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The Cadieux-Léger Fellowship - Research Affiliate Program

Reference number: EXT20J-020911-000231
Selection process number: 20-EXT-EA-JL-10288041
Global Affairs Canada
Ottawa (Ontario)
From February 2021 to February 2022
The Cadieux-Léger Fellowship will last up to twelve months. The Fellow will receive a total bursary not greater than $48,000 contingent on duration.

For further information on the organization, please visit Global Affairs Canada

For further information on the program, please visit Research Affiliate Program (RAP)

Closing date: 11 December 2020 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

Important messages

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Assessment accommodation

Do you want to gain valuable experience working in an area related to your studies while contributing to the advancement of Canada’s international interests? The Cadieux-Léger Fellowship, now in its 27th year, provides direct experience in a policy research environment focused on the diverse challenges facing Canadian foreign policy.

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.

The deadline for applications is no later than December 11, 2020. Due to the need to balance operational needs with public health requirements, candidates will be expected to work from home remotely, but be capable of in-person attendance in a work setting in Ottawa where required.

Due to the high volume of receipt of applications, only the students selected for an interview will be contacted.

Duties

The Fellow’s work includes research, writing short papers or briefs, and participating in the policy development process, including by networking with internal and external experts and contributing to policy working groups and other initiatives.

Work environment

The Foreign Policy Research and Foresight Division of Global Affairs Canada (GAC) is pleased to
announce the selection process for the 2021-2022 Cadieux-Léger Fellowship.

The Cadieux-Léger Fellow is integrated within the Foreign Policy Research Division at GAC as an analyst.

The Fellow’s work includes research, writing short papers or briefs, and participating in the policy development process, including by networking with internal and external experts and contributing to policy working groups and other initiatives.

While at GAC, the Fellow is expected to advance Canadian the Foreign Policy Research and Foresight Division’s research agenda, including understanding the evolving structure of international relations and its implications for Canada. This can include better understanding rules based international order, accounting for new actors (countries, alliances, non-state actors and organisations), global power rebalancing (exploring new power configurations), and other critical issue areas affecting the international order.

We welcome proposals related to these themes that have clear relevance to Canadian foreign policy priorities and ideally reflect the additional Global Affairs Canada objectives related to international development and trade. The relevance and quality of the research proposal is an important factor in the selection process, as are interpersonal skills and capacity for teamwork.

The Foreign Policy Research Division aims to create an efficient and collaborative work environment through knowledge-sharing, exchanging experience and ideas, as well as soliciting and welcoming input in new ways from a variety of stakeholders. As such, the Fellow would be expected to build networks within GAC, the Government and with external experts. A particular emphasis will be placed on identifying and engaging new sets of stakeholders whose good ideas can be leveraged.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter in 3,000 words (maximum) "emphasizing how the candidate’s knowledge and experience support Global Affairs Canada’s mandate"

A complete transcript

A one-page research proposal on a significant foreign policy issue linked to GAC’s mandate and its implications for Canada

A sample paper or publication

Proof of enrolment for 2020-21 in a recognized academic institution

Contact information for 3 references.

A list of the courses you have taken as well as any courses that you are taking now, or that you will be taking this academic year

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Education:
The candidate must be enrolled in a doctorate program as a full-time student in a recognized post-secondary institution with a specialization in Political Science or International Relations, or Economics or Law or a related program.*

*The candidate must 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.

Degree equivalency

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English or French

Information on language requirements

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

In support of achieving a diversified workforce, priority will be given to candidates self-declaring as belonging to one of the following employment equity groups: Aboriginal peoples, persons with Disabilities, members of visible minorities and women.

Conditions of employment

Reliability status - Shortlisted candidates will be required to obtain Reliability status clearance in order to finalize the selection procedure.

NOTE: Each student hired through the Research Affiliate Program (RAP) must meet the security requirements of the position as a condition of employment, and therefore will be asked by the hiring organization to complete security related documents.

Student should be willing to start on February 1, 2021 or as soon as letter of offer is prepared and signed. It is expected that the student work a maximum of 25 hours per week and should be willing to commit for a period of twelve (12) months.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

The ideal candidate will:

• be available for a minimum of twelve months between February 2021 and February 2022;

• be enrolled in a doctoral program, 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;

• conform to the eligibility criteria of the Research Affiliate Program. Shortlisted candidates will be required to obtain a Reliability Status 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.

Successful completion of both a RAP work assignment and your educational program may lead to a temporary or permanent federal public service position for which you meet the merit criteria and conditions of employment.

Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. Candidates who apply to this selection process should provide an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).

Persons are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language of their choice. Students are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

Applications will be accepted on-line only. Please click on the button “Apply NOW” below.

Persons with disabilities who cannot apply online are asked to send an message to the email address below under Contact information.

Preference

Preference will be given to Canadian citizens.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Matea Dragicevic - Human Resources Advisor
Matea.Dragicevic@international.gc.ca
Date modified:
2022-09-26