February 28, 2024

The Faculty of Engineering and Design – Carleton University is accepting applications for the 2024-2025 The IBET Momentum Fellowship.

“The Faculty of Engineering and Design at Carleton University has proudly joined the Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology (IBET) PhD Project, which is intended to foster equitable and inclusive research environments to increase the presence of Indigenous and Black academics in STEM.

This partnerships aims to increase the number of Indigenous faculty and Black faculty in engineering and computer science fields across Canada by providing financial support and fostering a supportive, respectful community for its fellows.

Applications for the IBET Momentum Fellowship should be submitted by email (“re: IBET Momentum Fellowship”) to Jenna McConnell (JennaMcConnell@cunet.carleton.ca) by March 15, 2024.

Find out more about the eligibility and application process here. 

May 9, 2023

McMaster Engineering has partnered with other Canadian universities to release a new Fellowship to expand the pathways for Indigenous and Black students pursuing doctoral degrees in engineering. Deadline to apply: August 1, 2023

McMaster recipients of the award shall receive a teaching assistantship and scholarship from the Dean valued in total at $25,000 per year for up to 4 years/12 terms while enrolled as a full-time student in good standing in the Faculty of Engineering.  An additional $6,000 per year shall be given by the home Department/Supervisor of the recipient.

The fellowship is intended as a scholarship for new students. Currently enrolled students will be awarded $25,000 on top of their existing funding package.  The award is subject to the Faculty’s Major Scholarship Policy, which means the value of the existing funding package (i.e. research scholarship and departmental scholarship) will be reduced by $2500 per term for the duration of receiving the fellowship.

Eligibility & Selection

  • Canadian or a permanent resident of Canada who self identifies as being Indigenous or Black;
  • Meet the minimum admission requirements of their chosen doctoral program in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) or School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME) in McMaster’s Faculty of Engineering;
  • Admitted/transferred into a PhD program in Engineering by the Fall term of 2021 or later;
  • Maintain Full-Time status while enrolled in the PhD program;
  • Must stay in good standing within the program and maintain satisfactory progress in their academic program to remain eligible.

Find out more about the application process here.

January 14, 2022

The University of Toronto is currently accepting applications for the IBET Momentum Fellowship; two recipients will be selected for academic year 2022-2023.

Each year, two (2) IBET Momentum Fellowship recipients will receive financial support, mentorship, training and networking opportunities to foster a robust professional community for participating PhD candidates. Fellowship recipients will receive $25,000 a year for four years as they pursue doctorate degrees and specialized engineering research.

IBET Momentum Fellows will be offered a unique experience as PhD students, as they will be given the opportunity to rotate between selected labs and supervisors during their first term of registration into the PhD program. Rotations are an effective way to clarify research interests and explore different supervisory styles, lab environments and to help build a network.

Fellowship program features include:

Massey College Junior Fellowship

IBET Momentum Fellowship recipients will also be guaranteed an interview to join the Massey College Junior Fellowship. If approved by the Selection Committee, the recipients can choose to be resident or non-resident Massey College Junior Fellows. No additional application necessary.

Students will be responsible for any associated fees as Massey College Junior Fellow.

More about Massey College Junior Fellowships:

Eligibility to apply for the IBET Momentum Fellowship

  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Metis and Inuit) or Black (African-Canadian, Caribbean-Canadian, or Afro-Caribbean heritage).
  • Meet the minimum admissions requirements for admission to the PhD program in their selected graduate unit in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering at the University of Toronto.
  • Applicants to the flexible-time PhD are eligible to apply to the IBET Fellowship. However, flexible-time applicants can only be admitted by a department where the flexible-time PhD program is offered, currently in University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies, Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Materials Science Engineering.
  • Has submitted an application to apply to a PhD program in engineering and received an application number. Review application process and deadlines.
  • Planning to start their PhD program in September 2022 or January 2023.
  • Due to the central role of the rotations in this initiative, students planning to by-pass/transfer to the PhD from the master’s program are not eligible.

Find out more about the application process here.


December 20, 2021

The University of Waterloo is currently accepting applications for the IBET Momentum Fellowship; two recipients will be selected for the upcoming year.


  • Canadian Citizens or permanent residents of Canada who self-identify as being Indigenous* or Black
    Applicants must meet the minimum admission requirements (normally a cumulative average of 80%) for their chosen Faculty of Engineering PhD program
  • Has submitted an application to apply to a PhD program and received an application number
    • Applicants must be planning to start their PhD program in Fall 2022 (application deadline: February 1st, 2022) or January 2023 (application deadline: June 1st, 2022)
    • Interested applicants must apply by completing the application form found below
  • The Engineering Graduate Awards Committee (EGSAC), chaired by the Associate Dean, Graduate Studies, Faculty of Engineering, will select recipients on the basis of information provided in their award application, graduate program application and (for PhD3-tsfr only) any relevant transfer-related paperwork

*For the purposes of this Fellowship, an Indigenous person is a person who self-identifies as First Nations (Status/Non-Status), Métis, or Inuit as defined in the Canadian Constitution Act 1982.

The application form can be found here.


December 10, 2021

The Lassonde School of Engineering at York University is proud to announce the availability of an IBET PhD Momentum Fellowship at their institution.

The Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology (IBET) Momentum Fellowship is available to one full-time PhD student in the Lassonde School of Engineering. This fellowship is valued at $30,000 per year for 4 years/12 terms ($25,000 per year from the fellowship as well as an additional $5,000 per year from their supervisor) in the form of a Research Assistantship (RA) for a maximum of 4 years/12 terms.

Applications must be received by February 15, 2022.

For more information, please visit this announcement page; if you are looking to apply, please visit the Lassonde School of Engineering’s IBET Application Page.


November 30, 2021

In partnership with the Experiential Learning in Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (ELITE) Program for Black Youth, IBET is excited to offer two PhD fellowships which will be hosted at the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta. This financial support will consist of a $30,000 stipend every year for a total of four years, in addition to $4,000 dollars of funding for the duration of the fellowship to attend conferences and workshops. Those who are chosen for the fellowship will also participate in the ELITE Program Entrepreneurship Design Series, a 6-8 week business startup experiential training series. Applications must be received by February 4, 2022. For more information about the fellowship, or for information on how to apply, please visit the Engineering-ELITE Program-IBET PhD Fellowship page.