Call for Applications – Science Leadership Program

From: Molly Shoichet, Senior Advisor to the President on Science and Engineering Engagement
Date: December 3, 2015
Re: Call for Applications – Science Leadership Program

The Science Leadership Program (SLP) is a transformational 2+ day workshop designed to give faculty members the tools they need to be better communicators and more effective leaders, both on and off the University campus.

Joined by colleagues from the University of Toronto and other Canadian universities, faculty members are invited to participate in a series of hands-on training sessions on communications, outreach, and leadership in research. Internationally renowned experts in science communication and science leadership will deliver a series of sessions and panel discussions.

The workshop will begin on April 13, 2016 with a reception at 4:00pm and end with a group dinner on April 15, 2016.

Applicant Criteria: The Science and Leadership Program is seeking outstanding academic scientists, engineers, and social scientists from U of T and other research-intensive Canadian universities with the following characteristics:

  • Excellence in scientific/engineering/medical research and teaching;
  • Passion and capacity to exercise leadership and enthusiasm for communicating science;
  • Interest, willingness, and appropriate professional position to engage with stakeholders;
  • Commitment to participate fully in the training program and follow-up activities as an SLP fellow.

Application Deadline: January 11, 2016

Application Form and Additional Information:


About SLP
The Science Leadership Program aims to build a network of top researchers across U of T and other research-intensive universities in Canada, who are passionate about science leadership and communication. Now in its fourth year, the SLP is directed by Molly Shoichet, Senior Advisor on Science and Engineering Engagement to President Gertler, University of Toronto, and the SLP Steering Committee. Financial support for the SLP is provided by the Connaught Fund, and Science and Engineering Engagement (SEE).