Graduate Student Fellowships – Call for Proposals: Canada’s Role in the Circumpolar World

by NationTalk on September 4, 2009548 Views

The Northern Governance Thematic Network of the University of the Arctic, with support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, is pleased to announce nine available fellowships for Graduate Students, valued at $5000 each. The purpose of these fellowships is to support the creation of research papers on Canada’s international arctic role.Research papers will focus on one of the following two areas:

1. The Arctic Council as a mechanism to advance Canada’s foreign policy objectives,
including: (1) to deepen the exchange of best practices and explore a more robust discussion on policy issues and coordination; (2) to increase the outreach and advocacy role of the of the Arctic Council, including vis-à-vis Northerners; (3) to identify key emerging issues regarding sustainable development and environmental protection facing the Arctic requiring further study/research.

2. Canada in the circumpolar world: (1) future political trends and challenges facing the region; (2) how Arctic states can best manage emerging issues in the region bilaterally and/or multilaterally (eg. issues such as pollution/environment, Emergency Response, Search and Rescue through bilateral or multilateral cooperation/instruments including the International Maritime Organization, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change etc.); (3) opportunities for Canada to take a leadership role.


Qualified applicants must:

• be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
• be actively pursuing a graduate degree (Master’s, Ph.D. or equivalent) in circumpolar and/or northern research;
• be in good academic standing, as determined by your university;
• submit a completed application form (available here)
• submit a 1 page paper proposal/abstract;
• submit a letter of appraisal from a supervisor;

Deadline for application is 1 November 2009.

Final papers/essays must be submitted in English or French and cannot exceed 5,000 words including footnotes. Successful applicants will be notified by 1 December 2009. Final papers are due 1 March 2010.

Submit applications to:

Dr. Greg Poelzer International Centre for Governance and Development
9 Campus Drive, Rm 280.1 Arts
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A5

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