Building global capacity with partners around the world?

October 8, 2021

Are you collaborating on a capacity-building project? Or working with a university in a low- or middle-income country? Consider introducing your project proposal to non-profit Academics Without Borders (AWB) to help cover expenses. 

AWB leads capacity-building projects in partnership with higher education institutions in developing countries, offering volunteer expertise in a range of academic disciplines and administrative areas. The aim is to help universities train their own experts and conduct research to further development at home.

UBC recently joined AWB’s network of Canadian universities and colleges. The network's academic and professional staff give their time and expertise to short- and long-term projects that foster skills and knowledge needed. AWB encourages its members to submit project ideas for implementation, including any area in which universities are active: teaching, research and administrative operations.

“UBC’s engagement with the AWB network is a meaningful expression of our shared belief that universities can be an important force in promoting global development by collaborating with our partner institutions of higher education in the developing world as they strive to increase the capacity and quality of their programs,” said Emily MacDougall, director of Global Partnerships for the UBC Office of the Vice-Provost International.

AWB call for project proposals
Deadline: Nov. 8, 2021
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Note: Given the uncertainties regarding international travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AWB is prioritizing project formats that are entirely or partially virtual.

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