Nominations - Visiting
2014 COMPETITION (VISITING TRUDEAU FELLOWSHIP)
Every year, an independent jury of eminent researchers and intellectuals selects up to five candidates for Trudeau fellowships. These candidates hail from all disciplines in the social sciences, the humanities, and the creative arts, and are active in one or more the Foundation’s four themes of research. Fellows are chosen in light of their leadership qualities, their productivity, their reputation, and above all their track record at imagining and promoting new solutions to major contemporary issues.
Since 2009, the Foundation has reserved one fellowship each year for a visiting fellow. The visiting fellowship gives Canadian universities the opportunity to host a foreign or Canadian academic, artist, or writer for one year or more. In odd years, the Foundation awards its visiting fellowship to an international candidate. In even years, the visiting fellow is Canadian. In 2014, the Trudeau Foundation will award a visiting fellowship to a national candidate.
- Fall 2013
- The Foundation issues a call for nominations for the visiting Trudeau fellowship to a network of Canadian and foreign institutions and individuals.
- 15 December 2013
- Deadline for the Foundation to receive a nomination file
- Early May 2014
- The Foundation notifies the successful candidate and the nominator
- September 2014
- The Foundation announces the new fellows publicly
- Candidates must be nominated by a Canadian university 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 president or rector of the university 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 résumé
- No more than three publications written by the candidate (please do not send books)
- Other publications deemed relevant
- An outline of how the university plans to incorporate the visiting fellow into academic activities at the university during the fellow’s tenure
- A statement outlining how the fellowship will benefit the university and the candidate
- A detailed budget including the expected use of the fellowship. The university will have access of up to $170,000 (the total value of the fellowship is $225,000). The budget should detail the university's plans for using and complementing this support. The envelope may be used for the following purposes:
- salary support (up to $150,000)
- travel and research support, including travel to Trudeau Foundation events
- hospitality and lodging costs
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
Trudeau fellows are selected through a rigorous process comprised of the following stages:
- Evaluation of all nominations files by an internal committee
- Selection of the finalist by an external committee
- Approval of the finalist 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 their country 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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