Post-Graduate Research Fellowships
The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada is committed to fostering the next generation of Asia Pacific researchers and analysts. To this end, it offers up to three Post-Graduate Research Fellowships valued at $38,000 for Master’s graduates and $40,000 for PhD graduates for a one-year non-renewable term. Successful applicants will have a background in Asia-related research in a variety of fields, including (but not limited to) social sciences, humanities, business, education and natural sciences. Grants are not intended to support dissertation research.
During their time at the Foundation, Post-Graduate Research Fellows undertake a guided research project with a view to producing a policy paper of 5,000-8,000 words on a mutually-agreed upon topic.
Post-Graduate Research Fellows are based in the APF’s Vancouver office. In addition to composing a research project, Fellows are expected to participate in the Foundation’s day-to-day activities, including:
• Assisting in the composition and distribution of the daily Canada-Asia news service;
• Providing assistance in hosting roundtables, conferences and meetings both in-house and off-site;
• Participating in and contributing to APF Canada Research Group meetings, as well as other meetings and activities in the Canadian and Asian policy communities;
• Assisting with on-going Foundation research, such as the National Conversation on Asia initiative.
To speak with a current Post-Graduate Research Fellow, please contact our grants administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Canadian citizens and permanent residents who have graduated from a Master’s or doctoral program within 18 months of the application (as defined by the date of the graduation ceremony) are eligible to apply.
Successful applicants receive $38,000 for Master’s graduates and $40,000 for PhD graduates for a one-year non-renewable term. A relocation amount of up to $1,000 will be given to cover the moving expenses for out-of-town recipients.
Post-Graduate Research Fellows can request some funding support for travel related to their activities at the Foundation. This includes travel for conferences, workshops or research programs.
Fellowships run for 12 months and normally begin in May. In special circumstances, Fellows will be able to start at a later date. These are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Disbursement of Funds
Payments will be made to the recipient in quarterly installments.
Applications should include:
• Résumé detailing the applicant’s academic background;
• A writing sample (published or unpublished);
• A 500-750 word description of the project that would be undertaken at the Foundation.
• Two letters of recommendation from individuals who know the applicant. If sending hard copies, referees should mail them directly to the Foundation at the address below. If sending by email, the letter should be in the form of a signed PDF document, sent from the referee’s institutional (e.g., university) email address.
The application deadline for the 2013-2014 award year is February 15, 2013. Successful applicants will be notified in mid-late March.
Where to Apply
Applications and questions may be emailed to: email@example.com or mailed to:
Research Grants Program
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
220-890 West Pender St.
Applications are accepted in English and French.
*The Foundation reserves the right to cite the results of research funded under the grants program, and grant recipients may be called upon for media and outreach activities coordinated by the Foundation.