Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships (QES): Advanced Scholars - West Africa (QES-AS-WA)

Grant Name
Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships (QES): Advanced Scholars - West Africa (QES-AS-WA)
Funder
Universities Canada
Location
Canada
Research Area
Agriculture and Food Sciences
Child or Maternal Health
Climate Change
Economics
Employment or Unemployment Studies
Environmental Health
International or Global Development
Science or Engineering Studies - Developing Countries
Social Sciences
Deadline
October 26, 2021 (Expired)
Grant Size
Upper $300,000CAD Canadian universities are invited to submit multi-year project proposals seeking funding of up to $300,000 CAD. Up to $3,000,000 will be made available through this call for proposals.An activity fund of up to $2,000 per scholar, can be included in the project budget to support project administration, partner relationships, community engagement, leadership development and networking activities.It is anticipated that project activity may commence as early as April 2021. All project activities and final reporting must be completed by December 31, 2024.Universities and all partner institutions will be expected to contribute and leverage additional funding to support their Queen Elizabeth Scholars. Higher proportional contributions will be viewed favourably by the selection committee.
Contact Info
Jeanne Gallagher Qes-westafrica@univcan.ca
Website
Eligibility
Canadian universities which have recognized provincial degree granting powers, or their affiliates, may submit a proposal to QES-AS West Africa. Universities may partner with one or more other Canadian university(ies) for a joint proposal however, each university may only be the lead applicant in one submission to the program.
Description
The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program (QES) was created to improve global talent exchange between Canada and other nations. The program aims to develop the next generation of innovative leaders and community builders by providing enriched academic, professional, and cross-cultural experiences and by facilitating lasting local and global community engagement.Thanks to funding provided by the International Research Development Centre (IDRC), QES-AS-WA will support projects in West Africa that will inform progress on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with preference given to proposals that focus on or clearly integrate SDG 5 (gender equality) as a crosscutting or mainstream goal.Projects will support specialized training and/or research activities for doctoral researchers, post-doctoral researchers and early career researchers from Canada and West Africa and each award must include a non-academic research placement with industry/civil society.Each scholar must be undertaking research in one or more of the following areas of focus:
- Climate resilience and sustainable food systems
- Education and innovation systems
- Ethics in development research
- Health equity
- Inclusive governance
- Sustainable inclusive growthEligible projects will demonstrate a partnership between a Canadian university and an institution in at least one of the eligible countries and if available at the time of application, will include information on the non-academic research placement partner(s). Non-academic research placements must be confirmed before the funded researchers travel to/from Canada.The program will require all scholars to participate in leadership development and community engagement activities and to participate in the network of Queen Elizabeth Scholars.QES-AS West Africa will prioritize the following:1. Women researchers - overall, 60 percent of the researchers should be women.2. Francophone researchers - applications focusing on Francophone countries will be prioritised.3. Institutional strengthening - proposals which make a convincing case that scholar exchanges, beyond advancing individual scholars' own careers, will deliberately be used by Canadian and West African universities to strengthen their own institutional capacity (research areas, curriculums, partnerships etc.) will be prioritised.All projects must undertake activity with one or more West African countries. Eligibility Canadian universities which have recognized provincial degree granting powers, or their affiliates, may submit a proposal to QES-AS West Africa. Universities may partner with one or more other Canadian university(ies) for a joint proposal however, each university may only be the lead applicant in one submission to the program.

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