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Research Fields TEST circumpolar, northern research
Categories Social Sciences and Humanities
Citizenship Canadian or Permanent Resident
Eligibility 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 ten available fellowships for Graduate Students. The objectives of the fellowship are to: foster innovative research and policy development on a range of issues related to Canada in the circumpolar world; encourage and promote research of circumpolar studies by Canadian graduate students; and encourage research in the field of the circumpolar world in the interest of higher education, scholarship and an informed public opinion. 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: • to deepen the exchange of best practices and explore a more robust discussion on policy issues and coordination, • to increase the outreach and advocacy role of the of the Arctic Council, including vis-à-vis Northerners, • to identify key emerging issues regarding sustainable development and environmental protection facing the Arctic requiring further study/research. 2. Canada in the circumpolar world: • future political trends and challenges facing the region, • how Arctic states can best manage emerging issues in the region bilaterally and/or multilaterally (for example, 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.) • opportunities for Canada to take a leadership role (for example, conservation and sustainable use of the Arctic marine and coastal environment). 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.
Value $5000
Currency Canadian
Tenable at No details on tenability available
Deadlines November 1
Application Details Submit a completed application form, a 1 page paper proposal/abstract, letter of appraisal from a supervisor to and contact information: Dr. Greg Poelzer International Centre for Governance and Development, 9 Campus Drive, Room 280. 1 Arts, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon SK S7N 5A5 Email: greg.poelzer@uarctic.org Updated: January 20, 2010

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