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 co-host a Visiting Research Fellowship for emerging scholars and policy professionals. 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 3-month residencies, based at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, and/or at the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia.
This fellowship is designed to support policy-relevant research in the Salish Sea and Cascadia region, to enhance the network of scholars and policymakers who work in this border zone, and to share comparative and regional research findings with other border zones.
The thematic focus of this fellowship is broad, but must relate to the Salish Sea and Cascadia border region. Topics might include, but are not limited to: regional cross-border governance, migration and market flows, private/public sector infrastructure projects, cross-border trade and transport (marine and ground), security, sustainability, and border culture and history.
Up to $10,000 USD. Office spaces are located on two scenic campuses near the shores of the Salish Sea: Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, and the University of Victoria in Victoria, BC. Fellows will receive university privileges, a regional travel stipend to visit both universities, and enhanced opportunities for networking and exchange through participation in events and programming at both campuses.
Eligibility & Expectations
We welcome applications from visiting professors, postdoctoral researchers, and advanced PhD Candidates, as well as 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
• Publish a report or article, and/or organize a public event, to discuss the Cascadia or Salish Sea border region
• 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
The 2019 Call for Proposals is now closed. Please check back in October, 2019 for our 2020 CFP.
If you have questions about the fellowship or submission process, please email Natalie Baloy (Natalie.Baloy@wwu.edu) and Nicole Bates-Eamer (email@example.com).