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. It supports dissertation fellowships, research and travel grants, exchanges of faculty and graduate students between U of T and German universities, summer research projects for senior undergraduate students in the area of German and European studies, workshops, seminars, conferences, and a modest program of “seed money” for faculty research. For more information on applications for financial support, please visit the program website.