Faculty Mobility for Partnership Building Program

Faculty Mobility for Partnership Building Program

The Faculty Mobility for Partnership Building Program (FMPBP) falls under the umbrella of Global Affairs Canada’s International Scholarships Program.

Initiated by the Government of Canada in 2017, the FMPBP is designed to bolster the endeavors of Canadian post-secondary institutions in broadening and diversifying their international collaborations.

This program allows professors from Canadian post-secondary institutions to undertake brief research and/or teaching engagements in Latin America and the Caribbean. These activities aim to foster the exploration, establishment, and advancement of institutional partnerships in various areas, including research, student mobility, joint programming, and capacity building.

The primary objective of these exchanges is to forge new institutional collaborations or reinforce existing agreements between Canadian post-secondary institutions and those eligible under the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP).

Eligibility:

To qualify for this program, candidates must:

Be full-time professors at Canadian post-secondary institutions.

Institutions must:

Be Designated Learning Institutions (DLIs).

Host institutions must:

Be located in one of the ELAP-eligible countries listed under the Caribbean, Central America, North America, and South America regions.

Scholarship Value and Duration:

The program offers a maximum grant of $7,000 for a duration of 3 to 8 weeks, during which recipients engage in teaching and/or research activities in ELAP-eligible countries.

Eligible Expenses:

Funds provided by Canadian institutions cover various expenses, including visa or study/work permit fees, transportation, health insurance, and living expenses, such as accommodation and utilities. However, the purchase of equipment is not covered.

Application Process:

Canadian institutions must apply on behalf of eligible professors before the deadline. The application process involves creating a My EduCanada account, completing the application form, uploading required documents, and submitting the application online.

Key Dates:

The application deadline is December 5, 2023. Results will be communicated to Canadian institutions in February 2024. Recipients can commence travel no earlier than April 1, 2024.

Grant Conditions:

Recipients must submit a narrative report within 30 days of project termination, outlining the activities undertaken, their impact on partnership development, plans for collaboration formalization, and acknowledgment of Global Affairs Canada’s support.

Additional Information:

Only applications submitted by Canadian post-secondary institutions will be considered. Grants are non-deferrable, non-renewable, and subject to funding availability. They are also non-taxable for both institutions and recipients.

For any inquiries, contact the scholarship administrator at [email protected] or 613-237-4820.

 

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