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The Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation are offered annually by The Simons Foundation and The International Security Research and Outreach Programme (ISROP) of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD).  The primary objective of the Awards is to enhance Canadian graduate level scholarship on disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation issues.

A total of eight awards of Cdn$3,000 will be available to Canadian Masters and/or Doctoral students to support the research and writing of short position papers that will be presented at the Graduate Research Awards (GRA) Debates in Ottawa hosted by DFATD.  Awards include travel support to Ottawa (domestic transportation, accommodation, and meals) where successful candidates will be invited to present their completed position papers in the form of a one-to-one debate during a special event at DFATD in February2014.  For applicants pursuing studies abroad, a limited number of Canadian international students' travel costs may be covered.

This year, candidates will address issues related to the Humanitarian Dimensions of Nuclear Weapons; a Middle East WMD Free Zone and the NPT; Australia Group membership; and Counter-Proliferation and Iran. 

Deadline for applications:    October 15, 2013Selection of short-listed candidates:    November 12, 2013Deadline for position papers:    December 12, 2013Selection of eight award recipients:    January 17, 2014

For more information and to apply click here.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013