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Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute

Shastri Scholar Travel Subsidy Grant (SSTSG) 2017-18(OPEN)

The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute is pleased to announce a Call for Applications for Shastri Scholar Travel Subsidy Grants (SSTSG) 2017-18 from SICI’s Canadian and Indian Member Institutions in good standing. SSTSG assists faculty members, doctoral or post-doctoral students, with travel subsidies to participate in conferences, workshops, seminars and academic meetings in partner countries (India or Canada) that are intended to establish institutional and scholarly linkages.

Please note the following points:
• The minimum number of grants and minimum funds available for each grant, as specified below, is guaranteed.
• Although minimum grant amount is specified as CAD$1,000, the award amount may reach up to CAD$1,500, if extra funds become available for this program. Therefore you may request SICI grant up to a maximum of CAD$1,500, while keeping in mind that you may receive only CAD$1,000.
• Besides, SICI may consider awarding more number of grants as well, subject to availability of additional funds after due process of approval.
• Institutions may receive only one SSTSG award, and receipt of the award is subject to the institution being a SICI member in good standing with fully paid-up membership for the current year (2017-18).
• An individual who was awarded a SSTSG may not receive another Travel Subsidy Grant until at least one (1) year has passed. For example, an individual receiving a grant in 2016-17 will be eligible to apply for a second SSTSG grant in 2018-19.
• The selected awardees will have 2 weeks to confirm their acceptance of the SICI grant (subject to their institution’s eligibility).
• Any declined project grant or availability of surplus funds may result in award of grants among any of the wait-listed applications, subject to application of other rules of SICI which allows benefits to be more broadly distributed among its members.

Value:

Eligibility:

Application Requirements:

1. Please submit your APPLICATION PACKAGE to http:// http://shastriinstitute.org/gms/ on or before 18th September 2017 by 1100pm (MST).
2. Mention: “Application for Shastri Scholar Travel Subsidy Grant (SSTSG) 2017-18” in the subject line.
3. A COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGE should be a single pdf file with the following documents:
i. A completed electronic SSTSG 2017-18 Application Form (duly completed);
ii. A summary description of one pager describing the presentation/discussion topic containing: title, abstract or purpose, co-authors or counter parts, scholarly presence, etc.
iii. Curriculum Vitae of the applicant-not more than 3 pages. All additional pages after 3rd page will be removed and/or ignored during evaluation.
iv. Curriculum Vitae (not more than 3 pages) of the counterpart/inviter at the host institution (for academic visit). All additional pages after 3rd page will be removed and/or ignored during evaluation.
v. Letter of invitation from the host institution (for academic visit)
vi. Proof of acceptance of the Paper/Presentation from the organizer/host institution (for conference, seminar, workshop, etc.
vii. Copy of Passports/PR Card (applicant)

Evaluation Criteria:

An adjudicating committee will make the final decision concerning successful applicants based upon the following criteria and marking system:

1 Institution/Event (4 points)

2 Contribution to faculty/student development and potential institutional linkages (4 points)

3 Professional Background (2 points)

4 Contribution to promoting/building academic linkages between India-Canada (4 points)

Disbursement of Funds:

Application Deadline:

18 September 2017 (11:00pm MST)

Application Form:

SSTSG_Applicaiton_Form_2017-18.doc

Guidelines:

Please note:
• Any travel that starts and finishes within the period of 1 September 2017 – 31 May 2018 will be eligible under this grant. Travel initiated or completed prior to the above mentioned timeline will not be eligible under this grant.
SSTSG fund will be released to the recipient’s institution upon receipt of his/her final report.
• Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.
• All application materials must be submitted through the Grant Management System online. Any material that is sent by other means (courier, post, fax or electronic) to our offices will not be entered in the competition.
• Please email Mahmuda Aldeen (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) instantly if you do not receive an ‘application receipt’ email from SICI by 25 September 2017.
• Names of the successful applicants will be uploaded on SICI website (http://www.sici.org/home/).

Report Form:

SSTSG_Final_Report_Form-2017-18.doc

Contact:

For more information, please contact Mahmuda at the Canada Office.
Mahmuda Aldeen
Program and Member Relations Officer
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
1418 Education Tower
2500 University Dr NW
Calgary AB T2N 1N4
Phone: (403) 220-3220 (direct)
Email: (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))