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Call for proposals: International Initiatives Micro Fund

McMaster’s Office of International Affairs has announced a fourth round of funding for new international research initiatives through the International Initiatives Micro Fund (IIMF).

The IIMF is intended to provide small investments in first-time international research contacts or initiatives, typically originated by individual faculty members. It is meant to reduce the threshold to international research activities and serve as seed funding, ideally leading to joint projects and international partnerships. Individual investments are normally limited to $5,000 and it is expected that up to 10 such investments will be made in this Round.

A total of 45 proposals have received IIMF funding over the past three years, for a total investment of over $250,000. Read more about projects that have been funded in the past.

The application process is simple and straight-forward, requiring only a one-page description of the project and the intended use of the funds.

Proposals should be submitted via email to Peter Mascher, McMaster’s Vice-Provost, International Affairs, and be accompanied by the applicant’s CV (NSERC Form 100 or equivalent). Faculty approval is required.

The deadline for submission is Friday, January 26th, 2018.