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Faculty Mobility for Partnership Building Program

Cancelled for the 2023-2024 academic year.

The Government of Canada announced the Faculty Mobility for Partnership Building Program (FMPBP) in 2017 to support the efforts of Canadian post-secondary institutions to expand and diversify their international collaborations. The program enables Canadian professors to pursue short-term research and/or teaching activities in Latin America and the Caribbean as a means of exploring, creating and advancing institutional partnerships in the areas of research, student mobility, joint programming, capacity building, and others. The primary objective of the exchange should be to create new agreements with host institutions and/or to strengthen existing agreements.

The Faculty Mobility for Partnership Building Program aims to increase the number of institutional collaborations and exchange agreements between Canadian post-secondary institutions and non-Canadian post-secondary institutions eligible under the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP).

The Faculty Mobility for Partnership Building Program is part of Global Affairs Canada’s International Scholarships Program.


To be eligible, candidates must:

  • ✔ be a full-time professor at a Canadian post-secondary institution

Canadian post-secondary institutions must:

Host institutions must:

  • ✔ be located in one of the following eligible countries
    • Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos
    • Central America: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • North America: Mexico
    • South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela
Scholarship value and duration
$7,000 maximumThree weeks minimum and eight weeks maximumTeach and/or conduct research in ELAP-eligible countries.

Eligible expenses

Canadian institutions will provide funds to the recipient to cover the eligible costs associated with activities:

  • ✔ visa or study/work permit fees
  • ✔ transportation via the most direct and economical route
  • ✔ insurance cost
  • ✔ living expenses, such as accommodation, utilities and food (according to Treasury Board guidelines)

The purchase of equipment (computer, tablet, phone, printer, etc.) is not an eligible expenditure.

How funding works

Canadian institutions will receive funding from Global Affairs Canada, through its legal name, the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) in the form of a non-negotiable grant agreement and will be responsible for providing the funds to successful professors. Should a professor not take up the grant, Canadian institutions must return all funds to DFATD.

Application process

Canadian institutions must apply on behalf of eligible professors before the deadline.

Before the application period

Canadian institutions interested in participating should:

  • ✔ promote the grant to faculty
  • ✔ promote the grant to eligible partner institutions

Professors interested in teaching and/or conducting research in eligible countries should:

  • ✔ review eligibility requirements
  • ✔ contact your international office to learn more about the application process

Application instructions

Application instructions for Canadian institutions applying on behalf of eligible professors

  1. Assign a program coordinator to complete applications.
  2. Login or Create an account on Momentum to apply for the scholarship on behalf of professors.
  3. Once you have logged into your account, select the Faculty Mobility for Partnership Building Program in the “For Canadians” section and click on “Apply Now”
  4. Enter data in the fields marked mandatory and follow instructions for each item.
  5. Upload all required supporting documents. Each document must be smaller than 5 MB and in .pdf, .jpg, .doc, .docx, .txt or .gif format.
  6. Verify the data prior to submission.
  7. Click “SUMBIT”. You will receive a confirmation message and a reference number for submitted applications.
  8. Print the form for your records using the print function in the browser.

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Supporting documents

Institutions must ensure documents are complete and accurate as per the instructions. Revised documents will not be accepted after the deadline. Documents in a language other than English or French must be accompanied by a translation.

  • Completed Budget form
    • Outlines how the scholarship will be used to cover the eligible expenses for the candidate with respect to the proposed activities
  • CV of the candidate (maximum six pages)
    • Academic experience
    • Partnership-building experience
    • Professional experience
    • Most recent and relevant publications
    • Knowledge dissemination activities
    • Other relevant achievements
  • Letter of invitation from the host institution
    • Explain the potential for the activities to create or advance a partnership between both institutions
  • Letter of support from the Canadian institution’s International Office (maximum two pages)
    • Describes the institution’s internationalization experience
    • Explains how the proposed activities address the institution’s broader internationalization efforts and priorities

Scholarship selection criteria

We evaluate applications based on:

  • 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

Note: We give priority to first-time candidates, institutions developing new partnerships, and institutions with limited previous experience in international collaborations.

Key dates

Application deadline

The deadline for Canadian institutions to submit online applications on behalf of candidates is 11:59 p.m. EDT, January 19, 2022.

Canadian institutions should establish an earlier deadline with candidates and the host institutions to ensure timely receipt of supporting documents.

Notification of results

The scholarship administrator will communicate successful results to Canadian institutions in March 2022.

The administrator will not provide feedback for unsuccessful applications.

Canadian institutions are responsible for notifying professors of successful results.

Professors should contact their Canadian institution regarding the status of their application.

Professors arrival in host country

Recipients can travel no earlier than April 1, 2022. All funds provided by DFATD related to the project must be expensed by March 31, 2023, however the actual project end date may extend beyond March 31, 2023.

Successful candidates who have incurred eligible expenses prior to the release of competition results will receive funding retroactive to the beginning of the fiscal year (April 1, 2022).

Grant conditions

Conditions for successful professors

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’s support

Additional information

  • Only applications submitted directly by Canadian post-secondary institutions will be considered
  • Grants cannot be deferred and are not renewable
  • Grants are subject to availability of funding from the Government of Canada
  • Grants are not taxable for either the Canadian institution or the scholarship recipient
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