The Jeanne Sauvé Foundation engages and actively supports the Jeanne Sauvé Fellows Network around the world through innovative programming and collaborative community building. In 2015, the Foundation announced the launch of the Network’s Collaboration Fund.

Believing that our Fellows can achieve great things by applying their diversity of interests, skills and experiences to common projects, the Foundation has designed the Collaboration Fund to encourage collaboration among Fellows of different cohorts, disciplines and/or nationalities. The synergy generated by this approach will result in novel, multifaceted, ways of addressing key global challenges through public leadership.

The Foundation supports initiatives proposed by cross-cohort Fellows that are aligned with its vision and mission. Projects should be based on public leadership and collaboration between Sauvé Fellows as a means to tackle a key global challenge. 

The Collaboration Fund is designed to help Fellows:
  • Develop, pilot, and/or implement an advocacy or public policy strategy that addresses a key global challenge;
  • Develop, pilot, and/or implement a strategy to increase public awareness of a key global challenge;
  • Develop a best practice, ‘failure’, or gap analysis report that shares important knowledge and/or skills relevant to advancing collaborative action around a key global challenge.
  • Other projects  that creatively address a key global challenge at an inter-organizational, cross-border, or ‘system-wide’ level are also encouraged and will be considered.

*The Fund will not support partisan campaigns.

Proposals will be evaluated based on criteria including:

  • Merit of proposed initiative as it relates to using public leadership to address a key global challenge;
  • Relevance to the Foundation’s vision and mission;
  • Clear identification of inter-organization, cross border, and/or system-wide impact of the project;
  • Number of Sauvé Fellows involved;
  • Number of Sauvé cohorts and countries/regions involved.

Selection Committee

The selection committee is composed of two Sauvé Fellows, one academic representative, one Senior Fellow, one board member, and one staff member. The Sauvé Scholars Foundation Board will have final approval of the grantees.

To know more about the 2015 Collaboration Fund winners, click here. And to read about their projects, be sure to click here

For more information, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section below.

FAQs

Why was the Collaboration Fund created?
The Fund was created to increase the impact of the Sauvé Fellows community through collaboration, and to support Fellows who are tackling key global challenges through public leadership. Based on the vision that active co-operation between our extremely diverse Fellows can spark projects with significant impact, the Fund is designed to encourage and deepen cross-cohort engagement among Sauvé Fellows.
Am I eligible to apply for the Fund?
If you are an Alumna(us) of the Sauvé Scholars Program, you are eligible to apply.
What will the Fund support?
Each year, we will support three initiatives of merit that are aligned with the vision and mission of the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation, and on which at least two Sauvé Fellows propose to collaborate.
The Collaboration Fund will support Fellows to:
  • Develop, pilot, and/or implement an advocacy or public policy strategy that aims to address a key global challenge
  • Develop, pilot, and/or implement a strategy to increase public awareness of a key global challenge
  • Develop a best practices, ‘failure’, or gap analysis report that shares important knowledge and/or skills relevant to advancing collaborative action around a key global challenge.

Other projects that creatively address a key global challenge at an inter-organizational, cross- border, or ‘system-wide’ level are also encouraged and will be considered.

How large is the Fund?
The Fund will make available a total of $15,000 per grant cycle (one year) to support three projects with a $5,000 grant each.
What are the vision and mission of the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation?

Mission

The mission of the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation is to connect, engage and empower a new generation of public leadership in Canada and around the world to address key global challenges.

Vision

The Jeanne Sauvé Foundation will be recognized in the next decade as a leader in connecting, engaging and empowering a new generation of public leaders – from Canada and around the world – working to address key global challenges. It will do so through its distinctive programming and through partnerships with like-minded organizations.

To read more about the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation browse our website at jeannesauve.org.

What is Public Leadership?
We define public leadership broadly, as leadership in the public sphere and/or public interest.
How many Fellows can apply for a single project?
We encourage you to reach out to and engage as many Fellows as appropriate to your project. The principal applicants should include a minimum of two and a maximum of three Fellows.
What types of projects or project components are not eligible to be covered by the Fund?
The fund will not support partisan campaigns.
How many times can I apply per year?
You may apply with one project per grant cycle. There will be one grant cycle per year, launched at the beginning of the calendar year.
What is the timeline to apply? When would the projects be implemented?
The application deadline is 13 March 2015.

Grants will be awarded by 16 May 2015,
The initiatives must be completed between 16 May 2015 and 29 May 2016.
Project Final Reports will be due on 29 May 2016.

How do I apply?
We encourage you to start by brainstorming projects and reaching out to fellow Alumni to develop project ideas. Review the Sauvé Fellows database on the website to find peers with similar passions and interests: http://www.sauvescholars.org/en/scholars/year/2012 (search by year ).
Consult the Application Form for guidance on the preparation of your project submission.

Once you are ready to apply, and no later than 13 March 2015, you should submit:
  • A completed Application Form.
  • A comprehensive budget (*Please use the Budget Template downloadable here ).
What are the Fund’s selection criteria?
The project will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

      • Merit of proposed initiative as it relates to using a public leadership approach and good public leadership principles to address a key global challenge;
      • Relevance to the Foundation’s vision and mission;
      • Inter-organization, cross border, and/or system-wide impact of the project clearly identified;
      • Number of Sauvé Fellows involved;
      • Number of Sauvé cohorts and countries/regions involved.
Who will evaluate the proposed projects?
The projects will be evaluated by a Selection Committee composed of two Fellows, one academic representative, one Senior Fellow, one Board member, and one Staff member. The Sauvé Scholars Foundation Board will have final approval of the grantees.
What kind of reporting will be required during and after the project?
A contract will be signed with the grantee upon approval of the grant.
The Jeanne Sauvé Foundation will provide supervision and guidance as required throughout the project development/implementation.

During the project implementation you will be required to provide a minimum of two blog entries sharing stories and lessons learned about your project to be posted on jeannesauve.org.

Project Final Reports will be due on 29 May 2016. A template for your final report will be provided.

Failure to complete and submit the final report will render the applicant(s) ineligible to apply in the future.

How will the amount be disbursed?
The amount will be disbursed in two installments.

90% upon receipt of a signed contract.

10% upon receipt of the final report.

What if I have further questions?
We will schedule a Google Hang Out in February 2015 to answer any questions you might have about the Collaboration Fund or application process.