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CASID CCIC Regional Events 2020: Call for Proposals

CASID and CCIC are pleased to announce this year’s Call for Proposals for Regional Events (2020), open to both graduate and undergraduate students across Canada. The overall purpose of this initiative is to provide opportunities for learning and professional development that bring students, scholars and practitioners together around current issues and themes in international development. As part of the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID) and the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) collaboration, Next Generation: Collaboration for development program, this year’s regional events are intended as spaces to stimulate multi-sectoral discussions and learning. In line with our values as well as the themes of Congress 2020 and CASID’s 2020 Annual Conference, we also encourage events that will explore themes of anti-colonialism, anti-black racism and bridging divides. We aim to support several student-led regional events representing a diversity of regions and contexts across Canada.

This call for proposals is for events that will take place before the end of October 2020, including, but not limited to, those to be held during International Development Week in February 2020. The deadline for submissions is November 25th, 2019. The proposals will be assessed based on the criteria below. Selected proposals will qualify for up to $1,000 of funding, to cover logistics costs, travel and/or external speaker fees. Funding will be disbursed after the event upon submission of original receipts and fulfillment of the reporting requirements. Alternative arrangements may be considered. It is hoped that the event organizers will make every effort to contribute their own funds through other sources and should include this in their proposal where applicable.

Criteria for Evaluation of Submissions

Proposals should be 1-2 pages long, indicating title, location, rationale, objectives, and other details that demonstrate the below criteria. The budget may be included as an annex. The following criteria and weighting will be used to determine successful proposals. Please keep these in mind when preparing your proposal.

One or more event organizers should be members in good standing of CASID

Please see here for more details.

Events should be inclusive and collaborative (40%)
The purpose of these events is to encourage collaboration among academics, practitioners and policy makers, in the spirit of the Next Generation program. Successful applications will prioritize this aim. Efforts to include socially, economically or politically marginalized and/or oppressed groups should also be addressed in the proposal. Both graduate and undergraduate students may apply. Please indicate what number of students and faculty, practitioners and community members will be involved, and what their role or level of involvement will be.

Events should be feasible and relevant (40%)
Topics should be timely and clearly linked to international development studies largely defined. Events that address issues of anti-colonialism, anti-black racism and themes of bridging divides are encouraged.  Proposals should include a plan of activities, speakers, and a budget that is feasible and realistic.

Evaluation Plan (10%)

Applications should include a plan for an evaluation of the event, including how the event’s success will be measured in terms of impact, going beyond simply reporting how many people participated. CASID and the Next Generation program will work with successful applicants to ensure that the evaluation plan meets our requirements. Successful applicants will also be required to submit a technical and narrative report after the event.

Budget (10%)

An itemized budget should be included with the application that outlines how funds will be spent. Where applicable, please include any other sources of funding that will contribute to the activity budget.

TOTAL: 100%

We encourage applications for Francophone and/or bilingual events, as well as from universities that have not previously received a grant. Notification of a funding decision will be made by December 16, 2019. Please forward your questions, comments, and applications by email to the Regional Event Coordinator at: Good luck!