Applicants are invited to apply to the 2020-2021 Canada-CARICOM Faculty Leadership Scholarship for faculty members and international managers/administrators. The Canada-CARICOM Faculty Leadership Program provides faculty members or international liaison officers/managers, from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), with short-term exchange opportunities for professional development, graduate study or research at post-secondary institutions in Canada.
The Canada-CARICOM Leadership Scholarships Program aims to promote institutional linkages and provide scholarship opportunities for students from the Caribbean Community. The Program was expanded to provide professional development opportunities for faculty and staff wishing to upgrade their knowledge and skills in Canada, and for international managers/administrators who are responsible for promoting international student mobility between their home country and Canada.
- Host Institutions: Post-secondary institutions in Canada.
- Eligible Programs: Available disciplines in Canadian institutions.
- Number of Awards: Not specified.
- Duration : up to six months of study or research.
- Eligible countries: The scholarship is open for citizens of the following countries: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos.
Canada-CARICOM Faculty Leadership Scholarship Benefits
The Canada-CARICOM scholarship value varies depending on the duration and level of study and is as follows:
- CAD 2,700 for faculty members for two to three weeks of course work or research as part of their professional development;
- CAD 2,700 for international directors, managers or administrators for two to three weeks of course work, or for a practicum in the area of internationalization of post-secondary institutions or student mobility as part of their professional development; or
- CAD 9,700 for faculty members for five to six months of study or research at the graduate level.
The scholarship will help recipient to cover following eligible expenses:
- visa and/or study/work permit fees;
- airfare, for the scholarship recipient only, to Canada by the most direct and economical route and return airfare upon completion of the scholarship;
- health insurance;
- living expenses, such as accommodation, utilities and food;
- ground transportation expenses, including a public transportation pass; and
- books and supplies required for the recipient’s study or research, excluding computers and other equipment.
Canada-CARICOM Faculty Leadership Scholarship Eligibility
Candidates willing to apply for the Canada-CARICOM Faculty Scholarship, candidates must meet following requirements:
- Be a citizen of one of the countries listed above;
- be employed full-time as faculty or as international managers/administrators at a recognized higher education institution in an eligible country at the time of application and for the full duration of the exchange.
- Not have a Canadian citizenship or have applied for permanent residency in Canada;
- Not already participating in an exchange scholarship program funded by the Government of Canada;
- Not be enrolled in a degree or diploma program at a Canadian university or college.
You may also be eligible for the:
- Canada-CARICOM Scholarship for International Students;
- Canada’s Emerging Leaders in the Americas Scholarship;
- Japan and World Bank Scholarship for Developing Countries;
- Coimbra Group Scholarship Latin American Programme (Deadline Extended);
- Bilkent UNAM Scholarship in Turkey;
- OWSD PhD Fellowships for Women Scientists;
Eligible candidates must follow steps below to apply for this Canada scholarship:
- contact their home institution;
- provide a letter of intent that describes the nature of their research or studies to be undertaken, that explains the rationale for study in Canada and for the choice of institution, program and supervisor, and that indicates how the proposed program of study or research will relate to their future career; and
- should not apply on their own behalf.
- Home institutions are responsible for identifying strong academic candidates who meet the admission requirements for the Canadian partner institution and providing the candidates’ documents to the Canadian partner institution by their established internal deadline.
Canadian institutions will submit applications on behalf of candidates.
Scholarship recipients may commence their studies or research as early as but no later than .
The deadline for Canadian institutions to submit online applications on behalf of candidates is . Candidates are encouraged to check with their home institution to obtain the internal deadlines of the Canadian institution and the home institution. For more detail on the Canada-CARICOM Faculty Leadership Scholarship, please visit the official page.