Arts & Science Funded International & Indigenous Opportunities
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 Modules (ICMs) provide an opportunity for faculty to take a group of undergraduate students on a Reading Week trip as part of a course. ICMs are designed to enhance students’ classroom learning by applying course content to relevant settings and communities around the globe.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute supports faculty looking to do research in India.
Faculty are encouraged to apply to teach an University of Toronto Summer Abroad course, or propose a new Summer Abroad program.
A faculty exchange opportunity is available to a Faculty of Arts & Science faculty member to go to the University of Siena for up to eight months between September and July.