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: Friday 31st, January 2020

External Deadline: Wednesday 5th, February 2020


The Canadian Science Policy Fellowship is now accepting applications from prospective fellows interested in undertaking a year-long policy position within a Canadian government host office beginning in September 2020.

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 at 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 2020 cohort of fellowships will begin in September 2020. 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 5, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. PT. For more information, please visit the Canadian Science Policy Fellowship or contact

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This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: November 27, 2019