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ELATE Application

The online application is currently available for the 2017-18 Fellowship year. Please review the information below and read our Application Preview [PDF] and Application User Guide [PDF] before accessing the online application system.

If you are interested in applying to ELATE for the year 2017-18, or in nominating a fellow, please send an email to elate@drexel.edu.

2017-2018 ELATE Program Flyer [PDF].

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Information for Applicants

For more information on ELATE and the application process, please review these resources:

Contact us at ELATE@drexel.edu or 215.895.0997 with any additional questions.

Application Requirements

  • Applicants must hold a full-time faculty appointment at rank of full professor (including professor of practice) or tenured associate professor in a university or college program focusing on the STEM fields, and have had some experience in personnel and budget management.
  • Applicants must be nominated by a senior official within their college or school, usually the dean or provost. We strongly suggest that each applicant discuss her application with her nominator before applying. Each institution is limited to two applicants. Please contact us at ELATE@Drexel.edu or at 215.895.0997 if you have questions about who should serve as nominator.
  • Applicants must have TWO (2) recommendations. One must come from a direct supervisor, and the other from a senior colleague (preferably from outside her home department). A nominator cannot also be a recommender. If the applicant’s direct supervisor is her nominating dean, then the applicant’s recommendations must come from two other individuals, one of whom is senior to the applicant.
  • Note that those who are re-applying to ELATE must add a cover letter to the required CV with an update of accomplishments since the last application.

Application Process

  • Applicants initiate the process of inviting nominators and recommenders to submit their materials as part of the online application. The system will generate an email containing a unique link that will allow nominators and recommenders to access the application. We encourage applicants to enter the system early in order to start an application and to invite nominators and recommenders. Applicants can save and exit the application after the invitation screen and return to complete it at a later time.
  • The portion of the application completed by the applicant herself, including an attached current CV and published work. ELATE will send electronic notification when this portion of the application is complete.
  • Nominations and recommendations are constructed as short essays to describe the candidate’s qualifications and institutional support. Essays may be initiated in the online system as soon as the invitation is received. ELATE will send electronic notification when recommendations and nominations are complete.

A strong candidate application presents evidence for leadership potential. This includes:

  • Description of leadership experiences that have included strategic risk-taking.
  • A track record of formal and informal professional development, including mentoring and program participation outside her specialty field.
  • Rationale for seeking leadership roles and a realistic assessment of likely internal and external leadership opportunities over the five years following the fellowship program.

Please take the time to read through our Application User Guide [PDF] Application Preview [PDF] before entering the online application system.

2017–2018 Tentative Program Schedule

May 7–Aug 3, 2017 Complete self-assessments, assigned readings, and online assignments with Learning Community
Aug 4–11, 2017 Attend Session I (in Philadelphia, PA)
Aug 14–Nov 9, 2017 Work on group and independent projects
Nov 10–16, 2017 Attend Session II (in Philadelphia, PA)
Nov 16–Mar 1, 2018 Work on group and independent projects
Mar 2–8, 2018 Attend Session III (in Philadelphia, PA), including the Leaders Forum (Mar 7) with deans/provosts

Fees and Additional Costs

The early-bird registration fee is $9,250 (post marked on or by December 15, 2016). The regular registration fee is $9,750 (post marked on or by January 15, 2017). The ELATE’s program fee covers 19 days in session, distance learning activities throughout the fellowship year, course materials, conference site expenses, special events and one night’s lodging for the fellow’s dean/provost at the Leaders Forum in March.

In addition to the program fee, the sponsoring institution is responsible for travel as well as lodging and conference site meals (approximately $325/day plus tax for each session), and some other meals. Travel for deans/provosts attending the Leaders Forum is the responsibility of the sponsoring institution. Meeting materials and meals are provided for Forum participants.

Information for Nominators

Nomination Requirements

  • A school may nominate up to two (2) candidates and must be prepared to support however many of its applicants are accepted.
  • Nominations can only be made senior official within an applicant’s college or school, usually the dean or provost. Please contact us at ELATE@Drexel.edu or at 215.895.0997 if you have questions about who should serve as nominator. A nominating institution must commit to:
    • Provide the necessary time for the candidate to fully participate in the ELATE program and to complete her assignments.
    • Financial support for the program fees and travel expenses.
    • Salary continuation during the ELATE fellowship period.
    • Dean and senior staff assistance with assignments, especially leadership interviews and financial trends analyses.
    • Dean or provost attendance at the Leaders Forum, being held March 16, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA.
  • Please keep in mind that nominators will not be able to begin their essays online until the applicant enters the system and sends them an invitation.

Both the qualities of the candidate and the commitment of her institution are considered during the selection process. A strong nomination includes:

  • Evidence of a clear commitment to developing the candidate for formal or informal advancement and leadership roles within the five years following ELATE.
  • A professional development plan for the fellow that includes mentoring by the dean, chair or other senior administrator and opportunities to help the fellow develop a broader school or university view of leadership roles and strategies.

Please take the time to read through our Application User Guide [PDF] and Application Preview [PDF] before entering the online application system.

Information for Recommenders

Recommendation Requirements

  • Applicants must have TWO (2) recommendations. One must come from a direct supervisor, and the other from a senior colleague (preferably from outside her home department). A nominator cannot also be a recommender. If the applicant’s direct supervisor is her nominating dean, then the applicant’s recommendations must come from two other individuals, one of whom is senior to the applicant.
  • Please keep in mind that recommenders will not be able to begin their essays online until the applicant enters the system and sends them an invitation.

A strong recommendation describes in detail the leadership potential of the candidate.

Please take the time to read through our Application User Guide [PDF] and Application Preview [PDF] before entering the online application system.