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Academics Without Borders: Call for Project Proposals

Posted by Danielle Andres on October 10, 2018 in Research Funding

Academics Without Borders (AWB) is a Canadian NGO which supports capacity development in tertiary education in developing countries. Dalhousie recently became a member university of AWB.

With very limited funding, AWB primarily assists Canadian academics and staff who, together with their own developing country partners, identify feasible capacity-development projects which they are prepared to work together to implement. The expectation is that Canadian academics will contribute their time on a pro bono basis to the project, that the developing country partners will contribute resources where possible (accommodations, personnel, ground transportation, etc.), and that AWB will assist with direct out-of-pocket costs (airfares, etc.).

AWB recently issued a new call for proposals for capacity-development projects that are designed to build on established relationships between Canadian academics and their colleagues in tertiary institutions in developing countries.  Promising proposals will be developed further by AWB staff and with personnel from the developing-country partner institutions, and efforts will then be made to identify the various resource contributions needed for successful implementation.

Any Dalhousie faculty member interested in this opportunity to develop a pro bono project with a developing country partner, for submission to AWB, is asked to contact the International Research Manager (jennifer.morawiecki@dal.ca) for more information and a copy of the detailed call guidelines and application form.

Deadline: November 12, 2018