Ontario/Baden-Württemberg Faculty Research Exchange 2019-2020


Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities


Ontario/Baden-Württemberg Faculty Research Exchange

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Ontario Faculty Exchange: 2019-2020 Call


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.

Participation in the OBW Faculty Research Exchange implies a deliberate and active commitment to the project of building durable bridges, at the departmental level, between the universities of Ontario and Baden-Württemberg. Such bridges may yield a variety of benefits, among them student mobility within the framework of the diverse opportunities for students offered by OBW.

These grants are funded by Ontario’s Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to assist with travel and living costs associated with such visits. Similar opportunities for faculty members at Baden-Württemberg’s nine research universities to visit Ontario are supported in this program by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts.

While the grant holder’s primary concentration must be on the proposed research project, the Program requires that each participant undertake a limited commitment in the area of teaching and/or research-dissemination. This may involve, for example, a public lecture, guest lectures during scheduled classes, a “block seminar,” etc.


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.

Funding Availability

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. 

Participants are responsible for their own accommodation, for their own insurance coverage (health, third-party liability, etc.), immigration and residency requirements, implications for income tax reporting in Canada, and so on.

Project Duration

The present competition is for grants to support research stays between May 1, 2019 and April 30, 2020.

OBW Faculty Research Exchange grants will support researchers for a minimum of one month and a maximum of six months at the host university. Researchers who wish to stay longer than six months are still eligible to participate, but the maximum fundable period will be restricted to six months.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

External Deadline

Complete applications should be submitted by email and must be received by the Program Director on or before October 31, 2018.  A hardcopy of the full application, bearing the applicant's original signature, should also be mailed as soon as possible after email submission.

How to Apply

Applicants must use the 2019-2020 OBW Faculty Research Exchange application form and must include all the supporting documentation listed thereon.

Applications should consist of:

  • the completed application form saved as a .pdf file or printed and scanned to .pdf, and
  • all the required information listed on page 2 of the application form, collated into a single MS-Word or .pdf file.

A hardcopy of the full application, bearing the applicant's original signature, should be sent as soon as possible after the email submission to:

Dr. David Darby, Academic Director
Ontario/Baden-Württemberg Program
270K York Lanes
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3

For Questions, please contact

Questions may be addressed to the Program Director by email or by telephone at 519-661-2111 ext. 85857.

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