CGAI-WiDS Fellowship


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 2023 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 2023 Fellowship are now open, and more details about eligibility and the application process can be found here.

In partnership with: 

WiDSlogo.jpg 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.

And with the generous sponsorship of: General_Dynamics.jpg


Nicole Covey

Nicole is the proud recipient of the 2022 WiDS-CGAI Fellowship. She is a PhD student at Trent University in the Canadian Studies Program under the supervision of Dr. P. Whitney Lackenbauer. Nicole is a Graduate Fellow at NAADSN (North America and Arctic Defence and Security Network) since 2019 where she works on projects related to the Central Arctic Ocean Fisheries Agreement, NATO, broadband connectivity, and continental defence. Nicole has her BA in Political Science from the University of British Columbia and her MA in Political Studies from the University of Manitoba. Her research interests focus on Arctic Geopolitics, Defense and Security Studies, and Canadian Foreign Policy. For her PhD, she will look at the question of how Canada has leveraged its alliances and relationships to maintain Arctic security historically and should it do so in the future.





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