2015 DFATD Cadieux-Léger Fellowship for Canadian and International Students, The Policy Research Division of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada is inviting applications for fellowship program available for ideal candidate who are working towards a PhD on a topic of relevance to Canada’s foreign policy priorities. Fellow is integrated in the Policy Research Division at DFATD as a full-fledged analyst. The Fellow’s work includes some research related to priority topics, writing short papers, contributing to the operational policy requirements, including by networking with internal and external experts and contributing to policy working groups. The Cadieux-Léger Fellowship lasts up to twelve months and the Fellow will receive a total bursary not greater than $48,000. The last date of submission of application is May 22, 2015.
Participating Institute: The Foreign Policy Research Division of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) in Canada.
Study Subject: While at DFATD, the Fellow is expected to advance Canadian foreign policy and the Foreign Policy Research Division’s research agenda, which includes themes such as:
- Evolving global governance: including the management of complex crises, the role of non-state actors, urbanization and the role of cities, and the future of diplomacy;
- Global threats, including terrorism;
- Strategic partnerships: including with Asia, the United States and Mexico;
- Technology and foreign policy: including the Internet Economy, implications of emerging technologies, and innovation diplomacy.
Degree Level: This is a one year fellowship programme. Fellow is integrated in the Policy Research Division at DFATD as a full-fledged analyst.
Eligibility: The ideal candidate will:
- be available for a minimum of nine months between September 2015 and August 2016;
- be working towards a PhD on a topic of relevance to Canada’s foreign policy priorities;
- be recognized as having full-time student status by the academic institution in which they are presently enrolled and maintain this status during the whole fellowship period. Part-time students working on their thesis or recognized by the academic institution in which they are presently enrolled as having a disability will also be considered;
- conform to the eligibility criteria of the Research Affiliate Program.
- while non-Canadians may apply, preference is given to Canadian citizens. A Canadian citizen is a person who was born in Canada or who has obtained Canadian citizenship
Eligible Nationalities: Fellowship is available for both Canadians and non-Canadians though preference is given to Canadian citizens.
Notification: Shortlisted candidates will be required to obtain a Secret-level security clearance in order to finalize the selection procedure.
Application Procedure: Applying for the Cadieux-Léger Fellowship is done through the Research Affiliate Program (RAP). Only candidates that have completed this step of the process will be considered. Interested candidates must provide the following information:
- a curriculum vitae;
- a complete transcript;
- a one page research proposal on a significant foreign policy issue and its implications for Canada;
- a one page paper demonstrating how the candidate can support the division’s current research themes, listed above;
- proof of enrolment for 2015-16 in a recognized academic institution;
- a sample paper or publication; and
- the names of three references.
Deadline: The last date of submission of application is May 22, 2015.
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