Capacity Building

Academics without Borders

Academics Without Borders’ (AWB) mission is to support capacity development in tertiary education in developing countries, so these countries can educate their own experts and professionals necessary for their development. The University of Alberta is a member of AWB.

AWB carries out its mission by supporting projects in institutions of higher education in developing countries, by working with talented and committed people there, who are initiating and sustaining institutional growth and change. It does this by sending academic volunteers to support these local initiatives.

Calls for Proposals 

AWB is currently seeking Project Proposals for Building on Established Relationships. 
Deadline:November 12, 2018

AWB is seeks project proposals for capacity building projects in institutions of higher education in developing countries, from faculty members and staff at universities which are members of the AWB Network of universities, including UAlberta. AWB’s funding covers a volunteer’s travel costs and living expenses.

This Call for Project Proposals is designed to build on established relationships between you and your colleagues at a tertiary institution in a developing country – the existing knowledge, networks and trust between you and the people with whom you have worked contributes to sustainable change.

The project must align with the vision, mission, and objectives of AWB.

Submitting a proposal is a two-step process.

The first step involves submitting a submitting a first stage application introducting a capacity-building project proposal in an institute of higher learning in a low-income country. If the proposal meets the eligibility requirements, the proposal moves to a second step in which AWB contacts the partner university and invites a more fully developed project proposal. 

See full details (download PDF) 

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please contact UAlberta’s liaison with AWB:

Dan Fredrick
University of Alberta International

AWB Volunteer Opportunity in Senegal

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences has partnered with AWB to provide a volunteer to assist in the design of a sustainable environmental policy, along with an implementation strategy for the policy and a staff/faculty training plan. One volunteer is being sought for this project. Applicants for the position must have a minimum of a Ph.D. in Climate Science, Environmental Science, or a related discipline with a significant publication record.

If you would like to participate, please contact: 
Dan Fredrick
University of Alberta International

Deadline: December 14, 2018

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