Established by a grant from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service) and funds from the University of Toronto, the Joint Initiative is a program of cross disciplinary support for research and scholarship at the University of Toronto in the area of German and European studies. The program supports activities such as the following: Dissertation fellowships and research and travel grants, primarily for graduate students in social sciences and humanities.

–  Exchanges of faculty and graduate students between U of T and German universities.

–  A limited number of summer research projects for senior undergraduate students in the area of German and European Studies.

–  Workshops, seminars, and conferences.

–  A modest program of “seed money” for faculty research.