The ASEAN-Canada Research Partnership, with the support of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada, invites applications for the 2012-2013 Junior Fellowship.
Criteria for applicants include:
Applicants from ASEAN must be a national from one of the 10 ASEAN countries and based in Southeast Asia.
Applicants from Canada must be resident in Canada (Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents).
Applicants should normally possess a minimum of a Master Degree and have no more than 5 years of experience since their last degree.
Applicants with demonstrated interest in related research fields would have an added advantage.
Applicants from various disciplines are invited to apply.
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 fellowship focuses on the theme of 'Towards Balanced Growth - Alternative Development Models and Redistribution Mechanisms'.
About the Centre:
The Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies was inaugurated by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretary-General Dr Surin Pitsuwan in May 2008. The Centre maintains research in the fields of Food Security, Climate Change, Energy Security, Health Security as well as Internal and Cross-Border Conflict. It produces policy-relevant analyses aimed at furthering awareness and building capacity to address NTS issues and challenges in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. The Centre also provides a platform for scholars and policymakers within and outside Asia to discuss and analyse NTS issues in the region.
In 2009, the Centre was chosen by the MacArthur Foundation as a lead institution for the MacArthur Asia Security Initiative, to develop policy research capacity and recommend policies on the critical security challenges facing the Asia-Pacific.
The Centre is also a founding member and the Secretariat for the Consortium of Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies in Asia (NTS-Asia). More information on the Centre can be found at www.rsis.edu.sg/nts