POLICY ON A FUND FOR SMALL BURSARIES FOR INITIATIVES IN THE PROMOTION OF THE PROFESSION OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

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Approved by the CSLA Board of Directors on December 7th, 2013

Objective

The purpose of this Fund is to provide the Executive Committee with a targeted amount of money to allow it to respond to urgent funding requests which further the work of the CSLA, such as, honorariums and travel expenses for initiatives in the promotion of landscape architecture, small bursaries, etc.

These projects may be brought forward and managed by individual members, committees of the Board, or by the Board itself.  The funds are available for use by members until such time that the money is used up in its entirety for the year

Amount

$2,000 per year, maximum $500 per grant

Administration

The objective of this policy is to establish a fund of money owned by the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects and the funds are to be derived from the CSLA’s budget on a yearly basis, beginning in 2014, and must remain as a line item in the CSLA budget.

The Executive Director must report on any initiatives funded at the CSLA’s board meetings and in the yearly Annual Report.

The Fund is not to be used at any time for the regular operations and administration of the CSLA. 

Submission Requirements

Applications for funding from the Fund must provide the following information in their submissions.  Incomplete applications will not be considered:

  1. A concise statement of the proposed project or initiative, not to exceed 250 words.
  2. A description of the project, not to exceed 2 pages, including a statement of purpose or objective, the significance of the project, and how it supports or enhances the objectives of the CSLA.
  3. A proposed budget for the project.

Evaluation of Submissions

The CSLA Executive Committee will review applications, based on the following criteria.  All Executive Committee decisions will be final.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Projects shall not be related to the regular administration of the CSLA.
  • Projects can demonstrate either a direct or indirect benefit to the CSLA and/or to the landscape architecture profession.
  • Projects shall be achievable within the timeline proposed by the applicant.
  • Proponent’s professional qualifications shall indicate capability to complete the project.
  • The overall quality of the proposal merits funding support.

Conditions of the Award of Funds

  • The CSLA logo must be displayed under the list of sponsors.
  • At the conclusion of the project, a brief report recording actual expenditures and outcomes is required.
  • That the CSLA receive a copy of any and all final products which may arise from the project, such as a book, article, presentation, copy of webcasting, photographs, etc.