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Call for CERI Collaborative Fellowship in Education Research


-To support and mentor Schulich faculty to develop education research careers

-To promote new collaborative research partnerships between CERI scientists and Schulich faculty

-To strengthen CERI’s existing research programs by diversifying research contexts


-CERI will offer competitive Collaborative Fellowship awards to support Schulich faculty in one of two models:

                     1.Research fellowship: support for 1 day/week for 2 years, plus research operating funds

          >Research fellowships are intended for MD or PhD faculty at Schulich who are not currently enrolled in graduate training in education research

  2. Doctoral training fellowship: support for 2 days/week for 2 years, plus research operating funds 

>Doctoral training fellowships are intended for faculty at Schulich who are enrolled in PhD level training in education research

-A selection committee of 4 members will conduct selection process and make recommendations to the Director

-Application will include a CV, a 2-page written submission describing how the candidate meets the qualifications, and a letter of support from Department Chair. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed.

-Applications are due by January 30th, 2017, for a fellowship start on September 1st, 2017.


-All Schulich faculty, including those in Medicine, Dentistry and the Basic Sciences, are eligible to apply

-Applicants for the Research fellowship will have an advanced degree (MEd, MHPE, PhD) or significant, ongoing involvement in education research demonstrated by their curriculum vitae

-Applicants for the Training fellowship will be enrolled in a relevant doctoral program

-All applicants will demonstrate a well-articulated plan for collaborative partnership with an existing CERI research program

-All applicants will demonstrate a clear plan and leadership support to free up the required time to participate in the fellowship

-All applicants will demonstrate required matching funds from their department



-CERI will provide 40K annually to be used for fellow salary and research operating start up

-Matching funds of 20K annually (1 day/week Research fellowship) and 40K annually (2 day/week Doctoral Training fellowship) are required from the department or division.



CERI will:

Fellows will:

Departments will:

-Provide research mentorship through a primary CERI Scientist as well as the broader CERI community

-Offer training in data collection and analysis skills, methodological approaches and theoretical development of ideas

-Offer administrative support with procedures such as grant writing and REB applications

           >Provide office space

           >Provide national and international                       networking opportunities

-Spend their fellowship day(s) at CERI, in office space provided

-Develop research projects that extend the programmatic efforts of a CERI scientist

-Write operating/research grants

-Prepare abstracts and manuscripts for peer- review submission

-Participate fully in CERI regular scholarly activities, including weekly seminars, visiting professor events and colloquia

-Contribute to CERI MHPE by serving on supervisory committee or lecturing in on-site Units

-Support the fellow by ensuring protected CERI time

-Develop an ongoing role for the fellow as an education researcher/scholar after completion of the fellowship