Nominations - General
2013 COMPETITION (general trudeau fellowship)
- The Foundation issues a call for nominations for a Trudeau fellowship to a
- network of Canadian and foreign institutions and individuals
- 15 November 2012
- Deadline for the Foundation to receive a nomination file
- Early May
- The Foundation notifies the successful candidates and their nominators.
- The Foundation announces the new Trudeau fellows publicly.
- Candidates must be nominated by a Canadian university or other entity whom the Foundation has invited to submit a nomination.
- Candidates must be active in the social sciences and humanities and must work in an area related to one or more of the Foundation’s four themes.
- Candidates must be recognized for achievements, creativity and engagement in the field of research and creation
- A letter of nomination signed by the invited nominator that outlines the achievements that make the candidate worthy of receiving a Trudeau fellowship and states the outcomes expected for the candidate's career or projects
- A full, up-to-date academic résumé
- No more than three publications or articles written by the candidate (please do not send books)
- Other publications considered relevant
The Foundation does not return any original documents.
SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION
Only nominators invited by the Foundation may propose candidates for a Trudeau fellowship. The nomination file maybe submitted electronically but the original signed nomination letter must also be sent by mail. Nomination files may be sent to:
The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation
1514 Docteur-Penfield Avenue, 2nd Floor
Montréal, Quebec Canada
All nominations are kept on file for three years.
Trudeau fellows are selected through a rigorous process comprised of the following stages:
- Evaluation of all nominations files by an internal committee
- Selection of finalists by an external committee
- Approval of the finalists by the Application and Nomination Review Committee
- Final approval by the Foundation's Board of Directors
- Leadership. Trudeau fellows have spearheaded significant advances in their fields of expertise, whether scientific or creative work. They have demonstrated their leadership by directing research teams, training students, publishing works of reference, or creating seminal artwork.
- Productivity. Within their discipline or field of activity, fellows have made a significant contribution to the development, enrichment, and dissemination of knowledge. Their output is varied and extensive and may include academic publications, public communications, and literary or artistic creations.
- Reputation. Trudeau fellows are recognized by their peers for their intellectual and moral qualities. They play a front-line role in learned societies and professional associations. They are often asked to comment on current affairs and many of them represent Canada at international forums.
- Communication and involvement. Trudeau fellows are experienced and impassioned communicators who are adept at connecting with their peers, the public, and the media. Their communication skills enrich public debate and they are committed to promoting dialogue.
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