Office of the Principal and Vice-Chancellor

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International Visitors Program

Principal's Development Fund: Competition now closed

This Program aims to enrich the international dimensions of the university, both within our classrooms and within our research environment, by providing subsidies for international travel of scholars to Queen's and scholars and staff from Queen's.

Read about previously funded projects (DOCX, 14 KB)

Letter of invitation requirements (DOC, 4 MB)

Terms of reference (DOCX 33 KB)


1. International Visiting Scholars (Open Competition)

Supports visits by scholars from outside Canada. Visits must be at least three working days on campus and must involve significant interaction with both students and faculty. Preference to joint applications from more than one academic unit.

Please note that, due to new immigration requirements for international academic visitors, host departments are now required to complete a form and submit a fee of $230 payable to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The letter of invitation requirements have been updated accordingly.

Category 1 Application Form (DOC 54KB)

Competition now closed (deadline: April 21, 2017).


2. International Visiting Scholars from Partner Institutions of the Matariki Network of Universities*

Supports visits by scholars from partner institutions of the Matariki Network of Universities*. Visits must be at least three working days on campus and must involve significant interaction with both students and faculty. Preference to joint Applications from more than one academic unit.

Please note that, due to new immigration requirements for international academic visitors, host departments are now required to complete a form and submit a fee of $230 payable to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The letter of invitation requirements has been updated accordingly.

Category 2 Application Form (55KB)

Competition now closed (deadline: April 21, 2017).


3. Queen’s Visitors to Partner Institutions of the Matariki Network of Universities*

Supports initiatives that build new collaborations and broaden Queen's partnerships with fellow member institutions of the Matariki Network of Universities*. The Program provides seed funding to Queen's faculty and staff to help initiate a research, academic or administrative collaboration. On-going projects and direct costs of research are not eligible.

Category 3 Application Form (DOC 54KB)

Competition now closed (deadline: April 21, 2017).

* Partner Institutions of the Matariki Network of Universities:

  • Australia: University of Western Australia, Perth
  • Canada: Queen’s University
  • Germany: Tübingen University
  • New Zealand: University of Otago, Dunedin
  • Sweden: Uppsala University
  • UK: Durham University
  • USA: Dartmouth College, New Hampshire

Contact: Csilla Volford
Coordinator, International Projects and Events
Office of the Associate Vice-Principal (International)
Ext. 77781