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									CANADA-AFRICA RESEARCH EXCHANGE GRANTS
                (CAREG)




                   PROGRAM GUIDELINES

                    2010 Competition Launch




     Deadline for submission: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 (4 p.m. EST)




 This program is funded by the International Development Research Centre
               The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
                 and the International Development Research Centre

The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada is the voice of Canada's universities. We
represent Canadian public and private not-for-profit universities and university-degree level
colleges. AUCC’s mandate is to facilitate the development of public policy on higher education
and to encourage cooperation among universities and governments, industry, communities, and
institutions in other countries.

AUCC is a not-for-profit, non-governmental association established in 1911. Our membership is
made up of 95 universities across the country. We believe strong universities are vital to
prosperity and well-being. Universities are major forces for renewal and innovation in society.
They are our stake in the future: developing new knowledge through research, teaching and other
scholarly activities as well as through community leadership and international cooperation.

Working with a network of international liaison officers at member institutions, AUCC’s
Partnership Programs staff administers programs that help link Canadian universities with
institutions in both the South and the North. AUCC also works closely with agencies and
departments of the Canadian government to promote universities’ commitment to
internationalization.

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is a Crown corporation created by the
Parliament of Canada in 1970 to help developing countries use science and technology to find
practical, long-term solutions to the social, economic, and environmental problems they
face. IDRC’s support is directed toward creating a local research community whose work
will build healthier, more equitable, and more prosperous societies. IDRC’s mission is
empowerment through knowledge.

IDRC funds applied research by researchers in developing countries on the problems they
identify as crucial to their communities. Most supported projects result from direct exchanges
between the Centre and developing-country institutions. IDRC also provides expert advice to
those researchers and builds local capacity in developing countries to undertake research and
innovate.

For more information about the CAREG Program, contact:

Claire Millington
Partnership Programs
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
350 Albert Street, Suite 600
Ottawa, ON K1R 1B1 Canada
Tel: (613) 563-3961, ext. 303
Fax: (613) 563-9745
E-mail: CAREG@aucc.ca
Table of contents
1.0 Overview ................................................................................................................................... 1
2.0 Program objectives and expected results .................................................................................. 1
   2.1    Program objectives.......................................................................................................... 1
   2.2    Expected program results ................................................................................................ 2
   2.3    IDRC’s research themes for 2010-2015 ......................................................................... 2
3.0 Project activities and management............................................................................................ 4
   3.1    Project activities .............................................................................................................. 4
   3.2    Project management ........................................................................................................ 4
4.0 Eligibility .................................................................................................................................. 4
5.0 Other program requirements ..................................................................................................... 6
   5.1    Project implementation ................................................................................................... 6
   5.2    Travel .............................................................................................................................. 6
   5.3    Cost-sharing and allowable expenses ............................................................................. 6
6.0 Application procedures and deadline ........................................................................................ 7
   6.1 Application procedures ......................................................................................................... 7
   6.2 Application deadline ............................................................................................................. 8
7.0 Selection process ....................................................................................................................... 8
8.0 Reports and terms of payment .................................................................................................. 9

Appendices
APPENDIX 1: Description of proposed activity .......................................................................... 14
APPENDIX 2: CAREG 2010 Budget Summary Form ................................................................ 16

These guidelines are available on AUCC’s website at:
http://www.aucc.ca\programs\intprograms\careg\careg_e.html
       CANADA-AFRICA RESEARCH EXCHANGE GRANTS
                       (CAREG)

1.0 Overview
In recognizing the limited number of partnership projects between Canadian and African
universities and research institutes, in late 2008, the International Development Research Centre
(IDRC) drafted a concept paper for a Canada-Africa Research Exchange Grants (CAREG)
program. Modeled on the successful Latin America and the Caribbean Research Exchange
Grants (LACREG) program but adapted to the African context, IDRC circulated the CAREG
program concept paper among several Canadian and African institutions and received strong
support for this initiative.

AUCC recently signed an agreement with IDRC for the management of the CAREG program.
As part of this two-year pilot, IDRC aims to fund 7-8 grants worth a maximum of $40,000 each
to support short-term exchanges between Canadian and African universities and research
institutes that address IDRC research themes. Partner institutions are expected to contribute at
least one-third of the total cost of the project as part of CAREG’s cost-sharing requirements.

Successful applicants will have nearly 20 months to implement their project. To ensure
sufficient time for substantive research and training to take place, African researchers are
required to spend 3-6 months in Canada and Canadian participants are required to spend at least
6 weeks at the African institution.

At the end of the two year program, AUCC will organize a workshop to review partners’
experiences through this pilot and to make recommendations for a possible new phase of the
program.

African researchers looking to develop research linkages with Canada are encouraged to view
AUCC’s Directory of Canadian Universities: http://www.aucc.ca/can_uni/index_e.html.


2.0 Program objectives and expected results

2.1 Program objectives

The CAREG program will support short-term exchanges between Canadian and African
universities and research institutes that address one or more of IDRC’s research themes through:

(a)   the development of new applied research and training collaborations or the strengthening
      and broadening of existing ones; and
(b)   the improvement of the know-how and knowledge of African and Canadian academics.




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2.2 Expected program results

Anticipated medium-term outcomes/results of the program are as follows:
 Strengthened interaction and collaboration between Canadian and African researchers (as
   indicated by the development and consolidation of research partnerships facilitated as a result
   of the program);
 Strengthened research and training collaboration on development priorities of mutual interest
   to partner institutions and IDRC (as determined by the focus of the research and training
   collaboration);
 Increased mutual familiarity with African and Canadian research and training systems as well
   as funding mechanisms (as indicated by the qualitative reports by program participants); and
 Increased corporate knowledge on the part of IDRC and AUCC on the impact and lessons
   learned in order to create and enhance a research dialogue.

2.3 IDRC’s research themes for 2010-2015

Projects must address one or more of the Centre’s fields of enquiry/research themes. They are:
 agriculture and the environment;
 science, technology, and innovation;
 social and economic policy; and
 health and health systems.

IDRC’s objectives with respect to these themes are outlined below. For more information,
consult IDRC’s Strategic Framework 2010-2015 available at www.idrc.ca/strategic_framework

Theme #1 - Agriculture and the environment

IDRC will provide leadership in supporting research that links better agricultural and
environmental management to human development and economic growth. This will be addressed
through the lens of:
 Health and the environment, with an emphasis on building the field of ecohealth;
 Sustainable agriculture and food security, to ensure that the poor benefit from new
    technologies, markets, and policies, and provide the latest options for producers and
    consumers;
 Adaptation to climate change by increasing resilience and identifying clean development
    options;
 Energy supply and use, including policy options and the promotion of sustainable energy
    technologies.

Theme #2 - Science, technology and innovation

IDRC supports research to find practical ways of strengthening the framework for developing,
adapting, and using science and technology. It also aims to ensure that innovation promotes
growth and reduces poverty. Research will seek to:
 Increase the contribution of biotechnology to growth and equity;




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   Strengthen the ability of developing-country granting councils to set research agendas and
    fund priority research;
   Better understand the role of universities in innovation systems;
   Shape economic and intellectual property rights regimes to increase the economic
    contribution of creative industries.

Theme #3 - Social and economic policy

IDRC will build on past research aimed at equitable, sustainable social and economic
development by focusing more closely on governance and institutions — formal and informal
rules, norms, and organizations that shape prospects for economic and social progress. IDRC
supports research to understand the impact of institutions and identify opportunities for
strengthening or reforming them. The goal: informed public debate on key public policy issues
related to poverty reduction, social equity, and human rights. Research in this field will:
 Promote inclusive, sustainable growth through well-regulated trade, investment and
    entrepreneurial activity;
 Foster more democratic, accountable governance, as well as public security, in countries
    emerging from conflict and authoritarian rule;
 Advance the equal inclusion of marginalized groups in the development process, particularly
    women and girls.

Theme #4 - Health and health systems

Based on its experience in strengthening health systems, IDRC will focus support on research
that helps preserve health and well-being. This includes:
 Improving governance to ensure equal access to health, particularly for women;
 Enhancing health information systems to improve healthcare delivery and policies;
 Investigating alternative means of providing care in resource-poor areas;
 Better understanding emerging chronic diseases, such as mental health problems, diabetes
    and substance abuse;
 Identifying risks posed by aging, urbanization, and migration, as well as the need for special
    programs to address such demographic shifts.

Common research threads

   Gender: Woven through the four fields of enquiry is a focus on gender issues, ensuring that
    men and women can contribute equally to the search for solutions and benefit from advances.
   Information and communication technologies: The Centre will build on its vast experience in
    information and communication technologies by integrating research on their uses in the
    fields of agriculture, the environment, health, and social development and economic growth.
   Governance: Because good governance and institutions, such as regulatory and legal
    frameworks, are crucial for development in all spheres of activity and regions, research will
    seek to understand the impact of existing policy and regulatory environments. Addressing the
    international relations and global governance implications of research in all programs will
    also be an important element of the Centre’s work.




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3.0 Project activities and management

3.1 Project activities

During the pilot phase of the program, priority is being given to activities that strengthen the
research enterprise. Activities aimed at improving student training (e.g. curriculum development)
are eligible as well, but only those aimed at graduate students. It is also expected that the
exchange activities focusing on research contribute to the quality of training in African
universities. Initiatives that facilitate the sharing of resources for research (e.g. journals, data), a
barrier for African researchers, may also be supported by CAREG.

Applications must be developed jointly by the African and Canadian partner institutions and they
must demonstrate that the proposed research and training activities contribute to the CAREG
program’s objectives and expected results. Applications must also show that the proposed
activities are complementary to the partner institutions’ international objectives, ideally as
articulated in an institutional strategy.

3.2 Project management

More than one African and Canadian institution can participate in a project if well justified and
financially feasible and there is no limit on the number of researchers from any one institution
that can participate. However, as part of the application, senior officials, on behalf of the
Canadian and African institutions are required to endorse the participating project researchers
and their respective workplans. They also need to outline the expected contribution of each
individual to their institution’s research and training strategies.

At a minimum, the participating researchers must meet the eligibility criteria outlined below in
Section 4.0. The African and Canadian partners must also agree on further institution-specific
criteria for selecting their respective candidates – e.g. individual’s ability to share what she/he
has learned with others or to train others in the region. The participation of both male and
female researchers is encouraged.

Applications should be submitted by the lead Canadian university’s international liaison officer
or the research institute’s director. All contracting will be with the Canadian institution which
will then be responsible for disbursing funds to the African counterpart(s) and for financial
reporting to AUCC.


4.0 Eligibility
Applications that do not meet the following criteria will not be forwarded to the committee.

   In order to be eligible for a grant, Canadian project researchers must be:
     o   regular, full-time faculty members at a Canadian university who are actively engaged in
         the scientific or pedagogical life of their university (Emeritus professors will not be


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         prioritized); or
    o    regular, full-time researchers at a recognized Canadian research institute.

   In order to be eligible for a grant, African project researchers must be:
     o   either regular, full-time faculty members at a recognized and established institution of
         higher education in one of the eligible African countries; or
     o   regular, full-time researchers at a recognized and established research institute in one of
         the African eligible countries; and
     o   have completed a doctorate degree at least five years prior to the submission of the
         CAREG application and, if at an institution of higher education, occupy a position
         below dean.

   There is no limit to the number of applications that the Canadian institution may submit to
    the CAREG program. However, the Canadian institution may not submit more than one
    application with the same African institution.

    For example, the Canadian institution may submit an application for one research project
    with an institution in Ghana and another application with a partner in South Africa. Note that
    African institutions may also partner with more than one Canadian institution.

   The CAREG program is open to joint projects between researchers from Canada and the
    African countries listed below. Note however, that projects will not be approved with
    partners in regions with DFAIT travel advisories recommending to avoid all travel. Awards
    may also be withheld if a travel advisory arises after concession of the grant and before
    travel. See www.voyage.gc.ca/countries_pays/menu-eng.asp.

        Algeria             Eritrea                Mali                 South Africa
        Angola              Ethiopia               Mauritania           Swaziland
        Benin               Gambia                 Morocco              Tanzania
        Botswana            Ghana                  Mozambique           Togo
        Burkina Faso        Kenya                  Namibia              Tunisia
        Cameroon            Lesotho                Nigeria              Uganda
        Cape Verde          Liberia                Rwanda               Zambia
        Djibouti            Madagascar             Senegal
        Egypt               Malawi                 Sierra Leone



   The maximum that can be requested from the program is CDN $40,000.

   A hard copy or electronic copy of the application (complete with signatures) must reach
    AUCC by no later than June 30, 2010 (4 p.m. EST). The application must include all the
    components outlined in Section 5.0 of these guidelines.




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5.0 Other program requirements

5.1 Project implementation

   It is anticipated that the results of the 2010 CAREG completion will be announced by early
    August, 2010 and that grant winners will have until March 15, 2012 to complete their
    activities.

5.2 Travel

   African researchers are expected to spend 3-6 consecutive months in Canada and Canadian
    researchers are required to spend at least 6 consecutive weeks in Africa. These travel
    durations should be long enough to allow for substantive research and training to take place
    but short enough to minimize disruption at the home institution. It is recommended that the
    timing of the travel follow the academic year to avoid visits during periods that may be less
    productive. Also, travel to Canada by the African researchers should not take place at the
    same time as travel by the Canadian researchers to Africa.

   African researchers can visit more than one institution in Canada. Canadian researchers may
    also visit more than one institution in the host country as well as institutions in other African
    countries. However, the application must demonstrate that the program's expected results will
    be enhanced by the additional travel.

5.3 Cost-sharing and allowable expenses

   Support through this program must be cost-shared on a 2:1 ratio by IDRC and the partner
    institutions, respectively. In other words, partner institutions must make a cash or in-kind
    contribution to cover at least one-third of the total cost of the project. All partners are
    expected to contribute.

   The IDRC funds may cover:
    - international airfares (the most direct and economical routing);
    - local accommodation and per-diems for meals and incidental expenses (using IDRC
       travel rates as a maximum and lower rates for travel of three months or more);
    - other travel expenses including visas, medical insurance, immunization and ground
       transportation;
    - salaries to cover the cost of hiring replacements when the African and Canadian
       researchers are abroad (up to a maximum of 15% of the IDRC grant);
    - equipment purchases (a maximum of 5% of the IDRC grant). Equipment purchased by
       either the African or Canadian researcher must be left with the African partner institution;
       and
    - resources for research (e.g. journals, data).

   Expenses that may be covered by the partner institutions’ cash and in-kind contributions
    include: researchers’ salaries and/or stipends for research assistants (maximum of 60% of


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     the in-kind or cash contribution), publication costs, communication costs, technical costs,
     conference registration fees, costs for organizing an academic event/conference and
     interpretation. The partner institutions may also contribute toward airfares, ground
     transportation, per diems, etc.

    The research partners will not be able to use funds received from the Government of Canada
     (e.g. NSERC, SSHRC, etc.) as part of their cost-sharing contribution to this program.

    IDRC funds cannot be used to cover overhead.

    Travel within the grant recipient’s own country will not be an eligible IDRC expense.

    No office rental expenses will be covered by IDRC or be counted as a contribution from the
     Canadian and/or African partners to the project.

    The program will not cover expenses for dependents under any circumstances.


6.0 Application procedures and deadline

6.1 Application procedures

Applications may be submitted to AUCC in English or French and must include the following:

1)    the eligibility checklist;

2)    general project information (should not exceed 2 pages);

3)    a narrative description of the proposed activity that addresses all questions provided in
      Appendix 1 of these guidelines and not exceeding 8 pages;

4)    a letter of support signed by the director, dean or head of department from the Canadian
      institution(s);

5)    a letter of support signed by the director, dean or head of department from the African
      institution(s); and

6)    a signed budget summary with budget notes using the forms provided in Appendix 2 of
      these guidelines.

In their letter of support, the director, dean or head of department must endorse their researcher’s
or researchers’ participation in the project, explain how such exchanges (visits to Africa and
visits to Canada) will benefit their institution, and outline what support they are committing for it
to be a success. The letter of support cannot be signed by an individual who has been identified
as one of the project researchers.



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 Anything provided in addition to the required documents as listed above will not be forwarded
 to the selection committee.



6.2 Application deadline

A hard copy or electronic copy of the application (complete with signatures) must reach AUCC
by no later than:

                            Wednesday, June 30, 2010 (4 p.m. EST)

Please send the completed application BY MAIL to:
Claire Millington
Partnership Programs
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
350 Albert Street, Suite 600
Ottawa, ON K1R 1B1
Canada

OR by EMAIL to: CAREG@aucc.ca. An electronic application must be submitted as a single
file, preferably in PDF format (multiple files and attachments will not be accepted). If the
electronic file is larger than 25 MB, please send via www.transferbigfiles.com .

AUCC will acknowledge receipt of all applications.


7.0 Selection process
A selection committee will review all complete, eligible proposals received by the Wednesday,
June 30, 2010 deadline. The committee will be composed of one university representative from
Canada and one from Africa, as well as at least three representatives from IDRC’s regional
offices in Africa. AUCC staff act as a resource to the selection committee providing secretarial
and administrative support.

The committee will assess proposals by merit, based on the selection criteria listed below.
It is anticipated that the results of the selection process will be announced by early August, 2010.




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The Selection Criteria

A.   Strengthening of international research and training partnerships
     Each proposal will be assessed on the extent to which it contributes strategically to an
     explicit plan of action for strengthening international research and training partnerships,
     consolidating emerging research networks, as well as expanding the research dialogue.

B.    Relevance of proposed research and training activities
      Each proposal will be evaluated on the extent to which it demonstrates the relevance of the
      proposed research activity (and training if applicable) to the creation, dissemination and
      sustained application of knowledge to support the development process in the African
      country. The proposed research/training methodology, action plan, expected results and
      knowledge transfer should be clearly defined.

C.    Consistency with IDRC thematic priorities for the region
      Each proposal will be evaluated on the extent to which it corresponds specifically to the
      IDRC theme.

D.    Gender
      Each proposal will be evaluated on the extent to which it demonstrates sensitivity to a
      gender approach in development research/training.

E.    Sustainability
      Each proposal will be evaluated on the extent to which it addresses the sustainability of the
      partnership and activities. The proposal will be assessed on how the joint research/training
      initiative fits into the plan for international collaboration at the institutional and academic
      levels and what kinds of resources (academic, financial, technical) will be available to
      support collaborations both at the institutional level and the academic/research unit level.


8.0 Reports and terms of payment
AUCC will send successful applicants a Memorandum of Grant Conditions. Upon signature by
the Canadian institution, AUCC will send the institution a cheque amounting to one-third of the
total grant allocated to the project. The next one-third will be provided upon AUCC’s approval
of the mid-term project narrative and financial reports due April 30, 2011. The remaining funds
will be provided upon AUCC’s approval of the partners’ final narrative and financial reports due
March 15, 2012.

Both the Canadian and African partners will be required to submit to AUCC interim and final
narrative reports. The final narrative reports will need to address the following:

1.   objectives of exchange (explain the differences between the original and final objectives, if
     any);
2.   methodology/activities carried out (explain the differences, if any, between proposed
     activities and those actually executed);


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3.   results achieved or not, in terms of outputs (research products, events, research proposals,
     program development, agreements, work plans, reviews, networking, course development or
     delivery, graduate student supervision, etc.);
4.   benefits and constraints attributable to the collaborative approach in setting objectives,
     carrying out activities and achieving results;
5.   next steps contemplated in the collaboration beyond this exchange, if any; and
6.   any suggestions the partners may wish to make to AUCC-IDRC regarding the program in
     order to improve the outcomes of the exchanges supported by CAREG.

Mid-term and final narrative reports will be submitted by AUCC to the IDRC offices in Ottawa,
Nairobi, Dakar, and Cairo for possible use in their publications, including their web sites.

The Canadian partner institution will be required to submit the mid-term and final financial
report to AUCC. If IDRC requests, grant recipients will need to give IDRC reasonable access to
all project records (excluding information regarding Subjects of Research) including pertinent
financial records relating to the project. Grant recipients will need to retain such records for a
period of two years after the contract completion date. Receipts will need to reflect the total
project costs shown in the budget – that is, the expenses covered by the IDRC grant (up to two-
thirds of the total project cost) as well as the expenses covered by the partner institutions (at least
one-third of the total project cost). Time sheets will be required for researchers’ salaries and
research assistants’ stipends.

Finally, six months after the completion of their project, CAREG grant recipients will be asked
to submit a short report to update AUCC-IDRC on the medium-term outcomes and results of
their activities.




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    CANADA-AFRICA RESEARCH EXCHANGE GRANTS
                    (CAREG)



                                 Application Form
                                       2010


                              Please mail the application to:


                                     Claire Millington
                                  Partnership Programs
                   Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
                              350 Albert Street, Suite 600
                                  Ottawa, ON K1R 1B1
                                         Canada


                      Or e-mail the application to: CAREG@aucc.ca


      Deadline for submission: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 (4 p.m. EST)




   Program funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC)




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                    2010 CAREG Competition Launch - Eligibility Checklist

Mark “x” in the boxes if your application meets the criteria outlined below. Applications that do
not meet these criteria will not be forwarded to the committee.


□    Canadian project researchers must be:
      regular, full-time faculty members at a Canadian university who are actively engaged in the
        scientific or pedagogical life of their university (Emeritus professors will not be prioritized); or
      regular, full-time researchers at a recognized Canadian research institute.


□    African project researchers must be:
      either regular, full-time faculty members at a recognized and established institution of higher
         education in one of the eligible African countries; or
      regular, full-time researchers at a recognized and established research institute in one of the
         African eligible countries; and
      have completed a doctorate degree at least five years prior to the submission of the CAREG
         application and, if they are at an institution of higher education, occupy a position below dean.

     
□        The joint project will be conducted between researchers from Canada and one or more of the
         African countries listed below. There is no DFAIT warning to avoid all travel to the African
         project location.
          Algeria                Eritrea                 Mali                    South Africa
          Angola                 Ethiopia                Mauritania              Swaziland
          Benin                  Gambia                  Morocco                 Tanzania
          Botswana               Ghana                   Mozambique              Togo
          Burkina Faso           Kenya                   Namibia                 Tunisia
          Cameroon               Lesotho                 Nigeria                 Uganda
          Cape Verde             Liberia                 Rwanda                  Zambia
          Djibouti               Madagascar              Senegal
          Egypt                  Malawi                  Sierra Leone


□    No more than CDN $40,000 is being requested from the program.


□    A hard copy or electronic copy of the application (complete with signatures) will reach AUCC by
     no later than Wednesday, June 30, 2010 (4 p.m. EST).


□    The application being submitted includes:
      the eligibility checklist;
      general project information (may not exceed 2 pages);
      a description of the proposed research activity that addresses all questions provided in
        Appendix 1 of these guidelines (may not exceed 8 pages);
      a letter of support signed by the director, dean or head of department from the Canadian
        institution(s);
      a letter of support signed by the director, dean or head of department from the African
        institution(s); and
        a signed budget summary with budget notes using the form provided in Appendix 2 of these
        guidelines.




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                    Canada-Africa Research Exchange Grants
                                   (CAREG)

1. General project information (may not exceed 2 pages)

a) Project Title:

b) Name of the Canadian partner institution(s):

c) Name, title, department, institution, phone number and e-mail address of the participating
   Canadian researcher(s):

d) Name and address of the African partner institution(s):

e) Name, title, department, institution, phone number and e-mail address of the participating
   African researcher(s):

f)   IDRC theme(s) addressed (check one or more):

        agriculture and the environment
        science, technology, and innovation
        social and economic policy
        health and health systems

g) Project summary (3-4 paragraphs):




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                                      APPENDIX 1

                       Description of proposed activity
                           (MAXIMUM 8 PAGES)
Please note:

All questions listed below must be addressed in the Canada-Africa Research Exchange Grants
application. We ask you to follow the format presented below, stating each question and giving a
clear and concise answer for each.

STRENGTHENING OF INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH AND TRAINING
PARTNERSHIPS AND CONSOLIDATION OF EMERGING RESEARCH NETWORKS

1.     Provide an outline of the background and history of the partnership.

2.     What mechanisms are in place to ensure full and equal participation of all partners in the
       proposed research activity (and training if applicable)? Please clearly outline the roles
       and responsibilities agreed to by the researchers and their respective institutions.

3.     How critical is the proposed travel to the long-term strengthening of this partnership and
       related emerging research networks?

RELEVANCE OF PROPOSED RESEARCH/ TRAINING ACTIVITY

4.     Provide a brief outline of the proposed objective, methodology, action plan and expected
       results of the overall research/training activity that the proposed travel is intended to
       support. In particular, please ensure that the intended impact of this activity is clearly
       demonstrated.

5.     How critical is the proposed travel and exchange to the intended results of the
       research/training activity?

CONSISTENCY WITH IDRC THEMES FOR THE REGION

6.     How does the proposed research/training address one or more of IDRC’s research
       themes?


GENDER

7.     Describe how the proposed travel and research/training activity address gender and
       development issues.




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SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT

8.    Describe each of the partner institution’s explicit commitment to a broader plan of action
      for international collaboration in the proposed areas of research/training. For example,
      how does the proposed research/training fit into each institution’s long term priorities for
      international academic cooperation? What kinds of resources (academic, financial,
      technical) will be available to support collaboration at both the institutional level and the
      academic/ research unit level.

9.    Indicate how the proposed travel and research/training activity will benefit the partner
      institutions.


RESEARCHERS’ QUALIFICATIONS

10.   What are the partner researchers’ relevant qualifications to support the proposed
      activities? (Curriculum vitae or any additional pages will not be sent to the selection
      committee)

11.   Do the partner researchers possess adequate language skills given the language(s) of the
      host country? If not, what measures will be taken to ensure effective communication (e.g.
      language training, translation or interpretation)?




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                                        APPENDIX 2

                     CAREG 2010 Budget Summary Form

                                    Canadian            African             CAREG
          Expenses                                                                         Total
                                  Institution(s)      Institution(s)     (IDRC funds)
Airfare (a)
Accommodation in Africa (b)
Per diems in Africa (b)
Accommodation in Canada (c)
Per diems in Canada (c)
Other travel expenses (d)
Equipment and resources for
research (e)
Stipends/salaries (f)
Publication costs (g)
Communications (g)
Technical costs (g)
Conference registration
fees/academic event organized
by partner institution (g)
Other (g)
Total $                                                                    *
Total %                                        min 34 %                   Max 66 %        100 %
* Total amount requested from CAREG program (maximum C$40,000).
Note: All “g” budget line items can only be shown as contributions from the partner institutions.


___________________________________________                  _________________________
Signature of person responsible for international            Date
projects at the African institution



______________________________________                       ________________________
Signature of Canadian institution’s international            Date
liaison officer or person responsible for international
projects



N.B. If more than one Canadian or African institution is involved in the project, their international
liaison officer or person responsible for international projects must also sign.




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CAREG PROJECT BUDGET NOTES

Project Name:

                                                                                               Rate of Pay/                    Total
a) Economy airfare                                        Description of Expenditure
                                                                                          Breakdown of Amounts               Amount

   Name of traveler                        From:               To:
   Name of traveler
   Name of traveler
                                                                                                                 Sub-Total



                                                                                               Rate of Pay/                    Total
b) Accommodation and per diems in Africa                  Description of Expenditure
                                                                                          Breakdown of Amounts               Amount

   Accommodation                           Name of traveler:           Number of days:
   Per diems                               Name of traveler:          Number of days:

                                                                                                                 Sub-Total


c) Accommodation and per diems in                                                              Rate of Pay/                    Total
                                                          Description of Expenditure
Canada                                                                                    Breakdown of Amounts               Amount
   Accommodation                           Name of traveler:           Number of days:
   Per diems                               Name of traveler:          Number of days:

                                                                                                                 Sub-Total


                                                                                               Rate of Pay/                    Total
d) Other travel expenses                                  Description of Expenditure
                                                                                          Breakdown of Amounts               Amount
   Visas
   Medical insurance
   Immunizations
   Ground transportation
                                                                                                                 Sub-Total



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 e) Equipment and resources for research                                                                          Rate of Pay/                           Total
                                                       Description of Expenditure
                                                                                                             Breakdown of Amounts                      Amount
     Equipment (max 5% of IDRC grant)
     Resources for research (e.g. journals, data)
                                                                                                                                         Sub-Total


 f) Salaries and stipends
                                                                                                                  Rate of Pay/                           Total
 (max 15% of IDRC grant, and max 60% of                Description of Expenditure
                                                                                                             Breakdown of Amounts                      Amount
 partners’ contribution)
     Salaries
     Stipends

                                                                                                                                         Sub-Total


 g) Other contributions from partner                                                                              Rate of Pay/                           Total
                                                       Description of Expenditure
 institutions                                                                                                Breakdown of Amounts                      Amount

     Publication costs
     Communications (e.g. phone, mail, e-
     mail, courriers)

     Technical costs (e.g. lab tests)
     Conference registration fees/academic
     event organized by partner institution
     Other
                                                                                                                                         Sub-Total


                                                                                                                           TOTAL PROJECT COST


Please note:
 You may add additional rows, as required.
 For budgeting purposes, use the IDRC per diem rates effective April 15, 2010 available on AUCC’s CAREG website. In preparing financial reports you will
    need to use the rates in force during the period of your travel (AUCC will provide the updated rates on its website).




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