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Attention McMaster Researchers:  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.

  • Each project is eligible to receive up to $5000 in funding and we expect to make up to 10 such investments in each Round.
  • The application process is simple and straight-forward, applicants should submit a one-page (pdf format) description of the project and the intended use of the funds, accompanied by a CV (NSERC Form 100, or equivalent).
  • Applications must also include an endorsement/signature from your Dean or appropriate supervisor.
  • The deadline for submission is Friday, October 28th, 2022.

For more information or to submit your application, contact Bonny Ibhawoh at

A total of 45 proposals have received IIMF funding over the past three years, for a total investment of over $250K: 
A partial list of showing examples pf previously funded projects can be found here.