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APPLICATION / SELECTION PROCESS


1. Recruitment 

All fellow opportunities will be announced and advertised by a designated Fellowship Selection Committee with a staff representative from each participating department.


2. Applications Submission 

In order to be considered, applications must be complete and submitted by the application due date. Applications must consist of the following: (a) Resume; (b) Letter of Interest (limit: one page); (c) Supervisor Signature of Support.

Individuals who are interested in more than one fellowship opportunity:

  • Will be asked to numerically rank fellowship preferences on the application.
  • Need only submit one Resume.
  • A Letter of Interest must be submitted for each fellowship opportunity.


3. Application Screening

A designated selection committee in each sponsoring campus department will review all applicable fellowship applications. They will be carefully evaluated based on the following criteria:

(a) How an applicant’s professional experience has uniquely prepared them to benefit from and achieve the learning outcomes for the fellowship;

  • Application contains sufficient information and makes a good case: complete application packet, relevant professional experience, convincing letter of interest, strong supervisor reference.

(b) How the fellowship may contribute to an applicant’s professional development goals;

  • Potential for the employee’s growth and career development convincingly explained in Statement of Interest and supervisor reference.

(c) How the sponsoring department will benefit from the skills, experience, and knowledge of the applicant. What is potential for future collaboration or partnership?

  • Potential for the sponsoring department to benefit from the candidate’s skills, experience and knowledge convincingly explained in Statement of Interest and supervisor reference. The potential for future collaboration or partnership is explained.

The application screening will result in one of the following:

(a) A phone call or e-mail from the sponsoring campus department to inform applicants that they have been selected for an informational interview; or

(b) A phone call from the sponsoring campus department notifying applicants that they are no longer under consideration for the fellowship/s.


4. Informational Interview

The formal informational interview is an opportunity for the applicant and sponsoring campus department to discuss the fellowship and the applicant’s professional development goals to determine mutual fit. Applicants will be carefully evaluated during the informational interview based on the following criteria:

(a) How an applicant’s professional experience has uniquely prepared them to benefit from and achieve the learning outcomes for the fellowship;

(b) How the fellowship may contribute to an applicant’s professional development goals and;

(c) How the sponsoring campus department will benefit from the skills, experience, and knowledge of the applicant. What is potential for future collaboration or partnership?


5. Selection

The supervisor from the sponsoring department will make the final selection decision.


6. Notification

The supervisor from the sponsoring department will notify all candidates interviewed of their status.