Arnold and Blema Steinberg Postdoctoral Fellowships at McGill University, 2017-2018

Arnold and Blema Steinberg Postdoctoral Fellowships at McGill University, and applications are submitted till Friday March 31st, 2017, 11:59PM ET. The Centre for Human Rights & Legal Pluralism of the Faculty of Law at McGill University is offering two postdoctoral research fellowships beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year. Fellowships are available for pursuing research in International Migration Law and Policy.

A principal objective of the postdoctoral research fellowship program is to train the next generation of International Migration Law specialists interested in pursuing careers in Migration Law. Accordingly, in addition to completing a major research project in relation to migration and refugee Law, successful candidates, as members of the CHRLP team, will be strongly encouraged to participate in the relevant activities of the CHRLP and Oppenheimer Chair initiatives. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Hosting Countries): | Canada

Level: Postdoctoral programme at the Faculty of Law.

Field(s): Fellowships are available for pursuing research related to global health. International Migration Law and Policy

Deadline: Friday March 31st, 2017, 11:59PM ET.

Funded By: McGill University

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Arnold and Blema Steinberg Postdoctoral Fellowships are targeted for International applicants

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: two fellows

Scholarship Duration:

Scholarship covers: The selected candidates will receive a Fellowship of the value of 50,000 Canadian Dollars per annum.

Description

The Centre for Human Rights & Legal Pluralism of the Faculty of Law at McGill University is offering two Arnold and Blema Steinberg Postdoctoral Fellowships beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year.

Fellowships are available for pursuing research in International Migration Law and Policy.

These postdoctoral research fellowships will be funded by the Arnold and Blema Steinberg Foundation and the appointment(s) shall be for an initial duration of one year with a possibility of renewal for one more year.

A principal objective of the postdoctoral research fellowship program is to train the next generation of International Migration Law specialists interested in pursuing careers in Migration Law. Accordingly, in addition to completing a major research project in relation to migration and refugee Law, successful candidates, as members of the CHRLP team, will be strongly encouraged to participate in the relevant activities of the CHRLP and Oppenheimer Chair initiatives.

The language of instruction at McGill University is English. Applicant must demonstrate the required level of English proficiency prior to admission to McGill, regardless of citizenship status or country of origin.

Eligibility



To qualify Arnold and Blema Steinberg Postdoctoral Fellowships , the following requirements must be met:

Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in law obtained within the last five years. The ideal candidate must have a solid track record of original research, a high level of proficiency in English, and must propose a research project with a clear focus on migration, mobility, or refugee-related issues. The criteria for selection are as follows:

originality, quality, and relevance of the project to contemporary global issues of migration and mobility.

ability demonstrated by the candidate to conduct legal research and perform other academic tasks substantiated by the candidate’s previous track record of original research and publications.

availability and willingness of the candidate to participate actively in the academic life of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, including a commitment to be physically present in Montreal during the tenure of the postdoctoral fellowship.

the candidate’s desire and preparedness to pursue a career in human rights law and/or migration law, refugee law, and migration policy

practical or professional experience in working with migrants and refugees is considered as an asset.


Admission Requirement ( Arnold and Blema Steinberg Postdoctoral Fellowships )

Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in law obtained within the last five years.

The language of instruction at McGill University is English. Applicant must demonstrate the required level of English proficiency prior to admission to McGill, regardless of citizenship status or country of origin.


Scholarship Application Method


Applicants for the 2017-2018 Fellowships should upload their complete application with the elements below as a single PDF document.

  1. Application form Please download the form to fill.
  2. CV
  3. PhD supervisor recommendation letter (maximum 2 pages)
  4. McGill supervisor recommendation letter (if different from above). The letter should speak both to your qualifications and the role the supervisor will play in supporting your work. (maximum 2 pages)
  5. Research proposal. Please write in simple, non-technical language. Award committee members come from varied global health backgrounds and may not be experts in your particular field (maximum 5 pages). Please include:
  • Brief abstract or summary of your proposal
  • The objectives and significance of your proposed global health research program
  • The contribution that your research will make to the advancement of knowledge
  • How the proposed research program is situated within relevant scholarly literature
  • The theoretical approach or framework that will be used
  • The research question(s) and/or hypothesis(es)
  • The methodology and why it was chosen
  • The outcomes being measured and the potential for impact
  • The plan to disseminate the findings
  • Timeline/workplan of your work for at least one, but preferably, two years.

6. Training expectations: Please provide an overview of how this postdoctoral experience will contribute to your future research ambitions and productivity (1 page). 

7. Applicants must provide a copy of their complete university academic record to date, including undergraduate transcripts. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. Please arrange transcripts in chronological order starting with the most recent. International transcripts must be in English or French.

8. Current McGill post-docs must provide Proof of registration in the postdoctoral program at McGill.
New post-docs to McGill must provide a letter from the academic department you hope to join saying that they support your application (a sample of this letter can be provided by Global Health Programs please contact the GHP office)

Scholarship Applications are due on Friday March 31st, 2017, 11:59PM ET.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research proposal (maximum four pages), a transcript of postgraduate (doctoral) studies, and one or more writing samples (from peer-reviewed publications, if possible). Applicants should also name three referees who may be invited by the CHRLP to send letters of reference.

Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


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