News from the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Office of International Research (OIR)

The Office of International Research is the successor to McGill International. Its new responsibilities include coordination of McGill's international research activities, identification of new opportunities for international collaboration, and assistance to faculty members in identifying sources of funds and in negotiating support for international projects.

Under its new director, Dawn Conway, the OIR is expanding its geographic focus to include Western Europe and developed countries of Asia.

The office is also broadening its information base on sources of support for international research activity.

Special Events

Visit of science and technology advisers from the G-7. On March 15, McGill will host an information exchange with the science and technology counsellors from Canada's embassies and missions in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, the United States, Japan, the European Community and Italy.

This is a unique opportunity for McGill faculty to find out about new opportunities for research collaboration with our G-7 partners, as well as about recent changes in their science policies, priorities, research strengths and funding arrangements. It also gives us a chance to inform the counsellors about the research advances coming out of this University, so that they are in a position to facilitate contacts or send program or funding information whenever possible. Contact the Office of International Research for information on the time and location of the meeting (local 4197).

Research Grants Office - Upcoming deadlines

(Note: the following are agency deadlines. Internal McGill deadlines are five working days earlier.)

March 15, 1996 CIDA (AUCC) - Microfund proposals, University Partnerships in Cooperation and Development (UPCD-Tier 2) Provides travel support for preparation of a future UPCD linkage request. Applications are limited to two per university. The Office of International Research must be informed of potential applications by March 11.
April 10, 1996 Ministry of Education of Taiwan (AUCC)
Chinese Studies: Faculty Research Award Program for Canadians
Airfare and a weekly allowance for a (maximum) three-week research trip by a faculty member to Taiwan.
April 15, 1996 IDRC/AUCC - Canada/Latin America Research Links Program - Faculty Travel Grants
Support for visits of one week to one month, to Latin American countries, for the purpose of research cooperation. Priority to proposals dealing with the environment (especially water) and other IDRC priorities. Grant covers two-thirds of the costs. (Subsequent competition deadline is October 15.)

Canada/Latin America Research Links Program - Visiting Lecturers Travel Grants
Support to enable visiting lecturers from Latin America to visit one or more Canadian campuses for two weeks or longer. Priority to proposals dealing with the environment (especially water) and other IDRC priority areas. The grant covers two-thirds of the costs. (Subsequent competition deadline is October 15.)

Government of Quebec
Quebec Fellowship for Excellence Program
Postdoctoral fellowships for excellent candidates from: Germany, Belgium, Brazil, the United States, France and Italy. Candidates from other European countries may also be considered. Applications must be submitted by the potential supervisor. The fellowships are for a duration of 6-12 months and are intended to strengthen existing research links in priority areas (mainly health and natural sciences).

For more information on these and other funding opportunities contact the Office of International Research, 3550 University, or call 398-4197.