Frequently asked questions about the Faculty Mobility for Partnership Building Program
1. Is the program funding only for creating new partnerships or can it be used to strengthen existing partnerships?
The aim of the program is to increase the number of institutional collaborations and student exchange agreements between Canadian and non-Canadian institutions eligible under the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP). Projects based on existing partnerships will be considered eligible as long as they advance and enhance the ongoing collaboration.
2. How will applications be evaluated?
The applications will be evaluated according to the criteria listed in the selection process tab. The most important criterion is the project’s ability to create or advance a partnership with the host institution.
3. How many projects can a Canadian postsecondary institution propose as part of this competition?
There is no maximum number of projects. However, the maximum grant value per project is CAD 7,000.
4. Can multiple trips be undertaken under the same grant?
Yes, they can. However, the funding amount per project will not exceed CAD 7,000.
5. Can the project take place in more than one country?
Yes, but only in ELAP eligible countries. Furthermore, the maximum amount per project remains the same regardless of the number of countries.
6. If the Canadian faculty participating in the project travels to the partner institution before the results are announced, is the project still eligible for funding?
There is no guarantee that a project will receive funding before the adjudication is completed. Funding is retroactive for successful candidates who have incurred eligible expenses in relation to their projects.
7. I am a full-time faculty member on sabbatical. Am I eligible for this program?
8. I am a part-time course lecturer at a Canadian postsecondary institution. Am I eligible for the program?
No. Only full-time researchers and professors are eligible to apply.
9. I am a non-Canadian professor at a Canadian postsecondary institution. Am I eligible for the program?
Yes. All full-time researchers and professors at Canadian postsecondary institutions are eligible to apply, regardless of their citizenship or permanent resident status.
10. Can the project combine teaching and research?