Nominate a fellow

How do I nominate a candidate for a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation fellowship?

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  Only a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation fellow, mentor or scholar or an official with a Canadian university (e.g.: president or vice-president of research) can nominate candidates.

2

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

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  When the competition opens, complete your personal information form via the Foundation’s online portal.

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  If you are eligible, you will receive your username and password within 48 business hours (check your spam folder).

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Prepare your detailed letter of nomination, which should outline how the candidate meets the Foundation’s regular fellowship selection criteria or the visiting fellowship selection criteria highlighting especially:

  • How the candidate’s intellectual acumen and creative thinking meets the highest international standards in her/his discipline;
  • The candidate’s ability to communicate with other original thinkers and the general public;
  • The candidate’s ability to engage in an interdisciplinary and collaborative way with non academic sectors;
  • The ways in which the fellowship would enable the candidate to advance her or his work;
  • The ways in which the fellowship would enable the candidate to contribute to the her/his field; and
  • The candidate's commitment to work on issues related to one or more of the Foundation's four themes

In general, the letter of nomination should be three to five pages long, but there is no template. The letter should be addressed to the president of the Foundation. Please include the letter of nomination in the nomination package described below (step 6).

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  Complete the online application form, with the following documents supplied in PDF format by the candidate:
   

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 project (350 words)
  • A list of the Foundation themes the candidate's 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 on the candidate (see template)

  • The candidate’s current curriculum vitae
  • Optional: up to three documents that illuminate another facet of the candidate's work, notably his/her 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 on the candidate (see template)

  • The candidate’s current curriculum vitae
  • Two documents to be prepared in conjunction with the candidate (mandatory):

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

  • A list of the Foundation themes the candidate's 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 the candidate is 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 the candidate is proposing a project: a project summary (350 words)
  • If the candidate is not proposing a Foundation project: a letter outlining the candidate’s 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 the candidate's work, notably his/her 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

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  Once the application is complete, submit it online via the Foundation's portal by December 4, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. (EST).

 

Once the candidate has been nominated, what is the selection process?

When nominations close, the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation fellows are selected through a rigorous selection process that involves the following steps:

1

  The file review and selection process takes place from December to April and may include an interview stage.

2

  The Application and Nomination Review Committee approves the recommended applications.

3

  The Foundation Board of Directors gives final approval.

 

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