Call for Applications – 2024-25 Connaught PhDs for Public Impact Program

From: Vina Goghari, Vice-Dean, Research and Program Innovation, School of Graduate Studies  
Date: November 30, 2023
Re: Call for Applications – 2024-25 Connaught PhDs for Public Impact Program       

The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) is pleased to announce the next cycle of applications for the Connaught PhDs for Public Impact Fellowship Program as part of the core offerings of the Centre for Graduate Professional Development. Under the leadership of Vice-Dean, Research and Program Innovation at SGS, this program aims to support PhD students as they make connections outside the university through innovative forms of public scholarly communication. This is an excellent opportunity for PhD students to take their research beyond the academy.   

Connaught PhDs for Public Impact Fellows will focus on engaging the public through a scholarly agenda. This could involve a range of activities, from describing their work in a public forum (e.g., in a personal blog post, a podcast interview, or an op-ed) to partnering with a school, community organization, or cultural institution (e.g., museum, theatre, archive) in an ongoing two-way exchange of knowledge and practices.  

SGS will hold an online information session for students on Wednesday, December 13, from 3 – 4 pm. Please share widely with your PhD students. Those interested in attending are asked to register in advance using the following link: Information Session Registration 

Fellowship applications are due by January 29, 2024. For more information on the program and application requirements, please visit the Centre for Graduate Professional Development website.