SOSCIP - Community Fellowship - Advancing Equity, Diversity & Inclusion through Collaborative Projects


SOSCIP Smart Computing for Innovation


SOSCIP accelerates the adoption of transformative technology through academic-industry partnerships that harness advanced computing to drive innovation. Through the SOSCIP Community Fellowship, we encourage innovators & entrepreneurs from equity-seeking & equity-deserving groups to realize their dreams and ambitions via access to world-class computing platforms & collaboration opportunities with Ontario’s elite colleges, universities, and businesses.

The SOSCIP Community Fellowship is $10,000 awarded to the Academic PI of a successful SOSCIP application.  SOSCIP will award four Community Fellowships through a competitive process.

SOSCIP will waive the access fees for each application that meets all standard SOSCIP eligibility criteria and successfully passes review.  The award is to be only used for project-related HQP salaries.

Special Notes

Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Please submit your proposal, along with an OR-5 Form to

External Deadline

How to Apply

  • Applicants and/or their team members must self-identify as a part of an equity-seeking and equity-deserving group** and/or position their proposed SOSCIP project to address issues related to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion.
  • Projects must be 6 to 12 months.
  • There must be a college, masters, PhD or post-doctoral fellow on the project team.
** Equity-seeking and equity-deserving groups are considered to be: women, Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Métis and Inuit), members of visible minority/racialized groups, persons with disabilities, members of LGBTQ2+ communities, and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas).  Contact SOSCIP to begin your application through the link at the bottom the SOSCIP Community Fellowship webpage.
For Questions, please contact

Email SOSCIP at:


Office of Research

Angela Vuk, Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x55026

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