Office of International Affairs

New round of IIMF funding for 2016


It is my great pleasure to announce the launch of Round 3 of 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 normally are limited to $5K each and we expect to make up to 10 such investments in this Round.

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 to my attention and be accompanied by the applicant’s CV (NSERC Form 100 or equivalent). Faculty approval is required. The deadline for submission is Friday, October 14th, 2016.

In the first two Rounds, over 30 projects were funded, with a total investment of over $150,000 -

Peter Mascher, Ph.D., FCAE, FECS, P.Eng.
Professor and William Sinclair Chair in Optoelectronics
Associate Vice-President, International Affairs