The goal of the Canada-CARICOM Faculty Leadership Program is to support international collaboration between Canadian post-secondary institutions and institutions in the CARICOM, through professional development opportunities for faculty and staff. Faculty or international liaison officers/managers, hereby referred to as “candidates”, must be employed full-time as faculty or as international liaison officers/managers at a recognized institution at the time of application and during the entire duration of their professional development, study or research stay in Canada.
Canadian post-secondary institutions
Canadian institutions are:
- responsible for submitting applications on behalf of eligible candidates from institutions in CARICOM member states; and
- encouraged to promote this scholarship opportunity to faculty and staff members, as well as to partner institutions in the CARICOM.
Canadian institutions with successful candidates:
- should identify a single person responsible for the administration of the contribution agreement and another person with delegated signing authority; and
- will receive contribution funding from Global Affairs Canada to disburse as scholarships to recipients.
Candidates interested in this scholarship program should contact their home institution to:
- make their interest known;
- find out if there is an existing institutional collaboration or exchange agreement with a Canadian institution; and
- request information about the application process and selection criteria specific to the Canadian institution.
Selected candidates are encouraged to:
- ensure that they fulfill the requirements of the Canadian institution including academic requirements and language proficiency;
- submit their visa application as early as possible and follow the procedures of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada as outlined by the Canadian institution (generally a study permit is required for course work and a work permit is required for research); and
- contact alumni of the program through their home institution for advice and a local perspective on the scholarship experience.
Non-Canadian institutions are encouraged to:
- communicate with partner institutions in Canada to confirm or explore institutional collaborations and student exchange agreements;
- promote this scholarship opportunity through their international offices;
- identify strong candidates who meet the admission requirements for the Canadian partner institution;
- provide the candidates' documents to the Canadian partner institution, which is responsible for submitting the scholarship applications; and
- propose to selected candidates to gain additional linguistic training, academic upgrading and cultural preparedness before their departure.