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Request for Proposals: Surveys in Asia - Singapore and Indonesia

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is a not-for-profit organization focused on Canada’s relations with Asia. Our mission is to be Canada’s catalyst for engagement with Asia and Asia’s bridge to Canada. APF Canada is dedicated to strengthening ties between Canada and Asia with a focus on seven thematic areas: trade and investment (Business Asia), surveys and polling (Perspectives Asia), regional security (Strategic Asia), digital technologies (Digital Asia), domestic networks (Engaging Asia), sustainable development (Sustainable Asia), and Asia competency (Education).

Our research provides high-quality, relevant, and timely information, insights, and perspectives on Canada-Asia relations. Providing policy considerations and business intelligence for stakeholders across the Asia Pacific, our work includes Surveys, Reports, Policy Briefs, Case Studies, Dispatches, and a regular Asia Watch newsletter that together support these thematic areas.

Context

Since 2004, APF Canada has gained and built insight into Canadian attitudes towards economic engagement with Asia through National Opinion Polls. We stepped into the space of gauging Asian attitudes towards Canada through our surveys in Asia, titled Asian Views on Economic Engagement in Canada, that sought to understand Asian business leaders' perspectives about engaging with Canada as a potential economic partner. We surveyed 6,600 business leaders from six Asian countries (China, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and Vietnam) and interviewed 58 policy experts to build a robust understanding of Asian views about Canada. The project served to fill our knowledge gap and inform the development of an agenda to strengthen economic engagement with Asia.

Building on the previous set of surveys in Asia, APF Canada is now sending out a call for proposals for its multinational thought-leaders Surveys in Asia. With a specific focus on two Southeast Asian countries, Singapore and Indonesia, this survey seeks to understand the two growing markets and explore the best measures to engage with them economically.   

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada seeks to engage the services of research organizations, polling firms, or other bodies qualified to conduct thought-leader surveys in the two major Asian countries – Singapore and Indonesia. The selected body will enter into a formal agreement with the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada to conduct the two surveys in the two countries between February 2022 and June 2022.

Project Overview

  • The countries or priority markets supported by this initiative include Singapore and Indonesia.
  • This project includes two components: 1) a survey of 150 to 200 thought-leaders in Singapore; 2) a survey of 150 to 200 thought-leaders in Indonesia.
  • While the two surveys will have common questions that will be asked to both Singaporean and Indonesian thought-leaders, it should be noted that to better understand each economy, about 50% of the questionnaires will be tailored to the two countries and their different characteristics in terms of socio-political and economic factors.
  • Information solicited will include respondents’ general attitudes about different countries worldwide; exploring priority markets’ sectors with potential opportunities; understanding barriers to international engagement with the respondent’s economy; deeper economic engagement with Canada; and, the perceived role of government and trade agreements in promoting economic engagement.

Key Parameters of the Project

The parameters of the survey are as follows:

Target countries – Singapore and Indonesia.

  • Bidders are encouraged to apply for agreements for both countries. But you may also choose to apply to only one country for consideration.
  • Please take care to explain why your expertise in the specific economy is of value to the Foundation’s research goals.

Survey

  • Target individuals: This study is targeted towards thought-leaders. “Thought leaders” for the purposes of this study are defined as people who have experience and expertise in the priority market’s business environment and can speak to their foreign relations and business practices. These individuals should be from or based in the priority market (Singapore and Indonesia). The individuals can be academics or think-tank researchers specializing in trade or international relations, business leaders (senior management), trade and investment experts, government officials, or senior representatives (former or current).
    • There should be no overlap between the two countries’ samples or target individuals. For example, John Green, a trade policy expert for Southeast Asia based in Singapore can only respond to the Singapore survey, not both Singapore and Indonesia.
    • If a thought-leader is not based in or from the priority market, please provide an explanation for why such a thought-leader will be a good fit for the study and how many such occurrences can be expected in the target sample for each market.
  • Length of the questionnaire: 10 to 15 minutes or approximately 25 questions (excluding demographic questions).
  • Question type: Multiple answer, multiple choice, single-response questions, statements and Likert scale answer options, ranked answers, and two-to-three open-ended questions.
  • Sample size: 150 to 200 thought-leaders per country.

Scope of Work

The successful bidder will be responsible for providing the following to the Foundation:

  • Feedback on survey questions: The survey questionnaire design will be carried out primarily by APF Canada. The survey partner/contractor will not be required to design the questionnaire. But they may make recommendations to improve/refine the design or question wording to ensure appropriate languages and terminologies are used for the local contexts.
  • Questionnaire programming: APF Canada’s research team will provide the final questionnaire for programming. The contractor will be responsible for the layout and programming of survey questions and translating the questions into a local language where necessary (e.g. Bahasa for Indonesia, Mandarin for Singapore). The translated questionnaires will need to be approved by the Foundation before the survey's launch.
  • Sampling and data collection. The survey partner will be responsible for data collection. The data collection strategy (including sampling) should satisfy the above survey parameters.
  • Key deliverables: The survey partner/body will be responsible for providing data tables, raw data file, and methods note. If the survey is translated to a local language and data is collected in the local language, in that case, the survey partner shall be responsible for translating the responses/data to English before delivering the data to APF Canada.   
  1. Data tables – APF Canada would like to receive, for each country, data tables summarizing the complete set of survey questions broken out by age, gender, and education.
  2. SPSS data file: ONE cleaned and coded SPSS data file with the individual-level raw data for both countries. Also, include a data dictionary explaining the variable names. Please do not provide two separate raw data files. The data file should use appropriate mark-up to differentiate between the two countries’ data and include the original open-ended question responses.   
  3. Methods note: A detailed note on the methodology and process used for data collection.

NOTE:  No report is required from the survey partner/body for this set of surveys.

Timeline

The fieldwork for the proposed countries may occur concurrently or sequentially.

APF Canada proposes the following timeline (Pacific Time) to conclude surveys in the two countries. The contractor may work with APF Canada to adjust the schedule if necessary.

  • Request for Proposal sent out: January 5, 2022 (Wednesday)
  • Deadline to receive proposals: January 24, 2022 (11:59 p.m., Monday)
  • Selection of successful bidder: February 10, 2022 (Thursday)
  • Final questionnaire sent to contractor: March 14, 2022 (Monday)
  • Questionnaire review with contractor: March 15 to March 18, 2022  
  • Data collection (including programming): March 21 to June 3, 2022
  • Deadline to receive deliverables: June 10, 2022 (Friday)
  • APF Canada reviews tables, requests revisions: June 13 to June 17, 2022

Content of Proposal

The Proposal should have the following two components.

  • Administrative and Technical proposal: An administrative and technical proposal of a maximum of THREE pages. It should include an introduction, a description of the firm's qualifications and relevant experience (including project team), a description of the proposed methodology, a description of deliverables, and detailed information with respect to any use of subcontractors. It should also include a timeline for the project.
  • Financial proposal: A financial proposal of maximum ONE page, which presents a budget statement with estimates of costs (in Canadian dollars) to complete the requirements described in the above Scope of Work. This should include a separate budget for each country proposed. It should also include a separate line item for each of the four components in the Scope of Work – feedback on question design, questionnaire programming, data collection/sampling, and deliverables. Please include a line item for the cost estimate for coding the three open-ended questions for the two surveys.  

Note: APF Canada is a non-profit research institute. It seeks to obtain the best value for the research services provided.

Instructions for Proposal Submissions

  • The Proposal must address the requirements listed in the Scope of Work section.
  • The Proposal may address additional services and/or considerations not explicitly referenced in the RFP but which may be of potential benefit to the project.
  • Only electronic submissions will be accepted via email to Dr. Sreyoshi Dey, Program Manager for Perspectives Asia, at sreyoshi.dey@asiapacific.ca, and Gloria Liu, Project Specialist, at gloria.liu@asiapacific.ca. Submission must contain the subject heading “RFP - Surveys in Asia – Bid by (name).”
  • Questions regarding the RFP should be addressed to Dr. Dey and Ms. Liu at the same contact as shared above with the subject line as “RFP - Surveys in Asia – Question by (name).”
  • Information shared with a contractor/bidder for this Proposal is confidential.

IMPORTANT

Upon receiving the proposal, the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada will confirm having received the proposal. The process of selecting the successful bid will be done by a Selection Committee internal to the Foundation against a list of criteria that includes:

  • Feasibility (20%)
  • Appropriateness (15%)
  • Clarity (20%)
  • Organization’s credentials (15%)
  • Budget (30%)

Successful and unsuccessful bidders will be notified individually.

Eligible costs can only be incurred after the signature of the agreement between the Foundation and the selected research firm/institution, with the exception of extraordinary circumstances for which no costs – at no time – can be incurred before the submission of the application to this request for proposals. Eligible costs do not include proposal preparation, submission, and contributions in kind.

Other Conditions

  • APF Canada reserves the right to negotiate with selected bidders.
  • APF Canada reserves the right to waive irregularities and reject any or all bids.
  • APF Canada reserves the right to make no award or announce the cancellation of this RFP process at any time.
  • APF Canada reserves the right to modify the timeline.  
  • All liabilities for the cost of the proposal preparation are the bidder's responsibility.

The proposals are due by January 24, 2022 (Monday) at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time). Any and all questions regarding this RFP should be addressed to Dr. Sreyoshi Dey at sreyoshi.dey@asiapacific.ca and Ms. Gloria Liu at gloria.liu@asiapacific.ca

Call for Applications: Program Manager/Senior Program Manager - Trade & Investment (Business Asia Pillar)

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is seeking a full-time Program Manager/Senior Program Manager - Trade & Investment to run its Business Asia research pillar. As part of six research pillars, Business Asia analyzes key economic trends in trade, investment, and global value-chains that matter to Canada and the Asia Pacific. Also, key to the pillar is APF Canada Investment Monitor, which captures, visualizes, and analyzes Canada's investment relations with the Asia Pacific.

The Program Manager/Senior Program Manager for Business Asia is responsible for developing and conducting a research program on Canada-Asia trade and economic relations,  writing policy papers, reports, background materials, briefings, building datasets, and participating in consultations. The Program Manager/Senior Program Manager is also responsible for forming partnerships in related research areas, including monitoring and evaluating programs. The position will report to the Vice-President, Research & Strategy, and is based at APF Canada's Vancouver office. 

The application deadline is EXTENDED to Sunday, January 30, 2022 (at 11:59 p.m. PT). Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so please submit your application once it is prepared.

Successful applicants will have the following qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or Master's degree in related fields such as Political Science, Political Economy, Economics.
  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative research skills – experience in data analytics will be considered an asset.
  • Minimum 3-to-5 years previous work in government, think tanks, research organizations, or journalism.
  • Experience working on trade and investment – knowledge of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues will be considered an asset.
  • Proficiency in French and/or an Asian language will be considered an asset.

Major Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively to support the foundation's work and will engage in the following activities:

  • Developing the direction and focus of research projects within the Business Asia research pillar.
  • Managing research and policy work related to this program.
  • Developing and managing budgets, reporting, and action planning.
  • Preparing analytical reports and briefing materials on issues related to trade and investment in the Asia Pacific region pertinent for Canada.
  • Managing the Investment Monitor (https://investmentmonitor.ca/).
  • Coordinating and facilitating meetings, consultations, and partnership events in collaboration with the Events team.
  • Fostering funding and research partnerships to support work in the research area.
  • Contributing to the Asia Watch newsletter.
  • Performing other duties as required to meet the needs of the role in relation to organizational goals.

Eligibility

Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada and have completed a graduate degree (Master or Ph.D.). The successful applicant will ideally work out of Vancouver, BC, partly remotely and partly from APF Canada's head office in downtown Vancouver, Monday to Friday, during regular office hours for five days a week. Please note, on-site work expectations will vary due to COVID-19.

Compensation

The total rewards package will include a base salary commensurate with experience and level of expertise subject to APF Canada's salary band, eligibility for a Pay for Performance Bonus Program, a comprehensive extended health benefits package, including but not limited to vision and dental care, paramedical services, telemedicine, Family & Employee Assistance Program, option for a contributory Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) upon completion of six months probation and flexible hybrid and remote work arrangement.

Application Procedures

Applications should include the following documents in ONE PDF file.  Incomplete application will not be considered. Please click here to apply

  • One-page Cover Letter detailing the applicant's research interests, career interests, and goals, and why they are interested in working in the thematic area specified in the call for applications.
  • Résumé detailing the applicant's academic background, skills, and professional experiences.
  • writing sample in English.
  • Name, title, and contact information (email and phone number) for two academic or professional references. References will only be contacted if the applicant is short-listed for the role.

Applications are accepted in English and French. The application deadline is EXTENDED to Sunday, January 30, 2022 (at 11:59 p.m./PT). Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so please submit your application once it is prepared.

Please be sure to add notifications@app.bamboohr.com to your contact list to ensure delivery of all correspondence from us.

For questions, please get in touch with Charles.labrecque@asiapacific.ca.  

Call for Applications: Gender Equity and Social Inclusion (GESI) Specialist

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is seeking a fixed-term, full-time Gender Equity and Social Inclusion (GESI) Specialist, to work on its APEC-Canada Growing Business Partnership project focusing on micro, small, and medium-sized enterprise (MSME) growth in developing APEC economies. The position reports to the Program Manager, APEC-Canada Growing Business Partnership and is based at APF Canada’s Vancouver office.

The Gender Equity and Social Inclusion (GESI) Specialist will provide support for the APEC-Canada Growing Business Partnership by strengthening tools, methodologies and research around entrepreneurship, women’s economic empowerment, and implementing inclusive business models. The Gender Equity and Social Inclusion (GESI) Specialist will be primarily responsible for conducting a Gender-Based Plus (GBA+ Analysis) of the project’s focus economies and a Project Implementation Plan (PIP) that provides a clear methodology and work plan for the GESI design of the APEC-Canada Growing Business Partnership.

The ideal candidate should be knowledgeable about policy development related to GESI, and should have proven experience in researching and/or implementing inclusive business models and promotion of women's economic empowerment. Knowledge of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP) and gender equality outcomes is required.

The application deadline is EXTENDED to Sunday, January 30, 2022 (at 11:59 p.m. PT). Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so please submit your application once it is prepared. 

Successful applicants will have the following qualifications:

  • Graduate education, such as a master’s degree or Ph.D. in gender and equity studies, social justice, sustainable development, international political economy; political science, public policy, business administration, or other relevant fields of study at the graduate level;  
  • Knowledge about issues related to MSMEs and entrepreneurship particularly in the context of fostering sustainable development and poverty reduction, and promoting gender equality;
  • Experience in policy development related to GESI and gender mainstreaming into projects and tracking of GESI results.
  • Experience in research and/or development of business inclusive business models and promotion of women’s economic empowerment;
  • Knowledge of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP) and national policies and efforts to support gender equality; 
  • Two to three (2-to-3) years of previous work experience in government, think tanks, non-profit organizations, or international development-related organizations; 
  • A working understanding of gender policy and hands-on experience with Canadian policies and programs to support MSME participation in international trade is an asset;
  • Previous work experience in developing or managing a Global Affairs Canada funded international development project is highly desirable;
  • An understanding of Southeast Asia or the Pacific Islands will be considered an asset. 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Conduct a rapid GBA+ analysis to gather context-specific and locally informed gender-sensitive data and information pertaining to women’s entrepreneurship and women-led MSMEs in Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam;
  • Develop a Project Implementation Plan (PIP) that provides a clear methodology and work plan for the GESI design, development, and results-based management of the APEC-Canada Growing Business Partnership;
  • Manage the integration of gender-responsive and inclusive MSME-related research and monitor relevant public policies, trends and emerging gender equality issues;
  • Implement a gender-sensitive monitoring and evaluation framework to evaluate project activities;
  • Prepare project reports, action plans, policy briefs, recommendations and
  • communication materials that support poverty reduction, gender equality and women’s economic empowerment;
  • Coordinate the production of gender-responsive research papers, surveys, toolkits, and briefs;
  • Under the guidance of the Program Manager, is responsible for the review of project budgets and procurement to ensure the integration of gender equality outcomes;
  • Liaise with relevant Canadian government agencies and international organizations
  • related to the project; 
  • Assist the Program Manager in coordinating and managing gendered elements in meetings, consultations, and partnership events linked to the project, including conferences, roundtables, workshops, and training sessions with leaders and experts from Canada and other APEC economies;
  • Provide ongoing gender research support and analysis throughout the project’s activities.

Eligibility

Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada and have completed a graduate degree (Master or Ph.D.). The successful applicant will ideally work out of Vancouver, BC, partly remotely and partly from APF Canada's head office in downtown Vancouver, during regular office (pacific standard time) hours from Monday to Friday.  Please note, on-site work expectations will vary due to COVID-19.

Compensation

The salary rate will be determined commensurate with experience and level of expertise subject to APF Canada's salary band and flexible hybrid work arrangement.  This role is a part-time position with the possibility of extension on a full-time fixed-term basis, subject to further funding.

This role is a fixed-term, full-time engagement, ideally to start in February 2022.  The contract duration is initially three months with the possibility of a multi-year extension, subject to further funding.

Application Procedures

Applications should include the following documents in ONE PDF file.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please use this link to apply.

  • One-page Cover Letter detailing the applicant's research interests, career interests, and goals, and why they are interested in working in the thematic area specified in the call for applications.
  • Résumé detailing the applicant's academic background, skills, and professional experiences.
  • An original writing sample of a published journal article, book chapter authored by the applicant or a non-academic writing sample will be accepted. A functioning URL link to a sample is also acceptable.
  • Name, title, and contact information (email and phone number) for two academic or professional references. References will only be contacted if the applicant is short-listed for the role.

Applications are accepted in English and French. The application deadline is EXTENDED to Sunday, January 30, 2022 (at 11:59 p.m./PT). Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so please submit your application once it is prepared.

Please be sure to add notifications@app.bamboohr.com to your contact list to ensure delivery of all correspondence from us.

For questions, please get in touch with justin.kwan@asiapacific.ca

Call for Applications: Post-Graduate Research Scholarship (PGRS) Fellowship Program 2022-2023

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is committed to fostering the next generation of Asia Pacific researchers and analysts. To this end, it offers up to four one-year Post-Graduate Research Scholarships (PGRS), under our 2022-2023 Fellowship Program. Successful applicants will have a background in Asia-related research in Asian Studies, political science, economics, history, business, international relations, or related humanities or social science programs. The selection of candidates will be based on their abilities, skills, academic excellence, and fit with the Foundation’s research priorities.

Successful applicants will work out of Vancouver, BC, partly remotely and partly from APF Canada's head office in downtown Vancouver during regular office hours (Monday to Friday, PST 9:00 am-5:00 pm). Please note, on-site work expectations may vary due to COVID-19. PGRS's will divide their time between conducting research and participating in the Foundation’s day-to-day activities, including:

  • Supporting general research needs;
  • Contributing to the composition and distribution of the Asia Watch news service;
  • Assisting in organizing events such as roundtables, conferences, and meetings, both virtually or in-person if and when the situation allows; and,
  • Participating in and contributing to APF Canada Research Group meetings, as well as other meetings and activities in the Canadian and Asian policy communities.

Each selected PGRS will work closely with a Senior Program Manager or Program Manager responsible for one of APF Canada’s main research pillars listed below, providing research assistance and conducting original research under the Senior Program Manager or Program Manager's supervision.

  • Business Asia: Research under this pillar centres on two-way trade and investment between Canada and Asia with a focus on strategies and priorities put forward by the federal government, as well as the events unfolding in the region affecting Canada’s trade diversification efforts. It can involve managing statistics and large databases of trade and investment.
  • Perspectives Asia: Research projects under this pillar focus on Canadian perceptions of Asia, such as APF Canada’s National Opinion Polls, and Asian perceptions of Canada. Methods used include surveys, interviews, focus groups, among others, and require knowledge of statistical analysis and/or qualitative coding of raw data.
  • Digital Asia: Research under this pillar explores how technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (e.g. AI, IoT, robotics) and its governance impact Canada's current and future engagement with the Asia Pacific.
  • Strategic Asia: This pillar examines strategic and security-related events and trends in the Asia Pacific and their impact on Canada.
  • Sustainable Asia: Examining sustainable development in Asia from economic, social, and environmental dimensions and its implications for Canada
  • Engaging Asia: As Asia’s importance varies significantly across Canada and impacts a variety of societal groups – municipal and provincial governments, as well as Indigenous peoples and civil society – research under this pillar studies the various sub-national engagement strategies with Asia, such as but not limited to, twinning, trade missions, business, and policies. 
  • Education: We believe that Asia competence - the knowledge, skills, and experiences required for effective engagement with Asia is the foundation of a strong and thriving Canada-Asia relationship. Research and projects under this pillar aim at better understanding the specific competencies needed by Canadians at various stages of their education and career advancement

Duration

Scholarships are for one year and they normally begin in August/September, although the Foundation will consider earlier or later start dates on a case-by-case basis.

Eligibility

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 program completion date) are eligible to apply.

Application Procedure

Applications are accepted in English and/or French. Please send applications here.  An incomplete application will not be considered.  Applications should include (and merged in one file):

  • A resume/CV detailing the applicant’s academic background;
  • A cover letter outlining the applicant’s experience, overall suitability for the role, and interest in joining the Foundation;
  • A 300-word proposal for a research project that aligns with one of the Foundation’s research pillars that the applicant would like to work on as part of their fellowship;
  • A copy of the applicant’s university transcript(s) (scanned or electronic documents are sufficient); and
  • A writing sample (published or unpublished).

Short-listed candidates will also be asked to submit two letters of recommendation (in a signed PDF format sent from the referee’s institution e.g. university email address. Email letters of recommendation to: charles.labrecque@asiapacific.ca with the following subject heading: « Letter of Recommendation for Name of Applicant - PGRS »

Compensation

Scholarships are C$44,000 for Master’s graduates or C$48,000 for Ph.D. graduates. Selected candidates may be eligible for a $2,000 relocation allowance if coming from outside of British Columbia’s Lower Mainland.

The application deadline is Monday, February 28, 2022. The Foundation thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For additional questions, please contact Charles Labrecque, Director of Researcch. Email: charles.labrecque@asiapacific.ca

Appel de candidatures : Programme de bourses de recherche postuniversitaire 2022-2023

La Fondation Asie Pacifique du Canada (la Fondation) tient à encourager la formation de la prochaine génération de chercheurs et d’analystes spécialistes de l’Asie Pacifique. À cette fin, elle accorde jusqu’à quatre bourses de recherche postuniversitaire (BRP) d’une durée d’un an. Les candidats retenus devront avoir une expérience de recherche sur l’Asie dans le cadre d’un programme d’études asiatiques, de sciences politiques, d’économie, d’histoire, de commerce, de relations internationales ou, encore, de sciences humaines ou sociales connexes. La sélection des candidats s’effectuera en fonction des aptitudes, de l’excellence universitaire et de l’adéquation avec les priorités de recherche de la Fondation. 

Les candidats retenus travailleront au siège social de la Fondation situé au centre-ville de Vancouver, en Colombie-Britannique pendant les heures de bureau habituelles (du lundi au vendredi, de 9 h à 17 h). Veuillez noter que les attentes relatives au travail réalisé sur place peuvent varier, selon la COVID-19. Les titulaires des bourses de recherche postuniversitaire (TBRP) partageront leur temps entre la recherche et la participation aux activités quotidiennes de la Fondation, notamment :

•    appuyer les besoins généraux en matière de recherche;
•    contribuer à composer et à diffuser le fil de presse Asia Watch;
•    donner un coup de main lors de l’organisation d’événements comme des tables rondes, des conférences et des réunions, tant en ligne qu’en personne, lorsque la situation le permet;
•    participer activement aux réunions du groupe de recherche de la Fondation, ainsi qu’à d’autres rencontres et activités au sein des communautés responsables de l’élaboration des politiques canadiennes et asiatiques.

Chaque détenteur de BRP retenu travaillera en étroite collaboration avec un gestionnaire de programme responsable de l’un des principaux piliers de recherche de la Fondation énumérés ci-dessous, prêtant son concours aux projets de recherche de la Fondation et menant des recherches originales, sous la supervision de ce gestionnaire de programme. 

  • Affaires en Asie : Les recherches relevant de ce pilier portent sur le commerce et les investissements bilatéraux entre le Canada et l’Asie, en mettant l’accent sur les stratégies et les priorités mises de l’avant par le gouvernement fédéral, ainsi que sur les événements qui se déroulent dans la région et qui ont une incidence sur les efforts de diversification commerciale du Canada. Cela peut comprendre la gestion de statistiques et de grandes bases de données sur le commerce et l’investissement.
  • Perspectives sur l’Asie : Les recherches relevant de ce pilier s’intéressent aux perceptions des Canadiens sur l’Asie, comme les sondages d’opinion nationaux de la Fondation, et sur les perceptions des Asiatiques au sujet du Canada. Les méthodes utilisées comprennent des enquêtes, des entrevues, des groupes de discussion, entre autres, et nécessitent des connaissances en analyse statistique et/ou en codage qualitatif de données brutes.
  • L’Asie numérique : Les recherches relevant de ce pilier explorent la manière dont les technologies de la quatrième révolution industrielle (par exemple, l’intelligence artificielle [IA], l’Internet des objets [IO], la robotique) et sa gouvernance ont une incidence sur l’engagement actuel et futur du Canada dans la région de l’Asie-Pacifique.
  • L’Asie stratégique : Étudier les événements et les tendances stratégiques et de sécurité dans la région Asie-Pacifique, et leurs répercussions sur le Canada. 
  • L’Asie durable : Examiner le développement durable en Asie dans ses dimensions économique, sociale et environnementale, et ses conséquences pour le Canada.
  • Renforcer les liens avec l’Asie : Comme l’importance de l’Asie varie considérablement d’une région à l’autre du Canada et qu’elle touche divers groupes de la société — les administrations municipales, les gouvernements provinciaux et les peuples autochtones —, les recherches relevant de ce pilier étudient les diverses stratégies d’engagement infranationales avec l’Asie, comme le jumelage, les missions commerciales, les entreprises et les politiques, sans que cela soit limitatif. 
  • Éducation : Nous croyons que la compétence sur l’Asie - les connaissances, l’expérience et les savoir-faire requis pour un engagement efficace avec l’Asie - est le fondement d’une relation Canada-Asie solide et prospère. Les recherches et les projets menés dans le cadre de ce pilier visent à mieux comprendre les compétences spécifiques dont les Canadiens ont besoin à différents stades de leur éducation et de leur carrière.

Durée content 

Les bourses sont d’une durée d’un an. Elles commencent habituellement en août ou en septembre, bien que la Fondation puisse envisager des dates de début antérieures ou ultérieures, au cas par cas. 

Admissibilité

Les citoyens canadiens et les résidents permanents ayant obtenu une maîtrise ou un doctorat dans les 18 mois précédant leur candidature (selon la date de remise du diplôme) peuvent présenter leur candidature.

Processus de présentation d’une candidature

Les candidatures sont acceptées en anglais et en français. Veuillez envoyer les candidatures ici.  Les applications non complètes ne seront pas considérées. Les candidatures devraient comprendre ce qui suit (dans un seul fichier) :

•    un curriculum vitæ décrivant le parcours universitaire du candidat; 
•    une lettre de présentation décrivant l’aptitude générale du candidat pour le poste, ainsi que son intérêt pour la recherche et sa contribution potentielle à l’un des piliers de recherche de la Fondation; 
•    Une proposition de recherche (300 mots) en lien avec un des piliers de recherche détaillant que le candidat voudrait réaliser durant son temps à la Fondation; 
•    une copie du ou des relevés de notes universitaires du candidat (les numérisations et documents électroniques sont acceptés);
•    un échantillon de rédaction (publié ou non);

Deux lettres de recommandation (en format PDF signé) envoyées par l’établissement du signataire, par exemple l’adresse électronique de l’université. Envoyer la lettre de recommandation par courriel, à: charles.labrecque@asiapacific.ca,  en indiquant « Lettre de recommandation pour Nom du candidat - BRP dans l’objet.

Rémunération 

Les bourses d’études s’élèvent à 44 000 $ CA pour les détenteurs d’une maîtrise et à 48 000 $ CA pour les détenteurs d’un doctorat. Les candidats sélectionnés ont droit à une allocation de déménagement de 2 000 $ s’ils viennent de l’extérieur de la vallée du bas Fraser de la Colombie-Britannique.

La date limite de présentation des demandes est le Lundi 28 février 2022. Nous remercions tous les candidats de leur intérêt, mais nous ne communiquerons qu’avec les personnes présélectionnées. 

Si vous avez d’autres questions, veuillez communiquer avec Charles Labrecque, Directeur de recherche. Courriel: charles.labrecque@asiapacific.ca