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Scholarship for Graduate or Post-Graduate Studies: Policy Component: On the Move research partnership

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CLOSING DATE: January 19th 2015

VALUE OF SCHOLARSHIP: From $15,000 per year to $40,000 per year depending on level

START DATE: As of March 1st 2015 (flexible)

DURATION OF SCHOLARSHIP: One or two years depending on the level

MISSION:

The On the Move Partnership: Employment-Related Geographical Mobility in the Canadian Context is a 2.5 million dollar, 7-year partnership grant funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) that spans 17 disciplines and 22 universities across Canada and four other countries (PI Barbara Neis, Memorial University). This research program is investigating the spectrum of employment-related geographical mobility, from the 3 hour daily commute to the situation of temporary foreign workers, looking at its consequences for workers, families, employers, communities, and Canadian municipal, provincial and federal governments. This scholarship is related to research on policy and the mobile workforce

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

The candidate:

 Will be a masters, doctoral, or post-doctoral scholar (enrolled, or eligible applicant) in the field or law, political economy, or a related field of research;

 Agrees to contribute to the development and scholarly activities of the On The Move Partnership (Policy Component) as described below for the duration of the scholarship.

Bilingualism is not required but fluency in both French and English is an asset. The successful candidate will have excellent language skills in one of these languages.

The scholarship competition is open to both Canadian citizens and non-citizens. Candidates must demonstrate that they are likely to obtain permission to reside in Canada for the period of one year.

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE SCHOLARSHIP:

This scholarship is provided through SSHRC funding through the Canada research Chair on Occupational Health and Safety Law and the On the Move Partnership.

Through the activities of the Policy Component of the On the Move Partnership, funding has become available for a graduate or post-graduate position to support the policy component in the ongoing research projects underway. This position is open to students at the masters, doctoral, or post-doctoral levels who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in law or in a related field. Candidates are invited to propose a research project outlined in their application for the position that examines regulatory effectiveness of legislation or policy (for example, labour law, social security, health care) as applied to the mobile workforce in Canada.

The successful individual will work with Katherine Lippel, Canada research Chair in Occupational Health and Safety Law, Faculty of Civil Law, at the University of Ottawa. Primary responsibilities will include the development and implementation of research projects, drafting of reports and publications, as well as participating in various activities of the Policy Component of the On the Move Partnership, and other related activities.

For more information about the On the Move Partnership, please visit our webpage at: http://www.onthemovepartnership.ca/

For more information about the Canada research Chair on Occupational Health and Safety Law, please visit our webpage at:

http://www.droitcivil.uottawa.ca/chairohslaw

HOW TO APPLY:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your application by midnight, January 19th, 2015 (EST) by email to Marianne Corriveau, research associate with the Canada research Chair on Occupational Health and Safety Law, at: mcorr026@uottawa.ca.

You should send the following documents:

1. An up-to-date CV

2. A one-page proposal outlining the project you would like to pursue

3. A letter outlining your interests and reasons for pursuing this opportunity

4. A sample of written work in English or French

5. Contact information for two references

 

Additional instructions:

 Your application may be submitted in French or in English.

 For format consistency, please provide PDF files only. Be sure to include your last name in the files’ titles.

 Applications can be submitted by email only. Your email subject line must be Scholarship for Graduate or Post-Graduate Studies (Ottawa) as emails will be automatically sorted.

Failure to follow instructions may result in your application being overlooked or dismissed.

Please address your application and/or any questions you may have about this scholarship to Marianne Corriveau at: mcorr026@uottawa.ca.