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.

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 Partnership Officer, International Centre, 


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

International Centre Deadline: March 1, 2021 

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

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 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 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 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

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

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

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.

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, 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. 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 Partnership 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?

If you do, 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:

Apply for the Nahlah Ayed Prize for Student Leadership and Global Citizenship by January 22, 2021.

Contact us

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