The objective of this fellowship is to further the Faculty of Arts’ strategic priority of advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion on campus and in wider communities. The fellowship recognizes a leader in research, creation, and/or teaching who aims in their work to create significant and sustainable change for equity-deserving groups, including women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2S+ communities. During the year of the award, the scholar will undertake impactful scholarly, creative, teaching, and/or community-engagement activities with clear outcomes toward these aims. The successful recipient will present their work and its impact at a public lecture, performance, or exhibition organized by the Faculty of Arts at the end of the fellowship’s term.
The fellowship is awarded on an annual basis. It is valued at $15,000. The award’s tenure is 12 months.
If a portion of the award is intended to be used to obtain release from teaching, the application must include a letter of support from the applicant’s Department Head or School Director.
The deadline for applications is June 1.
Eligibility to Apply
- The successful applicant will have a strong record of research, creative, and/or teaching development activities that focus on members of one or more equity-deserving groups, including women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2S+ communities.
- Applicants will be expected to describe the challenges and barriers to inclusion for the equity-deserving groups in their research, creative, or teaching activities; demonstrate how proposed interventions will have a positive impact within these groups; and/or celebrate or promote achievements in traditionally marginalized communities or of individuals within these communities.
- Projects forming part of a long-standing research, creative, or teaching program, and those constituting a new direction will be considered for this fellowship.
- Individuals holding continuing academic appointments (tenured or tenure-track) in the Faculty of Arts are eligible.
- A final written report will be presented to the Dean or delegate within 3 months of the end of the fellowship’s term.
- The successful recipient will be expected to present the outcomes from the fellowship-related work in a form of a public presentation (e.g., public talk, performance, or exhibition). The public presentation will normally take place towards the end of the term of the fellowship and be organized in coordination with the Office of the Dean.
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