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SICI Membership Development Fund (SMDF) 2016-17 (OPEN)

Shastri Indo Canadian Institute (SICI) is pleased to announce SICI Membership Development Fund (SMDF) for its Canadian Members Council (CMC) Institutions in good standing.

SMDF grants (with small funds up to CAD$500) are being offered to all SICI’s Canadian Members Council Institutions in 2016-17 with a purpose (preferably) to publicize activities and programs offered by both SICI’s India and Canada offices within Canadian Member Institutions:(

For the current competition, a priority will be accorded to the SMDF grant requests from the designated representative of each of the SICI’s Canadian Council member institution (or any other authorized substitute person). It is highly recommended and expected that all of our CMC representatives will seize this unique opportunity to use the SMDF grant to widely disseminate information about SICI and its 2016-17 grant opportunities, enabling the faculty and staff of his /her institution to apply and avail the benefits of being active member of SICI.

The SMDF grant related activities may also be linked to public events (academic or cultural) that showcase their bi-national (India-Canada) activities, where promotion of SICI’s activities is an integral part of the program. As an exception and in view of the objectives of this program to promote SICI the executive council members who are also CMC representative of their institute will be eligible to apply for SMDF grant in this competition.


Each Canadian member institution will receive up to $500 CAD.


  • Member Representatives or authorized nominees from SICI’s CMC institutions are eligible to apply for this grant to organize one or more SICI Info Event in their respective institutions; The representative may share or delegate the SICI-presentation work with other colleagues from their institute;
  • SMDF grant money could be used to cover the costs of tea/coffee/light snacks to the audiences attending SICI Info event organized in their respective institution.

Application Requirements:

Email your completed electronic application to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with the subject line “*SMDF 2016-17*”.

Acceptable Expenses:

Upon confirmation re receipt of a SICI MDF grant, if requested by the recipient, eligible program expenses will be accepted with effect from 1st August 2016.

Disbursement of Funds:

Funds will be disbursed upon receipt of the Final reports.

Application Deadline:



SMDF applications will be adjudicated by the program and finance officers at the Calgary office, in accordance with appropriate purpose and guidelines mentioned above..

Application Form:



  • SMDF will be used solely for organizing SICI Info Event(s) at Canadian member institutions.
  • The Canadian members (applicants) will receive necessary information package (about SICI and grant programs) from SICI Canada Office prior holding the event(s) in their institution.
  • If required and desired, Program Officers from SICI Canada office would be available (via skype or video conference) to help the CMC member talk about SICI programs-grants and to answer any queries/clarifications.

Report Form:



For more information, please email to Mahmuda Aldeen at the Calgary office (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)).

Mahmuda Aldeen
Program and Member Relations Officer
Shastri Calgary Office
Education Tower 1412
2500 University Dr NW
Calgary AB T2N 1N4
Tel: 403 220 3220 (work)

Please note that the Institute takes no responsibility for missing applications or materials in mail, by post, electronic or via courier.

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