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 three areas:

1. Canada in the circumpolar world: future political trends, challenges, opportunities where Canada should be taking a leadership role;

2. Canada’s Northern Foreign Policy: developments and impact on international relations; from community knowledge to international initiatives; sustainable economic development of the circumpolar region and its communities;

3. The Arctic Council as a mechanism to advance Canada’s foreign policy objectives: strengthening the governance and the effectiveness of the Arctic Council, strategies to advance Canadian priorities in the Arctic Council, circumpolar international policy, increasing the awareness of the Arctic Council, including vis-à-vis Northerners.


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; 
-  submit a 1 page paper proposal/abstract; 
-  submit a letter of appraisal from a supervisor;

Deadline for application is December 7, 2008.

Final papers/essays must be submitted in English or French and cannot exceed 5,000 words including footnotes. Successful applicants will be notified by mid-December 2008. Final papers are due February 28th, 2009.

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

For application forms click here:
Graduate Student Fellowship Application (English)
Graduate Student Fellowship Application (French)          

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