Students with a background or interest in Indigenous economies, economic development, business administration and development, Northern economic and social development are encouraged to apply. However applications from PhD students in related areas such as Indigenous governance, anthropology, sociology, etc will be considered.

Students should be willing to:

• Work on a project of relevance to Indigenous government(s) in the NWT;
• Work with a NWT based mentor who will guide their project;
• Be willing to undertake fieldwork in the NWT and/or with an Indigenous organization, prior to October 2012;
• Attend the conference as a working participant;
• Assist with editing an academic publication resulting from the conference. Remuneration for this position is $15,000.00, in accordance with SSHRC rules.

For more information, contact:

Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox, PhD Principal Investigator/Conference Chair Adjunct Professor
Canadian Circumpolar Institute
University of Alberta

Application Deadline: May 04, 2012.

Applicants should provide a current CV, short biography (no photos), 1 page description of their PhD research in plain language, and the names and contact information for 3 references (2 academic, 1 Indigenous organization/northern community official) who can speak to academic and personal suitability respectively.

Candidates selected for an interview will be notified by May 10, 2012.

More about the Northern Governance and Economy Conference as PDF.