Global Partners : University of Saskatchewan Small Grant Program of Research Exchanges

Global Partners is a University of Saskatchewan program that supports the development of mutually beneficial relationships between the University and institutions of higher education in developing countries. Initial support for Global Partners came from two sources: donations from interested faculty, staff and other parties; and a seed grant from the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE). Following a two-year hiatus due to dwindling funding, the University would like to revitalize the program. This project builds on the experience of the University of Saskatchewan's Global Partners program as well as IDRC's experience in funding the ongoing Latin American and Caribbean Research Exchange (LACREG) under project 105096. The University of Saskatchewan will contribute nearly half of the cost of the program out of its own funds and contributions by program participants. Under this phase, Global Partners will support between six and eight grants of between CA $10 000 and $20 000 each selected through a competitive process over a period of three years; up to two grants per year for project enhancement (travel, research, knowledge translation); and two graduate scholarships of CA $5 000 each per year. Some funds will be set aside for evaluating the project in its third year. If the model is successful, it may be extended to other interested Canadian universities.

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Start Date

Thursday, October 9, 2008

End Date

Saturday, February 9, 2013


48 months

IDRC Officer

Mougeot, Luc

Total funding

CA$ 212,440


Foundations for Innovation

Project Leader

Bob Stock

Project Leader

Susan Blum


University of Saskatchewan

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