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Academics Without Borders - Call for Project Proposals


Academics Without Borders (AWB)


Developing World



Funding Level



University faculty members and staff. This opportunity is ideal for retired or semiretired professors or faculty members planning to take a sabbatical (this is a volunteer opportunity) 

Amount of Funding

Variers (basic funding)

Eligible Faculties Please see specific calls


March 11th, 2019


Academics Without Borders (AWB)’s mission is to help developing countries improve their universities so that they can train their own experts and conduct research to assist in their countries’ development. Academics Without Borders’ projects are involved in the full range of university activities from expanding and improving existing institutions and programs to helping create new ones.

This Call for Project Proposals is designed to build on established relationships between you and your colleagues at an institution of higher education in a developing country. The existing knowledge, networks, and trust between you and the people with whom you have worked contributes to sustainable change.

AWB projects focus on a number of areas, including, health, teaching and learning methodology, various academic disciplines, student services, and back office operations. That is, in any area in which institutions of higher education are involved.

All expenses directly related to the AWB project are covered by AWB or the partner institution in the developing world, including: economy air travel, airport transfers, medical and travel insurance, visa, necessary vaccinations and medications, in-transit costs for hotels and meals, and stipend for living expenses.

AWB does not cover the cost of equipment or books and does not provide a salary or honorarium for its volunteers.

AWB offers volunteer opportunities in developing countries. 

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