Global Opportunities and Funding
Ryerson International helps facilitate global activity through seeking funds for student and faculty mobility, global research, international development projects and consultancies.
We work to support the international initiatives of faculty and staff through:
- Coordination of internal funding programs
- Identification of external funding opportunities
- Support during the proposal development process
- Serving as liaison with current and potential partner institutions and other organizations
- Post-award project coordination and administration support
The Ryerson Internationalization at Home Fund for students, faculty and staff will support individuals and groups across campus in the realization of the university’s internationalization strategy, opens in new window. This one-time fund totalling $90,000 is available to advance both curricular and co-curricular projects that benefit students.
$30,000 of the fund has been explicitly allocated for student led initiatives. This portion of the fund has been made available to students via Ryerson’s Student Initiatives Fund. For more information see pg.6 of the PDF filePDF fileSIF Handbook, opens in new window.
The remaining $60,000 of the fund is allocated to faculty and staff members. The fund is looking for proposals for new and innovative projects that centre intercultural and/or global perspectives in alignment with our goals to build a culture of global awareness and accessible global learning programming for the Ryerson student body. For more information see Ryerson’s Internationalization at Home Fund, opens in new window site.
The GLPA Development Grant, funded by Ryerson International, supports faculty and staff in the creation of high-quality, high-impact international experiential learning opportunities for Ryerson students. For the 2020-2021 iteration, four projects received funding:
- Water Governance in the Context of Climate Change (Iceland, Finland, Sweden), Department of Politics and Public Administration, Faculty Lead Carolyn Johns
- Fashion Sustainability with London College of Fashion (UK), School of Retail Management and MBA Program, Faculty Lead Donna Smith
- DRUPA Print Sustainability Experience (Germany), School of Graphic Communications Management, Faculty Lead Ian Baitz
- The Arctic Experience: Examining Issues, Policies, Climate Change and Sustainable Livelihoods in Canada’s North (NWT), School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Faculty Lead Sonya Graci
The details regarding the next iteration of funding will be confirmed during the spring/summer of 2021.
Association for Commonwealth Universities Fellowships, external link, opens in new window (Various Commonwealth Countries)
Faculty Mobility Program, external link, opens in new window (Latin America and Caribbean)
Examples of specific Canadian Government funding programs:
- Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED), external link, opens in new window (South East Asia)
- Canada-CARICOM Leadership Program, external link, opens in new window (Caribbean)
- Canada-Chile Leadership Exchange, external link, opens in new window (Chile)
- Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP, external link, opens in new window) (Latin America and Caribbean)
MITACS, external link, opens in new window (Various Countries)
Academics Without Borders, external link, opens in new window (Various Developing Countries)
Fund for Innovation and Transformation, external link, opens in new window (Various Developing Countries)
Global Affairs Canada, external link, opens in new window (Various Developing Countries)
Global Innovation Fund, external link, opens in new window (Various Developing Countries)
Grand Challenges Canada, external link, opens in new window (Various Countries)
International Development Research Centre (IDRC), external link, opens in new window (Various Developing Countries)
Association of Canadian Deans of Education: Accord on the Internationalization of Education, external link, opens in new window
For more funding opportunities (some of which are international) visit OVPRI’s Funding Opportunities site.