To be considered for the Faculty Mobility for Partnership Building Program, the Canadian post-secondary institution must apply on behalf of the candidate(s) by completing and submitting the online application form and providing the supporting documents as requested.
Candidates are encouraged to work with their institution’s International Office (or equivalent) to ensure that the application as a whole, including supporting documents, addresses the criteria outlined in the selection process.
Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered. Applications submitted by email and not through the online application form will not be considered.
Candidates must clearly address the following points in the application form:
- Briefly explain teaching and/or research activities to be undertaken and whether they will involve direct collaboration with faculty and students at the host institution. For research, give a brief summary of your topic. For teaching, describe the content, level, and approximate number of hours and students involved. All candidates must also specify the overall proportion of time abroad that will be devoted to teaching, researching and building partnerships.
- Describe any existing institutional agreements or MOUs between your home and host institutions, including scope and expiration date and their intended outcomes (student exchange, research collaboration, field schools, virtual exchange, capacity building, etc.).
- If the institutional agreement or MOU enables the implementation of ELAP (incoming short-term student mobility with tuition waiver), how will your teaching/research activities strengthen or expand this partnership?
- If the current agreement does not involve student mobility, will your activities contribute to ELAP implementation between the home and host institutions? If not, how will they further the existing institutional relationship?
- If there are no formal agreements or MOUs between your home and host institutions, how will your activities lead to one and in which area of collaboration?
Note: The objective of this program is to facilitate the creation and expansion of partnerships in ELAP-eligible countries. However, candidates are not limited to developing student exchange agreements or implementing ELAP with host institutions. Activities with an end goal of establishing other formal international partnerships and agreements will be equally regarded.
To strengthen the candidate's application, the Canadian institution’s International Office (or equivalent) must provide a letter of support explaining how the intended or expanded partnership fits within the institution’s broader internationalization priorities (maximum 2 pages).
Canadian post-secondary institutions are encouraged to carefully read the instructions below before filling out the online form. Please email questions about the application form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Canadian postsecondary institutions must:
- Complete the online form;
- Once the account is created and activated, they will need to log in. Under "For Canadians" section, they will need to go to the "Faculty Mobility for Partnership Building Program" and click on "Apply Now".
- download the Privacy notice statement for the candidate to sign and attach under the "Supporting Documents" section at the end of the application form;
- print and complete the Budget form;
- enter data in the fields marked mandatory, following instructions for each item;
- upload all required supporting documents;
- upon completion, verify the accuracy of all data and information in the application form and supporting documents prior to submission;
- print the application form for their records using the print function in the browser; and
- click "SUBMIT" to provide the form electronically to Global Affairs Canada. The Canadian post-secondary institution will receive a confirmation message and reference number once their form is submitted.
NOTE: Canadian post-secondary institutions will have the possibility to save their application and complete it at a later time. Both saved and submitted applications will appear on the Canadian institutions’ profile homepage. Once an application is submitted, it can only be viewed or printed. The online application system does not allow it to be modified at this stage.
The following documents must be uploaded and attached to the online application form in one of the following formats: .pdf, .jpg, .doc, .docx, .txt or .gif. Each document must be smaller than 5 MB in order for the application to upload successfully. All supporting and additional documents must be submitted in English or French.
- Completed Budget form outlining how the scholarship will be used to cover the eligible expenses of the candidate with respect to the proposed activities.
- CV of the candidate listing academic and partnership-building experience, professional experience, the most recent and relevant publications, knowledge dissemination activities and other relevant achievements. CVs longer than six pages will not be accepted.
- Letter of invitation from the host institution explaining the potential for the activities to create or advance a partnership between both institutions.
- Letter of support from the Canadian institution’s International Office describing the institution’s internationalization experience and explaining how the proposed activities address the institution’s broader internationalization efforts and priorities (maximum 2 pages).
- Signed Privacy notice statement.
Note – for all applicants: Applications and documents that are not submitted in English or French and/or do not respect the maximum number of pages specified will result in the disqualification of the applicant.
Within 30 days of the termination of the project, grant recipients must produce a narrative report of maximum five pages, including:
- The summary of undertaken activities, their results and number of beneficiaries
- The impact of mobility on creation or advancement of a partnership between the host and home institutions
- Plans to formalize the collaboration through an institutional agreement (if applicable)
- Plans to publicize the completed activities (if applicable) and/or to acknowledge Global Affairs Canada support
All online applications received by the competition deadline will be pre-screened to ensure they meet eligibility requirements established for the program.
Eligible and complete applications, including the supporting documents, will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Potential for the activities to create and/or advance institutional partnerships between the home and host institutions (50% of score)
- institutional scope of the proposed collaborative activities
- alignment of the activities with the Canadian institution’s internationalization efforts and priorities
- the Canadian institution’s preparedness for establishing a partnership
- Evidence that the planned partnership-building activities will be carried out successfully (25% of score)
- the candidate’s relevant experience, leadership and language abilities
- feasibility and accuracy of timeline and budget
- Overall quality of proposed activities (25% of score)
- clear articulation of activities and expected outcomes
- foreseeable impact both in Canada and in the host country
Priority may be given to first-time candidates, institutions developing new partnerships, and institutions with limited previous experience in international collaborations.
Only applications submitted directly by Canadian post-secondary institutions will be considered.
The scholarship administrator is not able to provide feedback to unsuccessful candidates.
These grants are subject to the availability of funding from the Government of Canada.