Candidates are assessed on the basis of the following criteria. Candidates’ experiences should demonstrate these competencies. Referees are asked to address these criteria in their letters of reference.
Candidates are selected by a committee comprised of Operation Black Canada (OBVC) Board and advisory members, and representatives from Brock and Ryerson Universities.
Eligible candidates must apply using the secure online 1834 Fellowship application system. Each candidate will be asked to submit the following documents to support their application:
All applications are strictly private and confidential.
Candidates are selected by a committee comprised of OBVC Board and advisory members, representatives from Brock and Ryerson Universities.
The Selection Committee will review all applications completed by the January 31st submission deadline. All supporting references must be submitted by February 6th at the latest in order for an application to be considered complete. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure their application is complete.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews in February or early March. All candidates will be notified about their application status by the end of March.
There is no cost to participate in the fellowship. Long distance travel and accommodations cost will be covered.
The Fellowship will be 9 months each year. March to December.
In year 1, the fellowship was held in Ontario. In year 2, the fellowship will be held in Quebec and Nova Scotia.
Yes, all Fellows are expected to attend the scheduled mixers and one-week residency in person.
Fellows are 18-25 years old at the start of the program.
The program in the first year was offered only in English. It will be offered in French in the second year.
No, fellows will not be paid, but travel and accommodations will be covered.