CIGI Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) invites post-doctoral fellows interested in global governance and policy-relevant research to consider the CIGI Campus in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, as a preferred location for their residency.

All fellows are required to secure funding from external fellowships (for example, Canada’s Social Sciences Humanities Research Council).

Successful candidates will receive supplemental research, mentoring and office support, including space and IT support, along with an envelope of research resources providing up to $10,000 annually to assist with field work, data purchases, conference presentations and related ways of enhancing the overall research experience.

Conducting an active agenda of research and public affairs activities including publications, events and broadcast programs, CIGI’s interdisciplinary work includes collaboration with an intellectual community of policy makers, journalists, academics and the private sector in Canada and around the world. CIGI’s research programs focus on three themes: global economyglobal security & politics; and international law — all of these viewed through the lens of international governance.

CIGI post-doctoral fellows are expected to participate in the CIGI community, seek opportunities to present their own research work, and disseminate their research results through a number of CIGI outlets.

While CIGI post-doctoral fellows should expect to focus on their funded post-doctoral research project, they will also have the opportunity to participate and assist in CIGI research activities. Should a post-doctoral fellow’s external grant extend to two years, CIGI will organize a research workshop around his or her principal project.

Consideration of applications will occur regularly throughout the year. CIGI is not obligated to provide any salary or remuneration to post-doctoral fellows.

CIGI post-doctoral fellows also may wish to consider applying to the Balsillie School of International Affairs for an affiliated status.