International Projects

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. 


Volunteer Opportunity in Kenya

In partnership with AWB, Meru University of Science and Technology is seeking a volunteer to assist in the development of an MSc in Medical Physics program.

The volunteer will support the faculty to develop the curriculum for the new program and will lead faculty workshops necessary for the development of the curriculum. In addition, following its approval, the volunteer will assist by co-teaching components of the program during its first year.

One volunteer is being sought for this project.

If you would like to participate, please contact: 
Dan Fredrick

University of Alberta International
dan.fredrick@ualberta.ca
(780)248-1260 

The deadline for applications is December 5, 2019.

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AWB Open Call for Proposals 

You are invited to submit a proposal introducing a capacity-building project in an institution of higher education in the developing world to AWB. Your proposal must conform with AWB’s mission and operating principles and be in countries in which AWB works (see the full proposal application details).

With new funding from Mastercard Foundation, AWB is poised to ramp up the number of projects. Thus, AWB will be able to approve a greater number of strong proposals in this call than would otherwise have been the case.

 
An AWB project is a collaboration between AWB and the partner institution in the developing world that involves AWB volunteers. This collaboration begins with this proposal and continues to the conclusion and evaluation of the project.
 
AWB is engaged with the partner institution and volunteer in all stages of the project design, selection, implementation and evaluation.This call for project proposals is designed to build on established relationships between you and your colleagues at an institution of higher education in a developing country. The existing knowledge, networks, and trust between you and the people with whom you have worked contributes to sustainable change. 


If you would like to participate, please contact: 
Dan Fredrick

University of Alberta International
dan.fredrick@ualberta.ca
(780)248-1260 

The deadline for applications is November 8, 2019.

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