JRS - Various Programs

Research · Vancouver, British Columbia
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Call for Application - Junior Research Scholar (JRS) Various Programs


The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is committed to fostering the next generation of Asia Pacific researchers and practitioners. To this end, it is offering two six-month Junior Research Scholarships (JRS) for applicants interested in learning more about Canada-Asia Pacific relations.

The application deadline is Sunday, August 16, 2020 (at 11:59pm PDT).


The Junior Research Scholar will work partly remotely and partly at the Foundation's Vancouver office, contribute to the Foundation’s research projects, and complete a program of research.


Successful applicants will have the following qualifications:

  • Interest in further learning and conducting research on various aspects of Canada-Asia Pacific relations (Trade and investment, politics, environment, global health);
  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative research skills;
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software (including strong Word and Excel skills);
  • Demonstrated interest in economics, business, Asian Studies, Indigenous Studies, and/or international relations; and
  • Good interpersonal skills and proven intercultural awareness.


Junior Research Scholar Duties

The Junior Research Scholar will work under the mentorship of one of the Foundation's program managers and will engage in the following activities:


  • Working with APF Canada's research team to gather, sort, and analyze data and information related to Canada – Asia Pacific relations;
  • Providing support to APF Canada's tri-weekly Asia Watch newsletter;
  • Providing additional research support as needed; and
  • Assist with report writing.




Applicants should be eligible to work in Canada and have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree program within 24 months of the application deadline.

The Junior Research Scholar will work partly remotely and partly out of the Foundation's head office in downtown Vancouver, Monday to Friday, during normal office hours for five days a week.


Amount of Grant


The amount of the grant will be $16,000.00, and will be payable in four instalments.


Start/End Dates


The recipient should be able to complete the scholarship for six months between September and March 2021.


Application Procedures


Applications should include the following:


1)   Upload Resume

  • Résumé detailing the applicant's academic background, skills and professional experiences;


2) Upload the following documents in ONE PDF FILE:

  • One-page cover letter detailing the applicant's research interests, career interests and goals, how they hope to benefit from the scholarship, and the thematic area(s) they would be interested in working on;
  • Copy of applicant's university undergraduate or master's degree (if applicable) transcript(s) (scanned or electronic copies are sufficient);
  • An academic writing sample no more than 10 pages single spaced in English;


3)   Provide 2 References:

  • Name, title and contact information (email and phone number) for two academic or professional references.
  • References will be contacted only if the applicant is short-listed for the scholarship.


To apply, click here


Applications are accepted in English and French. The deadline to submit an application is Sunday, August 16, 2020 (at 11:59pm PDT). Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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