty funding  

DAAD has programs to support students to study or conduct research and internships in Germany.  Opportunities include MITACS research internships, study abroad and funding for degree seeking graduate students.

More information on DAAD student funding 

DAAD Canada Website

View Presentation for 2024-2025 Programs

France Study and Scholarships

Campus France Canada offers scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students wishing to study in France.

A free webinar on scholarships and graduate studies in France will be held on January 25, 2024 at 11:00 CST/12:00 EST View Webinar Poster

More Information on Campus France: Campus France 

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.

Three of the above Global Affairs Canada scholarship programs are open for applications (Canada-ASEAN Scholarships, Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program, and Study in Canada Scholarships). Two info sessions will be offered:

Fort Garry info session: 11am to 12 noon, Wednesday, Feb 8 (Tier 300). Email Cameron Zywina by 9am on Feb 8 if you plan to attend.

Bannatyne info session:11am to 12 noon, Friday, Feb 10 (Chown 474). Email Kennis Fung by 9am on Feb 10 if you plan to attend.

Both sessions are open to faculty members, researchers, and support staff.

Internal deadline - 

Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) & Study in Canada Scholarships (SICS): March 7, 2023

Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED): March 16, 2023

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

The Nahlah Ayed Prize for Student Leadership and Global Citizenship is named for Nahlah Ayed, award-winning CBC foreign correspondent, UM alumna and honorary degree recipient.

Two cash prizes are awarded annually to students who can demonstrate they have global skill sets and participated in activities that celebrate diversity, curiosity, respect and mutual understanding. One prize is awarded to a domestic student and one prize is awarded to an international student.

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? 

Submit a nomination by November 15 to be considered for the Prize.

More information on the Nahlah Ayed Prize

Students, faculty, and support staff can submit nominations for this prize. Two cash prizes and a certificate will be made annually.

Nominations for the 2023 prize will open on October 1. New this year, nomination questions are embedded in the application form. No separate nomination letter required.

Nomination Application Deadline: November 15, 2023.

For more information contact the International Centre:   

Eligibility Criteria

The International Centre (IC), offers an annual prize to encourage students at the University of Manitoba to participate in activities that celebrate diversity, curiosity, respect, mutual understanding, and will expand their horizons and develop global skill sets.

Each year, the Centre will offer two prizes, with a minimum value of $500 each and a commemorative certificate. One prize will be allocated to a domestic student and one to an international student who meets the following three criteria:

(1)    is enrolled full-time (minimum 80% course load) in any degree program in any Faculty, School or College at the University of Manitoba;

(2)    has achieved either:
(i)    as an undergraduate student in the Undergraduate Medical Education Program, is in good academic standing, or as an undergraduate student in any other program has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 2.5; or
(ii)    as a graduate student, has achieved a minimum point average of 3.0 based on the last 60 credit hours (or equivalent) of study;

(3)    has demonstrated exceptional vision and leadership, and who has best demonstrated good global citizenship through (i) his or her participation in activities that bridge local and global communities and (ii) by actions that demonstrate how students are making vital contributions to civil society and are responding constructively to the emerging issues experienced by local and global communities.

Nominations can be made by University of Manitoba students, faculty, or full-time staff. Completed nominations along with nominee biographical statement can be submitted to the International Centre by email at by the nomination deadline.

Note for Nominators: New this year, nomination questions are included in the fillable application form. A separate nomination letter is not required.

Other funding opportunities

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