Awards & Funding Opportunities

The Africa Institute is pleased to support research and scholarship through funding opportunities available to Western faculty, staff and students as well as incoming African scholars visiting Western. We send out calls for applications at several times of the year to our membership and Western at large. Currently we are seeking nominations and applications for the following funding opportunities.

Visiting University Scholars Program (VUSP)

Western International Research

Global Affairs Canada International Scholarship Program - Administered by Western International

Other Current Funding Opportunities

  1. Global Grand Challenges: Innovation for improving the Impact of Health Campaigns - Deadline April 22, 2021
  2. NIH International Research Training Grants - Deadline June 4, 2021


If you need assistance with brainstorming, building your teams within Western and with African partners and/or with proposal development process – including reviews; please contact Melanie Katsivo ( )