Syme Fellowship Application

Application instructions

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This application form cannot be saved. Please have all required materials ready before you begin your online application and save a copy of these materials for your records.

To submit the online application form applicants must complete the following sections:

Contact information

Provide first and last name, e-mail address, mailing address and phone number

Academic background

Provide level of studies (Master’s or Doctoral), name of program/discipline, name of faculty/school/department, name of university and thesis/project topic. 

Other major awards

Please indicate whether you currently hold or have applied for a salary award (e.g., scholarship, fellowship) by selecting yes/no. Provide the name, amount and duration of the award.

Statement of research interests (maximum 300 words)

Provide a description of your proposed research project for the period during which you will hold the award. Include the research question addressed; study objectives; methodology and study design; and anticipated contribution to the advancement of knowledge. Clearly state how your research interests align with IWH’s Strategic Research Plan and Activities.

This field does not support rich text formatting. It is recommended that you type your content in a simple text editor, then copy and paste it into the text box. Limit to 300 words.

Statement of career objectives (maximum 200 words)

Please describe your anticipated career plans or goals.

This field does not support rich text formatting. It is recommended that you type your content in a simple text editor, then copying and pasting it into the text box. Limit to 200 words.

Transcripts from post-secondary institutions (PDF attachment; max file size 2MB)

Upload scanned up-to-date transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate studies.  Scanned unofficial, student-issued, or web transcripts are permitted. If you have online access to your academic history, you may submit screenshots (print screen/snipping tool) of your web transcript (be sure to choose full academic history).

Current CV (PDF attachment; max file size 2MB)

Upload your current Curriculum Vitae.

Academic references

Provide information about the two (2) referees completing the Academic Reference Forms, including job title, university/department and email address. Referees should be an applicant’s current or recent academic supervisor, academic instructor, thesis committee member, practicum supervisor or equivalent. At least one referee should be the applicant’s current academic supervisor.

Academic Reference Form can be downloaded here.

Upon completion, the referee must send it by e-mail directly to Lyudmila Mansurova at It is applicant’s responsibility to ensure the referees send their completed forms before the application deadline.