The CSDC supports graduate students to participate in international exchanges. The priority for funding is for PhD students; however, the Centre will consider funding for MA students on a case-by-case basis. The Centre awards $2,500 per month and can award funding up to $7,500, per student. The minimum duration of the international exchange should be two months. The funding can also be used to bring in a student from a non-Canadian university. The International Exchange Student grants will be awarded on a competitive basis. The CSDC has $15,000 per year in its funding envelope to fund international exchanges.
Please send your application as a single PDF file containing all the sections of the application (except reference letters) by email to the center coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note. For 2017 the application deadline is February 24th.
Applications for a CSDC International Exchange grant should include:
- First name and last name
- University affiliation
- Name of host university/Centre and country
The application should include a digital copy of your last transcripts. Official documents are not required.
Applications should include a nomination letter from the student’s supervisor. The nomination letter should be sent directly by the referee to email@example.com.
Invitation letter from the host institution
The invitation from the host institution can be scanned and attached to the application PDF.
Incoming students must also submit a recommendation letter from their supervisor and one letter of support from a Centre member. Letters should be sent directly by the referee to firstname.lastname@example.org
The application should include a two-page statement from the student detailing the project, collaboration and anticipated supervision at the host institution and how their plans for the exchange meet the program criteria.
International Exchange grant allocation
Following the review of the application by the steering committee, the applicant will receive an email notification with details of the decision regarding the International Exchange grant allocation.