The McConnell Fellowships in Social Innovation are awarded annually to an interdisciplinary team of graduate students who research and support social innovation in Canada, particularly within arenas of social-ecological problems and problems associated with disabilities, in general, and mental health, in particular.
Graduate Student Fellowship Program
SiG@Waterloo will engage six graduate Research Assistants/Project Assistants. This is a new initiative based at the University of Waterloo and is associated with a Canada-wide project to create real change at multiple scales in key areas of social innovation generation. Social Innovation Generation (SiG) is funded by the J.W. McConnell Foundation.
Students can come from any discipline and should be in the last year of a Masters program or any year of a PhD program. They should have some background in
- complex systems and change
- innovation, with particular but not exclusive interest in social innovation
- resilience of social and/or ecological systems.
Students should be interested in the research, its application and its action/policy consequences. Some travel will be required for this position. Those selected will receive an award of $7000/term.
Research/project assistants will be part of a team researching and supporting social innovation in Canada, particularly within arenas of increasing resilience of social-ecological systems and increasing the engagement of vulnerable populations in general and those suffering from mental illness in particular. In addition, research assistants may be required to organize, facilitate and support workshops for academic and social innovators drawn from across the country.
Graduate Studies Database link: http://www.grad.uwaterloo.ca/scholarships/details.asp?sid=1416
The McConnell Fellowship positions have been filled. We are not currently accepting positions. Click here to view the current McConnell Fellows.