CEWIL Innovation Hub (iHub) Grant

Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning (CEWIL) Canada has created an Innovation Hub (iHub) that provides grant-based funding (funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Innovative Work-Integrated Learning Initiative) to enable and promote curricular work-integrated learning experiences.  

The third round of proposals will be accepted
April 26 until June 15, 2021 at 11:59 PM EDT
for courses in the Fall 2021 semester.  

Funding requests with a minimum of $200 and a maximum of $1800 CAD per student are allowed.

The funding is focusing primarily on four types of work-integrated learning (WIL): 

  1. applied research/industry projects
  2. entrepreneurial WIL
  3. field placements
  4. service-learning WIL

All project proposals must address one or more of the following key outcomes:

  • Expanding access to WIL opportunities, particularly for under-represented students
  • Removing barriers for students to participate in work-integrated learning 
  • Leveraging technology to enhance programming or extend access, including the use of technology to support virtual or remote WIL experiences in response to COVID-19
  • Innovating work-integrated learning through new partnerships and new models for curricular WIL

Key Proposal Requirements (for the complete list of proposal requirements, review the Application Guide):

  • Funding must be used to create new and innovative WIL experiences, enhance existing WIL experiences and/or expand access to WIL experiences. 
  • All iHub experiences must provide some direct student benefit (e.g., salary, stipend, fee reimbursement or other direct benefit). 
  • All project proposals require a Canadian community or industry partners. Partners are required to contribute a minimum of 20% of the total project cost in cash or in kind (e.g., supervision, mentoring, equipment, hosting events, etc.). 
  • All project proposals should indicate how technology will be utilized to support the WIL experience.

*NOTE: International/Visa students are not eligible to receive iHub funding.

CEWIL's Funding Documents

The Application Form, FAQs, Budget Template, Application Guide, and Adjudication Rubric can be downloaded from CEWIL Canada's site. (You may need to create a (free) login to CEWIL Canada’s site to access the documents.)

Please enter "Dr. Patti Weir" for University of Windsor's binding authority, in the appropriate location on the application.
Once you have submitted your proposal, please 
send an email and a copy of your application and budget as the Office of Experiential Learning will facilitate the necessary signatories and execution of grant contracts for approved applications.  

If you have questions, please contact us at careerservices@uwindsor.ca.