The University of Windsor has partnered with universities across the province to create a new fellowship to expand the pathways for Indigenous and Black students pursuing doctoral degrees in engineering.
Available to a student admitted into a full-time PhD Engineering program in the Summer or Fall terms each year. This prestigious Fellowship will provide financial support of $30,000 per year ($10,000 X 3 terms) for 4 years (12 terms) provided the student remains registered full-time and in good standing in the program. This funding support ($25,000 from faculty and $5,000 from faculty supervisor) will allow the recipient(s) to pursue advance degrees and undertake both traditional and/ or non-traditional areas of research without incurring financial hardship.
The Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology Momentum (IBET) Fellowship is intended to support Indigenous peoples (First Nations, Inuit and Metis) and Black researchers in achieving the rightful place and respected inclusion in academia at the University of Windsor. This Fellowship is intended to help build and support an equitable environment that is reflective of Canada's population and reconcile the under-representation of Indigenous and Black scholars at the University of Windsor. An integral component of the IBET Momentum Fellowship will be access to mentorship and community-wide support.
- Canadian Citizens or permanent residents of Canada (or have Protected Person status) who self-identifies as a Black or Indigenous (First Nations (Status/Non-Status), Métis, or Inuit as defined in the Canadian Constitution Act 1982) student.
- Awarded on the basis of meeting all admission requirements to the PhD Engineering program with a minimum cumulative average of 80% and described research interest and involvement.
- Students who transfer from an incomplete Master's program to a PhD may also be considered for the Fellowship.
Students interested in applying for this fellowship must submit a completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 1st.