Call for Proposals – Regional Events 2017 - 2018

The overall purpose of this initiative is to engage with the CASID and broader IDS community to provide opportunities for learning and professional development that bring students, scholars and practitioners together around current issues and themes in international development, in connection with the CASID-CCIC program. This year CASID aims to support at least six student-led regional events across Canada.

This call for proposals is for events that will take place before the end of August 2018, including, but not limited to, those to be held during International Development Week in February. The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2017. A panel of the CASID Executive Committee will assess the proposals on the basis of the criteria below. Selected proposals will qualify for up to $1,000 of funding from CASID, 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.

Events should be considered a CASID initiative and should promote CASID’s profile
One or more event organizers should be in good standing of CASID.

Events should be inclusive and collaborative
The purpose of this fund is to encourage collaboration among academics, practitioners and policy makers. Successful applications will prioritize this aim. Both graduate and undergraduate students may apply. It is important to indicate what level and number of students and faculty will be involved.

Events should be feasible and interesting
Topics should be timely and clearly relevant to international development studies. Proposals should include a plan of activities, speakers, and a budget that is feasible and realistic

Proposals should be 1-2 pages long, indicating title, location, rationale, objectives, and demonstrating the above criteria. Successful applicants will be required to submit a technical and narrative report to CASID after the event. CASID encourages applications from universities that have not previously received a grant. Notification of a funding decision will be made by December 18, 2017. Please forward your questions, comments, and applications by email to the Regional Event Coordinator at: