INTERNSHIPS & AWARDS
CSUS either sponsors, or collaborates with other organizations, on several internships and awards each year. These opportunities are available to undergraduate students, graduate students, and/or faculty. Please e-mail the Administrator, Centre for the Study of the United States, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
I. Internships for students:
U.S. Consulate, Toronto
The American Consulate General in Toronto, Canada offers internship positions for students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents in Canada, in the Political/Economic and Consular Sections three times per year (during the Fall, Winter-Spring, and Summer sessions). Students chosen for the program are required to participate as an intern for at least 10 weeks on a full-time basis. The positions within this program are voluntary, without salary or benefits. The Intern Program gives students valuable work experience in a challenging foreign affairs arena. For further information, please visit their website at: http://toronto.usconsulate.gov/about-us/internship-opportunities/, or you may contact Human Resources by email at: TRTHR@state.gov, or by mail: 360 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1S4.The internships are run through the US Consulate; CSUS plays no role in the selection of interns.
Canadian Embassy Internship Program, Washington D.C
The Embassy offers several unpaid, full-time internship possibilities in Public Affairs: Academic Relations, Culture, Press/Media, and Information Services. There are frequently positions available in Trade, Environment, Energy and Congressional Relations. Deadlines are three times throughout the year, in relationship to academic terms. This internship is administered by the Canadian Embassy; CSUS has no formal relationship.
Consulate General of Canada, New York City
This is a paid internship available only to students from the University of Toronto who have enrolled in a graduate program at U of T at the time of application. The internship has been in the Political/Economic Relations and Public Affairs section. Interested students need to make an application to CSUS by the announced deadline. We will then make a decision to forward two names to the Consulate General in NY; and then, the Consulate General will select the final recipient(s). In other words, it is a two-stage process; just because we forward your name, does not necessarily mean you will be selected, as there are other schools forwarding names as well through a similar process. Due to broad strategic operations reviews at all Canadian consulates, they are currently not sure which shape, if any, their internship programs will be taking in the coming year. We will be notified sometime in April regarding the program and the funding possibilities for students who are interested in entering the competition for Sept 2013.
II. Awards for students:
Canada-US Fulbright Traditional Fellowship Program
Funded by Canada and the US; deadline November 15. Grants of four to nine months to Canadian students who wish to study in the US. (U.S. citizens are not eligible). Please note that this award is available to all sorts of study, including both graduate work (in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences) and in the professional fields (law, medicine, business, public policy.) Also please note that the student aspect of the Fulbright is available to advanced undergraduates seeking to enter a graduate program in the U.S., to current MA students who are applying to PhD and professional degree programs; and to current PhD students seeking a year in the US as part of their dissertation research. If you have further interest in the program, please consult the website here. Also, please feel free to make an appointment with the Director of CSUS to discuss the program in more detail (or simply email with a specific question) by contacting the Administrator at email@example.com.
The winner of the 2012-13 Fulbright Canada University of Toronto Award went to Ms. Zannah Matson, Landscape Architecture, to go to Harvard University.
The winner of the 2011-12 Fulbright Canada University of Toronto Award went to Mr. Steven Hoffman, Health Policy, to go to Harvard University.
The winner of the 2010-11 Fulbright Canada University of Toronto Award went to Ms. Alanna Krolikowski, Political Science, International Relations, and Comparative Politics, to go to George Washington University.
Associates of the University of Toronto Award for the Study of the United States
Administered by the Faculty of Arts + Sciences, and open to both undergraduates and graduate students. Usual deadline: March 15, annually. Undergrads must be enrolled in the American Studies Program and be in their 3rd or 4th year, with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Financial need will be considered. Amount: $2000 for undergrads; $3000 for grad students. For further information about this award, see: http://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/scholarships/march15/associates-of-the-university-of-toronto-awards-for-study-of-the-united-states.
Graduate Research Grants in American Studies and/or the Study of the United States
The Centre for the Study of the United States is pleased to announce the 2012-2013 competition for Graduate Research Grants:
Eligibility and Terms:
The Graduate Research Grant competition is open to University of Toronto graduate students who have matriculated into a Ph.D. program for support of research (including preliminary research) undertaken for the dissertation. Students in all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Three grants will be awarded in the amount of $1000 each. The awards are to be used primarily for research travel and/or for presentations at major academic conferences. Funds may not be used to pay for normal living expenses or computers. Recipients will be expected to present an aspect of their research in the CSUS Graduate Student Workshop in the 2012-2013 academic year. Awards will be announced within two weeks of the application deadline, and the grants will be available within three weeks thereafter.
Applications must include:
1. Summary sheet stating the applicant's name, address, phone, and e-mail; department; year entering department; proposed dissertation title; the name of faculty committee members (and their departments), if relevant; and proposed use of funds;
2. A 1 page (single-spaced) summary of the research project, which explains its relationship to the either the interdisciplinary field of American Studies and/or to the study of the United States, whether interdisciplinary or not, if not self-evident;
3. A curriculum vita;
4. A detailed budget describing how the research funds would be spent.
Submission of Application: Deliver a hard-copy of your application to the receptionist at the South House of the Munk School of Global Affairs, and ask her to place the application in the in-box for Benjamin Pottruff. Alternatively, hard copies of applications can be mailed to: Benjamin Pottruff, Centre for the Study of the United States, Munk School for Global Affairs, University of Toronto, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7. Emailed applications will be accepted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for applications:
Tuesday June 8th, 2012 at 4 pm. Applicants will be notified of the outcome within two weeks.
III. Awards for Faculty to go to the United States
Fulbright Scholar and Chairs Program
Available to Canadian scholars and senior professionals (who are not US citizens)
who want to lecture and/or do research in the US during the following academic year. Competition opens in May of each year, and the deadline is Nov. 15th of each year. For further information about this award, please see their website here, and/or feel free to as questions of the CSUS Director, Elspeth Brown, at email@example.com.
IV. Awards for Faculty from the U.S. to come to Toronto
Global Issues: Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at the University of Toronto - Munk School of Global Affairs
Grant Activity: Conduct research, develop collaborations and offer occasional guest lectures at the undergraduate or graduate level.
Specialization(s): The Munk Centre encompasses the Centre for Global Issues, the Centre for the Study of the United States, the Asian Institute, and the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, as well as many other institutes and programs. The Munk Centre Chair rotates among the Centre's composite institutions; consequently, relevant areas of study can include the global economy, development, international institutions, Asia, Latin America, Europe, Russia, Eurasia, and the United States, among other topics. Additional Qualifications: Junior scholars with promising research records as well as established senior scholars are encouraged to apply.
Location(s): Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto
Length of Grant: 4 months or 9 months
Starting Date: August 2010 for academic-year grants; August 2010 or January 2011
for one-semester grants
Comments: Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada's largest university, recognized as a global leader in research and teaching. The university's distinguished faculty, institutional record of groundbreaking scholarship and wealth of innovative academic opportunities continually attract outstanding students and academics from around the world. The renowned Munk Centre for International Studies seeks to be an internationally recognized leader in interdisciplinary academic research on global issues and to integrate research with teaching and public education. The Munk Centre encompasses numerous other centers and programs that include the Centre for the Study of the United States, the Centre for Global Issues, the Asian Institute, and the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies. Applicants are encouraged to contact the institution to discuss research interests.
For more information, please contact Prof. Ron Pruessen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: August 1, 2010