The Visiting Researchers Program – Europe (VRP) provides support for University of Ottawa faculty members to host international colleagues for short stays on campus.


Managed by the International Research and Experiential Learning office (IREX), the Visiting Researchers Program – Europe (VRP) provides funding for two-week visits by international researchers to the University of Ottawa. The goals of the VRP are threefold:

  • To foster partnerships and develop joint projects between the University of Ottawa and international researchers;
  • To enrich the research experience of students by giving them the opportunity to meet and work with leading researchers; and
  • To increase the visibility of the University of Ottawa within the international research community.


To be eligible to apply, the University of Ottawa applicant must hold a full-time tenure or tenure track position at the University of Ottawa or hold a full-time position at one of the University of Ottawa’s affiliated research institutes. Applicants must invite a researcher from one of the 2024 targeted countries.


The Visiting Researchers Program – Europe is now open. The deadline for applications is May 31, 2024, at 5 pm (EDT).

Information Package for VRP:


Clotilde Ribaut

Senior Advisor, International Research
[email protected]