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Paraguayan Center for Canadian Studies
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Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP)




Guidelines

The Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) scholarships are facilitated through institutional collaborations and student exchange agreements between Canadian and Latin American or Caribbean institutions. These agreements are created between colleges, technical or vocational institutions and universities. Students, hereby referred to as "candidates", must be registered as full-time students in their home institution at the time of application and during the entire duration of their study or research stay in Canada.

Canadian post-secondary institutions

Canadian institutions are:

  • responsible for submitting applications on behalf of eligible candidates from institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean; and
  • encouraged to promote this scholarship opportunity to faculty and staff members, as well as to partner institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Canadian institutions with successful candidates:

  • should identify a single person responsible for the administration of the contribution agreement and another person with delegated signing authority; and
  • will receive contribution funding from Global Affairs Canada to disburse as scholarships to recipients.

Non-Canadian candidates

Candidates interested in this scholarship program should contact their home institution to:

  • make their interest known;
  • find out if there is an existing institutional collaboration or exchange agreement with a Canadian institution; and
  • request information about the application process and selection criteria specific to the Canadian institution and provide any additional information, such as transcripts, language test results, a research project and a registration form for an exchange program.

Selected candidates are encouraged to:

  • ensure that they fulfill the requirements of the Canadian institution including academic requirements and language proficiency;
  • submit their visa application as early as possible and follow the procedures of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada as outlined by the Canadian institution (generally a study permit is required for course work and a work permit is required for research);
  • initiate the process for the transfer of credits to their home institution as soon as their Canadian courses have been identified; and
  • contact alumni of the program through their home institution for advice and a local perspective on the scholarship experience.

Non-Canadian institutions

Non-Canadian institutions are encouraged to:

  • communicate with partner institutions in Canada to confirm or explore institutional collaborations and student exchange agreements;
  • promote this scholarship opportunity through their international offices;
  • identify strong academic candidates who meet the admission requirements for the Canadian partner institution;
  • provide the candidates' documents to the Canadian partner institution, which is responsible for submitting the scholarship applications; and
  • propose to selected candidates to gain additional linguistic training, academic upgrading and cultural preparedness before their departure.


Application process

Candidates:

  • interested in this scholarship program should first contact their home institution;
  • must provide a letter of intent that describes the nature of their research or studies to be undertaken, that explains the rationale for study in Canada and for the choice of institution, program and supervisor, and that indicates how the proposed program of study or research will relate to their future career; and
  • do not apply on their own behalf.

Home institutions:

  • are responsible for identifying strong academic candidates who meet the admission requirements for the Canadian partner institution and providing the candidates' documents to the Canadian partner institution.

Canadian institutions:

  • must apply on behalf of the candidate(s) by submitting the online application form and uploading all supporting documents prior to the deadline;
  • may submit multiple applications and may be asked to rank their applications, based on their strategic priorities;
  • should identify a single person responsible for the administration of the program; and
  • should instruct faculty or staff members who are submitting an application to notify the person responsible for the administration of the program at their respective institution as the institution may be requested to rank multiple applications.

Canadian institutions are encouraged to carefully read the instructions before beginning the online application. Further information is available on the International Scholarships Canada Application Tool Help web page.

If institutions experience difficulty filling out or submitting the form, they should send an email to scholarships-bourses@cbie.ca.

Canadian institutions must:

  1. Complete an online application for each candidate.
    • Institutions which do not have an account first need to Register an account.
    • Under “For Non-Canadians” section, scroll down to the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program and click on Apply Now.
  2. Enter data in the fields marked mandatory, following instructions for each item, or copy and paste it from another source. Note that:
    • the name of the candidate must be exactly the same as it is on their passport; and
    • the official name of the candidate’s home institution must be provided in their national language.
  3. Upload all required supporting documents.
  4. Upon completion, verify the data prior to submission.
  5. Print the form for their records using the print function in the browser.
  6. Click SUBMIT to provide their form electronically to the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). The institution will receive a confirmation message and reference number once their form is submitted.


https://www.educanada.ca/scholarships-bourses/can/institutions/elap-pfla.aspx?lang=eng&fbclid=IwAR2qbMKjovgRRCe-ry_C07UP5fFCBR6wiwc6xmWhIhOx81AUc56Ltx4kwPQ#tab_1528378062_1