Volume 29 - Number 9 - Thursday, January 30, 1997

News for the Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

Office of International Research

McGill's continuing commitment to international links is seen in several new initiatives for 1997. Some examples during the coming year include: the Department of Chemistry will collaborate with partners in the European Union on student exchanges and recognition of credits; the Montreal Consortium for Human Rights Advocacy Training will assist the University of Jordan to establish a School of Social Work; McGill's Faculty of Law will contribute to legal training in Vietnam. During January McGill is also publicizing the University at student recruitment fairs in four countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

The benefits of international cooperation spill over to the entire University. Over the next two months all departments will be invited to provide information on their international interests, in order for OIR to channel country and funding information to interested individuals more effectively. Some such opportunities are listed below. Note that the deadlines given are agency deadlines. McGill requires the applications in the OIR office 3 - 5 working days earlier.

Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) - University Partnerships in Cooperation and Development: Tier II program
Linkage Projects: Collaborative projects linking institutions in Canada with partners in developing countries. Funding is up to $750,000 over 5 years. Quota of two requests per university. Deadline May 15, 1997.
Microfund proposals: Travel grants to assist in preparation of future linkage projects. Quota of two requests per university. Deadline March 17, 1997.

Program for North American Mobility in Higher Education
Partnerships among Canadian, U.S. and Mexican institutions of higher education. Projects must be student-centred and encourage co-operation and student exchange. Grants are up to $120,000 over three years. Deadline March 14, 1997.

Quebec Programs
Programme Québécois de Bourses d'Excellence (Postdoctoral fellowships for foreigners): Fellowships to allow postdocs from specific countries to spend 6 - 12 months at a Quebec university. Deadline April 15, 1997.
Administrator Internships: Enables administrators from universities and institutions in developing and newly industrialized countries to spend four months or more in a Quebec organization. Host institution must apply. Deadlines: January 31 and May 31, 1997.
Quebec - Provinces Canadiennes: Travel and living expenses for joint research projects between teams in Quebec and other provinces, for one to three years. Program also has a component to enable undergraduate or graduate students involved in the research project to spend time at the partner institution for research or study purposes.Deadline February 1, 1997.
Soutien aux professeurs-chercheurs invités: Enables professors from Quebec universities to spend 4 - 6 weeks in a French university or Grande École, by funding the travel and living costs. Deadline February 28, 1997.

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
Canadian Studies Visiting Lectureships: Three-week lecture tour in India on the theme of Canadian Literature (English or French); or the Study of Canadian Federalism. Deadline February 17, 1997.

CIDA Awards Program for Canadians
Professional Awards: Funding of up to $15,000 for expenses related to international development projects, conducted on a 'volunteer' basis by Canadian professionals (e.g., sabbatical projects). Deadline March 31, 1997.

Japan Science and Technology Fund
The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade provides up to $15,000 for collaborative R&D activities in specific areas, with Japanese institutions. No deadline.

For information and application forms contact the Office of International Research, 3550 University Street. Tel: 4197.

Travel Support for Graduate Students

For information contact the Office of Fellowships and Awards, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. Tel: 3995.

Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
ASEAN Travel Grant Program: Travel grants of up to $5,000 to enable graduate students (including MBA students) to conduct research on Southeast Asia. Deadline February 14, 1997.

Celanese Canada Internationalist Fellowships (administered by the Canadian Bureau for International Education): Fellowships of $10,000 for study anywhere outside Canada or the U.S. Deadline February 15, 1997.

International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Young Canadian Researchers Awards: Up to $20,000 for doctoral field research of 3 - 12 months duration in an area of IDRC priority. Deadline March 15, 1997.

Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) - Awards Program for Canadians
Academic Awards: CIDA funding of up to $15,000 for the fieldwork component of a Master's degree or diploma program. Deadline March 31, 1997.

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