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DFATD Cadieux-Léger Fellowship Program in Canada, 2016-2017

The Policy Research Division of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada is inviting applications for fellowship program available for an ideal candidate who are working towards a Ph.D. on a topic of relevance to Canada‡s foreign policy priorities. Fellowship is available for both Canadians and non-Canadians though preference is given to Canadian citizens.

The main objective of the university is to provide high quality, comprehensive educational and training opportunities that are compatible to changing needs of the students.

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Global Affairs Canada manages Canada’s diplomatic and consular relations, promotes the country’s international trade and leads Canada‡s international development and humanitarian assistance.

Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Course Level: This is a one-year fellowship program. The fellow is integrated into the Policy Research Division at DFATD as a full-fledged analyst.

Study Subject: While at GAC, the Fellow is expected to advance Canadian foreign policy and the Foreign Policy Research Division’s research agenda, which includes themes such as:

  • The future of the European project
  • Water management (e.g. Water diplomacy)
  • Climate change
  • Migration
  • Conflict-prevention and/or post-conflict reconstruction efforts
  • Pluralism and/or diversity.

Award: The Cadieux-Léger Fellowship lasts up to twelve months and the Fellow will receive a total bursary not greater than $48,000, dependent on the number of months.

The award can be taken in Canada

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for this fellowship:

  • be available for a minimum of nine months between October 2016 and September 2017;
  • be working towards a Ph.D. 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 being presently enrolled as having a disability will also be considered;
  • Conform to the eligibility criteria of the Research Affiliate Program.

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.

Nationality: Fellowship is available for both Canadians and non-Canadians though preference is given to Canadian citizens.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Canadian citizens who have completed a university degree or an applied degree from a recognized college and will have done so by June 30, 2016. Candidates applying to the EC occupational group must always have a university degree or have completed one by June 30, 2016. The department is looking for people from diverse backgrounds with sound judgment and excellent problem-solving, interpersonal and communications skills.

English language Requirements: In the public service positions require knowledge of English, French or both English and French. When both official languages are required, the position is designated “bilingual”.

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How to Apply: 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 enrollment for 2016-17 in a recognized academic institution;
  • a sample paper or publication; and
  • the names of three references.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The deadline for submission is June 23, 2016.

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