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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Grant Opportunity

Grant Opportunity ($50,000): Raising Awareness of the Importance 'Asia
Competence' in Canada - The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Deadline: February 27, 2015

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) believes that Canada's
successful engagement of the countries and peoples of Asia requires us to
strengthen the Asia-related knowledge, skills and experiences ("Asia
competence") of young Canadians. It is therefore accepting proposals for
up to $50,000 for projects to design and implement/pilot initiatives that
will broaden and deepen Canadians' awareness of the importance of Asia

Proposals should be submitted on behalf of a team, rather than an
individual. At least half of the project team – including at least one
project leader – must be currently enrolled at a Canadian post-secondary
institution. Applicants must also include one or more confirmed faculty
supervisors who will oversee the project's design, implementation and final

You will find more information about proposal procedures and criteria here: .

Applicants are encouraged to consult, for background information, the 2013
Asia Competence Task Force report (
), and the website of the 2014 "Canada's Asia Challenge: Building Skills
and Knowledge for the Next Generation" conference (

The application deadline is Friday, February 27 at 5:00 PST.

The successful applicant will be notified in mid-March 2015. Project work
can begin as soon as April 2015, and must be completed, including all final
reporting requirements, by December 31, 2015. Short-listed applicants may
be contacted by Foundation staff for follow-up questions. Proposals and all
related enquiries should be sent to Erin Williams at .

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