Apply by Mar 1: Connaught PhDs for Public Impact Fellowship Program

Do you have what it takes to be a public intellectual? Do you want to take your research beyond the lab and the library to a podcast, an op-ed, a TV segment, or a public talk?  

We can help. Apply now to be part of Connaught PhDs for Public Impact Fellowship Program!

The Connaught PhDs for Public Impact Fellowship Program is a core offering from the Centre for Graduate Professional Development. This program aims to support graduate students as they work across academic disciplines, institutions, organizations, and communities to further research, scholarship, and creative practice for the public good.  

Fellows from PhDs for Public Impact will focus on engaging the public through a scholarly agenda. This could involve a range of stimulating activities, from describing their work in a public forum (e.g., in a tweet, a personal blog post, a podcast interview, or an op-ed) to partnering with a school, community organization, or cultural institution (e.g., museum, theatre, archive) in an ongoing two-way exchange of knowledge and practices.  

Program overview: 

  • Fifteen fellows will be chosen every year. 
  • Each fellow will be awarded $12,500 for the year: a $10,000 fellowship to be used as a top up to their stipend and $2,500 towards project expenses, including professional development.  
  • Applicants must be PhD/SJD students at the University of Toronto and must be registered with good academic standing in their programs for the duration of the fellowship. 
  • Fellows will take part in a robust program that will include developmental workshops, mentorship, skill-building opportunities, and an annual showcase of their work.

The deadline for applications is March 1, 2023. The program will begin in September 2023.

For more information on the application process and required materials, please visit the Connaught PhDs for Public Impact webpage. You can also read about our 2022-23 Fellows and their projects on our website.

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