Funding

What Funding Is Available?

There are numerous faculty mobility programs that guarantee partial or full funding. These opportunities may be funded by KPU, our partners or government grants.

Additionally, as field schools are designed to be financially self-supporting, there is no financial cost to faculty to run a field school.

For other faculty mobility opportunities that don’t already guarantee funds, we encourage faculty to look into a variety of available funding sources. In the past, faculty have had success in securing funding from:

  • 0.6% Faculty PD Fund
  • Their department
  • The institution at which they’d like to teach or conduct research

Guard.me Global Mobility Fund

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What Is the Guard.me Global Mobility Fund?

The Guard.me Global Mobility Fund is a grant opportunity for KPU faculty. This fund exists to support KPU faculty who wish to engage in activities that internationalize their scholarship, like research, teaching abroad, and curriculum & course development.

This grant opportunity is made possible through the generous support of guard.me International Insurance and KPU International.

Who Is Eligible to Apply for the Guard.me Global Mobility Fund?

Applicants must be regular KPU faculty employees, either full-time or part-time. Please refer to regular KPU faculty employee definitions as outlined in the faculty collective agreement. See Article 1, Section 1.05 (Definitions).

What Can I Do with the Guard.me Global Mobility Fund?

There are many activities you can engage in with the global mobility fund. Some examples of eligible activities are:

  • Joint research activities (including a possible collaboration with other faculty members)
  • Exchange of academic materials with international universities and organizations
  • Shared and/or mutually agreed upon teaching of students
  • Collaborative academic programs
  • Development and delivery of joint seminars, and academic meetings that have an immediate international educational focus
  • Participation in international conferences that have a direct international educational focus (preference will be given to those presenting in conferences highlighting KPU’s internationalization)

This list of examples is not exhaustive; we encourage faculty to apply for any projects/initiatives that serve to internationalize scholarship.

What Funding Is Available?

Applicants are eligible for funding of up to $4,000 (per person) per academic year.

Funding must be used to pay for eligible travel expenses that correspond to and comply with KPU’s Business and Travel Expense Policy/Procedures.

What is the Application Deadline?

There are two rounds of funding each year:

  • The application deadline for Round 1 is February 19
  • The application deadline for Round 2 is July 4

Guard.me Global Mobility Fund Application Process

  1. Read through the Guard.me Global Mobility Fund overview.
  2. Submit a Guard.me Faculty Global Mobility Fund Application Form and any applicable supporting documents by the application deadline to: global.partnerships@kpu.ca.

All questions regarding the Guard.me Global Mobility Fund can be directed to the Global Learning & Partnerships Manager in the Office of Global Engagement. We’re here to support you, so don’t hesitate to reach out.

Global Faculty Experiences Grant

What Is the Global Faculty Experiences Grant?

The Global Faculty Experiences Grant offers KPU faculty members the opportunity to receive up to $7,000 in funding to participate in international experiences that enrich KPU's global presence. These activities can encompass various aspects, including fostering students' global awareness within their home environment or abroad. Engaging in international contexts enables faculty members to share and acquire best practices, promote student mobility, forge and reinforce partnerships with international institutions, and spearhead substantial international projects that align with higher education's globalization objectives. This initiative aligns with the Academic Plan and Vision 2026, contributing significantly to KPU's strategic goals. This comprehensive approach aims to empower faculty members to embark on impactful international experiences and bolster KPU's global outreach.

This grant opportunity is made possible through the generous support of KPU International.

Who Is Eligible to Apply for the Global Faculty Experiences Grant?

Applicants must be REGULAR (Full-time or Part-time) or NON-REGULAR TYPE 2 KPU faculty employees. Please refer to regular KPU faculty employee definitions as outlined in the faculty collective agreement. See Article 1, Section 1.05 (Definitions).

What Can I Do with the Global Faculty Experiences Grant?

Priority will be granted to proposals for the Global Mobility Experiences Grant that demonstrate alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Here are some activity ideas organized around different SDGs:

SDG 1: No Poverty

  • Volunteer abroad with organizations focused on poverty alleviation.
  • Participate in community development projects in impoverished regions.

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being

  • Assist in healthcare clinics and medical outreach programs in underserved areas.
  • Promote public health awareness through workshops and educational campaigns.

SDG 4: Quality Education

  • Teach or facilitate workshops in universities in developing countries.
  • Support educational technology initiatives for remote and underserved communities.

SDG 5: Gender Equality

  • Work with organizations or universities supporting women's empowerment and gender equality.
  • Engage in workshops, seminars or conferences on gender-based violence and discrimination.

SDG 13: Climate Action

  • Engage in workshops, seminars or conferences to raise awareness about climate change and its impacts.
  • Support educational initiatives to promote sustainable practices.

SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals

  • Collaborate with NGOs, international organizations and universities to build cross-cultural partnerships and networks for sustainable development.
  • Facilitate workshops and conferences on global cooperation and the SDGs.
  • Support KPU in creating impactful service-learning programs that empower communities and foster student growth and civic engagement

*The examples shown above are for reference only; other projects or initiatives can be presented as part of the application

What Funding Is Available?

Applicants are eligible for funding of up to $7,000 (per person) per academic year.

Funding must be used to pay for eligible travel expenses that correspond to and comply with KPU’s Business and Travel Expense Policy/Procedures.

What is the Application Deadline?

  • The application deadline is November 15, 2023

Global Faculty Experiences Grant Application Process

  1. Read through the PDF iconGlobal Faculty Experiences Grant Overview
  2. Submit a PDF iconGlobal Faculty Experiences Grant Application Form and any applicable supporting documents by the application deadline to: global.partnerships@kpu.ca.

All questions regarding the Global Faculty Experiences Grant can be directed to global.partnerships@kpu.ca (Office of Global Engagement). We’re here to support you, so don’t hesitate to reach out.

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Initiative Fund

What Is the COIL Initiative Fund?

The Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Initiative Fund was created by KPU International in 2022 to support internationalization at home efforts by way of COIL. Faculty taking on a first-time COIL project are eligible to receive a training fund and a one-time project grant.  

Training funding and COIL Grant aim to motivate KPU faculty to participate in COIL, a perfect tool to internationalize the curriculum and a great opportunity for professional development.  

Who Is Eligible for the COIL Initiative Fund? 

Applicants must be a regular KPU faculty employees, either full-time or part-time. Please refer to regular KPU faculty employee definitions as outlined in the faculty collective agreement. See Article 1, Section 1.05 (Definitions).

What does the fund entail? 

Training Fund 

Once the KPU faculty has been matched with an international teaching partner, KPU international will register and pay for COIL training for the KPU instructor. 

Participating faculty are recommended to attend the COIL training hosted by SUNY COIL Center, which has been working to promote and professionalize the practice of COIL and Virtual Exchange for more than 15 years.  

COIL Design Workshop: The mostly asynchronous, 3 week training will walk KPU faculty and faculty’s teaching partner through each part of the development process. Topics will include COIL pedagogy and flow, developing common and course-specific goals, setting expectations for partners and students, logistical aspects, designing your COIL activities, assessment, and troubleshooting. 

***If you have already taken training previously, or are taking partner-funded training, you will not be eligible for this fund.  

Project Grant 

Participated KPU faculty will be granted $500 for their contribution in the development and delivery of a COIL course.  

***Please note it is a one-time grant. Faculties participating in multiple COIL projects will only be eligible to receive the grant once.  

Expectations 

  • Successful completion of training 

  • Successful delivery of COIL project 

  • Share experience with community and future COIL participants (complete 1 presentation and/or testimonial) 

  • Complete post-COIL survey 

What is the Application Deadline?

Faculty members who apply to teach COIL courses through KPU International will be automatically assessed for the COIL Initiative Fund.  

COIL Expression of Interest Deadlines  

The Application Process

  1. Submit a proposal for a COIL project

  2. Meet with Global Partnerships for an initial consultation 

  3. Match with an international partner 

  4. Submit a COIL Project Confirmation Form

  5. Complete a training

  6. Deliver a COIL Course 

  7. Complete a post-COIL survey

  8. A cheque will be issued to you.  

ELAP Faculty Mobility Program

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What Is the ELAP Faculty Mobility Program?

For more information please refer to the Faculty Mobility for Partnership Building page.

Full details regarding this opportunity can be found on the ELAP Faculty Mobility Program page.