Apply for the Jane Glassco Northern Fellowship

The Jane Glassco Northern Fellowship brings together young northerners, aged 25 to 35, who want to build a strong North that benefits northerners. If you are interested in becoming a candidate for the next cohort, we encourage you to browse through our website and download the program brochure to learn more about the Fellowship.

Applications open March 13 for the 2017 - 2019 cohort. Let us know if you would like to receive an alert.
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Who should apply?

To be eligible for the Jane Glassco Northern Fellowship, candidates must be:

  1. Canadian citizens or permanent residents;
  2. Residents or former residents of Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Nunavik or Nunatsiavut;
  3. Interested in professional development, education and lifelong learning, public policy, Indigenous knowledge, northern issues and priorities; and
  4. Fluent in English.

The Jane Glassco Northern Fellowship requires a substantial time commitment from participants. At a minimum, applicants should be prepared to commit to the following:

  1. Traveling, attending and participating in all components of four regional gatherings (5 days, scheduled to fall over a weekend);
  2. Completing assignments at gatherings;
  3. Conducting independent research
  4. Contributing to the completion of a group assignment, including attending small-group meetings (some travel might be required);
  5. Participating in regularly scheduled webinars; and
  6. Maintaining ongoing contact with the Program Manager, Fellows and mentors throughout the duration of the program and thereafter.

Participants may be employed, unemployed, full- or part-time students. Applicants will be required to provide proof of employer or educational institution support of their participation in the Fellowship as a professional development opportunity, and acceptance of the applicant’s commitment to meet Fellowship requirements. Successful candidates will be requested to participate in in-person interviews.

Selection Criteria

Ideal candidates will demonstrate a commitment to the North and to Arctic issues through a combination of life experience, education, work, and volunteer activities. Specifically, candidates are evaluated and selected on the basis of the following criteria, which are weighted equally by the selection committees:

  1. A history of community engagement as demonstrated through volunteering, engagement with aboriginal governments, bands, or non-profit organizations, etc

  2. An interest in public policy and activism as an effective means to positive change

  3. Knowledge of issues facing the North

  4. Demonstration of leadership potential

  5. Ability to fulfill the program requirements and stay engaged in the program for years to come

  6. Overall quality of the application

Applications open March 13 for the 2017 - 2019 cohort. Let us know if you would like to receive an alert.