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New funding opportunities available!

Updated: Dec 14, 2021

The Maple League of Universities – Acadia, Bishop’s, Mount Allison and St. Francis Xavier – strive to build critical thinkers and leaders through the delivery of an extraordinary 21st century liberal education.

We are all committed to outstanding teaching, exceptional hands-on research experiences, collaborating closely with students, and creating unique opportunities to contribute to communities at home and around the world.

In our shared e­fforts, we are guided by two fundamental questions:

  • What can we do together that we cannot do on our own?

  • How does working together enhance what we already do on our own individual campuses?

To that end, the Maple League is pleased to announce the launch of four exciting new funding opportunities to promote and facilitate collaborative research, innovative teaching, spring and international field study programs, and travel amongst the four campuses.

Fund NameAvailable FundingAwarding CommitteeOnline learning/Ideas-Based Course Fund$25,000The Maple League Academic CommitteeSpring Institutes & International Field Studies Fund$10,000The Maple League Academic CommitteeMaple League Research Fund$30,000The Maple League Research CommitteeInnovative Pedagogies Fund$10,000The Maple League Teaching & Learning Centre (MLTLC)

“Faculty, staff and students at our four institutions already collaborate in a number of areas, including teaching, extra-curricular activities, research, professional development, and advocacy,” stated Dr. Jessica Riddell, Executive Director of the Maple League.

“The Maple League leads the conversation on quality undergraduate education in Canada, and these exciting new funds will allow our communities to generate innovative projects and increased opportunities for collaboration as we strive to be ‘best in class’ in delivering an extraordinary 21stcentury liberal education.”

Faculty, staff and students from the four Maple League institutions are eligible to apply for the new funds. Project proposals should demonstrate impact on each of our four campuses, and representation from each institution on the project team is strongly encouraged. Successful applications will be aligned with the strategic vision of the Maple League, demonstrating their connection to one or more Maple League pillars, guiding values, and a link to one or many of the consortium’s strategic initiatives.

Important dates:

  • Funding application deadline: October 15

  • Decisions will be made by November 1

  • Funds must be spent by September 1 of the following year

For more information and to apply:

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