Call for Proposals Extended — International Student Experience Fund

From: Joseph Wong, Vice-President, International
Date: October 22, 2020
Re: Call for Proposals Extended — International Student Experience Fund

The 2020-21 Call for Proposals for the International Student Experience Fund (ISEF) has been extended. Applications for the two fund streams will now be accepted as follows:

  • Impact Grants ($15,000-$60,000 per year, maximum 2 years) require the submission of an initial Letter of Intent by Friday, November 27, 2020.  Select candidates will be invited to submit full proposals by Monday, February 1, 2021.
  • Seed Grants ($5,000-$15,000 per year, maximum 3 years) will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis.

ISEF is intended to support curricular and co-curricular initiatives that: enhance the experience of international students; foster intercultural and international-to-domestic student, staff, and faculty engagement; and internationalize the University of Toronto student experience. It is recommended that curricular proposals include a co-curricular collaborator.

The advent of a global pandemic, while temporary, has brought the practical preconditions for a truly global learning environment into stark relief. The delivery of synchronous, asynchronous, and/or blended content must be accompanied by a heightened sensitivity to international students— particularly those who reside outside of our campuses, in different time zones, with varying degrees of access to online platforms.

Questions about ISEF can be directed to