Research Western
Funding Opportunites - Research
Further details regarding this announcement can be found at:

Grant Amount: $200K CAD FOR 36MTHS
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: Mar 24, 2011
Sponsor's: Mar 31, 2011

Subject Areas: International Education or Training

The program provides support to enable EU-Canada consortia of higher education institutions and training institutions to carry out joint projects called: Transatlantic Exchange Partnerships (TEP) and Transatlantic Degree Partnerships programs. The description of project activities and components should link into the common proposal narrative that describes the study program in the application form. This constitutes the Canadian-European Common Proposal which is to be signed by both parties.

This Call for Proposals will provide funding for projects that: - support collaboration between higher education and training institutions with a view to promoting and developing joint study and/or training programs and student mobility; - improve the quality of transatlantic student mobility by promoting transparency, mutual recognition of qualifications and periods of study and training, and where appropriate, portability of credits. Both Canada and the European Union must each receive a jointly prepared common proposal. Therefore, the Canadian lead institution (using Canadian forms) is required to submit the common proposal to HRSDC and the EU lead institution (using the EU forms) is required to submit the proposal to the Agency. Only those applications which are submitted to both HRSDC and the Agency on or before the closing date for submission will be eligible for funding. The focus of the project activities must be student mobility, targeted towards the specific group of students (in terms of discipline and level of study) most suitable for the purpose of the project. The study abroad phase must be an integral part of overall study.

Application Details:

Each project must have one lead institution in the EU as well as one in Canada, responsible for submitting the common proposal and for the management of the project. These lead institutions must be higher education or training institutions. The Canada-EU consortium must be composed of at least four institutions in total, i.e., two from Canada and two from the EU. These institutions may be either higher education or training institutions, as defined above, or a mixture of both, depending on the project. Eligible institutions and organizations must be from Canada and from one of the twenty-seven Member States of the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom There is also a requirement that the institutions have to be from two different Member States of the EU and two different Canadian provinces/territories.

Applicants must use the relevant application and budget forms for Canada which is available on the Sponsor website. The Canadian lead institution must submit the signed original, and two copies, and a complete electronic Word version of the proposal (on a CD), on Canadian application forms with all required supporting documentation, by registered mail or commercial courier postmarked on or before the deadline to the Canada-EU Programme for Co-operation In Higher Education, Training and Youth - International Academic Mobility - Learning Branch. Applications sent by fax or by e-mail will not be accepted.


NOTE: Letters of Intent and Full Applications are to be processed through Research Development Services for institutional signatures, and are to be accompanied by a completed RDAF form (bearing applicant, Chair and Dean signatures). Requests for Institutional signatures should be received no less than 3 days prior to the posted Sponsor deadline.
Western Contacts: Katsivo,Melanie

Sponsor Contacts:

333 North River Road
Tower A, 2nd floor
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
613 941-0435