As leading academics with expertise on the given theme of their Scientific Cycle, Fellows lead learning sessions on this subject at our Institutes of Engaged Leadership, equipping Scholars with a greater understanding of key issues and how leadership can address them. They also help train Scholars regarding other aspects of Engaged Leadership within and beyond academia, based on their specific skills and expertise.
NOTE: Due to the situation stemming from COVID-19, the format of forthcoming events will be adapted in accordance with national and local restrictions. Some small in-person gatherings may take place, if conditions allow. Otherwise, the Foundation will continue to engage its community through digital events.
Professors with expertise on subjects relevant to the Scientific Cycle
• Professors with expertise on subjects relevant to the Scientific Cycle ;
• Record of excellence in teaching and academic mentoring, as well as interest in experiential learning and innovative teaching methods
• Evidence of the sustained quality and impact of research achievements within and/or beyond the academic community
• Demonstrated leadership as public educators (for instance through media engagement)
• Interest and ability in leadership development
• Availability to participate in at least one Institute of Engaged Leadership during the first year of the three-year term.
We recruit our Fellows through a process of research and recommendation focused on leading academics with a demonstrated ability to teach the intricacies of the theme in an academic context and to the wider public. Shortlisted candidates are assessed and interviewed by members of the Application and Nomination Review Committee (ANRC), who make final recommendations for Fellow candidates to the Board of Directors.
The Foundation is committed to ensuring diversity among its Fellows, including in terms of perspectives, gender, language, Indigenous belonging, race/ethnicity, and regional representation.
The Foundation has partnered with Fulbright Canada to offer an exciting Fellowship opportunity for academics based in the United States: the Fulbright Canada-Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellowship Program / Joint Chair in Contemporary Public Policy.
Fellows taking up the Joint Chair in Contemporary Public Policy will have the opportunity to participate, beginning in September 2021, in a 4-month residential exchange at a Canadian University. Note: the timing of this exchange may be flexible due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Visiting Fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in the Foundation’s events, including the Institutes of Engaged Leadership. Other benefits of the Fellowship include a generous grant and travel allowance, as well as eligibility to apply for Fulbright Canada alumni grants to take on community projects.
Learn more about this joint Fellowship opportunity and the application guidelines here.