Call for Applications: Canadian War Museum Research Fellowship

by | Jun 1, 2023 | Announcements, War and Society

This listing is for a research fellowship at the Canadian War Museum. The CWM and LCSC co-publish the bi-annual journal Canadian Military History. Please direct any questions to the contacts identified in the listing. 

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Canadian War Museum Research Fellowship:

Call for Applications, 2023-2024


The Canadian War Museum (CWM) is dedicated to the creation and dissemination of knowledge. Original research supports the public’s experience, understanding, and appreciation of the Museum’s central role: exploring Canada’s military past in its personal, national, and international dimensions.


In support of this commitment, the Museum is pleased to announce the creation of a Research Fellowship program to begin in 2023. The program will host on-site work by postgraduate scholars and provide unique research access to Museum collections and experts. Fellows’ projects will enhance the Museum’s standing as a centre for leading scholarly research and public history.


A CWM Research Fellowship is open to any postgraduate scholar conducting original research into the broad field of Canadian military history, including material culture and intangible cultural heritage. Applicants should be recent graduates of a master’s or doctoral program, having received their degree within the previous three years before the application deadline. Applicants with degrees relevant to the study of Canadian military history will be strongly preferred. In addition to their vitae, references, and covering letter, applicants must provide a 250-word description of their proposed research program. The description must state the project’s connections to Museum collections, its resulting products, and its anticipated methods of knowledge mobilization or dissemination.


The Research Fellow will be partnered with two Museum professionals to help facilitate their work: normally, one historian and one collections specialist. The Museum will provide office space, a computer, technical support, and relevant access to the Military History Research Centre, and collections. A research and travel budget will facilitate relevant activities outside of the Museum. Fellows will be encouraged to publish in the CWM section of Canadian Military History, as well as to publish or present in appropriate scholarly, social media, and popular history forums.

The Fellowship is a one-year, non-renewable appointment, typically starting in September of each award year. To the Fellowship’s annual stipend of $50,000 may be added up to $5,000 in project-dependent research or travel funds. The Fellowship carries a residency requirement of at least six non-consecutive months in Ottawa during its 12-month tenure. The Fellowship is a non-employee appointment, the work of which will not infringe on that of any unionized positions at the Museum.

This is a funded program sustained by generous public donations and administered in trust.


Dr. Tim Cook
Chief Historian and Director, Research, CWM

Dr. Melanie Morin-Pelletier
Historian, War and Society

The Museum will be pleased to accept applications, in either official language, until 30 June 2023.


We thank all candidates for showing interest; however, only retained candidates will be contacted.

The masculine form is used in this document for the sole purpose of simplifying the text: it is not discriminatory in any way.

The Museum is committed to creating an organizational culture that fosters an inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible environment for all. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including candidates from all cultures, racialized communities, all abilities, all sexual identities and genders, and anyone else who can contribute to the diversity of ideas. We are committed to an inclusive, barrier-free selection process and work environment.

The Canadian Museum of History subscribes to the Employment Equity Act.

 If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

This listing is for a research fellowship at the Canadian War Museum. The CWM and LCSC co-publish the bi-annual journal Canadian Military History. Please direct any questions to the contacts identified in the listing. 
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