The Canadian Global Affairs Institute is pleased to partner with Women in Defence & Security (WiDs) to offer a professional development fellowship. This opportunity aims to advance the careers of women in defence and security by offering one or more women mentorship, work and research/analysis opportunities with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, access to our publications and resources. This collaboration will select female graduate or post-graduate students, using the WiDS Annual Memorial Scholarship Process. Thanks go to General Dynamics Mission Systems – Canada for their support of the fellowship as its patron sponsor.
Apply to the 2022 CGAI-WiDS Fellowship!
For another year, the Canadian Global Affairs Institute is pleased to partner with Women in Defence and Security (WiDS) to offer a fellowship to a woman-identifying graduate or post-graduate student.
Its aim is to help advance the career of woman-identifying individuals in defence and security by offering mentorship, research and publication opportunities at CGAI, and access to our resources.
The benefits of the Fellowship include:
- Publication opportunities with CGAI (the exact nature and amount subject to Fellow’s interest) and promotion of that work;
- Mentoring and coaching with CGAI;
- Professional development opportunities with the wider CGAI network subject to availability and the Fellow’s career interest;
- Complimentary attendance at CGAI events;
- Complimentary attendance at WiDS events; and
- One complimentary access pass to the tradeshow floor at CANSEC.
Applications for the 2022 Fellowship are now open, and more details about eligibility and the application process can be found here.
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|Women in Defence and Security (WiDS) was established to promote and support the advancement of women in careers related to Canadian defence and security industries.|
Julie Clark is a Ph.D. Candidate in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs through Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU). Her research focuses on the governance of nuclear weapons, and avenues for arms control and disarmament policies that address both humanitarian and national security concerns in the treaty negotiation processes. In 2020, she was designated as one of Women in International Security- Canada’s Emerging Thought Leaders for Gender and Security. Throughout her academic career, she has worked with a variety of NGOs, creating local and provincial interest in the importance of providing opportunities for others, specifically through education. As a member of the Hard of Hearing community, it is important to her that she continues to defy society's limitations, while also encouraging others to do the same. Julie graduated with a Master’s degree in History with a focus on Modern Korean History and North-East Asian Politics in 2015 and in 2016/7 she was an intern with the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs in Geneva, Switzerland.