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The Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellowship 2022 for PhD holders

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Application Deadline:February 2, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. PT. 

The Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellowship places PhD holders in government host offices for a 12-month immersion into the policy-making process. Fellows apply their academic training, critical thinking, and analytical skills to support evidence-informed decision-making that addresses policy challenges within participating federal host offices. Hosts gain valuable science-based knowledge and build the professional skills of participating fellows.

The fellowship aims to:

  • Create mutually beneficial relationships between government decision-makers and academic researchers in support of policy challenges in Canada
  • Enhance science communication, collaboration, and capacity in support of evidence-informed policy-making
  • Equip academic researchers with skills to address policy challenges while learning about government
  • Contribute to a national network of science policy expertise across academia, government, not-for-profit organizations, and industry

By participating in the fellowship, fellows get the training and first-hand experience needed to address challenges of national public importance. Through the fellowship, fellows:

  • Work full-time in a participating host office for 12-months (September-August) at an annual salary of $70,000-$80,000
  • Attend professional development training and networking opportunities with their peers throughout the year
  • Learn about policy-making in the public service through professional hands-on experience
  • Apply their academic expertise and skills to public issues of concern 

Host offices provide positions to fellows that support key policy challenges in their departments. By participating, hosts:

  • Provide a range of policy tasks to their fellows, such as policy development, stakeholder engagement, and creating and maintaining key policy documents
  • Grow their access to specialized expertise and the most up-to-date knowledge available in academia
  • Increase the policy capacity within their department
  • Support a growing body of researchers uniquely trained to address key policy challenges

Official Website: Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellowship 2022

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