CAnD3 – CSDC Fellowship

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CSDC – CAnD3 Fellowship

Deadline: May 26, 2021

 

The Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship (CSDC) and the Consortium on Analytics for Data-Driven Decision-Making (CAnD3) are inviting CSDC graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to apply for the 2021-2022 CSDC – CAnD3 Fellowship.

The CAnD3 program is primarily aimed at doctoral students who are currently conducting research in the field of population science studies (broadly defined), but we will also consider compelling applications from masters and postdoctoral fellows.

The program involves a one-year commitment, which requires active participation in the training program from September to June. Fellows have the opportunity to engage in peer learning, cross-sector mentoring, and acquire the latest data science skills as well as communication skills useful for conveying data results to various audiences, among others.

Eligibility

  • PhD candidate in population research (e.g. economics, demography, sociology, geography …). Master’s students and postdoctoral fellows considered on case-by-case
  • Confirm availability on Wednesdays, from 9AM-2PM ET from September 2021 to June 2022, and the capacity to devote about 5 hours per week to the training
  • CSDC graduate students and postdoctoral

Funding

 $ 10,000

Deadline:

May 26, 2021

How to apply:

  1. Fill out CAnD3 information form (https://mcgillcsdc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eyYOSOqZ5wG4jPw)
  2. Send the following documents to cecd-csdc@umontreal.ca :
  • One-page statement of interest (~500 words) with explicit reference to your interests and/orpast experiences relating to 1) the CAnD3 Fellows training program pillars (e.g. population dynamics in an aging society; population data science; research-to-decision-making pipeline). CAnD3 invites you to consult the Fellow profile table below for the basic skills and competencies expected in this program, and to position your past experiences in this framework or expressing your desire for upskilling with regards to certain areas. Note that, if admitted, we will also ask you to fill out a more comprehensive survey regarding your level of competencyin these various areas to ensure we have a good grasp of the distribution of skills in the cohort. Rest assured that not meeting the minimum requirement for these areas of competency will not negatively affect your application; however, we may recommend some resources for upskilling prior to the program start date to ensure a more enjoyable experience and optimal learning potential.
  • Short Résumé/CV highlighting relevant previous experiences (work, research and volunteer experience; coursework), with names and contact information of two
  • Unofficial Transcripts (undergrad and grad)
  • Letter from academic supervisor (using this template letter) confirming approval of participation

Typical Fellow cohort

  • Multidisciplinary, pan-Canadian & international;
  • Ideally at program entry, the cohort will be comprised of fellows with a diversity of skillset and competencies in the Fellow profile areas below to facilitate peer-2-peer learning and support (in other words, do not think that you have to excel in all areas – you wouldn’t need the training program if that were the case!!);
  • Trainee selection will be made with full consideration to equity, diversity and inclusion, at both the individual and institutional levels

Annual recruitment and selection calendar

  • March/May 2021: Recruitment, selection;
  • Jun-Aug 2021: onboarding, introduction to partners, matching with internships (if applicable), fellows to complete upskilling requirements or
  • Sept 2021-June 2022: Active engagement in CAnD3 training program (weekly meeting attendance on Wednesdays, availability required 9-14h ET and commitment of about 5 hours perweek of participation in activities and exercises)
  • Sept 2021-Aug 2022 (optional): Internships with partners
  • Sept 2022: Presentation of a key element from e-portfolios at CAnD3 annual meeting

Applications should be sent to the CSDC (cecd-csdc@umontreal.ca) and the CSDC deadline is May 26h.

You can download the PDF version of the guidelines here: CSDC – CAnD3 Fellowship