CIBC Faculty Fellowships in Human Capital and Productivity

Donor and Funding: These two annually funded Faculty Fellowships are made possible by a generous donation from the CIBC Charitable Foundation in the amount of $200,000 to be received over five years. In accordance with University policy, an amount equal to 5% of the total gift will be applied to support fundraising, donor management and stewardship costs. This will result in a net gift of $190,000 available for spending.

Annual Spending: Up to $38,000 annually will be available to the selected Fellows each year as a salary supplement. The distribution of these funds between the positions is at the discretion of the Chair of the Department of Economics.

Effective Date: July 1, 2000

Purpose: The CIBC Faculty Fellowships in Human Capital and Productivity will support empirical, theoretical and policy-oriented investigation of the relationship between human capital and productivity in the Department of Economics at The University of Western Ontario.

Criteria: Appointment as the CIBC Faculty Fellows in Human Capital and Productivity shall be made according to normal University practices and on the recommendation of a Selection Committee comprised of the Chair of the Department of Economics, the CIBC Chair of Human Capital and Productivity, and one faculty member elected by the Department of Economics.

At the time of initial appointment, each appointee must be either a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at UWO. Each appointee must have a strong record of research to date, and must also be an active and accomplished academic in other respects. The appointees will be expected to perform research under the direction of the CIBC Chair of Human Capital and Productivity and will also be responsible for related teaching in the Department of Economics. The appointee will serve as a member of the research group sponsored by the CIBC Program in Human Capital and Productivity. He/she will work closely with the coordinator of this program, the CIBC Chair in Human Capital and Productivity, in order to help ensure that the goals of the program are realized. Each appointee will give papers at each of the two conferences that will be organized as part of the program. Each appointment will be for a five-year term, and is not renewable. The stipend provided to the holder of the Fellowship will terminate upon completion of the term.

Reporting: The Department of Economics agrees to provide a formal annual report to the CIBC Charitable Foundation or others as instructed, regarding all activities of the holder of the Fellowship.

The name of the Faculty Fellowship will be mentioned in any scientific or public activity in which the holder of the Faculty Fellowships, new recruits, students and post-doctoral fellows engaged as part of the program participate.