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ASEAN-Canada Research Partnership Call for Proposals for 2012-2013 Junior Fellowship (CLOSED)

ASEAN-Canada Research Partnership Call for Proposals for 2012–2013 Junior Fellowship (CLOSED)

The ASEAN-Canada Research Partnership, with the support of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada, invites applications for the 2012–2013 Junior Fellowship

Officially launched in January 2012, the ASEAN-Canada Research Partnership seeks to build stronger research capacity and partnership between and among Canada and ASEAN countries, institutions and individuals, in order to deepen ASEAN-Canada relations including at the highest levels.

The 2012–2013 junior fellowship is one of several key activities conducted under this initiative. To reflect on ASEAN and Canada’s priorities and/or expertise, this year's fellowship focuses on the theme of ‘Towards Balanced Growth – Alternative Development Models and Redistribution Mechanisms’. This theme seeks to address the challenge of finding development options or policy sets that achieve the ASEAN goals of greater regional integration and strong economic growth but without the increased inequality that has become pervasive in the last two decades.

Research by junior fellows should work towards addressing the challenge of finding alternative development options or policy sets that achieve the ASEAN goals of strong economic growth and greater regional integration without the increased inequality that has become pervasive in the last two decades. This should include policy mechanisms and responses that will reduce the extent of inequality or reduce the costs that are imposed on certain groups, as well as develop effective multi-level governance, including more successful integration within ASEAN.

10 junior fellowships are offered for 2012–2013. The fellowship will begin in December 2012 with fieldwork to be conducted in the first 6 months of the fellowship. Junior researchers will also be invited to attend a 10-day research workshop to be hosted by the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada. They may also be invited to attend the ASEAN-Canada Forum to present their research findings. The fellowship comes with a stipend of CAD12,000 (the total sum for the duration of the fellowship).

Criteria for applicants include:

  1. Applicants from ASEAN must be a national from one of the 10 ASEAN countries and based in Southeast Asia.
  2. Applicants from Canada must be resident in Canada (Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents).
  3. Applicants should normally possess a minimum of a Master Degree and have no more than 5 years of experience since their last degree.
  4. Applicants with demonstrated interest in related research fields would have an added advantage.
  5. Applicants from various disciplines are invited to apply.

Criteria for proposals include:

  1. The research proposal would need to be on issues/topics that are transnational in nature, analyse regional processes and impacts, and would have significance to ASEAN’s regional development.
  2. Collaborative proposals among ASEAN nationals are encouraged.
  3. Proposals that incorporate creative methodologies (e.g. visual media) are also encouraged.

Junior Fellows are expected to produce at least one publishable academic paper (8,000 words) at the end of the fellowship period. All interested applicants should submit their applications via email by 31 August 2012 (Friday) with the following information:

  1. A proposal of about 2,000 words which should include:
    1. A Statement on the aims, objectives and methods of the research project.
    2. Time frame.
    3. An institutional base of choice in Southeast Asia, and reasons for it being the most suitable institution from which to conduct research. Applicants must take full responsibility for research arrangements with the chosen institute.  
    4. Expected findings and output.
    5. Ways in which these findings will contribute to knowledge and policy.
  2. Information on his/her expertise in relation to the research that is to be carried out.
  3. Two recommendation letters.
  4. A curriculum vitae and a copy of his/her educational certificates.

All interested applicants should submit proposals via email to:

Ms Cheryl Lim (ischeryllim@ntu.edu.sg)
Project Coordinator
ASEAN-Canada Research Partnership Secretariat,
Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies,
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS),Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Please note that the call for proposals for 2012-2013 has been closed.

 


Posted on: 1/7/2012 11:14:04 AM  |  Topic: Other NTS Issues


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