Research Chairs in Policy, Law, and Governance

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Award 9419-CA (8 grants)

Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Global Governance, Balsillie School of International Affairs

US$25,000 for 4 months
Grants begin in either September 2019 or January 2020
Fulbright Canada Program Officer (Scholars)

The Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) is an institute for advanced research, education, and outreach on global governance and international public policy. It is a joint initiative of the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and the Centre for International Governance Innovation. This Chair will be held jointly at the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University.

Established in 1957, the University of Waterloo is one of Canada’s leading research universities, highly respected for its innovative academic programs, focus on technology and international connections. The Fulbright Chairs are an integral part of the university’s internationalization strategy and its commitment to promoting interdisciplinary research.

Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading Canadian university known for academic excellence and a culture that inspires lives of leadership and purpose. Established in 1911, Laurier has a distinct commitment to teaching, research and scholarship combined with a strong student focus and a deep sense of community.

Specializations: In one or more of the core research areas of the School: conflict and security; environment and resources; global political economy; migration, mobilities and social policies; multilateral institutions; and science and health policies.

Applicants are encouraged to identify their primary and alternate choices on the application. Formal letters of invitation should not be sought; however, applicants are encouraged to contact the institution to discuss research interests.

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Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Critical Race Theory and Anti-Discrimination Law, McGill University

US$25,000 for 4 months
Grants begin in either September 2019 or January 2020
Fulbright Canada Program Officer (Scholars)

The Faculty of Law at McGill University in collaboration with Fulbright Canada is seeking to fill the position of Fulbright Visiting Research Chair during the 2019-2020 academic term. The Chair will be expected to conduct a research project during his or her visit, for example by comparing systems of discrimination and engaging in a transnational search for effective equality laws and policies across a variety of contexts (ie United States, Canada, etc). The ideal candidate would be a distinguished scholar of critical race theory with a tenured position at a leading university in the United States. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching courses in anti-discrimination law, comparative employment discrimination, critical race theory or comparative race relations. The position would be suitable for an established scholar with extensive teaching and research experience and a strong publication record.
The Chair will participate fully in the intellectual life of the faculty. The scholar would have the opportunity to deliver guest lectures, and to work collaboratively with faculty and graduate students on varied research projects. It is also expected that the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair will teach a course on critical race theory.

Specializations: Critical race theory, comparative race relations, comparative law, equality law, anti-discrimination.

Applicants are encouraged to identify their primary and alternate choices on the application. Formal letters of invitation should not be sought; however, applicants are encouraged to contact the institution to discuss research interests.

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Fulbright Canada Research Chair in International Development Studies, McGill University

US$25,000 for 4 months
Grants begin in either September 2019 or January 2020
Fulbright Canada Program Officer (Scholars)

We seek a Visiting Research Chair on the theme of “Governance in a Developing World”. With increased uncertainty arising from recent geopolitical trends, social conflict, climate change, and the emergence of new and global health challenges, there is a need to understand the role of governance in development processes. As some nations become more inward looking, international cooperation is facing new challenges. New and creative ways to improve formal and informal institutions and norms of governance will become critical to ensure that development processes are legitimate, resilient, sustainable, and inclusive.
The Research Chair will be expected to contribute to the intellectual community at the Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID), a multi-disciplinary institute within the Faculty of Arts. ISID welcomes established scholars working on the themes connected to “Governance in a Developing World,” from related fields such as Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Management, Political Science, Public Health, and Sociology.

Specializations: Governance, Sustainable Development, Formal and Informal Institutions, International Development.

Applicants are encouraged to identify their primary and alternate choices on the application. Formal letters of invitation should not be sought; however, applicants are encouraged to contact the institution to discuss research interests.

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Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Political and Constitutional Theory, McGill University

US$25,000 for 4 months
Grants begin in either September 2019 or January 2020
Fulbright Canada Program Officer (Scholars)

Hosted in the Research Group on Constitutional Studies (RGCS), a unit of the Yan P. Lin Centre for the Study of Freedom and Global Orders in the Ancient and Modern Worlds, this award is open to established or emerging scholars in political theory and is open with respect to methodology and approach in that field. Applications are also invited from scholars in neighbouring areas of legal theory and jurisprudence, political philosophy and political science. The Chair will pursue research in political and constitutional theory broadly construed. The ability to engage with scholars and students across methodologies — normative, empirical, intellectual-historical, jurisprudential, and formal, for example — is more important than particular areas of emphasis.
Sample areas of interest include: normative analyses of fundamental rights and of such basic constitutional structures as the separation of powers or federalism; democratic theory, especially as it pertains to political institutions; the history of political thought about constitutional government or constitutional forms; and questions of justice about the constitutional basic structure of a society, ranging from property and market relations to the legal organization of family life.
The Chair-holder will be in residence at RGCS for one semester, will deliver one public lecture, regularly attend and also present work at an RGCS workshop, and, if appropriate, guest-lecture or lead guest discussions in political science classes. The Chair will more generally take an active part in the intellectual life of McGill, RGCS, and the Groupe de Recherche Interuniversitaire en Philosophie Politique.

Specializations: Political theory, political science, history of political thought, constitutionalism, constitutional interpretation, judicial review, jurisprudence.

Applicants are encouraged to identify their primary and alternate choices on the application. Formal letters of invitation should not be sought; however, applicants are encouraged to contact the institution to discuss research interests.

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Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Governance and Public Administration, University of Ottawa

US$25,000 for 4 months
Grants begin in either September 2019 or January 2020
Fulbright Canada Program Officer (Scholars)

The Centre on Governance is a hub of ideas where work is interdisciplinary and academics and practitioners work together in partnerships outside as well as within the University of Ottawa. Interdisciplinarity is promoted actively at the Centre, and the Chairholder will benefit from being situated in the heart of Canada’s capital, with access to federal, provincial and municipal government, private and non-profit stakeholders. Affiliation may be with the Centre on Governance, Institute of Population Health, Institute of Canadian Studies, or the School of Political Studies.

Specializations: Contemporary public policy, governance and public administration.

The University of Ottawa is a bilingual institution. Some resource material may be in French. French is not required but would be an asset.

Applicants are encouraged to identify their primary and alternate choices on the application. Formal letters of invitation should not be sought; however, applicants are encouraged to contact the institution to discuss research interests.

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Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Human Rights and Social Justice, University of Ottawa

US$25,000 for 4 months
Grants begin in either September 2019 or January 2020
Fulbright Canada Program Officer (Scholars)

The Human Rights Research and Education Centre was founded in 1981, at the University of Ottawa, and is the oldest university-based human rights centre in Canada. The Centre is housed in the Faculty of Law building and brings together academic researchers from the Faculty of Law (including both Common Law and Civil Law traditions), the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Arts, as well as researchers from the community. Located in the nation’s capital, the Centre is in close proximity to Parliament Hill, federal government ministries, foreign embassies, the national offices of many non-governmental organizations, and is a short travel distance to the major cities of Montreal and Toronto. The Centre is interested in furthering discussion on, and broadening its understanding of, a wide array of domestic and international human rights and social justice issues.

Specializations: Domestic and international human rights and social justice issues.

The University of Ottawa is a bilingual institution. Some resource material may be in French. French is not required but would be an asset.

Applicants are encouraged to identify their primary and alternate choices on the application. Formal letters of invitation should not be sought; however, applicants are encouraged to contact the institution to discuss research interests.

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Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Science and Society, University of Ottawa

US$25,000 for 4 months
Grants begin in either September 2019 or January 2020
Fulbright Canada Program Officer (Scholars)

The University of Ottawa is a major, multi-cultural research university in the Nation’s Capital. The chairholder will contribute to the activities of the Science, Society and Policy Network of the University of Ottawa and be housed in the Institute for Science, Society and Policy (ISSP). The chairholder will have the opportunity to interact with faculty members from a number of different faculties (Social Sciences, Science, Arts, Engineering, Law, Management, and Medicine) and participate in projects concerned with policy to enhance S&T innovation, science/policy integration, energy and energy technology policy, and the governance of emerging and disruptive technologies.
The location in Ottawa in combination with the ISSP network will enable the chairholder to address joint U.S.–Canada interests, bilateral activities, and carry out comparative analyses. The chairholder will also contribute to the development of the emerging graduate program of the ISSP and contribute to major activities such as the international Bromley Lecture and Event (in collaboration with George Washington University) and the Institute’s Positive Energy and @Risk projects.

Specializations: Science, technology and society; science and innovation policy; science/policy interface; energy/energy technology policy; and technology governance.

The University of Ottawa is a bilingual institution. Some resource material may be in French. French is not required but would be an asset.

Applicants are encouraged to identify their primary and alternate choices on the application. Formal letters of invitation should not be sought; however, applicants are encouraged to contact the institution to discuss research interests.

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Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Public Management, Public Policy, or International Trade, University of Saskatchewan

US$25,000 for 4 months
Grants begin in either September 2019 or January 2020
Fulbright Canada Program Officer (Scholars)

The Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy is a provincial center for advanced education, research and training, with locations on two university campuses; the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan. The school’s faculty members train graduate students in an interdisciplinary environment, educate the public on policy matters and improve the knowledge base from which policymakers draw. The school provides the opportunity to work on contemporary public policy and administration challenges in an academic environment renowned for innovation. The Fulbright Scholar will be located at the school’s University of Saskatchewan campus in Saskatoon. Saskatoon offers all the advantages of a large center within a rich natural, parkland setting. Residents benefit from affordable housing, diverse arts and cultural activities and year-round festivities.

Specializations: Public health and social policy, innovation policy, resource and environmental policy, and public sector management.

Applicants are encouraged to identify their primary and alternate choices on the application. Formal letters of invitation should not be sought; however, applicants are encouraged to contact the institution to discuss research interests.

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