The Mandate

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 Award

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.

We will waive the access fees for each application that meets all standard SOSCIP eligibility criteria and successfully passes the SAC review.

The award is to be only used for project-related HQP salaries.

The Requirements

Standard SOSCIP project requirements apply.


In addition:

  • 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.

The Deadline

Community Fellowship recipients will be announced in November 2021. The deadline for submissions is October 15th, 2021. 

Contact us to begin your application for the SOSCIP Community Fellowship