Since the Policy Research agenda will enter a new cycle at the end of 2012, we welcome proposals in areas beyond these four themes which have clear relevance to Canadian foreign policy priorities, such as global governance or innovation in the practice of diplomacy. The relevance and quality of the research proposal is an important factor in the selection process. The Policy Staff develops its research based on the Open Policy Development Model (OPDM), adapting foreign policy making to the challenges of the 21st century. The OPDM aims to create a more efficient and collaborative work environment through knowledge-sharing, exchanging experience and ideas, as well as soliciting and welcoming input from a variety of stakeholders in new ways, from the beginning of the policy development process. In this respect, we expect the Fellow to build new networks within DFAIT, the government and with external experts. We place a particular emphasis on consulting new sets of stakeholders whose good ideas can be engaged, leveraged and empowered
-be available from September 2012 to June 2013; – be working towards a PhD on a topic of relevance to Canada’s foreign policy priorities; -be recognized as having full-time student status by the academic institution in which they are presently enrolled and maintain this status during the whole fellowship period. -Part-time students working on their thesis or recognized by the academic institution in which they are presently enrolled as having a disability will also be considered; – be required to do a supervised research work term; and be enrolled in an academic program that includes supervised laboratory or field research related to a thesis or other major research project.