Lee Global Education Awards

Award Information

The goal of the Lee Global Education Awards is to create and support opportunities for young Albertans to become more knowledgeable about, and experienced in, the challenges and issues facing developing nations, related to socio-economic development, environment, human rights, civil society, peace and security, and social justice, and to contribute to their understanding of Canada's role in meeting these challenges. The Lee Global Education Awards were established in 2004 through an endowment by the Clifford E. Lee Foundation, as one of its wind-up legacy grants.

The Awards will support global education programming undertaken locally by the University of Alberta as well as provide awards in the form of financial assistance to individuals or organizations on and off campus to engage in experiential global education activities for young Albertans.

Awards to individuals are in the range of $500 - $750 to support experiences in countries of the Global South. Preference has been given to those without significant experience living in the Global South, and for experiences judged to contribute most to developing knowledge, skills and attributes related to global citizenship.

Application Deadline - March 29, 2021

Further Information

  • 1. Terms & Guidelines

    Terms and Guidelines

    Individual recipients (not organizations) must make at least one public presentation in the Edmonton region on his or her experience. All Lee Global Education Award recipients must report to the Lee Global Education Award committee on how the Award was used. The final report should be typewritten and must be submitted within three months of the conclusion of the out-of-country experience. The final report must include a report on the public presentation(s).

    2021 Application Form for Individuals

    2021 Application Form for Organizations

    2021 Declaration Form - to be completed by both Organizations and Individuals

  • 2. Eligibility


    Travel must take place between September 1, 2021 and April 30, 2022.

    Applications for programs in Spring/Summer 2021 will not be considered. Funding for Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 programs will be dependent on the status of University-approved travel at that time. 

    Awards are available to:

    • University of Alberta students who have been selected by a recognized sponsoring organization to participate in an out-of-country experiential learning activity related to development and other global issues and who are returning as full time students to the University of Alberta.
    • University student clubs for campus-based projects of value to students interested in global issues.
    • Individual young people (who are at least 15 years of age up to and including 30 years of age) living in the Edmonton region, who have been selected in a competitive process by off campus secular registered charities or governmental institutions to participate in an out-of-country experiential learning activity related to development and other global issues.
    • Secular registered charities based in the Edmonton region actively involved in global education activities for global education programming targeted to young Albertans.

    The awards are not intended to support student or staff academic research. Awards will not be given to those who have received funding through University of Alberta International's Education Abroad Individual Award or Group Awards. Off-campus groups may be local, provincial or national in scope providing they have local representation and the award will benefit young Albertans in the Edmonton region.


  • 3. Timeline & Selection

    Timeline and Selection

    Applications are considered annually in the spring. A selection committee chaired by the Associate Vice President (International) or a designate will allocate awards. The number of Awards granted and the amount of each Award will depend on the number and quality of applications received.