Global Affairs Canada - Faculty Mobility for Partnership Building Program 2021


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Faculty Mobility for Partnership Building Program


The Faculty Mobility for Partnership Building Program aims 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). These agreements are created between colleges, technical or vocational institutions and universities in Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Program will award grants to faculty members to teach or conduct research for a short term in ELAP-eligible countries (Caribbean, Central and South America, and Mexico). The primary objective of the projects is to create new agreements with host institutions and/or to strengthen existing agreements.


The following conditions must be met to ensure eligibility for the Faculty Mobility for Partnership Building Program:

  • Candidates must be full-time faculty members at Canadian postsecondary institutions (part-time professors, lecturers and public servants (federal, provincial/territorial, municipal, or Crown corporations are not eligible)
  • Canadian postsecondary institutions will have to designate and provide contact information of the official coordinator responsible for submitting applications on behalf of eligible candidates to the scholarship administrator, the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
  • Host institutions must be at the college level and above
  • Host institutions will have to provide an invitation letter expressing their support and confirming that the proposed teaching or research project will indeed take place

Grant recipients must teach or conduct research in the following eligible ELAP 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

Funding Availability

Funding for the Faculty Mobility for Partnership Building Program is made available by Global Affairs Canada through its legal title: the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). The Canadian postsecondary institution will receive funding in the form of a grant from DFATD and will be responsible for disbursing the funds to its successful candidates.

Maximum Project Value

The maximum grant value per project is CAD 7,000. Recipients may seek additional funding from other sources (private or public).

Canadian institutions will disburse funds to the recipient to contribute to the following costs:

  • Transportation (economy fare, by the most direct route)
  • Lodging, meals, incidentals (according to Treasury Board guidelines)
  • Insurance costs
  • Expenditures related to securing visas or work permits.

Note: Buying equipment (computer, tablet, phone, printer, etc.) is not an eligible expenditure. Public servants (federal, provincial/territorial, municipal, or Crown corporations) are not eligible.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

The duration of the mobility is three weeks minimum and eight weeks maximum. Successful candidates may extend their stay with funds from other sources.

All funds provided by DFATD related to the project must be spent by March 31, 2022. The actual project end date may extend beyond March 31, 2022.

Special Notes

Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Please complete the U of G internal application form and submit it, along with the required supporting documents, to Allison Broadbent, Study Abroad Manager,

External Deadline

Applications will be submitted to Global Affairs Canada by the Centre for International Programs, University of Guelph.

How to Apply

To apply this program, please submit all of the required documentation to Allison Broadbent, Study Abroad Manager, Centre for International Programs by the internal deadline of February 18, 2021.  Also, please make sure to complete the U of G internal application form, which can be found at this link.

For more details on the program, application process and selection criteria please contact Allison Broadbent at

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