Become a fellow

How do I apply for a fellowship from the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation?

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  Check to make sure you are eligible.

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  Check if you want to apply for a regular fellowship or for a visiting fellowship.

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  Contact a potential nominator, either a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation fellow, mentor or scholar, or an official at a Canadian university (e.g.: president or vice-president of research).

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Once you have identified a nominator, ask him or her for a detailed letter of nomination highlighting in what way your accomplishments meet the Foundation’s regular fellowship selection criteria or the visiting fellowship selection criteria and should highlight. (see the instructions for the nomination letters in the section Nominate a fellow).

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  Provide your nominator with the following documents electronically in PDF format:
   

For the Regular fellowship:

- The Foundation project is a three-year undertaking initiated by a fellow that is in line with one or more of the Foundation's four themes and engages the Foundation community of mentors, fellows and scholars.
- The project must include a budget.
- The description, including the budget, should be between 5 and 10 pages; bibliographic references are not required.

  • A summary of the Foundation project (350 words)
  • A list of the Foundation themes to which your work is related to: when completing the online nomination form, nominators will be asked to select the themes to which their candidate’s work is related
  • A two-page biographical backgrounder (see template)
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • Optional: up to three documents that illuminate another facet of your work, notably your interest in taking part in public debate and/or availability to commit fully to collaborative, intersectoral work. Please note that no other supplementary materials will be accepted. The three optional documents may include:

- Brief documents illustrating the broad strokes of a research-creation or participatory action-research project: the materials must be available online if they are audio, video, audiovisual or multimedia documents. Please note that you will not be able to upload these documents to our portal. In lieu of the documents, please complete and upload this form to the Foundation portal with the nomination file.
- Significant publications (scientific articles or book chapters, policy briefs)
- Testimonials from a third party
- Newspaper articles

   

For the Visiting fellowship:

  • A two-page biographical backgrounder (see template)
  • Your current curriculum vitae
  • Two documents to be prepared in conjunction with the host university (mandatory):

- Outline of your plans while in residence at the host university that indicates how the university plans to incorporate you into its academic activities during the minimum one-year tenure
- A statement outlining how the fellowship will benefit you and the host university

  • A list of the Foundation themes your work is related to: when completing the online nomination form, nominators will be asked to select the themes to which their candidate’s work is related
  • If you are proposing a project: a detailed project description (See example 1 and example 2).

- The Foundation project is a three-year undertaking initiated by a fellow that is in line with one or more of the Foundation's four themes and engages the Foundation community of mentors, fellows and scholars.
- Preference will be given to projects that provide details on how the candidate proposes to work with members of the Foundation community.
- The description, including the budget (see below), should be between 5 and 10 pages; bibliographic references are not required.

  • If you are proposing a project: a project summary (350 words)
  • If you are not proposing a project: a letter outlining your anticipated contribution to the Foundation's community
  • A budget detailing the planned use of the visiting fellowship.

Up to C$150,000 will be available to the fellow's home university (the total value of the fellowship is C$225,000). The C$150,000 may be used for the following:
- salary support
- work and research expenses, including costs associated with the Foundation project, if proposed (the cost of travel and accommodation for the fellow at Foundation events will be paid from the funds on account at the Foundation)
- hospitality and lodging costs

  • Optional: up to three documents that illuminate another facet of your work, notably your interest in taking part in public debate and/or availability to commit fully to collaborative, intersectoral work. Please note that no other supplementary materials will be accepted. The three optional documents may include:

- Brief documents illustrating the broad strokes of a research-creation or participatory action-research project: the materials must be available online if they are audio, video, audiovisual or multimedia documents. Please note that the nominator will not be able to upload these documents to our portal. In lieu of the documents, please complete this form and ask the nominator to upload it to the Foundation portal with the nomination file. 
- Significant publications (scientific articles or book chapters, policy briefs)
- Testimonials from a third party
- Newspaper articles

 

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  Your nominator will have until December 4, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. (EST) to submit your application online via the Foundation portal.

 

What are my commitments as a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation fellow?

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  I agree to undertake the proposed project (where applicable).

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  I agree to contribute at least 15 days over the three years of the project to the Foundation's intellectual leadership.

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  I agree to take part in the Foundation's annual events (Summer Institute, conference).

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  I agree to work on research with community members.

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  I agree to submit an annual report of my activities.

 

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