CANADIAN STUDIES IN BRAZILFACULTY ENRICHMENT AWARD PROGRAMGUIDELINES
The Government of Canada is pleased to announce the 2004
Canadian StudiesFaculty Enrichment Award Program
for course development, including travel, tobe undertaken during the period April 1, 2005--February 28, 2006. The deadline for applications is November 29, 2004. An application form is attached.
This program of support is designed to increase knowledge andunderstanding of Canada abroad by assisting academics in higher educationinstitutions to develop and teach courses about Canada in their owndiscipline, as part of their regular teaching load
. The program enables academicaward holders to come to Canada and
gather the necessary information andmaterial
to devise a new course on Canada, or to modify or extend significantly theCanadian component of an existing course(s). Comparative courses may beregarded as “courses on Canada” where not less than 50% of the teaching time isspent on the Canadian portion.Disciplines lending themselves most readily to Canadian Studies coursedevelopment are the
social sciences and the humanities
, such as businessstudies, economics, law, international relations, history, politics, sociology,geography, arts, literature in English or French, linguistics, linguistics duality,education, communications policy, media studies, planning, science policy, socialadministration, environmental studies, architecture, and other related fields.
[Purely scientific subjects such as physics, chemistry, medicine, engineering, etc., which would notlead to a better knowledge and understanding of Canada
are not eligible, nor are proposalswhich focus exclusively on technological or methodological issues].
Applicants must be:
of the academic staff of a recognized institution of higher education or equivalent degree-granting institute in Brazil; (part-time lecturersand teaching assistants are not eligible);
either English or French
.In addition, while
, applicants should provide evidence of their
interest in or involvement with Canada
prior to the application, if such has beenthe case. This may be demonstrated by courses they have already given, researchthey have undertaken, extra-mural activities, and active participation in the activitiesof the Brazilian Association for Canadian Studies.Recipients of an award under this program are not eligible to apply in consecutivecompetitions. There will normally also a period of 3 years between awards, unlessthe second course proposal is on a different topic and the course from the first awardis still being taught. For example, a 2003-04 recipient cannot apply in the 2004-05competition, but can apply in the 2005-06 competition if the new course proposal ison a different topic and the course derived from the first award is still being taught; toupgrade and update the course derived from the 2003-04 award, one will be eligibleto apply in the 2006-07.
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