Listserv Signups

Research listservs are primary modes of communication to researchers. Researchers can subscribe to any of the four available listservs, including Agriculture, Health Sciences/CIHR/SHRF, Natural Sciences and Engineering/NSERC, Social Sciences and Humanities/SSHRC. The information posted on these listservs will alert subscribers about the following:
  • Funding Opportunities
  • Funding Deadlines
  • Internal Review Timelines, Notices and Updates
  • Other Agency Annoucements (e.g. changes to the Tri-Agency policies)
  • Conference Information Specific to the U of S
  • Workshops
  • Changes within the OVPR
You are encouraged to sign up for the relevant listserv(s). 

France Canada Research Fund (FCRF)

The France-Canada Research Fund (FCRF), open to every field of expertise, provides funding for new scientific projects jointly developed by French and Canadian teams that have never worked together before. Applications must come from principal investigators, both from research establishments located in France and Canada. The FCRF is co-managed by the Embassy of France to Canada and the University of Ottawa. 

The funding is awarded to two-year projects in amounts ranging from $8,000 to $15,000 CAD, according to the needs expressed by the principal investigators, and covers mainly researchers’ and students’ mobility. Learn more about the fund here. 

An information session on the France Canada Research Fund was offered to USask faculty and students on Tuesday, August 29th, 2023
Video Recording

Alejandro Merati, is the Assistant de coopération scientifique et universitaire à l’Ambassade de France au Canada, where he manages all the mobility programs provided by the French Embassy, including the FCRF. He is the main contact for partners and researchers from France. 

Dr. Géraldine Dantelle is the scientific and higher education attachée for the French Embassyin Canada, based in Vancouver, in charge of the cooperation programs between France andWestern Canada (BC, AB, SK, YK, NWT). She holds a PhD in Materials Science from the Sorbonne University (Paris) and has worked in academic research for over 15 years, at the University of Oxford and at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris and Grenoble. 

Edition 2024 France Canada Research Fund

**Please note that the 2024 Edition has closed. This page will be updated once details are released in Fall 2024 for the next edition. **

In September 2023 the 2024 edition of the FCRF was launched. Please see below for the guides and application forms. The information can also be found on their website here.

Application Form: 

Guidelines for Researchers:

Internal Deadline: 30 October 2023 to submit via UnivRS and inform International Office at

External Deadline: 17 November 2023

Horizon Europe

Canada has recently joined the Horizon Europe funding scheme as an associated country. This significant development provides Canada with access to the world's most extensive research and innovation collaboration program, with a budget of €95.5 billion (CDN$140 billion) over 2021-2027. Canadian researchers can now apply under Pillar II (€53 billion) of Horizon Europe funding calls that address "Global challenges and European industrial competitiveness" under six thematic clusters (Health; Culture, Creativity, and Inclusive Society; Civil Security for Society; Digital, Industry and Space; Climate, Energy and Mobility; Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agricutulre and Environment).

The USask International Office hosted an information session to help researchers and staff navigate Pillar II of Horizon Euroe, the steps to apply, things to consider (challenges and tips), and how our team can support you in developing Horizon Europe funding applications. 

Information Session Recording

Information Session Slides 

International Visiting Research Student Scholarship Programs

International Student Scholarship Programs (ELAP, SEED, and SiCS) funded through Global Affairs Canada (GAC) has officially been announced and accepting applications from international students for short-term study or research at a Canadian university.

  • Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP)
  • Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED)
  • Study in Canada Scholarships (SICS)

**Please Note: This announcement is specific to ELAP, SEED, and SICS programs for international graduate student applications.

Selected Funding Opportunities

  • The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Calls for Proposals - various dates for each country - website
  • IC-IMPACTS Innovative Technology Demonstration Projects - proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis, however, applicants are encouraged to submit proposals as soon as possible as there will be a fast-track adjudication process. - website
  • Global Innovation Fund - website
  • USAID Development Innovation Ventures - website
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Short-Term Lectureships — North American Universities Host German Guest Lecturers - website
  • Mitacs – Accelerate Graduate Research Internship Program - website
  • Mitacs - Globalink Research Award (Co-Funding Stream) - USask Internal Faculty Application Form 
  • Mitacs - Globalink Research Award (GRA) - website
  • PIMS Europe Student Mobility Program (in partnership with Mitacs) - website
  • Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute:
    • SICI Membership Development Fund - website
    • Mitacs-SICI Globalink Research Award - website