Academics Without Borders

Academics Without Borders’ (AWB) mission is to support capacity development in tertiary education in developing countries, so these countries can educate their own experts and professionals necessary for their development. The University of Alberta is a member of AWB.

AWB carries out its mission by supporting projects in institutions of higher education in developing countries, by working with talented and committed people there, who are initiating and sustaining institutional growth and change. It does this by sending academic volunteers to support these local initiatives.

Call for Proposals

AWB is seeking project proposals for capacity building projects in institutions of higher education in developing countries, from faculty members and staff at universities which are members of the AWB Network of universities, including UAlberta. AWB’s funding covers a volunteer’s travel costs and living expenses.

Submitting a proposal is a two-step process. The first step involves submitting a proposal with a letter of support from the partner institution (in a developing country) to AWB. AWB will then contact the partner institution and ask it to provide a more detailed project proposal.

Deadline to submit a proposal: November 26, 2017 

Proposal Submission Information

Should you intend to submit a proposal, please contact UAlberta’s liaison with AWB:

Dr. Sky McLaughlin

University of Alberta International

Internship Opportunities

AWB occasionally offers volunteer internship opportunities for students. 

When internships become available, they will be posted here.