Employment Opportunities

Junior Research Fellowship: Call for Applications

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is committed to fostering the next generation of Asia Pacific researchers and practitioners. To this end, it offers occasional short-term Junior Research Fellowships for applicants interested in contributing to policy-oriented research on Canada-Asia relations.

APF Canada is offering two such fellowships in July/August of 2016. Applicants should be Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or master's-level programs, or who have completed their degree programs within 12 months of the application deadline.

Program Description
The two junior research fellows will work at APF Canada's Toronto office and will complete programs of research and other work related to at least two of the following themes: contemporary Japan; innovation ecosystems and start-ups; Canadian business opportunities in Asia; and urbanization in Asia. For this, we are looking for applicants with the following profiles and capabilities:

o Excellent research and writing skills;
o Bachelor's or Master's degree with a focus on Asia, business innovation, urbanization in Asia, or a related field;
o Experience writing policy briefs or other types of short analytical summaries;
o Demonstrated interest in contemporary Asia, Japan and/or Canada-Asia policy issues; and
o Proficiency in Microsoft Office software, including MS Word and MS Excel.

Application Deadline: Friday, June 24, 2016

Benefits to the Junior Research Fellows
The Junior Research Fellows will work under the supervision of an APF Canada program manager, and will engage in two main types of activities:
· Working with APF Canada staff in producing research work related to one of the two areas described above; and
· Working under the guidance of APF Canada's editorial team to produce one or more short analytical essays (700 – 1,000 words).

Eligibility
Applicants should be Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled in an undergraduate or master's-level program or have completed such a program within 12 months of the application deadline.
The applicant's degree does not have to be from a Canadian school.

Start/End Dates
Applicants should be available to do the work from July – August 2016.

Compensation
The amount of each grant will be $3,250.

Application Procedures
Applications should include the following:

• Résumé detailing the applicant's academic background (degree, major(s), awards, etc.), research skills, software/computer skills and professional experience;
• 1-page cover letter describing the applicant's career interests and goals, how they hope to benefit from the fellowship. Cover letters can be addressed to the Grants Committee;
• Copy of applicant's university transcript (scanned or electronic copies are acceptable);
• Name, title and contact information (email and phone number) for one academic or professional reference. References will be contacted only if the applicant is short-listed for the fellowship.

Applications should be submitted by email to jobs@asiapacific.ca and should reference "Junior Research Fellowship – Toronto Office" in the subject line. No phone calls please.
Applications are accepted in English and French.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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