Global Affairs Canada
The Faculty Mobility 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 following conditions must be met to ensure eligibility for the ELAP Faculty Mobility Program:
- Candidates must be full-time faculty members at Canadian public post-secondary institutions (Part-time professors and lecturers are not eligible);
- Canadian public post-secondary institutions will have to designate and provide contact information of the official coordinator responsible for submitting applications on behalf of eligible candidates to the scholarships administrator, the Canadian Bureau of 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; or
- South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela.
Funding for the ELAP Faculty Mobility Program is made available by Global Affairs Canada through its legal title: the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). The Canadian post-secondary 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 $7,000 CDN. 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.
The duration of the mobility is three weeks minimum and eight weeks maximum. Successful candidates may extend their stay with funds from other sources.
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
Applications will be submitted to Global Affairs Canada by the Centre for International Programs, University of Guelph.
How to Apply
Please note: all applications must be submitted to Global Affairs Canada by the Centre for International Programs, University of Guelph. Please complete the U of G internal application form and submit it, along with the required supporting documents, to Allison Broadbent, Study Abroad Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more details on the program, application process and selection criteria please contact Allison Broadbent email@example.com.