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Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology Momentum Fellowship

The Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science (FEAS) recognizes the urgent need to increase opportunities for equity deserving groups in STEM education by removing systemic barriers to participation and increasing representation in all aspects of teaching and research in our universities. As part of our commitment to encourage, mentor, support and enhance the preparation of tomorrow’s leaders, the Faculty is proud to be a partnering university across Canada in offering the IBET Momentum Fellowships to attract PhD applicants who identify as Indigenous or Black. , external link

Through this initiative, FEAS is taking a first step towards changing the landscape of engineering in Canada, creating a pipeline of students who will go on to become changemakers in both industry and education. Alongside financial support, the fellowships will offer recipients access to mentorship, training and networking opportunities, building a robust  professional community across Canada.

Two Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology (IBET) Momentum Fellowships, valued at $30,0001 per year, are available annually for doctoral students registered full-time in the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science. Applicants must self-identify as Indigenous or Black and be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada. The Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science Graduate Awards Committee, chaired by the Associate Dean, Graduate Studies, will consider applicants for this fellowship based on information provided in the student’s award application, and graduate program application. 

 1 $25,000 IBET scholarship and $5,000 supervisor contribution

The IBET Momentum Fellowship provides financial support, access to mentorship, training and networking opportunities for up to two full-time FEAS PhD students. The successful applicant(s) will receive $120,000 paid across 4 academic years; $25,000 per year from the fellowship in addition to $5,000 per year from their supervisor for a maximum of 4 years.

To be considered for this award, students will need to demonstrate certain eligibility requirements. Successful candidates must meet the following criteria: 
  • Applicants must self-identify as Indigenous or Black;
  • Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or have permanent residency status in Canada;
  • Applicants must meet the minimum admission requirements in their chosen Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science PhD program; 
  • Must have applied for Spring or Fall admission, opens in new window into the first year of a PhD program in the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science;

The new 2022 Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology (IBET) Momentum Fellowship application form can be accessed here, external link, opens in new window.

Application deadlines are as follows: 

  • 1st round of applications are due March 31st, 2022
  • 2nd round of application are due June 30th, 2022, if spot(s) remain after the 1st round of applications
  • Fellowship recipients must remain registered full time in their doctoral program in the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science. 
  • Recipients must maintain good academic standing in their PhD program for the duration of the fellowship to  remain eligible. 
  • Recipients will be required to submit annual reports on their progress for use in promotion and donor stewardship activities and attend an annual celebration of the fellowship program. 
  • The IBET Fellowship can only be held by a student enrolled in a PhD program in the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science. If a recipient of the IBET Fellowship transfers out of the PhD program they will not continue to receive it
  • The FEAS Graduate Awards Committee, chaired by the Associate Dean, Graduate Studies, will select recipients on the basis of information provided in their award application, graduate program application and any relevant supplementary information. 
  • Successful applicant(s) will be informed by email, in advance of a faculty announcement. 

2021 Recipients

If you have any questions, please email feasgrad@ryerson.ca