AWB – Academics Without Borders

Academics Without Borders’ 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.

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Current Funding Opportunities

Call for Project Proposals - First Stage Submissions

For capacity building projects in an institution of higher learning in the developing world

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. Expenses directly related to the AWB project are covered by AWB or the partner institution in the developing world, including, online platform costs (to facilitate remote connections), 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.

For complete details:

Please submit your project proposals (see pages 4-5 in the document linked above for detailed requirements) to York International by email to and include “AWB call for proposal” in the subject line by Thursday, March 4, 2021. York International, as York’s AWB Network contact, will review proposals and work with applicants to submit complete applications to AWB by the first stage submission deadline on Monday, March 8, 2021.


Volunteer with Academics Without Borders:

Students can contribute their time and expertise to collaborative programs initiated by universities in some of the world’s least-developed countries.

Every volunteer will have the opportunity to use their unique skills and knowledge to activities is to some aspect of a country’s university so that it can provide its country with its own experts and skilled professionals.

Read about AWB’s past projects


Current Volunteer Opportunities

Aga Khan University - Nairobi, Kenya

Aga Khan University’s Network of Teaching and Learning has partnered with AWB to provide a volunteer to mentor its faculty in the development of systematic processes and procedures for ongoing curriculum reviews throughout the institution.

The volunteer will work with the faculty to identify priority needs through assessing quality assurance reports that highlight issues identified in the curriculum and assessing the previous work done to date on supporting course and curriculum redesign.

Number of volunteers hiring: 1

Qualifications: At minimum, candidates must be currently pursuing a masters degree in education, preferably with a focus in educational development.

Note: Applicants with extensive experience in curriculum review and quality assurance are especially encouraged to apply.

Deadline: Friday, February 8, 2019.

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