Travel expenses: International airfare (the most direct and economical routing), airport taxes, visas, medical insurance, immunization, and ground transportation.
Any registration/tuition fees required by the Canadian university.
Living allowance: which include accommodation, local transportation, food and communications and all other personal expenses.
Research expenses: remuneration for research assistants, resources for the research (e.g., journals, data) as well as computer and laboratory services. This is not a procurement project, but reasonable equipment purchases may be allowed.
Subsidies to support teaching replacements at the West African partner institution.
Costs association with conference participation.
Please note – Health and travel insurance are mandatory expenses and must be included in the proposed budget.
The minimum duration of a scholarship is 35 days. If travel is permissible, it will be expected that the scholar will be abroad for the duration of their respective awards. Travel dates are not to be counted in the required duration. Individuals that do not meet the minimum duration are not eligible for funding.
Carleton University is offering awards based on two different time intervals.
Short-term: 35-60 days with a maximum award of $9,700 CAD
Mid-term: 61-180 days with a maximum award of $24,400 CAD
Citizens by birth or naturalization and permanent residents of a participating country are eligible if they do not also hold citizenship or permanent residency in a country other than those on the list of eligible countries. For example, a US or French or Australian citizen who also has citizenship in one of the eligible countries, would not be eligible.
A candidate is still eligible to participate even if they are currently not in their home country or another eligible country. For example, the candidate can be currently working at an institution outside of West Africa and still participate if they meet the citizenship eligibility criteria.
Given the evolving nature with regards to the response to COVID-19, it is recommended all scholars verify the travel restrictions and requirements with their local embassy and the embassy of the country in which they plan to travel.
It would be up to the university, QEScholars, and the non-academic research placement partner to agree on what this would look like – it could be full days, half days, consecutive days or spread out during the award, etc. The placement can be at any point during the award.