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Nesting Birds of the World
Nesting Birds of the World
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Science Fellowship

Recognizing an outstanding researcher or innovator in Northern Alberta

The TELUS World of Science – Edmonton Science Fellowship, recognizes an outstanding researcher or innovator based 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 a TELUS World of Science - Edmonton 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 (ESSF) 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 a selected science communication workshop or 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 must give a short talk about their work at the ESSF AGM and one 45 min presentation at another TELUS World of Science - Edmonton event open to the public or to schools.

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 his or her 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; and
  • Outstanding achievements in one or more of research, teaching, entrepreneurship, communications, and innovation.

Fellowship Recognition

  • Monetary award of $5,000;
  • Recognition of Fellow’s contribution(s) through the promotion of his or her work by TELUS World of Science - Edmonton and the ESSF;
  • Participation in a selected science communication workshop or program as valued at up to $3000 (including fees, travel, accommodations, and meals)

Application Process

Candidates can apply themselves or be nominated.

Stay tuned for future applications deadlines

2020 Science Fellow - Dr. Lauren Guillette

Dr. Lauren Guillette (one of our 2020 Science Fellows) and her team at the Animal Cognition Research Group have created a lesson plan and activities about nesting birds. The program is designed to support Topics C and E of Alberta’s Grade 1 science curriculum.

Nesting Birds of the World

An edukit developed by TELUS World of Science Edmonton’s 2020 Science Fellow, Dr. Lauren Guillette

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