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Global Engagement Grants

Vancouver Island University is committed to supporting curriculum and university programming that is international in nature and provides students with the attitudes, skills and knowledge necessary to perform effectively (professionally and socially) in an international and inter-cultural environment.

The Global Engagement Grant program is designed to support VIU faculty and staff with Travel and Program Development funding as they work towards VIU's internationalization goals. See more details below.

The Global Engagement Travel Grant is designed to assist VIU faculty and staff to explore or develop international teaching and learning opportunities that directly benefit the VIU community. Funding can be used to pay for eligible travel expenses only.

See the Travel Grant Guidelines and Application for more information.
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Application Deadlines and Program Budget

RoundDeadlineEligible Travel DatesTotal Funds Available
1September 30November 1 - March 31$17,500
2January 31April 1 - October 31$17,500
3April 30June 1 - October 31$5,000

Past Recipients

See Reports and videos from previous grant recipients

Download the Activity Report

Questions?

Contact Jennifer Sills, Jennifer.Sills@viu.ca, local 6312

The Global Engagement Program Development Grant is designed to support faculty and staff as they develop curriculum and university programming that is international in nature and provides students with the attitudes, skills and knowledge necessary to perform effectively (professionally and socially) in an international and inter-cultural environment. The intent of the program is to foster incremental, innovative activities that weave internationalization into curricula, departments or areas where there is little or no international focus.

See the Program Development Grant Guidelines and Application Form for more information.
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Application Deadlines and Program Budget

Round

Deadline

Total Funds Available

1

September 30

$10,000

2

January 31

$10,000

Past Recipients

See Reports from previous grant recipients

Download the Activity Report

Questions?

Contact Darrell Harvey, Darrell.Harvey@viu.ca, Local 6378

Global Engagement International Work Opportunity Grant is designed to engage VIU faculty and staff in high quality international workplace-based experiences that support development projects. Funding will be considered for proposals from VIU faculty and staff who seek to pursue short-term international work or volunteer placement opportunities. The placements will take place in the workplaces of our partner organizations or institutions, or through a reputable international volunteer placement program in which VIU is participating, including Leave for Change.

There are currently two application streams offered within the Global Engagement International Work Opportunity Grantas follows:

General Application

VIU faculty and staff can apply for funding towards a short-term international work or volunteer placement opportunity with one of VIU’s existing partner organizations or institutions, or for funding towards a placement with an organization or institution as initiated by the applicant, in consultation with the Education Abroad Department. Please see VIU’s Education Abroad office for a list of current international project partnerships.

See the Grant Guidelines and General Application or more information on applying for this grant (does not apply to Leave for Change). To download a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC click here. IMPORTANT: Download and save a copy of the form to your computer before filling it out or you may lose your work. If you are interested in applying to the Leave for Change program, please see the next section - Leave for Change Application.

Leave for Change Application

VIU has partnered with Uniterra’s Leave for Change program to offer employees the opportunity to live a personal and professional growth experience while participating in a three to four week volunteer assignment in a developing country, all while contributing to lasting change.

Pre-departure training, vaccinations, visas, flights, accommodation, and a per-diem for food and local travel required for work are covered by VIU’s Global Engagement International Work Opportunity Grant and by Uniterra for successful applicants.

You can apply in three easy steps!

1. Review the corporate volunteering information and FAQs on Uniterra’s website.

2. Visit the current advertised positions online. If you do not see a position that matches your skill-set, you are encouraged to apply anyways, as new opportunities come up frequently.

3. Review and complete the  Grant Guidelines and Leave for Change Application by the deadline. To download a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC click here.  IMPORTANT: Download and save a copy of the form to your computer before filling it out or you may lose your work. 

 

Application Deadlines

Applies to General Applications and Leave for Change Applications.

Round

Deadline

Eligible Travel Dates

1

September   30

November   1 - March 31

2

February   28

April   1 - December 31

 

Past Recipients

See Reports from previous grant recipients

Download the  Activity Report

 

Questions?

Contact Darrell Harvey, Darrell.Harvey@viu.ca, Local 6378

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