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ELATE Application Information

UPDATE: The application to the 2014-2015 Fellowship year is now open.

The application deadline has been extended to April 15, 2014.
Nominations and recommendations are also due by April 15, 2014.
  

Download a 2014-2015 Application Flyer (pdf).    

Information for Applicants

For more information on ELATE and the application process, please:
  • Read about ELATE for information on ELATE’s purpose and curriculum. 
  • Read through our FAQs, which provides answers to many commonly asked questions.
  • Read through our online application user guide (pdf).  
  • Contact us at ELATE@drexel.edu or (215) 991-8240 with any additional questions.

Application Requirements

  • Applicants must hold a full-time faculty appointment as a tenured associate or full professor in a university 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) 991-8240 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 by generating an email to invite nominators and recommenders to submit their materials as part of the online application. This system will generate an email containing a unique link that will allow nominators and recommenders to access the system. 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 online application user guide and preview the application questions (PDF) before entering the online application system.

 

2014 – 2015 Program Schedule

 

Jun 1 – Aug 1, 2014 Complete self-assessments, assigned readings, and online assignments with Learning Community
Aug 2 – 8, 2014
Attend Session I (in Philadelphia, PA) 
Aug 9 – Nov 14, 2014 Work on group and independent projects
Nov 15 – 19, 2014
Attend Session II (in Philadelphia, PA)
Nov 20, 2014 – Mar 9, 2015 Work on group and independent projects
 Mar 10 - 14, 2015 Attend Session III (in Philadelphia, PA), including the Leaders Forum (Mar 14) with deans

Fees and Additional Costs

ELATE’s program fee is $8500, which covers 15 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 $300/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) 991-8240 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 14, 2015 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 online application user guide and preview the nomination questions (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 online application user guide and preview the recommendation questions (PDF) before entering the online application system.