Canadian Science Policy Fellowship

Aboriginal Peoples
Arctic and Northern Regions
Community, Regional & Enterprise Development
Creative Arts, Culture and Heritage
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
Governance and Public Policy
Information and Communication Technology
Oceans, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Social Justice
Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


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Memorial Deadline: Thursday 28th, January 2021

External Deadline: Wednesday 3rd, February 2021


The Canadian Science Policy Fellowship is now accepting applications from prospective fellows interested in undertaking a year-long policy position with a Canadian government host office beginning in September 2021.

Eligible applicants must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident*
  • Hold a PhD in any academic discipline at the start of the fellowship
  • Participate full-time in a 12-month fellowship with the host office
  • Secure accommodation in the host city, and relocate to their host office as needed
  • Negotiate a leave of absence from their current employer, as applicable

The 2021 cohort of fellowships will begin in September 2021. Approved fellows receive remuneration from their host offices as well as professional development training and networking events facilitated by Mitacs.

Applications will be accepted until February 3, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PT

At this time, the intention is that the CSPF program will be carried out in person, but COVID-19 restrictions could result in a virtual placement. For more information, please visit the Canadian Science Policy Fellowship page or contact

Additional information can be found on the Mitacs Website.

Funding Sources


This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: November 30, 2020