Science Fellowship 2018

Recognizing an outstanding researcher or innovator in Northern Alberta

The awardee will be an individual early in their career who has demonstrated outstanding contributions to science, technology, mathematics, medicine, or engineering. Contributions can take one or more of many forms, including research, teaching, entrepreneurship, communications, and innovation.  The award recipient will be recognized at TELUS World of Science - Edmonton's annual LUMEN event, given a monetary award, provided a professional development scholarship, and will participate in several TELUS World of Science - Edmonton events during the year. 

Each year, the Edmonton Space & Science Foundation selects one outstanding researcher or innovator based in Northern Alberta to be the recipient (the Fellow) of the TELUS World of Science - Edmonton Science Fellowship Award. As the individual’s work is considered noteworthy and therefore of interest to the public, the Fellow will participate in the Beakerhead Science Communication Program or TELUS World of Science - Edmonton’s Research Zone program. This participation will contribute to the professional development and science communication skills of the Fellow.

As a public ambassador for the scientific community, the Fellow will participate in outreach activities that disseminate his or her work. Over the course of one calendar year from the date of receiving the award, the Fellow will participate in a minimum of two additional outreach events.

Fellowship Criteria

Candidates who qualify for the TELUS World of Science - Edmonton Science Fellowship Award must meet the following criteria:

  • In the early stages of their career (under the age of 40 by the submission deadline)
  • Based in Northern Alberta (home residence is north of 52 degrees)
  • Work in any field of science, technology, mathematics, medicine, or engineering in alignment with TELUS World of Science - Edmonton ’s Mission and Strategic Goals
  • Outstanding achievements in one or more of research, teaching, entrepreneurship, communications, and innovation

Fellowship Recognition

  • Monetary award of $5,000 CAD
  • Recognition of Fellow’s contribution(s) through the promotion of their work by TELUS World of Science - Edmonton  and the Edmonton Space & Science Foundation
  • Participation in the Beakerhead Science Communication Program or TELUS World of Science - Edmonton ’s Research Zone program (including fees, travel, accommodations, and meals, up to $3,000)

Application Process

Candidates can apply themselves or be nominated. All candidates must include a completed application form (twose.ca/science-fellowship-nomination-form)

Applications are received until October 15, 2017.

Applications must include two letters of reference. These letters must be received no later than 2 weeks after submission deadline and address the following:

  • Description of the candidate’s contribution(s)
  • Discussion of why these contribution(s) are outstanding
  • Comments as to why the candidate is passionate about, and how the candidate has shared, their work
  • How recognition as a TELUS World of Science - Edmonton  Science Fellowship will benefit the candidate and the Northern Alberta scientific community

Letters must be no longer than two pages. Email to apg@twose.ca with the subject line “TWOSE Science Fellowship: nominee's name”

TELUS World of Science - Edmonton values a culture of diversity and inclusion and therefore encourages applications for any qualified candidate.

Current TELUS World of Science – Edmonton paid employees are not eligible to apply (Note that TWOSE volunteers, which are unpaid, may apply). Similarly, immediate family of the ESSF Science Fellow Selection Committee will not be considered for this Fellowship.