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 2021 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 women 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 2021 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.|
Kristen Csenkey is a PhD Candidate in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs through Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU). Her research focuses on the governance of cyber security, emerging technologies and explores the management of violence in the cyber domain. She has written on Canada’s contributions to international peace and security and on 5G telecommunication policies in Europe. Kristen was awarded a Department of National Defence Mobilizing Insights in Defence and Security (MINDS) Targeted Engagement Grant (TEG) to examine the future implications of dual-use and emerging technologies. Kristen is a Junior Fellow with the Defence and Security Foresight (DSF) Group and a network member of the European NATO subgroup. Prior to this, she worked in Political Affairs at the Embassy to Hungary, Slovenia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina in Budapest. Kristen graduated from the University of Toronto, holds an MA in anthropology, and completed her Master of Applied Politics (MAP) degree from WLU.