December 2, 2017
Trudeau Fellowships Foundation supports exceptional individuals for 3- to 4-year terms with the expectation that they develop and disseminate original and effective public policy proposals in 4 areas: Human Rights and Dignity, Responsible Citizenship, Canada in the World, and People and Their Natural Environment. Fellows are selected, in part, for their originality, courage and commitment to make our country and our global community a better place to live. Program success rate in 2015 was 10% (5/49).
Nominator: President (institutional) or Trudeau Fellow, Mentor or Scholar (regular). There is no limit on the # of nominations the institution may submit each year.
Nominee: 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 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 1 or more of the Foundation’s 4 themes (see above). Note: 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.
Package: 3-5 page letter of nomination on how nominee meets selection criteria and addressing how their work relates to one or more of the Foundation’s themes; project proposal from candidate incl. budget (6-10 pages); project summary; list of relevant Foundation themes; 2-page bio; CV; up to 3 documents that illuminate another facet of candidate’s work e.g. interest in public debate and collaborative work.
Selection: File review may include an interview stage; Application and Review Committee approves recommended applications. Evaluation criteria include the Trudeau Project; commitment to engage the Foundation community; communication and engagement; leadership and innovation; and productivity.
SFU recipients: None.