Public Service of Canada Visiting Senior Public Policy Fellowship Program

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a strong dialogue on public policy through the exchange of ideas, the promotion of research and the establishment of partnerships with post-secondary schools of public policy and public policy research institutions.

The Visiting Senior Public Policy Fellowship Program is an opportunity for schools of public policy and public policy institutions to receive a senior Public Service leader (a Deputy Minister or Assistant Deputy Minister), for up to one year, to work together on issues of mutual importance.  

Applying for a fellowship

The Clerk of the Privy Council will issue a call letter to all post-secondary schools of public policy/administration as well as public policy research institutions.

Each institution will be invited to make a proposal, identifying a specific public policy project to which the Fellow could make a valuable contribution. The project proposal should clearly demonstrate:

  • the benefit to both the institution and the Public Service of Canada;
  • the expected role of the Fellow;
  • the expected results to be achieved within the year;
  • the proposed plan to diffuse the knowledge/research at the end of the fellowship; and
  • the desired skills and attributes of the Fellow in taking on this work.  

The deadline for proposals is April 16, 2018.

Selection of the fellowship

The Clerk of the Privy Council will select one successful proposal, based on the public policy objective and the availability of senior leaders in relation to the needs of the project. 

Program costs

The Privy Council Office will assume all costs related to the compensation of the Fellow.  The receiving institution will assume responsibility for any other costs.

Further information or to submit a proposal

Catherine Larose
Senior Advisor, Leadership Development
Senior Personnel Secretariat
Privy Council Office 

59 Sparks St. (Postal Station B) Room 114A
Ottawa, ON. K1A 0A3


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