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
Why choose FEAS for your PhD
- Translate theory into real-world application: Doctoral students are encouraged by supervisors to test their concepts and theories, by putting them into practice in the real-world.
- Access interdisciplinary programs and research centres: With a focus on cross-discipline knowledge sharing, FEAS makes it easy for doctoral students to access labs, subject matter experts and research from across our engineering and architectural science community – and the broader TMU network.
- Be supported on your research journey: From being connected with industry partners to receiving assistance from graduate-level students and accessing ground-breaking labs for testing, our doctoral students are provided complete support as they pursue their research.
How the IBET Fellowship supports PhD students
- Receive funding for four years: Successful applicants will receive $120,000 paid across four academic years.
- Make lasting-connections with academic and industry leaders: Access IBET’s network of academic, industry and government leaders from across Canada and the STEM community.
- Gain advice and support throughout your academic journey: The IBET Mentorship Program matches Fellows with a mentor that best suits their needs. Mentors provide valuable academic and life advice – helping Fellows navigate the challenges that come with doctorate-level study.
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.
- 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 2023 Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology (IBET) Momentum Fellowship application form can be accessed here, external link.
Application deadline is Friday, June 30th, 2023.
- 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.
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