The Ontario/Baden-Württemberg Faculty Research Exchange offers grants to support research visits to universities in the German state of Baden-Württemberg by faculty members at participating Ontario universities. While the objective is both to promote new collaborative research partnerships and to strengthen existing partnerships between researchers in Ontario and Baden-Württemberg, applications proposing new partnerships are particularly welcome.\

The present competition is for grants to support research stays between May 1, 2023 and April 30, 2024.


Only citizens and permanent residents of Canada may hold an OBW Faculty Research Exchange grant.

Only full-time faculty members holding a tenured or tenure-track appointment that includes a research component at a participating Ontario university may apply. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. and must at the time of application have been engaged full- time in research and/or teaching for at least two years following receipt of the doctorate.

Grant holders must hold an appropriate appointment both at the time of application and for the full period covered by the grant.

Regarding concurrent grants, the OBW Faculty Research Exchange will not fund research travel for which other funding is secured.

Researchers who have previously received funding under this program will not be eligible.

Value and Duration of Funding

Each participant will receive a monthly stipend of $1,750 to support her/his living costs in the host country. Grants are exclusively for living costs; they are not intended to support research expenses.

Each participant will be eligible for reimbursement for her/his own reasonable relocation expenses incurred at the beginning and end of the granting period up to a maximum of $1,750.

OBW Faculty Research Exchange grants will support researchers for a minimum of one month and a maximum of six months at the host university.


Complete applications should be submitted by email and must be received by the Program Coordinator on or before January 15, 2023.

Submitting Your Application

A complete application includes a form and supporting documents.  Both an electronic copy and a hard copy must be submitted. To access the form and details on submission, please visit the Ontario Universities International website.

Useful links

For full details on the program, click here.