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CERC Civil Society & Public Administration Fellowship Program

The CERC Civil Society & Public Administration Fellowship program welcomes practitioners from civil society organizations or government bodies who have international experience working in the field of migration or immigrant integration and inclusion to apply to participate in a one-month residency at Toronto Metropolitan University.  

The CERC Civil Society & Public Administration Fellowship program promotes international collaboration and learning exchange between practitioners and researchers. It provides a unique professional development opportunity for practitioners to share and build on their field experience, connect to an expert team of Canadian and international researchers and local stakeholders, and receive research training or conduct their own field research. The experience will help practitioners develop and bring back to their organizations innovative ideas for applied research and evidence-based good practices. At the same time, practitioners would be encouraged to contribute their perspectives to the work of the CERC Migration team.

The Fellowship includes:

  • A stipend, including a travel allowance, to contribute to expenses related to their stay for a total value of $3,000 CAD.
  • Mentorship by an academic host from the CERC Migration’s research team.
  • Access to an office space and resources available in the CERC Migration facility.
  • Professional development through participation in CERC Migration’s research training activities and workshops (in person/virtual); a presentation of the Fellow’s current organization or subject matter expertise as part of a CERC event or workshop; networking with Canadian researchers and other local practitioners and policymakers.

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Application Deadline: June 13, 2022

The CERC Civil Society & Public Administration Fellowship program invites applications from practitioners outside of Canada for the 2022-2023 academic year. The residency takes place in Toronto and must occur between October 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023 for a consecutive period of 20 to 35 days. CERC Migration anticpates awarding two fellowships for the next academic year.

Application instructions

Applicants must submit online a short CV (maximum four pages) and cover letter (maximum two pages) describing the following:  

  • The motivation for your stay and how it will benefit your work and current organization.
  • Proposed activities to be conducted during your stay (e.g., give a workshop/presentation, engage with local organizations, conduct field research, develop a new project proposal, attend a conference).
  • How the visit will provide networking opportunities
  • Which member of the CERC Research Team, opens in new window that you would like to work with as your proposed academic mentor; noting if you are already in contact with them. Select up to two potential mentors (a first and second choice). Note: The academic mentor cannot be Anna Triandafyllidou, and a mentor would be assigned based on their availability and at the discretion of CERC Migration.
  • Proposed dates of the visit (the residency should take place for 20 to 35 days between October 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023).

Please submit your application online by June 13, 2022.