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Margaret Meagher Fellowship - Research Affiliate Program

Reference number: EXT22J-023456-000008
Selection process number: 22-EXT-MargaretMeagher-FELLOWSHIP
Global Affairs Canada
Ottawa (Ontario)
The position is a nine-month fellowship starting August 2, 2022. Note: Possibility of teleworking

For further information on Research Affiliate Program (RAP), please visit Government of Canada website

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

Closing date: 7 July 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

Important messages

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Assessment accommodation

Launched in 2021 by the North Asia Bureau at Global Affairs Canada, the Margaret Meagher Fellowship aims to deepen the Government of Canada understanding of China, and to foster the development of a next generation of Canadian policy makers and specialists who will be at the forefront in government, business, education and civil society.

The fellowship will contribute knowledge to the area of China’s political and commercial system, social and environmental issues, and their impact on Canada-China relations. This PhD or postdoctoral fellowship is ideally suited to an early-career post-doctoral fellow who wishes to pursue a career path bridging academia and policy making.

The position is a nine-month fellowship and a salary of $41,675. The fellowship includes contribution to statutory benefits (e.g. Employment Insurance and Canada Pension Plan).

Work environment

The Federal Public Service is stronger and most effective when we reflect the rich diversity of the Canadian population that we serve. Global Affairs Canada (GAC) is committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where all employees feel empowered to be authentic. At GAC, we believe that by leveraging all available strengths that exist within the diversity of Canada’s population, we can reach the highest levels of professionalism, innovation and productivity. Don’t miss your opportunity to not only enjoy the unparalleled benefits of the public service, but to work for a department where your voice is heard, valued, respected and amplified. All candidates who believe they are qualified are encouraged to apply, including Black, other racialized and Indigenous peoples, women, persons with disabilities and persons of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. We encourage candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a member of one of these groups and complete the Employment Equity (EE) section of the application. If you would like to learn more about self-declaration, please consult this website: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/jobs/opportunities/government/self-declaring-government-canada-jobs.html.

Intent of the process

The position is a nine-month fellowship starting August 2, 2022.

For further information, please contact Bernard Nguyen.

The successful candidate will be required, prior to the start of employment, to obtain a satisfactory secret security clearance.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter "Emphasizing how the candidate’s knowledge and experience support Global Affairs Canada’s mandate. Additionally, candidates must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Education and Experience criteria listed as essential qualifications on the Statement of Merit Criteria."

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

- Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents enrolled full-time in Graduate Studies in any of the following departments of a recognized Canadian institution of higher learning among them Political Science, International Relations, Sociology, History, Economics, and who is pursuing a thesis stream program related to the fields mentioned above which include a China specialty.

Degree equivalency

- Experience in preparation and publication of manuscripts

- Excellent oral, technical written and interpersonal communication skills

- Ability to take guided initiative and to work in an organized fashion within a fast-paced environment, including flexibility in shifting between independent and collaborative work and demonstrate collegiality and professionalism

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

Various language requirements

Information on language requirements

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance

All employees of the core public administration are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

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

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).

Please note that only the students selected for further assessment will be contacted and will need to provide the following documents by email to the contact of this process: Bernard.Nguyen@international.gc.ca

- names and contact information of three (3) references;
- a complete transcript;
- a one-page research proposal on a significant foreign policy issue linked to Global Affairs Canada’s (GAC) mandate and its implications for Canada;
- proof of enrolment for 2022-2023 in a recognized academic institution;
- a sample paper or publication

On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced details of its plans to require vaccination across the federal public service.

As per the new Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the Core Public Administration Including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), federal public servants in the Core Public Administration and members of the RCMP must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate (permanent), determinate (term), casual, and student hiring. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify terms and conditions of employment then you will be contacted by a person in charge in order to complete an attestation.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

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

Contact information

Bernard Nguyen - Deputy Director (Coordination/Outreach) Hannah Hum - Junior HR Advisor
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