Calls for Proposals

Calls for Proposals

See below to find out more about our current competitions:

    • PhD Exchange Program
    • Visiting Scientist Program
    • Frontier Research Venture Fund


PhD Exchange Program

The McDonald Institute has launched the new PhD Exchange Program! This program will expand opportunities for Canadian and International PhD students to get experience and international exposure during their studies in astroparticle physics or related fields. There are a limited number of awards annually and will cover the costs of travel and accommodations during the exchange. Exchanges in astroparticle physics can be up to six months in duration and can support Canadian PhD students travelling within Canada or going to a foreign country, or any international PhD students coming to Canada.

For more information on the program or to sponsor PhD Exchanges, please contact  mcdonald.institute@queensu.ca

Visiting Scientist Program

The McDonald Institute welcomes applications from scientists with an interest in advancing areas of research that align with the objectives of the McDonald Institute. Visits may be up to 12 months in duration and will be specifically for collaborative work on research projects at a host institution, similar to a research sabbatical. The host institution may be in Canada or abroad.

Frontier Research Venture Fund

The Canadian astroparticle physics community are invited to apply ‘in-year’ for funding opportunities that help maximize the scientific output from the suite of experiments that are currently operational or under development. Proposals that seek funding in the following areas are invited to apply:

  1. Programmatic or Network-level research partnership development initiatives.
  2. Unique capacity building/training/professional development opportunities within existing research projects.
  3. Seed funding of new research and development initiatives to build new teams or enable proof of principle that will lead to follow-on funding from other sources of research support.

Applications can be submitted at any time throughout the research funding year and will be considered at the quarterly Scientific Advisory Committee meetings.

Applicants must be associated with a Canadian academic institution. Please read the program guidelines below for further information.