|Sponsored by||Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada|
|Type Of Funding||Scholarship|
|Type of Degree||Doctorate|
|Field Of Study||Law|
|Specialty||Canadian Foreign Policy|
|Duration||Up to 9 months|
|Universities||any Canadian University|
|Eligibility Citizenship||Canadian citizen and permanent resident, international|
Graduate Scholarship Description
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) supports Canadians abroad, works towards a more peaceful and secure world, and promotes our culture and identity.
The formal mandate of the Department is set out in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Act . It consists of: ensuring that Canada's foreign policy reflects true Canadian values and advances Canada's national interests; strengthening rules-based trading arrangements and to expand free and fair market access at bilateral, regional and global levels; and working with a range of partners inside and outside government to achieve increased economic opportunity and enhanced security for Canada and for Canadians at home and abroad.
The Cadieux-Léger Fellow is integrated in the Policy Research Division at DFAIT as a full-fledged analyst.
While at DFAIT, the Fellow is expected to advance Canadian foreign policy and the Policy Staff's research agenda, which includes the following themes:
- Natural Resources and International Policy
- Global Mobility and Migration
- Networked Societies and Foreign Policy
- Global Rebalancing and Burden-Sharing
Since the Policy Research agenda will enter a new cycle in 2013, we welcome proposals in areas beyond these four themes which have clear relevance to Canadian foreign policy priorities, such as global governance or innovation in the practice of diplomacy. The relevance and quality of the research proposal is an important factor in the selection process.
The Policy Staff develops its research based on the Open Policy Development Model (OPDM), adapting foreign policy making to the challenges of the 21st century. The OPDM aims to create a more efficient and collaborative work environment through knowledge-sharing, exchanging experience and ideas, as well as soliciting and welcoming input from a variety of stakeholders in new ways, from the beginning of the policy development process. In this respect, we expect the Fellow to build new networks within DFAIT, the government and with external experts. We place a particular emphasis on consulting new sets of stakeholders whose good ideas can be engaged, leveraged and empowered.
The Fellow's work should include writing papers, offering presentations, and participating in the policy development process, including by networking with internal and external experts and contributing to policy working groups.
The Cadieux-Léger Fellowship lasts up to nine months and the Fellow will receive a total sum not greater than $48,000.
Scholarship awarded on basis of :
Applying for the Cadieux-Léger Fellowship is done through the Research Affiliate Program. 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 proof of enrolment for 2013-14 in a recognized academic institution;
a sample paper or publication; and
the names of three references.
Additional important information
The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) offers a number of opportunities for Canadians to learn about the world and for international students to learn more about Canada.
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be available from September 2013 to June 2014;
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;
be required to do a supervised research work term; and
be enrolled in an academic program that includes supervised laboratory or field research related to a thesis or other major research project.
Shortlisted candidates will be required to obtain a Secret-level security clearance in order to finalize the selection procedure.
* 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.
Application forms (if available)
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