PhD Mentorship Program

PhD Mentorship Program

PhD Mentorship Program

  • Are you a PhD student interested in European Studies or in Canada-EU Relations?
  • Are you a registered PhD student at a Canadian University?
  • Would you like the opportunity to work with an expert in your field at another Canadian University?

Apply for the Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue’s PhD Mentorship Program…

…and receive funding to support your study visit!

The Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue (CETD) invites applications from students completing a PhD at a Canadian university and working in the field of contemporary European studies or on Canada-EU relations to participate in a PhD mentorship program. The program supports student visits to institutions in Canada other than their home university to work with a CETD-affiliated faculty member in Canada who has expertise in the appropriate area of research. Please see the following document for the list of eligible mentors:

List of Eligible Mentors

The project aims to offer PhD students the opportunity to supplement expertise offered by their home university. Visits to the host institution would normally be 2–4 weeks with a maximum stipend of $2000. In addition, a contribution to transportation costs may be available. A working paper, policy brief, or other written output, either written by the award recipient or coauthored with the host faculty member, should result, no later than 3 months following the completion of the visit. (For an example of expected output, please refer to

Applications can be submitted at any time. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Canadian PhD program. The program is open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and students on international visas.

 Applications should include the following materials:

(1) The completed application form

(2) A resume

(3) A statement of interest explaining how the visit relates to your studies, providing a clear justification for the visit as well as for the host institution and host mentor selected and indicating how the visit will supplement resources available at the home institution.

(4) A letter of support from the student’s supervisor at his/her home institution, indicating the benefit to be derived from the proposed visit. This letter should be sent directly to us by the supervisor. (If sent in hard copy, the letter should be in a sealed envelope signed across the seal.)

(5) A letter of invitation and support from the sponsoring faculty mentor at the host institution, explaining the expected advantage to the student.  This letter should be sent directly to us by the sponsoring faculty member. (If sent in hard copy, the letter should be in a sealed envelope signed across the seal.) This letter should confirm that the student will be provided with office space, computer/internet access, and library privileges. In addition, the letter should indicate that the faculty mentor accepts the responsibility for coauthoring with the applicant a written output deriving from the visit (as described above), or, if that is not possible or appropriate, for  overseeing  the work of the applicant in producing such a written output. Successful applicants may later be asked to provide a letter of support from the chair of the department that will be hosting them.

Please send questions and completed application materials (electronically) to Dara Marcus at

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