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Name NATIONAL DEFENCE SECURITY AND DEFENCE FORUM
Research Fields TEST Security Defence
Categories social sciences
Citizenship Canadian or Permanent Resident
Eligibility The Security and Defence Forum is a National Defence grant program with a mandate to develop and support a domestic competence and national interest in defence issues of current and future relevance to Canada.
The Department of National Defence funds a series of awards, both scholarships and internships, to foster interest in and knowledge of security and defence issues among young Canadian scholars. Past award recipients have addressed a wide range of topics of interest to the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces. Applicants are considered by an independent committee composed of academics and non-academic representatives selected by the Minister of National Defence. Applicants will be assessed on academic merit, contribution to the Security and Defence Forum, and relevance to Canadian security and defence. Master of Arts Scholarship Program The Security and Defence Forum Master of Arts scholarship is intended to promote scholarly interest in contemporary Canadian security and defence issues, and to help develop Canadian scholars proficient in these issues. All applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents at the time of application and, as a minimum requirement, hold an Honours Bachelor's degree (four year program) or its equivalent before taking up the award. SDF PhD Scholarship Program All applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents at the time of application and, as a minimum requirement, hold a Master's degree or its equivalent before taking up the award. Candidates must also have completed their coursework (first year of PhD study) to be eligible. Students applying to a PhD program not requiring coursework are eligible to apply as they begin their research program. Aboriginal Scholarship Program All applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents at the time of application and be of either a member of the First Nations (status or non-status), Inuit or Métis. Applicants must, as a minimum requirement, hold an Honours Bachelor's degree (four year program) or its equivalent before taking up the award. One copy of the thesis, or a reasonably detailed account of the research undertaken, must be submitted to the Directorate of Public Policy, Department of National Defence.
Value The number of awards varies each year depending upon the number of candidates and the quality of the applications.
Currency Canadian
Tenable at Canadian institutions
Deadlines May 30
Application Details Visit the National Defence and the Canadian Forces web site at http://www.forces.gc.ca/admpol/awards-eng.html for online application form. Contact: Director of Public Policy, Assistant Deputy Minister Policy, National Defence Headquarters, 101 Colonel By Drive, 13 CBN Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K2 Telephone: 613-992-4253 Fax: 613-996-0143 E-mail: SDF-FSD@forces.gc.ca Updated: February 3, 2012
 

 
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