2013/14 ASEAN-Canada Junior Fellowships

Deadline: October 31, 2013

The ASEAN-Canada Research Partnership, with the support from Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC),invites applications for the 2013–2014 ASEAN-Canada Junior Fellowships on Natural Resource Management for Sustainable Growth. The fellowships are designed to support research proposals that seek to address the challenge of improving  systems for managing natural resources to allow sustainable economic growth and meet growing energy needs in the ASEAN region. 11 junior fellowships will be offered in 2013–2014.

Fellowship Details

Research should seek to address the challenge of finding means of improving systems for managing natural resources to allow sustainable economic growth and meet growing energy needs in the ASEAN region. The papers should explore how to do this without degrading common resources (increasing atmospheric pollution and greenhouse gas concentrations, and overharvesting and causing degradation of open access fisheries and forest resources) and with due regard to human security. Research must be analytical and policy relevant.

Fellowships will commence in January 2014, with fieldwork and a first draft of the paper to be completed by June 2014. To help refine draft papers into publishable material, junior fellows are required to participate in a 10-day research training workshop (to be organised by the University of British Columbia [UBC], Canada) as well as the 2014 ASEAN-Canada Forum. Junior fellows are expected to produce at least one publishable academic paper (8,000 words) at the end of the fellowship. The fellowship comes with a stipend of CAD 12,000 (the total sum for the duration of the fellowship), and it ends with the publication of these academic papers by the ASEAN-Canada Research Partnership.

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following:

  • The research proposal should focus on issues/topics that are transnational in nature or have broader regional relevance (or applicability), analyse regional processes and impacts, and would have significance to ASEAN’s regional development.
  • Collaborative proposals among ASEAN nationals are encouraged.
  • Proposals that incorporate creative methodologies (e.g. visual media) are also encouraged.


  • 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’s degree and have no more than 5 years of working experience since their last degree.
  • Applicants with demonstrated interest in related research fields would have an advantage.
  • Applicants from various disciplines are invited to apply.

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