International & Indigenous Opportunities

Arts & Science Funded International & Indigenous Opportunities

Dean's International & Indigenous Initiatives Fund

The Dean’s International & Indigenous Initiatives Fund (DIIIF) gives faculty and graduate students the opportunity to seek funding for not-for-credit academic activities that involve undergraduate and/or graduate students and include international travel and/or engagement with Indigenous Nations and organizations.

International & Indigenous Course Module Program

International & Indigenous Course Modules (IICMs) provide an opportunity for faculty to take a group of undergraduate students on a Reading Week trip as part of a course. IICMs are designed to enhance students’ classroom learning by applying course content to relevant settings and communities around the globe.

Research Excursions Program 

The Research Excursion Program (REP) gives faculty funding to involve upper-year undergraduate students on a faculty-led research project that takes place off-campus. REPs are supervised onsite by an Arts & Science faculty member.

Other Funded International & Indigenous Opportunities

Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Opportunities

Canadian governments, foreign governments, non-profit and international organizations offer a number of opportunities to support international collaboration in higher education, and offer a number of grants to support these endeavours as well as support Canadian-institution faculty to conduct research abroad.

German Academic Exchange Service

The German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, DAAD) network supports faculty looking to do research in Germany.

International Field Courses

International field courses enable students to conduct independent research in unique settings that cannot be replicated in Canada. Many A&S academic units offer field courses for their undergraduates on a regular basis. Consult your chair or program director to find out how field courses are developed in your unit. You can also contact the Office of the Dean to discuss your ideas about developing international field courses at

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute

The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute supports faculty looking to do research in India.

Summer Abroad

Faculty are encouraged to apply to teach a University of Toronto Summer Abroad course, or propose a new Summer Abroad program.