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The 2017 Studentship Call is currently closed.

Deadline: March 3, 2017

Junior Research Affiliate Studentships

The Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security, and Society (TSAS) is issuing its second Call for Proposals (CFP) to our affiliated junior researchers for TSAS Studentships. TSAS will make available a pool of funds of approximately $30,000 in this competition. Students will be entitled to use these funds for field research expenses related to their MA/Ph.D. thesis project. As implied in the title of TSAS, support will only be provided to projects that target the areas of (a) radicalization and terrorism; (b) security responses; or (c) the societal context in which issues of radicalism and securitization operate (including the impact of securitization on communities).

The student identified in the application must be a TSAS junior research affiliate.

To become an affiliate, TSAS requires an email to the Project Manager, Elizabeth Ford, with the affiliation form, a recent CV, and a brief (1/2 page) statement of how one’s research agenda has connected with, or will connect with, TSAS. To be eligible for applying to this Call, the deadline for submitting a request for affiliation is September 11, 2015.

Funding Details

TSAS Studentships will be issued in $3,000 amounts to Master’s students, and $5,000 to Ph.D. students. The application must be submitted by the student’s academic supervisor, who will receive and administer the funds as a research account. The period of funding for this CFP will be November 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016. All funds must be exhausted by March 31, 2016. No extensions will be granted.

Expected Outcomes

For Ph.D. Studentship holders: each must complete at least one TSAS Working Paper, which must be submitted to TSAS by April 30, 2016. Each working paper must include an associated Policy Briefing Note. Policy Briefing Notes are 1 page documents written in plain language in standard formats with 4 boxed topics: Research Question, Importance, Research Findings, and Implications for Policy and Practice. To see an example, please visit the Working Paper section of the TSAS website. For MA Studentship holders: MA students are required to submit a 3-5 page document, summarizing their thesis, to be submitted by April 30, 2016.

Adjudication System and Expectations

Our adjudication committee will be comprised of members of the executive committee, and proposals will be evaluated on the basis of scholarly merit and potential importance of their project for policy and/or practice. TSAS will only provide funds for projects that are judged positively on both aspects. Proposals that have passed the first round will be assessed using scholarly merit as the main adjudication criteria.

How to Apply

To be considered for funding, applications must be made on our form and must include one signed electronic copy. These must be received at the office of the Project Manager by 4 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on September 18, 2015. In addition, each application must include a signed one-page letter of support from the academic supervisor (confirming that the proposed budget is reasonable and related to the student’s thesis research or area of interest, and outlining why the student should be considered for funding), and an electronic copy of an abbreviated CV as an attachment. CV’s longer than 2 pages will not be considered. It is TSAS’s practice to consider only one application for any of our junior research affiliates during any given competition. Proposals must be written in plain language and must clearly speak to both the scholarly merit and to the usefulness to policy and/or practice of the research proposed.

Additional Information

Transfer of funds and TSAS spending rules are explained in our funding guidelines.
Deadline: 4pm, 18 September, 2017

Please Remember

  • Obtain ALL necessary signatures
  • Review and adhere to the Studentship Guidelines for award holders
  • Include BRIEF CV for the student as an attachment
  • Include letter of support from the academic supervisor
  • Email proposal to

Where to send your proposal
All submissions should be sent electronically by September 18th, 2017 to:
Elizabeth Ford, Project Manager, TSAS