2024-25 International Solidarity Fund
Dear KFA Members / KPU Colleagues,
Wishing you all the best with your 2024 ! The call for proposals [CFP] was announced this past Friday for funding of new or existing community-based/led/partnered projects, plans, initiatives that furthers international solidarity, human rights, social justice, labour rights and/or education. All regular and non-regular KPU faculty members are encouraged to consider proposing such projects or initiatives from this labour-sponsored fund which is supported by your union dues.
Previously Kwantlen Faculty Assocation [KFA] members have proposed partnership projects to the ISF (one project focused on work with Indigenous peoples in Brazil; another on nutrition in India; and others have been supported through the ISF over the years). In the coming days, I will send you several profiles of successful recent ISF projects. More information about the ISF and relatively straightforward application process can be found on the FPSE/Federation of Post-Secondary Educators website here: https://fpse.ca/campaigns-issues/international-solidarity/call-for-proposals
The 2024 fund is now accepting applications. You may access the online application form and submit a proposal. Funds will be disbursed to successful applicants after the Annual General Meeting, scheduled for May 13 – 16, 2024.
You have until Feb.26th this year to submit your short ISF applications / proposals to FPSE (please cc. to myself / KFA, Kwantlen Faculty Assoc.) for the 2024-25 round of funding. Please see details and the CFP links below. If you have any further questions about the ISF or the application process, please do not hesitate to drop me a note.
KFA-FPSE Human Rights & International Solidarity Rep.
Kwantlen Faculty Association (Local 05, FPSE-BC)
The Federation of Post-Secondary Educators is accepting requests to access funding from the 2024 International Solidarity Fund (ISF) until Monday, February 26, 2024.
The ISF is designed to support long-term, ongoing projects that build partnerships between our Federation and people in the disadvantaged world.
Primarily, the fund supports solidarity partnerships as distinct from traditional charity efforts, helping community groups and organizations who are organizing themselves to advance social justice or to defend their basic human rights. The intent is also to build enduring and stable relationships, based on the conviction that solidarity is a two-way street: people organizing in the disadvantaged world or here at home can teach and inspire us in our own work for social justice. To be eligible for funding, projects must be housed in or originate from an FPSE local, or have a demonstrated, long-standing relationship with an FPSE local. Proposals should state clearly how projects meet the principles and goals set out in the ISF’s terms of reference.
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