Ingenium-University of Ottawa Fellowship in Gender, Science and Technology

Ingenium's Collections Warehouse

Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation1 invites applications for a Fellowship in Gender, Science, and Technology created in partnership with the University of Ottawa. This position is for a maximum of four months and welcomes graduate students from all Faculties at the University of Ottawa.

The Fellowship provides an excellent opportunity to participate in public history projects as they relate to gender, science, and technology at a national museum, gain valuable heritage and curatorial work experience, and have unique access to collections that contribute to a student’s research interests.

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General Fellowship Information

  • Number of Fellowships available: 2
  • Value: $5,000
  • Duration: A maximum of four months (Ingenium expects a minimum of 150 hours to be completed during this period)
  • Expectations of the Fellow: 
    • Make at least one public presentation relating to the fellow’s research and contribute to the social media efforts of Ingenium
    • Attend Ingenium Acquisition Committee and Collection Development Committee meetings as an observer (approx. 1 per month)
    • Contribute to the curatorial discussions on collection development, exhibition, and research initiatives in the specific subject area of the Fellow’s project. For example, a Fellow may:
      • advise Ingenium curatorial staff on initiatives pertaining to the Fellow’s area of interest
      • in accordance with the Collection Development Strategy, and in cooperation with the pertinent Curator, recommend artifacts or library and archival material for the collection, contribute to acquisition proposals, and respond to questions about proposals at the Acquisition Committee
      • conduct artifact research and contribute to Collection Assessments for collections in pertinent subject areas
      • advise Ingenium staff on, and participate in planning of exhibitions, loans and outreach programming related to pertinent subject areas
      • advise Ingenium staff on, and participate in the selection of artifacts for any digital initiatives related to pertinent subject areas
      • contribute to the dissemination of knowledge about Ingenium’s collection through conducting tours, and organizing workshops in the collection warehouses, subject to availability of support from collection staff after receipt of appropriate notice

1Canada Science and Technology Museum; Canada Aviation and Space Museum; Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

Responsibilities and requirements of the Fellow and Ingenium

Ingenium’s responsibilities and requirements

Ingenium provides the Fellow with:

  • full access to the collection warehouses and the collection database for the purposes described in the Statement of Work
  • training on the collection database and instructions in handling artifacts
  • full access to the library collection including Rare Books, Trade Literature and Archival collections
  • workspace and support to conduct duties described in the Statement of Work

Fellow’s responsibilities and requirements

The Fellow is required to:

  • undergo a security check
  • follow all internal policies, procedures and guidelines
  • adhere to Ingenium’s Values and Ethics Code, when acting on behalf of Ingenium
  • adhere to Ingenium’s directive on conflict of interest, and will complete a Confidential Report, if applicable
  • agree that no part of Ingenium’s collection may be removed from storage facilities or museums without approval of the Director, Curatorial and Director, Collection and Conservation Services
  • follow rules and procedures for artifact handling as stipulated by Collection and Conservation staff
  • respect confidential and private information
  • will recognize the Corporation in any publications based on research supported by Ingenium or conducted as part of this Fellowship
  • be insured by their home institution or possess personal insurance (insurance cannot be provided by Ingenium)


To be eligible for a Fellowship, an applicant must:

  • be a full time student at the University of Ottawa, registered in a Master’s or Doctoral program at the time of the award, as well as during the award period. 
  • have a grade point average of 7.5 

Please note: Equity is a University of Ottawa policy: women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Application process

  1. Peruse Ingenium’s Collection and their Open Archives.
  2. Prepare your application package by including:
  • a completed and signed application form;
  • transcripts;
  • 2 letters of recommendation;
  • curriculum vitae (CV).

     3. Submit your complete application package in one PDF by email to:

Only complete applications will be accepted.

Deadline: February 15, 2018 at noon (12 p.m.)

The successful candidate will be contacted no later than March 12, 2018. 

Evaluation criteria

  • Quality of the Statement of Interest
  • Relevance of the Research project to Ingenium’s Collection
  • Clarity, coherence, relevance and feasibility of the research project
  • Academic excellence and community outreach

Competition timelines

Launch: January 22, 2018
Submission deadline: February 15, 2018
Competition results: no later than February 28, 2018

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