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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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We are currently not accepting applications for the guard.me Global Mobility Funding, we hope to resume the program once travel restrictions are lifted.

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 $4000 (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 are two rounds of funding each year.

  • The application deadline for Round 1 is January 30
  • The application deadline for Round 2 is June 30

Guard.me Global Mobility Fund Application Process

  1. Read through the Guard.me Global Mobility Fund Overview and Guidelines
  2. Submit an Guard.me Global Mobility Fund Application Form and any applicable supporting documents by the application deadline to:

All questions regarding the Guard.me Global Mobility Fund can be directed to the Global Development Managers in the 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 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 does the fund entail? 

  1. Training Fund 

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. The 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.  

Once the KPU faculty has been matched with an international teaching partner and decides to attend training, KPU international will reimburse the cost of training for both faculties.  

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

  1. Project Grant 

Participated KPU faculty will be granted $1000 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?

There are two rounds of funding each year.

  • The application deadline for Round 1 is January 30
  • The application deadline for Round 2 is June 3

The Application Process

  1. Submit a proposal for a COIL project

  2. Meet with Global Engagement for an initial consultation 

  3. Match with an international partner 

  4. Sign up for training (Global Engagement will complete registration and payment) 

  5. Complete training + deliver COIL Course 

  6. Upon completion of the COIL course and post-COIL survey, a cheque will be issued to you. 

For COIL Training Fund, the KPU Office of Global Engagement will be in charge of every step of training registration and payment.  

In terms of the COIL grant, please send your course proposal to global.partnerships@kpu.ca. Once your proposal has been approved and you have successfully matched with an international teaching partner, an offer letter will be sent out to you.  A signature will confirm your participation. Upon completion of the COIL course and post-COIL survey, a cheque will be issued to you.  

ELAP Faculty Mobility Program

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What Is the ELAP Faculty Mobility Program?

The Faculty Mobility for Partnership Building 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 ELAP (Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program) Faculty Mobility program is a grant opportunity made available by Global Affairs Canada for Canadian faculty. It provides Canadian faculty with short-term (3-8 week) opportunities to teach or conduct research in Latin America and the Caribbean at the college, undergraduate, and graduate levels.

Applications to the ELAP Faculty Mobility Program can’t be submitted by faculty directly—a Canadian post-secondary institution must apply on behalf of the candidate. At KPU, this process is overseen by the Office of Global Engagement. If you are interested in applying for the ELAP Faculty Mobility program, get in touch with the Office of Global Engagement for a consultation.

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

Who Is Eligible for the ELAP Faculty Mobility Program?

You are eligible to apply for the ELAP Faculty Mobility program if you are:

  • Full-time faculty at KPU and
  • a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada

Unfortunately, Global Affairs Canada does not consider part-time professors and lecturers to be eligible for this opportunity.

Where Can I Go?

Global Affairs Canada allows grant recipients to 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.

What Funding Is Available?

Grant funding of up to $7,000 CAD is available through the ELAP Faculty Mobility program. These funds can be used for:

  • Transportation (economy fare, by the most direct route);
  • Lodging, meals, incidentals (according to Treasury Board guidelines);
  • Insurance costs; and
  • Expenditures related to securing visas or work permits.

Buying equipment (computer, tablet, phone, printer, etc.) is not an eligible expenditure.

What Is the Application Deadline?

Applications are generally due in late winter/early spring. Check the deadline for the current cycle on the ELAP Faculty Mobility Program page.

How Do I Get Started?

Your first step is to read through the ELAP Faculty Mobility Program page in full. Then, get in touch with the Office of Global Engagement. We can help you explore your options, support your application, and advise you on any matters pertaining to faculty mobility.

ELAP Faculty Mobility Contacts

All questions regarding the ELAP Faculty Mobility Program can be directed to the Global Development Managers in the Office of Global Engagement. We’re here to support you, so don’t hesitate to reach out.