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Peace and Reconciliation Centre

Fellowship for Community-based Intellectuals/Activists/Artists

The Fellowship for Community-based Intellectual/Activists/Artists is designed to support the scholarly and/or artistic activities of intellectuals/artists/activists who are based in their communities (such as Indigenous knowledge keepers, religious/spiritual/faith community leaders, social justice activists, practitioners, NGO leaders, and independent artists, etc…) to allow them to collaborate with a UFV faculty member or academic unit on either a creative scholarly and/or artistic project, or a major grant application.

  • Term: 1 year
  • Value: up to $1,500; shared office/creative space in the Collaboratorium at the Chilliwack Campus
  • Deadline: Ongoing; applications will be accepted and adjudicated until funding has been exhausted.


Artists, representatives of ethnic/religious/service (and other) community organization, and activists/intellectuals/artists and others who are not employed by a university, and especially people whose training and education have come from non-academic sources and followed non-academic pathways. Fellows must be sponsored by a faculty member or academic unit at UFV.


  • Within one year, the successful applicant will work with communication staff in PARC to submit a social media or news article highlighting the achievements accomplished with the funding.
  • The visiting Fellow will spend a minimum of one week working on campus and contributing to, and participating in, the academic activities of faculty and students.
  • Within one year the successful applicant will submit a maximum one-page final report highlighting the outcomes and results of the fellowship.
  • Acknowledge UFV in any resulting research, scholarly, or artistic work outcomes (e.g. publications, exhibits etc).

Application process

  • A maximum two-page letter of nomination by a UFV faculty member explaining:
    1. the project that the nominee intends to undertake,
    2. how and why the nominee is well positioned to undertake and complete the project, and
    3. then outline how this project fits with the theme of peace and reconciliation.
  • A descriptive title and a summary of the proposed project in layman’s terms (150 words maximum) for use in UFV communication and promotion.
  • A maximum one-page letter from the nominee indicating that they approve and accept their nomination and are willing and able to undertake the terms of the aware as outlined in the nominator’s letter. Please note, the nominee letter may also include a supplemental portfolio showcasing their past works.

Adjudication criteria

The Adjudication Committee will be guided by a desire to recognize applications that are poised to make a significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge through research, scholarly and artistic work within any disciplinary or inter-disciplinary field and that contributes to the broad goal of promoting peace and reconciliation among and between people, organizations, and nations.

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