The Ontario/Baden-Württemberg (OBW) Faculty Research Exchange offers grants to support research visits to universities in the German state of Baden-Württemberg by faculty members at participating Ontario universities.
While the objective is both to promote new collaborative research partnerships and to strengthen existing partnerships between researchers in Ontario and Baden-Württemberg, applications proposing new partnerships are particularly welcome.
Participation in the OBW Faculty Research Exchange implies a deliberate and active commitment to the project of building durable bridges, at the departmental level, between the universities of Ontario and Baden-Württemberg. Such bridges may yield a variety of benefits, among them student mobility within the framework of the diverse opportunities for students offered by OBW.
These grants are funded by Ontario’s Ministry of Colleges and Universities to assist with travel and living costs associated with such visits. Similar opportunities for faculty members at Baden-Württemberg’s nine research universities to visit Ontario are supported in this program by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts.
The OBW program was established in 1990 and has since then provided a range of international study and research opportunities for over 2,500 students from the two jurisdictions. In 2010, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of this highly successful academic partnership, the governments of Ontario and Baden-Württemberg agreed to build on the success of the OBW student exchange program with the creation of an exchange program for faculty researchers.
For more information, including funding, eligibility, requirements and application, visit: https://www.yorku.ca/ouinternational/obw-faculty-mobility-program/.