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International Research Mobility Funding Opportunities 

Inbound: International students/ researchers coming to SFU
Outbound: SFU students/ teachers going abroad

*Last updated October 2021

Country/Region

Mobility Direction

Opportunity

For

Deadline

Anywhere in the world

Inbound

Outbound

SSHRC Partnership Grants

Researchers

Postdoctoral fellows

SFU Internal Deadline: Feb 7, 2022

Anywhere in the world

Outbound

CIHR Doctoral Foreign Study Award  

PhD students

19-Oct-20

Anywhere in the world

Outbound

CIHR Project Grant

Researchers

Cancelled for 2020

Anywhere in the world

Outbound

Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements Program  

Grad students

June 10 and October 10 of each year

Anywhere in the world

Inbound
Outbound

Going Global Innovation

Researchers

Ongoing

Anywhere in the world

Inbound
Outbound

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program

Researchers

Applications open on September 2021 for the 2022-2024 cohort

Asia: Bangladesh, Nepal, Taiwan
Europe: Turkey, Ukraine
Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia  
Sub-Saharan Africa: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda

Inbound

Study in Canada Scholarships

Undergrad and grad students

Application for the 2021-2022 academic year will be open in January 2021

Brazil

Inbound
Outbound

Canada-Brazil Awards - Joint Research Projects 

Grad students
Researchers

Closed for 2021-2022

Brazil

Inbound
Outbound

SPRINT – São Paulo Researchers in International Collaboration 

Researchers

Cancelled for 2020

Brazil, China, India, Israel, and South Korea

Inbound
Outbound

Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP )

Canadian SME

Ongoing

China

Outbound

Canada-China Scholars' Exchange Program (CCSEP)  

Undergrad and grad students
Researchers

January 21, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EDT.

China

Outbound

Chinese Government Scholarship Program   

Undergrad and grad students
Researchers

15-Feb-21

Eligible CARICOM countries

Inbound

Canada-CARICOM Faculty Leadership Program 

Researchers

Currently closed; was April 2020

EU or associated countries

Outbound

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships – European Fellowships 


Postdoctoral fellows
Researchers

Currently closed; was September 9, 2020

France

Inbound
Outbound

France Canada Research Fund: New Research Collaborations

Researchers
Grad students

SFU internal deadline: November 9, 2021

Germany

Inbound
Outbound

Initiation of International Collaboration Grant

Researchers

Ongoing

Germany

Outbound

German Studies Research Grant

Undergrad and grad students

May and November each year

Germany

Outbound

DAAD Short-term research grant

Grad students and Postdocs

3-May-21

Germany

Outbound

DAAD Bilateral Exchange of Academics

Researchers

Ongoing

Germany

Outbound

DAAD Research Stay Grant 

Researchers

October and May each year

Japan

Outbound

Mitacs-JSPS Summer Program 

Grad students and Postdocs

Currently closed; was November 20, 2020, 5 p.m. PT

Japan

Outbound

Tanaka Fund Program  

Grad students

7-Jan-20

Latin Americas and the Caribbean

Outbound

Faculty Mobility for Partnership Building Program

Researchers

International deadline: Friday, November 26, 2021

Latin Americas and the Caribbean

Inbound

Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) 

Undergrad and grad students

Currently closed; was 11:59 p.m. EDT, April 20, 2020

Mexico

Outbound

Mexican Government’s Merit Awards for International Students (AMEXCID)  

Graduate students and Postdocs

September 27th, 2019, at 15:00 CDT

NATO Countries and NATO Partner countries

Inbound
Outbound

NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme (SPS)

Researchers

15-Jan-21

UK

Inbound

UKRI-Mitacs Globalink Research Award 

UKRI funded PhD students

29-Jan-21

USA

Outbound

Fulbright Arctic Initiative

Researchers

Currently closed; September 15, 2020

USA Outbound Fulbright Canadian Scholars Awards Researchers 15-Nov-21

USA

Outbound

Organization of American States (OAS) Academic Scholarships Program  

Graduate students

Currently closed; May 14, 2020

USA

Outbound

Traditional Fulbright Student Award  

Graduate students

Begin in Sept 2021

USA

Outbound

Traditional Fulbright Scholar Award

Researchers

15-Nov-21

Southeast Asia

Inbound

Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED) 

Undergrad and grad students

4-Mar-21