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We're now accepting applications for a Research Associate!

December 1, 2015

Call for Research Associates

CRIAW/ICREF is undertaking an initiative to involve you in our work.  We invite applications for CRIAW/ICREF Research Associates.  

Research Associates are individual members of CRIAW/ICREF who are conducting research related to CRIAW/ICREF’s mandate to advance social justice and equality for all women. Research Associates want to have a formal relationship with CRIAW/ICREF.  These researchers will be based in diverse settings: in community organisations, universities, NGOs, unions or working individually. Research Associates do not receive any salary but there are other benefits as listed below. When possible, CRIAW/ICREF Research Associates will have access to space or computers at CRIAW/ICREF offices. Research Associates can be located anywhere in Canada.  Research Associates are appointed for an initial three-year term, which may be renewed.

The purpose of Research Associates is to expand the research capacity of CRIAW/ICREF, to extend the network of researchers engaged with CRIAW/ICREF, and to create and enhance communities of mutual support among feminist researchers.

CRIAW/ICREF especially encourages applications for Research Associates from emerging researchers and researchers from groups that have often been rendered invisible in research; including, but not limited to, young women, indigenous women, women with disabilities, recent immigrant women, racialized women and women from sexualized minorities.

Applications are welcome by email to info@criaw-icref.ca with Research Associates in the subject line, no later than February 1, 2016.

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be an individual member of CRIAW/ICREF in good standing at the time of the application.
  • Applications may be submitted in either French or English.
  • Research Associates will contribute reports on their research annually to the Research and Action Committee of CRIAW/ICREF, and develop a knowledge product (such as a FactSheet, a short synopsis of research findings, or an in depth contribution to our Research blogs) for distribution through CRIAW/ICREF’s networks.
  • Applications will include:
    •  a short description of the proposed research project ,including a knowledge mobilization plan and projected outcomes and results (3-5 pages). This description should also include whether the applicant is applying for funding for the project, whether CRIAW/ICREF is being asked to be a partner in this application and any responsibilities and/or benefits CRIAW/ICREF is being asked to assume in the funding application;
    • a summary of the applicant’s previous research experiences, including a list of any publications (2-3 pages);
    • a statement of interest that illustrates what the applicant hopes to gain from a relationship with CRIAW/ICREF and what she hopes to contribute to CRIAW/ICREF (2 pages)
    • a cover letter indicating how the proposed research fits with the mandate of CRIAW/ICREF, an indication of whether the applicant is an emerging researcher, or a member of a group often marginalized or made invisible in research, and an indication of whether the applicant is  interested in being in a mentoring relationship with another/other CRIAW/ICREF member(s)

Benefits:

Research Associate status with CRIAW/ICREF comes with a number of benefits including:

  • Affiliation with a well-established, dynamic, bilingual, national research institute devoted to research related to women, with bridges between community and university-based researchers as well as partnerships with other social justice organizations.
  • Publication of research results in CRIAW/ICREF newsletter, blog or as a separate publication, and peer review through CRIAW/ICREF publications committee.
  • Distribution of research through CRIAW/ICREF’s bilingual national webpage.
  • Opportunity for engaging in mentoring relationships with other CRIAW/ICREF research associates and members

Contributions/Expectations:

Research Associate status with CRIAW/ICREF comes with the expectation of contributing to the work of CRIAW/ICREF in some of the following ways:

  • Seek partnerships with faculty and community groups for research projects;
  • Involve students and/or community groups in CRIAW/ICREF projects and activities;
  • Provide a research or community education placement for students;
  • Acknowledge CRIAW/ICREF in any research reports or publications undertaken in collaboration with CRIAW/ICREF;
  • Participate in CRIAW/ICREF events, activities and projects;
  • Remain a CRIAW/ICREF member at least throughout the tenure as Research Associate; and
  • Share information about CRIAW/ICREF within networks.

 

 


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