Virtual Studies 2017 Call for Proposals

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Virtual Studies Call for Course Proposals

The Finnish University Partnership for International Development – UniPID is hereby inviting interested course coordinators and lecturers from UniPID member universities to submit course proposals for the UniPID Virtual Studies programme.

The 2017 Call for Proposals

The 2017 Call for Proposals aims to fund courses that contribute to and expand the themes and overall offering of UniPID's Virtual Studies module. This call is divided into three parts:

  • Proposals for a new course that acts as an introduction to the UniPID minor programme, giving an overview of the field of development studies, sustainable development and global challenges, covering central themes and important concepts.
  • Proposals for new courses that focus on any global development issues. Priority is given to proposals that focus on socio-cultural aspects of sustainable development and/or that fill gaps in the current UniPID curriculum.
  • Applications for update funding for existing UniPID courses.
The applicants are required to specify which category of funding they are applying for.


  • A sum of up to 6 500 € per course is available from UniPID for the creation and provision of a new virtual course.
  • A sum of up to 4 500 € per course is available from UniPID for the updating of a course that has been offered as a UniPID virtual course for at least 3 times.

The courses funded under this call should be aimed to be offered for the first time during the year 2018.

The deadline for proposals is 31 August 2017 at 18:00. Applicants can expect to receive the results in September.

Read the full Call for Proposals

For questions, please contact:

Osku Haapasaari
Communications and Virtual Studies Assistant
+358 40 805 4327