Nominations - General

2015 COMPETITION (regular trudeau fellowship)

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KEY DATES
September 2014
       The Foundation issues a call for nominations for a Trudeau fellowship to a
       network of Canadian and foreign institutions and individuals.
28 November 2014
       Deadline for the Foundation to receive a nomination file
May 2015
       The Foundation notifies the successful candidates and their nominators.
September 2015
       The Foundation announces the 2015 Trudeau fellows publicly.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Trudeau fellows are public intellectuals who have demonstrated the capacity to propose creative solutions to important issues. They reach beyond disciplinary boundaries to come up with innovative ideas and they are deeply committed to engaging in public debate.
  • Candidates must be nominated by a Canadian university or other entity whom the Foundation has invited to submit a nomination.
  • Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents or must be legally allowed to reside in Canada for the period that they will benefit from the funding.
  • 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 commit to contributing the equivalent of at least one day a week for an academic term to the Foundation’s intellectual leadership. These 15 days of engagement take place during the fellow’s first three years as a fellow. For more information, consult the Engagement and Residency Policy for Regular Trudeau Fellows.

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Productivity: Within their discipline or field of activity, Trudeau 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, the direction of research teams, student training, and literary or artistic creations in one or more of the Foundation’s themes.
  • Leadership and innovation: Trudeau fellows have spearheaded significant advances in their fields of expertise, whether scientific or creative. Their work is innovative and they bring new perspectives or approaches to their field.
  • Communication and engagement: Trudeau fellows are experienced and devoted communicators who are adept at capturing the attention of their peers, the public, and the media. They are committed to stimulating interdisciplinary dialogue to fuel their thinking and the work of others, and their communication skills enrich public debate. They play a front-line role in learned societies and professional associations; they are often asked to comment on current affairs and to represent their country at international forums.
  • Trudeau project. Trudeau fellows produce a Trudeau project during their first three years with the Foundation. The project is an initiative that is grounded in one or more the Foundation’s four themes and that engages the Trudeau community of mentors, fellows, and scholars. Examples of projects are an international workshop in the fellow’s area of work; the edition of a collection of papers authored in part by members of the Trudeau community; and a Bellagio-type working group that tackles a particular policy problem. This list is not exhaustive: fellowship candidates may propose any form of project that would draw on the richness of the Trudeau community to address what they see as a compelling lack in the knowledge.

SELECTION PROCESS

Trudeau fellows are selected through a rigorous process comprised of the following stages:

  1. Evaluation of all nominations files by an internal committee
  2. Selection of finalists by an external committee
  3. Approval of the finalists by the Application and Nomination Review Committee
  4. Final approval by the Foundation's Board of Directors

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  • A detailed letter from the nominator, outlining the candidate’s academic achievements and his or her record of public engagement
  • A detailed project proposal from the candidate, outlining his or her proposal for a Trudeau project (no page length or formatting requirements are imposed)
  • The candidate’s current résumé 
  • Three publications, articles, or book chapters written by the candidate (books are not accepted and the Foundation does not return any documents.)
  • Other testimonies or material deemed relevant to the candidate’s nomination, such as articles about the candidate or op-eds written by the candidate 

SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION

Only nominators invited by the Foundation may propose candidates for a Trudeau fellowship. The nomination file may be 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
Trudeau Fellowship Nominations
1980 Sherbrooke Street West
Suite 600
Montreal, Quebec H3H 1E8 Canada 
fellowship@trudeaufoundation.ca 

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