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Faculty Mobility for Partnership Building Program


Call for applications for the 2024-2025 academic year is closed.

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

The Government of Canada announced FMPBP in 2017 to support the efforts of Canadian post-secondary institutions to expand and diversify their international collaborations.

The program enables professors at Canadian post-secondary institutions 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 is to create new institutional collaborations and/or to strengthen existing agreements between Canadian and non-Canadian post-secondary institutions eligible under the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP).


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 ELAP-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 maximum3 to 8 weeksTeach and/or conduct research in ELAP-eligible countries.

Eligible expenses

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

  • ✔ visa or study/work permit fees
  • ✔ transportation via the most direct and economical route
  • ✔ health insurance cost
  • ✔ living expenses, such as accommodation, utilities and food (based on the rates and allowances listed by the National Joint Council and the Public Services and Procurement Canada )

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.

Global Affairs Canada will not negotiate the terms and conditions outlined in the grant agreement.

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 their 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. Select “Login or Register” to create a My EduCanada account.
  3. Once you have logged into your account, select the Faculty Mobility for Partnership Building Program and click “Apply”.
  4. Enter data in the required fields and follow the instructions on the application form.
  5. Click “Validate and save” as you progress through the application form.
  6. Upload all required supporting documents. Each document must be smaller than 5 MB and in .jpg, .gif, .png, .pdf, .doc, .docx, .txt or .xlsx format.
  7. Review all components of your application for accuracy and completeness.
  8. Read and accept the conditions of the “Declaration and permission” statement. Click “Submit”. You will receive a confirmation message and a reference number for submitted applications.
  9. Print the form for your records using the “View/Print” function.

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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 eligible expenses for the candidate with respect to the proposed activities
  • CV of the candidate (maximum 6 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
    • Explains the potential for the activities to create or advance a partnership between both institutions
  • Signed Privacy notice statement
    • A copy of the Privacy notice statement for Canadian participants signed by the candidate and dated within the last 6 months

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

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 elligible candidates is 11:59 p.m. EST, December 5, 2023.

Canadian institutions should establish an earlier deadline with the eligible 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 February 2024.

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.

Arrival in host country

Recipients can travel no earlier than April 1, 2024. All funds provided by DFATD related to the project must be expensed by March 31, 2025, however the actual project end date may extend beyond March 31, 2025.

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, 2024).

Grant conditions

Within 30 days of the termination of the project, grant recipients must produce a narrative report of maximum 5 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.
Contact us


Contact the scholarship administrator at or 613-237-4820.

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