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Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology IBET PhD Fellowship




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*Student Visa applicants are not eligible for this fellowship.
Educational Information
Input your institution name, name of program, and duration (e.g. 08-2016 to 11-2017).
Educational Information
Name of Institution*Name of Program/Degree Type*Duration*
Prior or Current Scholarships & Other Awards
Award Information
Name of Award*Type of Award*Location of Tenure*Period Held*
Professional and Personal Development Activities
Describe your volunteer and work experience, entrepreneurship activities, etc.
Activity Details
Position Held*Roles and Experiences*Organization/Department*Dates of Activity/Work*
Supporting Information
Describe your research project with your prospective (or current) supervisor.
Explain why you are an excellent candidate for this award (ex. intellectual curiosity, perseverance, leadership in the community and in academia). Include a description of how your experience as an Indigenous/Black student has influenced your academic journey thus far and will influence you in your future program of study? Speak to delays if activities may have interfered with scholastic achievements.
Letter of Recommendation
Recommendation from a community member (academic or non-academic) that outlines why they support the applicant seeking consideration for the Fellowship. Acceptable recommendations can be provided by diverse communities/organizations; for example: community/society leaders, teachers/professors, guidance/academic counselors, mentors, or professionals. The letter of recommendation should be typed in 12-point font and not exceed 1000 words.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Applicants may request an oral recommendation for those referees with accessibility issues or Elders. Applicants must provide the name, phone number and best times to reach their referee. McMaster Engineering staff will make two attempts to reach the referee and transcribe their recommendation for the selection committee. This time must be between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm EST, Monday-Friday and no later than two weeks after the program application deadline. Organizations with letterhead may not request an oral interview. Would you prefer an oral recommendation be made on your behalf (in lieu of a letter):
Other Documentation
Attached scanned copies of official transcripts.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg png pdf doc docx.
Attach an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.

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Important Note:  Awardees will be subject to the Faculty’s major scholarship policy.  This means that the research and department scholarship received will be reduced by $2500 per term while receiving the IBET fellowship.