Funding Opportunities

The Office of International Research manages and provides funding for a range of research and exchange opportunities. We encourage uOttawa faculty members to take advantage of the programs listed below.

Visiting Researchers Program

The Visiting Researchers Program (VRP) fosters exchanges with highly reputed researchers through two-week stays at uOttawa.

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For the 2020 competition, the VRP is open to priority institutions in six countries as well as six additional countries where priority institutions have not yet been established by the Office of International Research. In addition, two new optional supplements are available: Mitacs Globalink Research Awards for student mobility, and the Public Outreach Support supplement.

Deadline: December 6, 2019

*A RE form must be filled via eAwards at the time of application to OIR.



Following the visit of the African universities delegation, which took place 6-8 November, 2019, the Office of International Research has decided to launch a special round of the Visiting Researchers Program in order to support the creation of new research collaborations.

Notice of intent deadline: December 20, 2019
Full application deadline: January 17, 2020

*A RE form must be filled via eAwards at the time of application to OIR.

Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chairs for American Scholars

Through this program, American researchers spend four months on campus conducting collaborative research, providing public lectures, and instructing undergraduate and graduate students.

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The University of Ottawa hosts six American scholars each year through the Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chairs program:

Through this program, collaborative research is conducted and lectures offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The main benefits gained through those Chairs are the intellectual value of integrating dedicated researchers into ongoing areas of scholarly pursuit at the University, the increased visibility gained by having scholars addressing issues of current concern, and the establishment of vibrant academic ties with the United States in areas of shared interest.

France-Canada Research Fund

Supports the development of French-Canadian scientific exchanges in all areas of knowledge.

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This Scientific Collaboration Support Program, financed by the France-Canada Research Fund (FCRF), aims to support developing new expert partnerships between France and Canada by promoting researcher mobility, particularly for young researchers, and students.

The program provides financing for new scientific projects jointly developed by French and Canadian teams that have never worked together before. Masters and doctoral students involved in selected projects will have the opportunity to apply to a specific Mitacs-FCRF Globalink Research Award.

*For 2021, five awards will be reserved for the priority theme 'Covid-19 Pandemic: Societal Impacts'.

Deadline: November 13, 2020

For more information, guidelines and application form visit the website of the Embassy of France in Ottawa or contact mé

Academia Sinica–University of Ottawa

Supports mobility of professors and students between Academia Sinica and the University of Ottawa as part of research projects.


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The inaugural call of the Academia Sinica–University of Ottawa joint funding program supports projects in all disciplines, and encourages candidate teams to submit multidisciplinary projects.

Deadline: February 7, 2020


*A RE form must be filled via eAwards at the time of application to OIR.

International Publication Support Program

The International Publication Support Program (IPSP) provides support to offset the publication costs generated by research collaborations with international partners.

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IPSP Inaugural Call for Proposals

The call is open to University of Ottawa applicants with an international co-author from a higher education or research institution anywhere in the world. The applicant must be the first or corresponding author and must not have previously published with the international co-author. Early career researchers and self-identified EDI researchers will be given priority.

Deadline: January 8, 2021

* A RE form must be filled via eAwards at the time of application to OIR.

Contact us for more information regarding Canadian and international funding organizations.

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