The Michelle Pockey Leadership Award has been created to recognize Michelle Pockey, an exceptional female leader in our community. As a prominent lawyer and community activist, Michelle dedicated herself to making a positive difference in the world – from energy, mining, environmental, and Indigenous legal issues, to increasing the economic success and impact of women. With her vision, she co-founded the Professional Women’s Network in 1997, and the Professional Aboriginal Women’s Network in 2016. She worked tirelessly for 20 years advocating to advance women in business, law, Indigenous and non-traditional sectors. She was an inspiration for others every day of her life until her passing from cancer in June 2016.
About the Award
The Michelle Pockey Leadership Award will give first priority to an Indigenous woman, a single mother, or a woman facing economic hardship. Second priority will be given to a woman pursuing law, justice, Indigenous, or environmental studies. The award is intended to support her tuition, housing, or childcare in the pursuit of post-secondary education, which will advance her leadership and long-term career prospects.
To help support Michelle’s legacy and advance other women along their leadership journeys, donations to the Michelle Pockey Leadership Award can be made below. Your generosity enables us to elevate the visibility, influence and contribution of women leaders across the province.
For more information, please see: https://theminervafoundation.com/michellepockey/
|Value||Up to $5,000|
|Application Deadline||Minimum of two months before start of activity|
|How to Apply||See below|
|Application Form||Terms and Conditions of Applying Form (form-fillable)|
|For More Information||See below|
What is the purpose of the award?
The Aboriginal Ambassadors in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Award (AANSEA) aims to engage Aboriginal students and fellows in promoting interest and participation in the natural sciences and engineering by visiting Canada’s Aboriginal communities and schools and sharing their research and education experiences or participating in science promotion events and activities.
Are you eligible to hold an award?
To be eligible, you must:
- be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
- be an Aboriginal person;*
- be registered full-time in a degree program in the natural sciences or engineering (NSE) at an eligible institution or be employed at an eligible institution as a postdoctoral fellow in the NSE;
- have obtained, over the previous years of study (minimum of two academic terms), a cumulative average of at least second class (a grade of “B” or “B-“, if applicable) as defined by your institution.
To be considered for this award, you must submit the following documents:
- a one- to two-page proposal (see below for details);
- a detailed budget which provides estimates for all costs of travel, accommodation and incidental expenses (for example equipment rental, photocopies, etc.);
- a copy of your most recent transcripts (transcripts must show the name of the institution, the program in which you are enrolled, your complete course of study, your marks and the legend explaining acronyms);
- a letter of reference from your supervisor, other faculty member or senior staff at your institution, which attests to your skills and aptitudes for becoming an Aboriginal Ambassador;
- a letter from the Aboriginal community/school you plan to visit confirming the proposed arrangements;
- a copy of documentation confirming your Aboriginal status;
- a signed copy of the Terms and Conditions of Applying Form.
Your proposal must clearly:
- identify your intended audience (high school, community group, etc.) and the projected number of participants;
- discuss the method of engagement (speech, workshop, summer camp, etc.);
- indicate the dates of the outreach activities;
- outline the subject matter you will be presenting or your planned outreach activities, and your intended message;
- include your contact information (telephone, email and personal mailing address).
Applications must be submitted electronically using the Secure Submissions for NSERC’s Innovative Collaborations and Science Promotion Programs. The application must be submitted in Portable Document Format (PDF) as a single document. Keep a copy of the confirmation of receipt.
You must provide NSERC with the following documents within one month of the completion of the activities supported by the award:
- copies of receipts for NSERC-supported expenditures;
- a list of NSERC-supported expenditures with explanatory details;
- a statement signed by you that the costs supported by the award were not covered by another source;
- a letter(s) from the community you visited with feedback on your activity and its impact on the target audience (optional);
- a one-page report on your experience that includes:
- how you promoted interest and participation in the natural sciences and engineering;
- a description of the community you visited and the audience/participants engaged in the science and engineering promotion activity;
- the total number of participants;
- general comments on the success of your activities in your opinion (What worked? What would you do differently next time?);
- suggestions of what NSERC could do to encourage more Aboriginal youth to participate actively and consider careers in the natural sciences and engineering.
The post-activity deliverables must also be submitted in Portable Document Format (PDF) as a single document using the Secure Submissions for NSERC’s Innovative Collaborations and Science Promotion Programs.
What expenses does this award cover?
The award will cover costs associated with the proposed science and engineering promotion activity and Aboriginal community visit. These include costs incurred for your:
- travel (air, rail, car rental, taxi, etc.);
- accommodation (hotel, etc.);
- material and supplies needed for demonstrations or experiments;
- incidental expenses (photocopying, faxes, etc.).
Value of award
The value of the award will be based on the budget proposed in your application, up to a maximum of $5,000. You may hold only one award per fiscal year.
NSERC will review applications using the following criteria:
- impact and reach of the proposal;
- anticipated value to Aboriginal youth and the Aboriginal community;
- feasibility of the proposal.
There are no fixed deadlines for this award. Applications must be made at least two months before the start of a proposed outreach activity. The awards available in a given year will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
Notification of decision
NSERC will notify you of the decision on your application within one month of receiving it.
Before you, as an applicant, can submit your application to NSERC, you must read and agree to the terms and conditions listed on the Terms and Conditions of Applying Form. It is your responsibility to retain a copy of the agreed terms and conditions for your records.
For more information, please see: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/Aboriginal-Autochtones_eng.asp
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS IS OPEN
Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation (CASC) Scholarships
Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) is calling for applications for the three CASC scholarships administered by CMC:
- Alexander Fraser Laidlaw Fellowship (graduate students only) sponsored by Laidlaw Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada;
- Amy and Tim Dauphinee Scholarship (graduate students only) sponsored by Ontario Credit Union Charitable Foundation;
- Lemaire Co-operative Studies Award (undergraduate or graduate students).
In addition to the monetary awards, winners of all three scholarships will be awarded a free one-year membership in the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation (CASC) as well as free registration at the 2018 CASC conference.
The deadline for applications is April 30, 2017.
For more information, please see: http://canada.coop/en/programs/education/casc-scholarships
Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in American Indian Studies, at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow for the 2017-2018 academic year. This fellowship program provides a stipend, a close working association with AIS and campus faculty, and assistance in furthering the fellow’s development as a productive scholar. Applicants should have an ongoing research project that promises to make a notable contribution to American Indian and Indigenous Studies. While concentrating on research, the fellow will teach a course in American Indian Studies. Furthermore, the fellow is expected to participate in the intellectual community of the American Indian Studies Program.
Stipend and Benefits: The Fellowship stipend for the 2017-2018 academic year is $47,476, including health benefits. An additional $5,000 will be provided for the fellow’s research, travel, and related expenses.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree is required. Candidates must have completed all degree requirements by August 15, 2017. Preference will be given to those applicants who have finished their degrees in the past five years. The one-year fellowship appointment period is from August 16, 2017, to August 15, 2018. Upon review, this appointment may be renewable for an additional year.
To Apply: Go to http://go.illinois.edu/AISPostDocFellowshipRegistration and upload materials.
Candidates should address a letter of application to Adrian Burgos, Interim Director of American Indian Studies, providing a thorough description of the research project to be undertaken during the fellowship year, curriculum vitae, two samples of their scholarly writing, and two letters of recommendation.
Applications received by February 10, 2017 will receive full consideration. The review process will continue until the fellowship is filled. For further information, contact Adrian Burgos (email@example.com) or visit the Program’s website at www.ais.illinois.edu.
Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
- This award supports activities such as fieldwork (data collection); research visits to libraries, archives, or universities; course/curriculum development; and international collaborations leading to peer-reviewed publication. Civil Society Scholars are selected on the basis of their outstanding contributions to research or other engagements with local communities, to furthering debates on challenging societal questions, and to strengthening critical scholarship and academic networks within their fields.
The application deadline is March 31st, 2017.
- This fellowship is offered by Michigan State University and the deadline to apply is March 1st, 2017. The award period is July 1st through June 2018. The fellowship provides office space, access to Michigan State University’s outstanding library and computing facilities, connections with American Indian and Indigenous studies faculty, benefits for the year, and a substantial stipend.
The deadline to apply is March 1st, 2017 and the person of contact for this fellowship is Dr. Dylan AT Miner, firstname.lastname@example.org.