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Community Fellowships

Purpose: the ICCC recognizes the wealth of expertise and experience that resides outside of the institution’s wall. The ICCC is committed to reaching out to build and sustain partnerships, and to supporting faculty who are engaged in such partnerships. The ICCC Fellowship for Community-based Intellectuals is designed to support the scholarly activities of community-based intellectuals (such as indigenous knowledge keepers, religious/spiritual leaders, social justice activists, practitioners, NGO leaders, artists, etc.) to work in partnership with a Humanities and Fine Arts faculty member on an research/creation project, a major grant application, and/or academic project development.

Term: usually two to ten days (one time renewable)

Value: up to $5000. Shared office space, enhanced opportunities for research networking and exchange, and participation in the broader humanities and fine arts scholarly community. Please note that grants of higher value acknowledge the cost of international travel and visits of longer duration.

Eligibility: Individuals not employed by a university, and especially people whose training and education have come from non-academic sources and followed non-academic pathways. A faculty member, or academic unit, in Humanities and Fine Arts must sponsor the fellow.

Conditions: The successful applicant will:

  • participate actively in relevant programs and activities of the ICCC;
  • give at least one seminar, lecture or public presentation on their work;
  • acknowledge the ICCC in any publications arising from the fellowship; and
  • provide a one-page final report, written by the faculty sponsor and/or the visiting fellow, highlighting the results of the fellowship. Please note that future awards are dependent upon receipt of this report.

Application Procedures: applications must include one copy of each of the following:

  • a letter of recommendation from a Humanities and Fine Arts faculty sponsor, and/or academic unit, explaining how this Fellowship will (1) advance the work of the faculty sponsor/academic unit, and (2) contribute to goals and visions of the ICCC;
  • one additional letter of recommendation for the fellow by a person other than the faculty sponsor;
  • a descriptive title and a summary of the project in layperson's terms (150 word maximum);
  • a detailed description of the project’s objectives, the plans and anticipated outcomes, and a budget for the visit (2 page maximum); and
  • the applicant's CV or resumé.

Application Deadline: There are 4 deadlines per year: September 15, January 15, March 15, and April 15 (or the next working day should the deadline fall on a weekend). Completed applications should be submitted to the ICCC (

Adjudication Criteria: The ICCC Adjudication Committee will be guided by a desire to recognize an individual whose collaboration with a University of Saskatchewan faculty member will make a significant contribution to the advancement of interdisciplinary scholarship in the broadly defined areas of culture and creativity.