Foundation for Canadian Studies in the United Kingdom

Canada/UK University Partnerships Program (CUUPP)

Program of support for the development of

Canada/UK University Partnerships,

in association with government, the private sector,

and non-governmental organizations

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  1. The program

  1. Categories of Partnership for which support can be sought from the Foundation

  1. Collaborative Research Projects
  2. While the Foundation is not in a position to support collaborative research as such, it is willing to consider contributing to the cots of setting up a collaborative research project involving both a British and a Canadian university (or more than one on either side), especially where this emerges from an existing partnership or where it will contribute to a new or diversified one. For example, where a collaborative research project has been initiated and developed to the point where the partners in both countries need to finalize their approaches to potential funding sources (such as Research Councils, the Private Sector and/or NGOs), the Foundation might contribute towards the costs of a meeting to finalize the joint or parallel funding approaches

    To qualify for support from the Foundation, applicants must be able to show that substantial preparatory work has already been done to prepare the project and be in a position to indicate that the collaborative research has a good chance of being considered favourably for funding.

  3. Co-operative teaching ventures
  4. While the Foundation is not seeking to provide funding for sustaining co-operative teaching, which should be borne by the universities themselves, it is willing to assist with the costs of establishing well-prepared co-operative teaching schemes designed for implementation by British/Canadian university partners. Such projects could include the movement of teaching staff, students, the use of the Internet, interactive video-conferencing facilities, the sharing of resources material and complementary expertise, at both undergraduate levels and above. Arrangements may be either on a bilateral or multiple partner basis.


  5. Shared academic meetings
  6. Joint seminars, conference, colloquia, workshops and other meetings can become part of the regular programs of partner universities relating to their shared teaching, research, and publication interests. Such gatherings can be organised within the context of particular faculties or more broadly across the universities involved. they can both enhance an existing partnership or help to initiate a new one.

    The Foundation is willing to consider contributing towards the set-up costs of thoroughly prepared and planned meetings, especially where likely benefactors have been identified to support the even itself

  7. Joint publications by partner universities
  8. Such joint scholarly activity can enhance partnerships. Many joint publications are likely to be the project of other collaborative activity, such as research. Apart from traditional hard copy, electronic publication might lend itself to this form of international collaboration. Although the Foundation is not in a position to provide sustaining costs, where a good case can be made to assist with initial set-up expenditure, the Foundation would be willing to consider an application for this.

  9. Professional development enhanced through university partnerships
  10. Although sabbatical and study leave costs cannot be covered by the Foundation, it is willing to consider applications for a contribution towards the travel costs of a well-designed professional development project at least part of which is to be spent in the partner university and which, in itself, will contribute to the partnership.

    In considering applications, the Foundation will give weight to the extent such projects benefit from the complementary expertise and facilities available at the partner university and play an important part in the direct contribution made by the partnership to teaching, research, publication, administration, and services provided by both universities.

  11. Adjunct Professorship/Teaching Fellowships held in the partner universities
  12. Academics from one university appointed for limited periods to a department in the partner university can be a means of both enhancing a department�s teaching, research, publication, or administrative capability while simultaneously contributing a strong personal dimension to the partnership.

    While the Foundation cannot cover salary, honorarium or other such costs and expenses, it is willing to consider making a contribution to the start-up costs of a well-planned and prepared scheme within the context of a new or developing partnership.


  13. Academic Faculty Exchanges between partner universities
  14. The swopping of academics between departments in partner universities can be a good, low-cost way of enhancing a partnership and coming to a better understanding of how the other institution operates and how to interpret standards of achievement in both. This in turn can ease other dimensions of the partnership, especially where assessing student achievement is an important element.

    The Foundation is willing to consider assisting with the expenses of a faculty exchange where it can be demonstrated that it will contribute directly to the development of the Canada/UK partnership.

  15. Administrative Exchanges between partner universities or between regions of Canada and the United Kingdom
  16. Administrator exchanges are a special category of exchange and can make important contributions to partnerships between both paired universities, and between universities engaged in partnerships within a particular region, province, or constituent part of the other country.

    The Foundation collaborates directly with the Association of University Administrators Exchange Scheme with Canada, based in the UK, and will consider support for university administrators whose applications are channelled through and supported by that Association.


  17. Student Exchanges
  18. The exchange of students can play an important part in the internationalization of students� university experience, especially where their time spent in the partner university is assessed as part of their home-university degree.

    The Foundation is not in a position to support the costs of individual student on exchange. However, it is prepared to consider a contribution to the set-up costs of a thoroughly-prepared, well-planned student exchange scheme which incorporates their experience abroad as part of their home university degree.

  19. Student work Experience/Placements attached to the partner university
  20. Work placements abroad can provide a student with valuable international experience. This may be part of a sandwich or co-op course, an integral part of a student exchange scheme, or part of a project arranged under the Canada/EU Program of Co-operation in Higher Education and Training. Such placements could be a valuable part of a Canada/UK university partnership, especially, though not necessarily exclusively, in connection with professional courses in fields such as architecture, business studies, journalism, social work, tourism and recreation.

    The foundation is willing to consider contributing to the costs of setting up such placement schemes within the context of Canada/UK university partnerships. However, please note that the Foundation will not provide financial support for placement schemes which are already part of another established program, such as the Canada/EU Program of Co-operation in Higher Education and Training.

  21. The internationalization of the university curriculum: British/Canadian Studies or comparative dimensions introduced into regular teaching programs of partner universities
  22. The internationalization of the curriculum is an important element in a student�s international experience at university and can relate closely to the Canada/UK partnership. Apart from the subject matter of courses, students can undertake electronic assignments and contact with their counterparts in the partner university.

    Although it is not intended to include this as a distinct funding element under this program, progress made with this form on internationalization will, however, be viewed favorably in considering grants in support of Comprehensive Partnerships � see category 12 below.

  23. Comprehensive Partnerships between British and Canadian universities

Comprehensive Partnerships may well represent the pinnacle of university collaboration. Some universities, in both Britain and Canada, might well have established already a range of linkages of the kids identified above (1-11), but not yet in the context of a coherent comprehensive partnership; perhaps more a collection of single-faceted links.

There would well be an advantage in giving shape and coherence to these fragments, bringing them into focus as part of a Comprehensive partnership between the two or more universities and raising the British/Canadian profiles in each.

To do this on both sides of the Atlantic could well require some meetings between representatives of the institutions. The Foundation is willing to consider contributing to some of the additional costs required to consolidate a partnership with comprehensive partnership potential. The applicant institution would need to demonstrate both the potential and the steps that have already been taken to realize that potential of a comprehensive partnership.


  1. Applications


A British university should complete an application form and return five hard copies to the Foundation for Canadian Studies in the UK, c/o Academic Relations, Canadian High Commission, Canada House, Trafalgar Square, London SW1Y 5BJ

Canadian universities should complete an application form and submit five hard copies through their British partner institution. The British partner should countersign the Canadian application both to confirm their support of the application and to agree to receive a grant on behalf of and for use by their Canadian colleagues.

Should either the British or Canadian university wish to discuss plans before submitting an application, they may consult the Academic Relations Officer at the Canadian High Commission (Direct tel: +44 (0)20-7258 6691; fax: +44 (0)20 7258-6476; email:

Foundation for Canadian Studies in the United Kingdom

Canada/UK University Partnerships Program (CUUPP)

Program of support for the development of
Canada/UK University Partnerships,
in association with government, the private sector,
and non-governmental organizations

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The Foundation for Canadian Studies in the United Kingdom, c/o Academic Relations, Canadian High Commission, Canada House, Trafalgar Square, London SW1Y 5BJ, UK

by 31 October, 28 February or 31 May

(Results of applications are normally expected within two months of each of these deadlines)


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