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Application

Applications for the 2021-2022 fellowship year coming soon!

Please contact elates@drexel.edu or 215-895-0415 if you have any questions.

Information for Applicants

Resources

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. Please contact us at ELATES@Drexel.edu or at 215.895.0415 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 ELATES must add a cover letter to the required CV with an update of accomplishments since the last application.

Application Process

  • Applicants register for the online application system, start a new application and initiate the process of inviting nominators and recommenders to submit their materials. 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. See Application User Guide [PDF] for more information.
  • Applicants will receive electronic notification from ELATES when their portion of the application is complete and when their nomination and recommendations are complete. See Application Preview [PDF] for more information.
  • 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.

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.

Tentative Program Schedule

April 2020 Accepted applicants are notified and submit notice of intent to participate
May 1 - Aug 2, 2020

Complete self-assessments, assigned readings, and online assignments with Learning Community.

Travel to Philadelphia, PA for the first in-residence session.

Aug 7 - 14, 2020 Attend Session I
Aug 14 - Nov 12, 2020

Work on group and independent projects.

Travel to Philadelphia, PA for the second in-residence session.

Nov 13 - 18, 2020 Attend Session II
Nov 22, 2020 - Mar 18, 2021

Work on group and independent projects.

Travel to Philadelphia, PA for the final in-residence session.

Mar 19 - 24, 2021 Attend Session III, including the Leaders Forum (Mar 24) and graduation with deans/provosts

Fees and Additional Costs

The early-bird program fee is $9,250 (Fellows' application completed by December 13 and nominations and recommendations received by December 20, 2019). The regular program fee is $9,750 (Fellows' application completed by January 31 and nominations and recommendations received by February 7, 2020). ELATES' program fee covers 17 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 plus room and board for the three in-residence sessions (approximately $7,000). 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 nominating institution must be prepared to support however many of its applicants are accepted.
  • Nominations must be made by a senior official within an applicant’s college or school, usually the dean or provost. Please contact us at ELATES@Drexel.edu or at 215.895.0415 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 ELATES program and to complete her assignments.
    • Financial support for the program fees and travel expenses.
    • Salary continuation during the ELATES fellowship period.
    • Dean and senior staff assistance with assignments, especially leadership interviews and financial trends analyses.
    • Dean or provost attendance at the Leaders Forum on March 18, 2019 in Lafayette Hill, 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 ELATES.
  • 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 see Application User Guide [PDF] and Application Preview [PDF] for more information.

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 see Application User Guide [PDF] and Application Preview [PDF] for more information.