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Shastri Faculty Collaboration and Internationalization Project Grants

Opportunity NameShastri Faculty Collaboration and Internationalization (SFCI) Project Grants
AgencyShastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI)
Indirect CostsIneligible
Duration12 months
Duration of Visit2 weeks
Application due to FSc RO at for full review06-29-2023
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review07-10-2023
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review07-13-2023, by 9:00AM EST
Application due at agency 07-16-2023, by 11:00PM MST

This SFCI is part of SICI’s Canadian Scholars to India (SCI) Program and its goals is to improve and diversity Canadian scholars’ short-term academic mobility to India. 

The SFCI Project aims to create, strengthen, and diversify ways for long-term collaborations and internationalization dimensions in Canadian and Indian universities. The interventions would extend opportunities to make India a leading destination for institutional partnerships and networks, scholarly exchanges, research collaborations, curriculum internationalization, joint degree programs, and study abroad programs for Canadian faculty members and students. The execution of SFCI project activities will enhance the capacity, excellence, intercultural understanding, and global engagement of participating faculty members, students and institutions. 

  • Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of Canada. 
  • Applicants must be a full-time faculty member from SICI's Canadian Member Universities. A list of the Canadian Member Universities is available here.
  • Applicants must connect and collaborate with a faculty member of SICI’s Indian Member universities to apply for the SFCI Project grant. A list of SICI's Indian Member Institutions is available here.

How to Apply

York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Dean’s signature.  Please send the complete application, with the finalized budget and a completed ORS checklist to, five days prior to agency deadline.

ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here.

For specific questions, please contact FSc Research Services at