The Canadian Association for the Study of International Development
Call for Applications:
Doctoral School in International Development
Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22, 2018, Ottawa
Professor Haroon Akram-Lodhi, Trent University
Professor Bipasha Baruah, Western University
The Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID) is pleased to announce the 2018 CASID PhD School, the second of an annual event scheduled over three years (2017-2019).
The aim of the school is to provide doctoral students with the opportunity to receive extensive intellectual and methodological advice on their doctoral research as well as other aspects of professional development such as publishing their research in peer-reviewed, policy and popular media venues; identifying future professional opportunities; and planning for careers within and outside academe. Taken together, these skills will enable doctoral students to pursue academic research within university settings as well as non-academic careers in research with international development organizations. In recent years, there has been growing pressure upon universities in general -- and the social sciences, arts and humanities in particular -- to provide students not just with the theoretical and conceptual grounding in different disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields but also with professional skills and training for well-respected careers in non-academic environments. Participants in the PhD School will learn about such options and career trajectories from established scholar-practitioners as well as professionals in policy formulation, development consulting and civil society organizations. They will also have opportunities to network with their peers in doctoral programs across Canada and emerging and senior scholars and practitioners in international development.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria: