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Cross-Border Research Fellowship in the Cascadia border region

Deadline for applications: December 15, 2017

The Border Policy Research Institute at Western Washington University and the Borders in Globalization SSHRC Research Program at the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria invite emerging scholars and policy professionals to apply for a Visiting Research Fellowship. This joint appointment between two universities with established border studies programs offers a unique opportunity to conduct cross-border, policy-relevant research in the Cascadia border region. Known as a leader in cross-border governance and innovation, the Cascadia region offers an incredible opportunity for border scholars to engage in globally relevant research in a beautiful natural landscape. The region spans the Canada–U.S. border between British Columbia and Washington State, and is situated between the Cascade Mountain Range and the islands of the Salish Sea. Fellowship applicants can request up to 6-month residencies, based at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, and/or at the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia. Funding up to $10,000 USD is available, dependent on length of stay.


Eligibility & Expectations
The Cross-Border Research Fellowship has two tracks: Scholars and Policy Professionals.

For the Scholars track, we welcome applications from visiting professors, postdoctoral researchers, and advanced PhD Candidates. For the Policy Professionals track, we welcome applications from public agency employees, government researchers, nonprofit representatives, and members of civil society.

As a fellow, you will be expected to:
• Conduct work at one or both host universities
• Participate actively in activities in both host programs
• Deliver at least one public seminar or lecture on your research
• Acknowledge both host programs in all publications arising from the fellowship and notify the programs of any presentations, books, or articles for inclusion in our databases and communications
• Scholars track: publish a report or article on the Cascadia or Salish Sea border region, relevant to your topic and field
• Policy Professionals track: organize a symposium and/or public event to discuss the Cascadia or Salish Sea border region, relevant to your topic and field


Applications are due December 15, 2017. To submit your application, visit If you have questions about the fellowship or submission process, please email Natalie Baloy ( and Nicole Bates-Eamer (

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Borders in Globalization:
Centre for Global Studies: