Opportunities

Support for CIPS Researchers

CIPS will consider requests from University of Ottawa faculty in all departments to provide research support for projects on international policy-related subjects.

The initial financial resources of CIPS are modest, part of which will support Centre staff to assist in organizing meetings and workshops for Centre-supported projects, drafting grant applications for such projects, and administering these projects once they are under way.

Modes of Support

CIPS will initially support a small number of research projects (e.g., 3 to 5) under development. Modes of support for these CIPS-supported projects will be:

1. Financial and logistical support for exploratory discussions aimed at scoping out new collaborative research projects.
  • Travel expenses and arrangements for prospective collaborators to attend a workshop to explore a new research project (grants will be in the range of $1,000-$5,000)
  • Help in obtaining other university (and non-university) sources of financial support
  • Short-term work by a CIPS research assistant
2. Logistical support for drafting grant applications:
  • Collecting materials and help in drafting parts of grant applications for new research projects (drawing upon other university/faculty administrative resources and CIPS staff)
3. Logistical support for projects once they are underway:
  • Administration of grants (with CIPS acting as a facilitator and liaison with university grants staff and other university/faculty administrative resources)
  • Organization of meetings, workshops and travel
  • Short-term work by a CIPS research assistant
  • Opportunities to present and discuss research projects with other uOttawa faculty
  • Support in disseminating research findings or reports beyond the university

To Obtain Support

CIPS funding will be awarded on a competitive basis. Decisions regarding CIPS support for research projects will be made by the Centre’s advisory board based on the following criteria:

  • Potential for the project to make an important contribution to scholarship
  • Relationship to the Centre’s thematic areas (international security and international/global governance, broadly defined), or to one of the Centre’s networks (international political economy, fragile states, international theory, or security studies).
  • Plans to secure the involvement of other leading scholars in the field
  • Efforts to secure financial support from other university and non-university sources

Application procedures are straightforward: a 3-page document describing the project and addressing the criteria listed above, plus a provisional budget. Deadline for applications: July 15, 2012. Please contact the Program Coordinator or Director for further information.

Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

CIPS occasionally hosts externally-funded postdoctoral fellows in the fields of international security and international governance.

The successful candidates will have the opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary, academically rigorous “think tank” that has already established itself as a highly dynamic centre for debate on foreign policy and international affairs.

CIPS fellows will be expected to participate in the Centre’s activities, and to carry out independent research on issues of international security (broadly defined) or international/global governance.

Please note that these positions are contingent upon receiving outside financial support. CIPS provides office space and access to university facilities such as library lending and databases.

Applications can be sent anytime by email to cepi-cips@uOttawa.ca, and should include:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Brief description (2-pages) of proposed research agenda
  • Abstract or selected chapters of the PhD thesis and copies of additional publications
  • Names, addresses, and email addresses of three references