2013 Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program Scholarships in Canada

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Government of Canada offers Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program Scholarships at Canadian Institutions in Canada . This scholarship is available for pursuing undergraduate degree level at Canadian Institutions. The students of Caribbean, Central America, North America and  South America can apply for the scholarship. The application deadline is April 17, 2013.

Study Subject(s): Courses offered by the universities.
Course Level: This scholarship is available for pursuing undergraduate degree level at Canadian Institutions.
Scholarship Provider: Government of Canada
Scholarship can be taken at: Canada

Eligibility: Students:
-who have obtained Canadian citizenship or who have applied for permanent residency in Canada are not eligible;
-already participating in an exchange program in Canada are not eligible;
-already enrolled in a degree or diploma program at a Canadian university or college are not eligible;
-must be enrolled full-time at a post-secondary institution in an eligible country and paying any tuition fees regulated by that institution for the full duration of the exchange; and
-must be proficient in the language of instruction at the Canadian institution (English or French).

Scholarship Open for International Students: The students of 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, 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 can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: ELAP scholarships provide students from Latin America and the Caribbean with short-term exchange opportunities for study or research at the college, undergraduate and graduate levels. ELAP scholarships are facilitated through institutional collaborations and student exchange agreements between Canadian and Latin American or Caribbean institutions. These agreements are created between colleges, technical or vocational institutions and universities. Students or researchers remain registered as full time students in their home institution during this exchange.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Not Known

What does it cover?  The Canadian institution will receive funding for all successful candidates in the form of a contribution agreement and will be responsible for providing the funds to scholarship recipients. The scholarship value varies depending on the duration and level of study. The scholarship value for students is:
-$7,200 CAN for college and undergraduate students for a period of four months or one academic term of study or research;
-$7,200 CAN for graduate students for a period of four months or one academic term of study or research; or
-$9,700 CAN for graduate students for a period of five or six months of study or research.
-Canadian institutions will disburse funds to the student or researcher to cover costs including:
-visa and/or study/work permit expenses;
-funding for the most economical round trip economy class ticket;
-funding for health insurance;
-monthly living allowance; and-
-required books, supplies, and equipment, not including computers.
-As part of the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program, select graduate-level students will be invited to participate in a study tour focused on Canadian democratic governance and civil society or other key priority areas.
-The Canadian institution receives $300 CAN per student or researcher to cover administration fees once the scholarship recipient arrives in Canada.

Selection Criteria: All online applications received by the deadline that meet the eligibility requirements will be reviewed and evaluated for a scholarship. Should there be a larger number of applications than funding available, the Canadian institution may be asked to rank its eligible applications based on its institutional strategic priorities.
-Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
-academic merit of the proposed research or study that the student will undertake in Canada;
-benefit to the home institution, supervisor and peers;
-benefit to the Canadian institution, supervisor and peers; and
-strength of the linkages to be created through the proposed exchange.

Notification: Canadian institutions will be contacted in May 2013 by the scholarship administrator regarding the status of their application(s).

How to Apply: Applicants are encouraged to read the instructions below carefully before beginning the online application.
-Canadian institutions must:
-identify a single person responsible for the administration of the program and who will be informed of results of the program;
-complete the online application form on behalf of each student. Canadian faculty or staff members who are submitting applications must notify the person responsible for the administration of the program at their respective institution as institutions may be requested to rank their applications;
-enter the information directly into the field or copy and paste it from another source. Applicants should refrain from using the tab keys when entering the information directly. Certain web-based special characters such as HTML tags may cause unpredictable results in the text, or prevent successful submission of an application. The information will appear as plain text;
-enter data in the fields provided, following instructions for each item (the official name of the student’s home institution must be provided in their national language);
-verify the data prior to submission and check the declaration and permission box; and
-click SUBMIT for the online application. A confirmation page and reference number will appear after submission.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is April 17, 2013.

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