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International Research Support

The scope of international research  at the Université de Montréal is reflected in its various activities, be it through foreign funding of a research project, inter-institutional collaborative agreements or travel expense financing for researchers belonging to an international network. International research is defined by research projects involving  international partners financed by non-canadian organizations, canadian organizations or both. These projects may be coordinated with  various other international activities, such as student and professor mobility or cooperative agreements.


Since 2009, the Office of Research Services and Development (BRDV in French) and the International Office (DRI in French) have been sharing competencies, in accordance with the expertise each have developed, on the principle that the BRDV oversees funding specifically allocated to research, regardless of their source. Thus, the BRDV is responsible for the support of research funding provided by Canadian and  foreign sources for international research. However, international activities such as student and professor mobility, cooperative activity support as well as inter-institutional collaborative agreements for research and training purposes are managed by the DRI.


Non-exhaustive summary of the BRDV and the DRI's competency areas

Research funding from non-Canadian organizations, such as:
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
US National Science Foundation (NSF)
EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7)
Professor and researcher mobility
Student mobility*
International research funding from Canadian organizations, such as:
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
The international component of the six main funding agencies: SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR, FQRSC, FQRNT and FRSQ
International cooperation and development agencies, such as:
Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)
Conseil franco-québécois de coopération universitaire (CFQCU)
Specific collaborative programs requiring institutional support, such as Canada-California, Canada-Israel, etc.
Revision of the terms concerning research, especially intellectual property matters
Collaborative research agreements between research centres
International memorandums of understanding and partnership protocols
Internal programs, such as travel grants for international conferences Internal programs, such as the funding program for activities related to UdeM's internationalization

* Mobility grants for postdoctoral fellows are handled by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.