Resources for Emerging Scholars

For Students

This section, intended for the students, aims to share a number of opportunities and resources offered by the NSA and our partners.

The Emerging Scholars Committee

  • The NSA has a Committee that oversees the Network’s professional development activities and their implementation. Committee members meet two to three times a year to discuss the Network’s student planning.
  • If you have any questions or suggestions for the Committee, please send an email to with the subject line “Emerging Scholars Committee”.


Event Highlights


Is War Over Taiwan Coming? – Student Panel

Highlights RAS/NSA Colloquium 2022

Student Panel – Best Paper Competition


  • Funding Opportunities: This document contains a list of funding opportunities for students interested in defence/security issues.

Our Student Training Videos


Training Workshop
Focused on the SSHRC scholarship programs, for MA and PhD students


Practical Workshop
Writing Policy Briefs

atelier PRAP

Preparation Workshop
Policy Officer Recruitment Program

Seance PRAP

Information Session
PORP at the Department of National Defence

Becoming a student member or an intern at the NSA

The NSA offers students the opportunity to become an emerging scholar or student collaborator. Membership criteria are available here.

  • Emerging Researcher
    • Graduate student or young professional
    • Supervised or sponsored by an NSA researcher or collaborator
    • Actively working on one of the NSA’s research themes
  • Student Contributor
    • Undergraduate student
    • Supervised by an NSA researcher
    • Interest in one of the NSA’s research themes

Student members of the NSA are encouraged to analyze issues in the field of security and defence through four types of bilingual publications (Hot Takes, Policy Briefs, Policy Reports and articles). To learn more about the publication process, please click here.

The NSA offers a variety of student internships. These positions allow students to acquire professional skills such as initiative, organization, rigor and analytical thinking. For an unsolicited application, contact us at

Our Student Partners

  • Here you will find some student-led organizations in the field of defence and security that may be of interest to you.

Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces / Le Ministère de la Défense nationale et les Forces armées canadiennes