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BHER – CEWIL GRANT-BASED FUNDING INITIATIVE TO CREATE WIL OPPORTUNITIES

posted on July 22, 2020

ADJUDICATION PANEL – CALL FOR REVIEWERS

 

CONTEXT 

BHER and CEWIL have established a competitive grants process to help employers increase their capacity and ability to create work integrated learning experiences, and thus increase the number of WIL opportunities in the respective catchment areas they share with PSIs.  The grant funding is targeted at providing resources for joint partnerships between employers and/or employer-related associations and PSIs that will lead to the creation of WIL opportunities.  BHER and CEWIL made a joint announcement on a CEWIL webinar on June 1st to inform the WIL ecosystem of the grant initiative. A joint media release went out the same day

 

THE DETAILS

  • The granting period will be for September 2020 to August 2021.
  • RFP will be issued at the end of July/beginning of August 2020. Applications will close late August.
  • Announcement of successful applicants will be announced approximately early/mid September 2020.
  • Both BHER and CEWIL will be sharing the RFP to the WIL ecosystem across the country.

 

CALL FOR REVIEWERS

The Steering Committee for the Grants Initiative is requesting applications from individuals to serve on the Adjudication Panel of 6-8 reviewers to assess grant submissions. The pan-Canadian Adjudication Panel will have the capacity to review proposals in both official languages, reflect diversity and cultures from across Canada, and reflect both PSIs’ and employers’ perspectives. The panel will engage in a clear and transparent review process.

 

Reviewers must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Salient experience for the adjudication role, including experience with WIL
  • Ability to commit time to review proposal submissions in late August/early September, 2020. Although we do not know how many proposals will be submitted, the expectation is that each reviewer will review a portion of the total submitted. Proposals will be reviewed by a minimum of two panelists and discussed with the other reviewers in 2-3 virtual meetings of the Adjudication Panel.
  • Have approval from their respective supervisors’ to serve on the Adjudication Panel.

 

An honorarium of $2,500 will be provided to the reviewers, subject to the approval of their supervisor.

 

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS

If you are interested in serving as a reviewer on the Adjudication Panel please submit a one-page cover letter and your resume that address the three core criteria above to Malcolm Anderson, Director of Work Integrated Learning at the Business + Higher Education Roundtable, by no later than 5:00 P.M. EST, Tuesday July 28. Please submit applications to Malcolm at: malcolm.anderson@bher.ca