The Northern Governance Thematic Network of the University of the Arctic, with support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, is pleased to announce ten available fellowships for Graduate Students, valued at $5000 each.

The objectives of the fellowship are to:

- Foster innovative research and policy development on a range of
issues related to Canada in the circumpolar world;
- Encourage and promote research of circumpolar studies by Canadian
graduate students; and
- Encourage research in the field of the circumpolar world in the
interest of higher education, scholarship, and an informed public

Research papers will focus on one of the following two areas:

1. The Arctic Council as a mechanism to advance Canada's foreign policy objectives, including:
- To deepen the exchange of best practices and explore a more robust
discussion on policy issues and coordination;
- To increase the outreach and advocacy role of the of the Arctic
Council; and
- To identify key emerging issues regarding sustainable development
and environmental protection facing the Arctic requiring further

2. Canada in the circumpolar world:
- Future political trends and challenges facing the region;
- How arctic states can best manage emerging issues in the region
bilaterally and/or multilaterally (e.g., pollution/environment,
emergency response, search and rescue);
- Opportunities for Canada to take a leadership role (e.g.,
conservation and sustainable use of the arctic marine and coastal

To qualify, the applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, actively pursuing a graduate degree (Master's, PhD, or equivalent) in circumpolar and/or northern research, and in good academic standing. The application package must include a completed application form, a one-page paper proposal/abstract, and a letter of appraisal from a supervisor. Application materials can be submitted electronically to Greg Poelzer ( or mailed in hardcopy to:

Greg Poelzer
International Centre for Governance and Development
9 Campus Drive, Room 280.1 Arts
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A5

Application Deadline: Sunday, 1 November 2009.
Successful applicants will be notified by 1 December 2009.

For further information, or to obtain an application, please go to:

Or contact:
Greg Poelzer