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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the fellowship start?

The fellowship is a 5-day virtual program that will run from August 21st-25th. For more information or registration related inquires, please keep an eye on our social media platforms or email us at

Am I eligible to participate in this fellowship?

All high school and university students with internet access for the duration of the fellowship are eligible to apply. For more information on eligibility criteria, please refer to the fellowship page.

What is the recruitment process like?

The recruitment process consists of an application form that all participants will have to fill out by the application deadline, August 13th at 11:59 pm EDT. All applications will be screened by HNP Ontario's executive team and successful applicants will be notified via email by August 15th at the latest.

Is there an application fee?

No, there is no application fee to register for the fellowship. The fellowship program is completely free for anyone who passes the eligibility criteria to apply!

Is there an admission fee?

No, there is no admission fee for the fellowship program. Previous fees have been removed from the fellowship program to allow for greater accessibility, and the program is now entirely free!

Where is the fellowship hosted?

The fellowship will be held online through on Zoom. All successful applicants will be emailed the Zoom links before the start of the fellowship.

When is the last day to apply?

The last day to apply will be Sunday, August 13th at 11:59 PM EDT. Late submissions will not be accepted. 

Can I compete on my own?

We encourage all participants to compete in teams of 3-4 members in order to divide up the workload and incorporate multiple viewpoints. This will allow for a stronger formal report.

Do I need to have my team formed BEFORE applying?

No, not at all. Program participants will be given adequate time during the five days of the fellowship to get to know their fellow 2023 cohort members and form teams. 

Will I have to attend every day of the program?

The fellowship will run for five days from August 21st-25th (from 10 am to 3 pm EDT each day) and all participants will be required to attend AT LEAST 80% of meetings and workshops. However, it is highly encouraged that accepted participants attend all zoom meetings to get the most out of this experience.

I applied but can do no longer attend. What do I do?

Please ensure that you are available throughout the duration of the fellowship program and able to commit the necessary time towards it prior to applying. If you are no longer able to attend, please notify our executive team via our email as soon as possible.

Do I have to be in the GTA to attend?

No, it is not a requirement for participants to be in the Greater Toronto Area. Participants may join virtually from anywhere they'd like! However, please adjust the time of the program to your timezone appropriately and ensure that you will be available in your respective timezone.

How is the program going to be hosted?

The fellowship program will be hosted over a series of zoom meetings, along with virtual resources for participants including a research PDF document. Please install Zoom on your device prior to the beginning of the fellowship.

Who can I expect to see at the fellowship?

The fellowship is an excellent networking opportunity with like-minded individuals as there will be many qualified professors and Indigenous community members who will act as helpful guest speakers throughout the fellowship to educate you about the environmental issues that affect Indigenous communities disproportionately, and provide valuable lessons like components of a formal report.

Who can I contact for additional questions?

You can reach out to HNP Ontario through our email at or through our other social media platforms. Visit our Contact page to access all of our social media accounts or to message us directly through our website!

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