The ELAP Faculty Mobility Program provides Canadian faculty with short-term opportunities to teach or conduct research in Latin America and the Caribbean, at the college, undergraduate and graduate levels.


The Faculty Mobility Program aims to increase the number of institutional collaborations and student exchange agreements between Canadian and foreign institutions eligible under the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP). These agreements are created between colleges, technical or vocational institutions and universities in Canada, Latin Americas and the Caribbean.

The Program will award grants to teach or conduct research for a short-term in countries eligible to ELAP (CARICOM countries, Central America, Latin America, Mexico).


To following conditions must be met to be eligible for an ELAP Faculty Mobility Program’s scholarship:

  • Canadian post-secondary institutions must be recognized by their provincial/territorial authorities;
  • Recipients must be full-time faculty from Canadian institutions (Part-time professors and lecturers are not eligible);
  • Host institutions must be at the collegial level and above and be recognized the local authorities; and
  • Host institution will have to provide an invitation letter stipulating that they support the project and that the course(s) will effectively be scheduled.

Scholarship recipients must teach or conduct research in the following eligible ELAP countries:

  • Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos;
  • Central America: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama;
  • North America: Mexico; or
  • South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela.

Funding Available

Funding for ELAP scholarships is made available by Global Affairs Canada through its legal title: the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD).

The Canadian institution will receive funding from DFATD for all successful candidates in the form of a grant and will be responsible for providing the funds to scholarship recipients.

The maximum grant value per faculty is CAD 7,000. Recipients may seek additional funding from other sources (private or public).

The duration of the scholarship is for three (3) weeks minimum and eight (8) maximum (participant can stay longer with funds from other sources)

Useful Links


CORIS Internal Review Please contact Gabriela Moreno.
cuResearch Approval Form February 12, 2019
Submission to Sponsor February 19, 2019

Submitting Your Application

  • Applications must be submitted via cuResearch, through which Departmental and Associate Dean’s approval must be provided to complete the online application process.
  • More information on cuResearch can be found here.

Internal Contacts

If you would like assistance with proposal development and/or a substantive review of your proposal, please contact Gabriela Moreno.