The International Research Seed Grant (IRSG) is an internal funding program that supports Carleton faculty members in starting new international research collaborations. The Office of the Vice-President (Research and International) awards up to $10,000 in seed funding for projects with one or more international partners.
The purpose of this two-year grant is to initiate new projects and collaborations (rather than support ongoing ones) that will lead to larger international funding proposals and joint publications within two years. Projects are expected to be innovative, globally focused, and lay the foundation for long-term international partnerships.
All full-time faculty members of professional rank (Assistant, Associate, and Full) at Carleton are eligible to apply. Applications from Adjunct Research Professors will be considered in exceptional cases.
The award provides up to CAD$10,000. Depending on the number of applications received and availability of funds, projects may be partially funded.
Eligible expenses include travel and accommodations, research and communication costs, and expenses associated with the development of funding proposals in collaboration with the international partner(s).
The IRSG does not cover ongoing operations, capital equipment, administration of personnel costs of existing projects or initiatives, costs for initiatives that have alternative sources of funding, teaching released, and expenses on behalf of other Canadian universities.
The funding will be awarded for a two-year period.
Download the IRSG Application Form. It is recommended that the form be filled out in Acrobat.
Create a new project entry on cuResearch. Login using your MyCarleton credentials:
Choose “apply new” from the top menu, then “approval form” from the OVPRI Awards sub-menu
Complete the information under the “project info” tab with the title and dates of your project
Choose “add new” under the “project sponsor info” tab, then click on “agency” and enter “CORIS” under “agency name.” Click “search” and then “select” beside “Carleton University, CORIS.”
Use the “program” drop-down menu to select “International Research Seed Grant”
Under the “approval form” tab, complete all required fields (notify your Chair/Director and ADR of the submission to prompt their approval)
Upload the following in the “attachments” tab onto your newly created cuResearch entry:
Draft of the International Research Seed Grant application form
Your personal CV
Please note: once you submit your entry on the cuResearch portal, your application will be routed for electronic approval by the Department Chair/School Director and the Associate Dean, Research (ADR), and then forwarded on to CORIS to complete your submission. You may view the signing authority routing for your file under the “approvals” tab.
Complete the IRSG Application Form and save as a single PDF file using the naming convention: lastname _firstname_InternationalResearch_year.pdf. Applications that do not conform to the template will not be considered.
To submit your completed application form, please email it to Sylvie Jasen, International Projects Coordinator by the final deadline. The final version will be added to your project file in cuResearch.
Upload a draft of your application and CV in cuResearch in advance of the deadline, allowing sufficient time for your Department Chair/School Director and ADR to provide their approval. Your submission will not be complete until this approval has been provided.
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Once your cuResearch entry arrives at Carleton International, it may not be changed or added to.
Click here to read about Dr. Shelley Brown, a past IRSG recipient, and her partnership with Dr. Mazhar Bhutta in Punjab, Pakistan.
For any questions, please contact:
International Projects Coordinator