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Canada: University of British Columbia School of Law Global South Visiting Scholar In-Residence Program 2022

Canada: University of British Columbia School of Law Global South Visiting Scholar In-Residence Program 2022

When is Application Deadline?

30th June 2022

Tell Me About University of British Columbia School of Law Global South Visiting Scholar In-Residence Program:

The Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people, seeks to host an exceptional scholar from the Global South for a short-term, fully funded visiting scholar in-residence program. For the purposes of this competition, “Global South” includes all low or middle-income countries located in Africa, Asia, Central and Latin America, the Middle East, Oceania and the Caribbean.

The successful Global South Visiting Scholar (GSVS) will spend a minimum of two weeks and maximum of one term in residence at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. For this iteration of the program, the GSVS must be able to complete this opportunity during the 2023 calendar year. In order to facilitate active participation in the Law School community, the GSVS must arrange to be in residence during Allard’s
academic year, January-March 2023 or September-November 2023. Preference may be given to
candidates who are able to attend during the January-March 2023 term. As part of their visit, the GSVS is
expected to give lectures, hold sessions with faculty and graduate students, and conduct independent
research. The ideal candidate will be an early to mid-career scholar with a demonstrated commitment to
research and/or legal work in the area of resource extraction and/or land grabs, with a particular focus on
the rights of Indigenous peoples and local communities. Preference will be given to candidates with a
demonstrated interest in international or comparative law.

The goal of this program is to support and expand the research strengths of the Law School in the area
noted above, and to foster academic exchange and new research directions among Allard faculty
members and international partners. The program also seeks to contribute to and strengthen the
resources of international partners. Applications will only be considered from faculty currently appointed
at institutions located in the Global South.

What Type of Scholarship is this?

Short course

Who can apply for University of British Columbia School of Law Global South Visiting Scholar In-Residence Program?

Applications will only be considered from faculty currently appointed at institutions located in the Global South.

How are Applicants Selected?

Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Research Excellence
    • Superior record of scholarly contributions of the nominee to their field of research. Such contributions may include publications, community-based research activities, Indigenous research collaborations, or contributions to reports or other law reform efforts, among other research contributions.
    • The extent to which the scholar has sought to meaningfully engage with the community or communities affected by their research.
    • Demonstrated capacity to shape the direction of research and thought.
    • Demonstrated commitment to research and/or legal work in the area of resource extraction and/or land grabs, with a particular focus on the rights of Indigenous peoples and local communities.
  • Quality of Proposed Research and Potential for Linkages with Allard Law
    • Quality of proposal for research and other activities while in residence at Allard Law.
    • Ability for the proposed research to catalyze significant and wide-ranging scholarly discussions and transformative intellectual engagement within the Law School.

Which Countries are Eligible?

“Global South” includes all low or middle-income countries located in Africa, Asia, Central and Latin America, the Middle East, Oceania and the Caribbean.

Where will Award be Taken?

Peter A. Allard School of Law, UBC Canada

How Many Scholarships will be Given?

1

What is the Benefit of University of British Columbia School of Law Global South Visiting Scholar In-Residence Program?

The GSVS will receive funding for travel to Vancouver and accommodation not exceeding $5,000 CAD,
and an honorarium of approximately $10,000 CAD. The total amount of funding will be assessed in
relation to the duration of the stay in residence. Visiting scholars will have shared access to an office
space at the law school, library privileges, and will have a faculty host for the visit.

How Long will Program Last?

The successful Global South Visiting Scholar (GSVS) will spend a minimum of two weeks and maximum of
one term in residence

How to Apply for University of British Columbia School of Law Global South Visiting Scholar In-Residence Program?

Applications must include:

  1. Completed application form (attached, pages 3 and 4).
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Cover letter that describes the candidate’s scholarly record and objectives in visiting the Allard
    School of Law, and that identifies two possible faculty hosts from the faculty at the Law School
    (https://allard.ubc.ca/research/research-faculty-directory).
  4. The names and contact information of two referees.
    Questions about the program or application requirements should be directed by e-mail to
    [email protected]
    Please submit completed applications in PDF by email no later than June 30, 2022 to:
    Global South Visiting Scholars Program
    c/o Janice DeSouza-Vas
    Administrative Assistant, Visiting Scholars Program
    Peter A. Allard School of Law
    University of British Columbia
    [email protected]

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