Fellowship Program - Summer 2022 Applications - Samuel Centre For Social Connectedness — Samuel Centre For Social Connectedness
Fellowship Program

Summer 2022 Fellowship Applications

Applications are now closed!

The Social Connectedness Fellowship empowers students and recent graduates to carry out innovative research that will inspire local and global action to build community and belonging.

Fellows will have the opportunity to work with a partner organization and conduct research, writing, analysis, and outreach in thematic areas related to social isolation and connectedness.

Leading, Learning and Growing

At the heart of the Social Connectedness Fellowship is a strong supportive community among Fellows, our partners and SCSC. Fellows are considered to be an invaluable part of our movement and accordingly, we spend a lot of time investing in the growth of their capacity and skills as changemakers. At the beginning of the Fellowship, we offer an introductory workshop on the theory and concepts of social isolation and belonging, as well as other workshops to strengthen Fellows’ skills in research, outreach, advocacy, and community engagement.

By the end, Fellows will come away with:

  • An interdisciplinary understanding of social isolation—how it manifests and pathways to overcome it.
  • Multiple opportunities to conduct primary research in a community.
  • Opportunities to lead their own community event, run an advocacy campaign, or propose another creative output.
  • Strengthened skills in research, writing, critical thinking, outreach, leadership, and advocacy.
  • A new network of young trailblazing leaders.
  • Mentorship and support from SCSC, previous Fellows, and partners across a variety of disciplines.

With the support we provide, our Fellows have contributed tremendous resources to SCSC, our partners and the communities we serve. In 2021, we:

To learn more about what you can expect during the Fellowship, check out the 2021 Fellowship overview!


2022 Fellowship: Applications are now closed!

The Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness (SCSC) will be offering 12 different research positions this year with various partners. Each position is different and the details are outlined in the proposals below. Each proposal outlines the partner organization, scope of the research project, key tasks and deliverables, preferred location and any additional requirements of the candidate. Applicants can apply for up to two research proposals through the application form.

2022 Fellowship Projects: