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Call for Applications: Post Graduate Research Scholar (PGRS): Canada-Asia Trade and Investment

Scholarship Description

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 is offering one full year Post Graduate Research Scholarship (PGRS) for applicants interested in learning more about Canada-Asia Trade and Investment Relations.

The application deadline is Sunday, August 15, 2021 (at 11:59 p.m. PT).

Successful applicants will have the following qualifications:

  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative research skills;
  • Experience in research related statistics gathering and analysis;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software (including strong MS Excel skills);
  • Experience with data science is a plus;
  • Demonstrated interest in economics and/or international relations;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Interest in learning about Canada-Asia Pacific Trade and Investment Relations.

Post Graduate Research Scholar Duties

The Scholar will be under the mentorship of the Foundation’s Senior Program Manager, Business Asia:

  • Collaborating with the APF Canada’s research team in conducting research on Canada-Asia Trade and Investment Relations;
  • Providing support to APF Canada Investment Monitor project’s collection and management of data;
  • Contributing to Asia Watch newsletter;
  • Providing additional research support as needed; and
  • Assist with report writing.

The Post Graduate Research Scholars will be working partly remotely and partly from the Foundation’s Vancouver office in downtown Vancouver, Monday to Friday, during normal office hours for five days a week. The Post Graduate Research Scholars will complete a program of research and other work related to the Foundation’s research.   

Eligibility

Applicants should be eligible to work in Canada and have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree program within 24 months of the application deadline of Sunday, August 15, 2021 (at 11:59 p.m. PT).

Amount of Grant

The amount of the grant will be $42,000 for a Masters’ graduate and $45,000 for a PhD graduate

Start/End Dates

The recipient should be able to complete the scholarship for one year between September 2021 and August 2022.

Application Procedures

Applications should include the following documents in ONE PDF file.  Please click here to apply. 

  • Résumé detailing the applicant’s academic background, skills, and professional experiences;
  • One-page Cover Letter detailing the applicant’s research interests, career interests, and goals, how they hope to benefit from the scholarship, and why they are interested in working in the thematic area specified in the call for applications;
  • Copy of applicant’s university undergraduate and master’s degree (if applicable) transcript(s) (scanned or electronic copies are sufficient);
  • An academic writing sample no more than 10 pages single spaced in English;
  • Name, title, and contact information (email and phone number) for two academic or professional references.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis so please submit your application once it is prepared.  Applications are accepted in English and French. The deadline to submit an application is Sunday, August 15, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. (PT).

For questions please contact Pauline.Stern@asiapacific.ca.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.  References will be contacted only if the applicant is short-listed for the scholarship.

Call for Applications: Junior Research Scholar: Risk Analysis

Scholarship Description

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 is offering one four-month Junior Research Scholarship (JRS) for applicants interested in learning more about Canada-Asia Relations and Risk Analysis.

The application deadline is August 15, 2021 (at 11:59 p.m. PT).

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Experience in front-end web development, specifically in React or a similar JavaScript framework;
  • A demonstrated interest in cartography, data visualization, and/or UX design;
  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative research skills;
  • Experience in research related data gathering and analysis;
  • Demonstrated interest in international relations;
  • Good interpersonal skills; and
  • Interest in learning about Canada-Asia Pacific affairs.

Junior Research Scholar duties

The Junior Research Scholars will be under the mentorship of the Foundation’s Program Manager for the Digital Asia pillar and will engage in the following activities:

  • Help to design and build an integrated online platform to display multiple foundation data products related to jurisdiction risk, international relations, and trade;
  • Test the application for bugs and useability issues, documenting any on GitHub;
  • Collaborate with our regional experts to ensure their insights are being captured and represented accurately;
  • Propose design improvements to the application user interface;
  • Collaborate with APF Canada’s research team in conducting research on Canada-Asia relations;
  • Provide additional research support as needed.

The Junior Research Scholar will be allowed to work remotely.

Eligibility

Applicants should be eligible to work in Canada and have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree program within 24 months of the application deadline of Sunday, August 15, 2021.

Amount of Grant

The amount of the grant will be $12,000 and will be payable in three installments, the first at the beginning of the scholarship, the second at the midpoint of the scholarship, and the third upon successful completion of the scholarship deliverables (described under “Benefits to the Junior Research Scholar”).

Start/End Dates

The recipient should be able to complete the scholarship for four months between September  2021 and December 2021. There is a possibility of extension upon mutual agreement of the recipient and the Foundation.

Application Procedures

Those interested in applying should send a cover letter and resume in ONE PDF file and include links to an online portfolio or other online samples of past design, research, or web development work. Please click here to apply.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis so please submit your application once it is prepared.  Applications are accepted in English and French. The deadline to submit an application is Sunday, August 15, 2021 (at 11:59 p.m. PT).

For any questions,  please contact Nate Wessel - nate.wessel@asiapacific.ca

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.  References will be contacted only if the applicant is short-listed for the scholarship.