CIUS Visiting Research Fellowship for the Study of Post-1991 Immigration to Canada

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The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta, invites applications for the CIUS Visiting Research Fellowship for the Study of Post-1991 Immigration to Canada. The fellowship will be offered in 2022-2023 for 9 to 12 months. 

The CIUS Visiting Research Fellow will join the Post-1991 Project established at the institute to document and analyze the post-1991 immigration from Ukraine to Canada. The goal of this project is to assess the immigration and integration patterns of post-1991 Ukrainian immigrants to Canada.  The fellow’s work will build upon the collaborative investigation currently underway that incorporates big data from Statistics Canada’s Longitudinal Immigration Database (IMDB) with qualitative, community-based research. In the context of the current refugee crisis, the fellow will also contribute to data collection on and analysis of the ongoing migration of Displaced Persons (DPs) to Canada and elsewhere.

In addition to working on the research project, the CIUS Visiting Research Fellow will be expected to assist with, contribute to, and participate in the activities and work of CIUS, especially the institute’s Kule Ukrainian Canadian Studies Centre, while engaging with the university beyond the institute and with the general public.

 

Eligibility and Qualifications: This fellowship is offered under the Disrupted Ukrainian Scholars and Students Initiative (DUSS UAlberta), which aims to support scholars currently displaced due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. 

The successful applicant will have experience and familiarity with qualitative and quantitative methods of research. Preference will be given to candidates who have expertise in the areas of the Ukrainian diaspora, migration history, and/or the DP experience. The ideal candidate will also possess the ability to work with big administrative data, longitudinal research design, and demographic sampling. 

Applicants must be citizens of Ukraine. All scholars, senior as well as recent recipients of doctorates, are eligible to apply. In addition to holding a doctorate or a Candidate of Sciences (Kandydat Nauk) degree, fluency in English is a requirement.  

Recipients of the CIUS Visiting Research Fellowship for the Study of Post-1991 Immigration to Canada may not hold another fellowship concurrently.

 

Annual Stipend: The annual stipend is C$45,000.00 and is provided by the Kule Institute for Advanced Study. In addition to the stipend, the award includes economy airfare to and from Edmonton. 

 

Documents: The following should be submitted: a CV; a two-page description of the research experience in qualitative sociology projects; a writing sample, and two letters of recommendation. All documents must be submitted to ciusappl@ualberta.ca.


Deadline: 1 August 2022

 

Click here for further information about the Kule Institute for Advanced Study, which has made possible the CIUS Visiting Research Fellowship for the Study of Post-1991 Immigration to Canada.

 

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