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Founding Fellows

The MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance at Dalhousie University invites expressions of interest from those who wish to become Founding Fellows.  The two-year appointment will start in July 2018 and will end in June 2020.

The Institute is at its early stages; the Founding Fellows will play an important role in shaping and raising the profile of the Institute’s agenda, and ensuring the Institute becomes the ‘go-to’ place for policy discussion and analysis regionally and nationally.  We welcome expressions of interest from those who would be excited about joining the Institute at this early and important stage.

Who can submit an expression of interest: Tenured or Tenure-track Faculty members from any faculty at Dalhousie University.
Research area: Research area must be related to one of the MacEachen Institute’s research themes.
Appointment term: Appointments will be for a 2-year term, beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2020.
Award / Support:

Founding Faculty Fellows will receive compensation of up to $4,000 allocated as follows:

  • $1,000 per year for research assistance.

In addition, Founding Fellows will be remunerated for the completion of events and/or written work intended to advance and raise the profile of an important policy issue for up to a total of $2,000 during the duration of the fellowship. This can include:

  • $1,000 for completing an activity such as organizing a panel or a roundtable discussion on a specific policy issue attended by a mix of academics, practitioners, students, researchers.


  • $1,000 for written work published in a quality popular medium (e.g., a national op-ed)
Application deadline: Friday March 30th, 2018


Founding Faculty Fellows are expected to increase the research outputs of the Institute and contribute to the goals and profile of the Institute by:

  • Applying for research grants
  • Authoring papers
  • Participating in and organizing events and media engagements
  • Contributing to the Institute’s online and social media presence through blog posts, thought pieces or policy briefs
  • Support the Institute in its communication and promotion of activities by sharing event notices and social media content and suggesting contacts for event invitations
  • Participate in the life of the Institute by attending Institute events
  • Provide permission to be listed on the Institute’s website

How to submit an expression of interest

Submit an expression of interest that includes the following:

  • A current CV
  • A one page description of how your research priorities align with the Institute
  • An one page outline of what you would deliver in the first year of the two-year appointment

Submit your expression of interest electronically to mipp@dal.ca with the subject line: MacEachen Founding Fellows Expression of Interest.

The MacEachen Institute expects to appoint four Founding Fellows for the 2-year term beginning July 1, 2018.