Research & study opportunities

Please find below the most recent research and study opportunities sent to the Department of Political Science.

Winter School on "Variations of Populism"

The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS), announces the opening of registration for the third round of the Winter School on “Variations of Populism”. The winter school is a 10-day program, running from 3-13 January 2022, open to advanced graduate students and early career researchers in the social sciences and humanities.

The theme of the 2022 winter school, “Variations in Populism”, was selected to reflect emerging research trends in a variety of social science disciplines and to generate a fruitful discussion. This theme will be approached from an interdisciplinary perspective, enriching the winter school and participants’ perspectives.

Based on our previous experiences, participants gained substantive knowledge from lectures delivered by well-known scholars and feedback from discussants. Participants were exposed to substantive knowledge unavailable in their home institutions and countries and had an unparalleled opportunity to network with regional scholars and other participants.

Considering your expertise, we believe that this opportunity will be of interest to you and your academic community. We will be grateful if you pass this announcement on to researchers who you feel would be well placed to benefit from and contribute to this program.

Registration is free for participants. The Winter School is scheduled to be held in Doha, Qatar and the ACRPS will cover room and board in Doha for all participants throughout the duration of the conference. Grants assisting in the cost of travel from the participant’s country of residence to Qatar will be awarded on competitive basis. Please note that given the ongoing pandemic, the winter school might follow a hybrid model or move online.

For more information on the application process, please visit our website. You can also contact the organizing committee at

NASA International Internship (NASA I2) Project (summer 2022, fall 2022 & spring 2023) Applications open

As part of its commitment to support the development of the next generation of space professionals in Canada, the CSA participates in the NASA I2 Project. Through its participation, the CSA may nominate highly qualified university students who may subsequently be selected by NASA to participate in internship projects along with U.S. students and students from abroad.

The Canadian Student Participation in the NASA International Internship (NASA I2) Project (summer 2022, fall 2022 & spring 2023) Announcement of Opportunity (AO) is currently open. Canadian graduate students are invited to submit their application.

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Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunity at the Global Strategy Lab

The Global Strategy Lab at the University of Ottawa and York University is looking to hire a Postdoctoral Fellow to work in our Public Health Institutions research stream. I thought it might be of interest to graduating students and alumni of the PhD program in Political Science at the University of Waterloo.

Please check the job ad or download a copy of the ad for the position. Application review will begin on September 1, 2021 and continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

EU-Russia Relations MOOC, University of Tartu, Estonia

Five-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) about EU-Russia relations and we would like to give students around the globe the opportunity to participate.

During the course students  are going to learn about the historical and institutional framework of EU-Russia relations; EU and Russia’s relevant foreign policy actors and institutions, involved in shaping bilateral relations; as well as contested areas of EU and Russia’s interactions in shared neighborhood and energy relations. The course will provide students with both theoretical knowledge and sector specific expertise covered by practitioners coming from HEIs, NGOs and EU institutions such as members of the European Parliament, representatives of the Union of European Federalists, Estonia-Russia CBC programme and Barents Euro-Arctic Cooperation. At the end of the course, you will be able to apply the acquired knowledge in practice through completing a short mini-project, focused on media analysis of sources dealing with the state of EU-Russia affairs. The MOOC is worth 2 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) and upon successful completion of the course students receive a certificate.