Opportunities for scholars to connect with the public abound, whether via social media, blogs, web sites, electronic publications, and public lectures, or through traditional scholarly journals and publications. Concordia University is integrating its nine Strategic Directions to guide us through the next decade, an initiative that will enable us to reconnect with our city, our province, our country, and our world.
Every year, several hundred doctoral students who are highly qualified experts in fields ranging from art history to industrial engineering, graduate from Concordia.
How can we ensure that our doctoral students are prepared to connect to and share their knowledge with their wider communities? How can we impart the benefits of educating our doctoral students in highly specialized areas? How can we demonstrate the value that our doctoral students bring to our city, and our world?
With these questions in mind, and in furthering our commitment to bridging the expertise of our top doctoral students and our society, we have partnered with The Montreal Gazette to launch the Concordia University Public Scholars Program. The aim of the program is to create a cohort of students from various disciplines who will actively engage with our wider community and share the significance of their emerging research that is their passion.
Public Scholars will build professional networks and create employment opportunities for themselves and other PhD candidates. Scholars will receive a $10,000 award and become the face of graduate education at Concordia University.
How to apply to this program
Applications for the 2020-21 academic year will open in the Fall.