Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is pleased to announce the first call for proposals for scholarship projects for studies in Canada as part of the Canadian International Development Scholarships 2030 (BCDI 2030) program.
Funded by Global Affairs Canada and co-administered by Colleges and Institutes Canada and Universities Canada, BCDI 2030 aims to strengthen the social and economic development of women and men, particularly women, from 26 eligible Francophonie and Commonwealth countries, as well as other Small Island Developing States. The eight-year program (2022-2030) provides quality education and training opportunities, including vocational and technical training, to reduce inequalities in access to higher education. It aspires to train women and men leaders to become agents of change who will positively influence their communities.
Colleges and Institutes Canada and Universities Canada are jointly administering this ambitious new scholarship program in partnership with the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and the Association of African Universities (AAU).
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The proposal for scholarships projects submission deadline is June 23, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. (EDT).
For further enquiries on this program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Canadian International Development Scholarships 2030 (BCDI 2030) strengthens the social and economic development of women and men — particularly women — in 26 eligible francophone countries, Commonwealth countries and Small Island Developing States.
This eight-year program offers participants high-quality, inclusive education and training opportunities, including technical and professional training, to address inequality, bettering their lives and their communities. The program focuses on several key areas, including STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), artificial Intelligence, green and blue economies, climate action, health sciences, and governance and administration.
BCDI 2030 leverages the existing networks and expertise of colleges and institutes working through CICan’s international programs to further educate, train, and empower thousands of bright, talented people passionate about the development of their countries. It trains women and men to be leaders and agents of change and have a positive impact on their communities.