The following are fellowships and funding opportunities for postdoctoral fellows.
The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants and is available to both Canadian and international applicants who will positively contribute to the country's economic, social and research‑based growth.
The objectives of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program are to:
Complete eligibility guidelines are available on the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships website.
Applicants must submit a Notice of Intent application package to firstname.lastname@example.org by Laurier's internal deadline of Monday, July 16, 2018.
A complete Notice of Intent Application Package includes:
Questions? Contact Dr. Matt Smith, associate dean, FGPS.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Postdoctoral Fellowships support highly qualified applicants in the areas of health research to add to a recipient’s experience by engaging in health research in Canada or abroad.
$40,000 to $60,000 per year (taxable); non-renewable tenable for up to five years. See CIHR Fellowship website for more details.
A complete list of eligibility guidelines and details on the review process and evaluation can be found on the ResearchNet.
Contact Jeffrey Jones associate dean, Postdoctoral Affairs.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships support the most promising new Canadian scholars in natural sciences and engineering, and assist them in establishing a research base at an important time in their research careers.
$45,000 per year (taxable); non-renewable tenable for up to two years.
To apply for this opportunity, applicants must:
Complete eligibility guidelines are available on the NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship website.
Applications are selected based on the following:
Complete selection criteria details can be reviewed on the NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship website.
Complete application instructions and deadlines can be found on the NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship website.
Contact Jeffrey Jones, associate dean, Postdoctoral Affairs.
The Ontario Women's Health Scholars (OWHS) Award award recognizes postdoctoral fellows (as well as master’s and doctoral students) whose research will potentially contribute to the advancement of knowledge about women’s health. Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, scholars will excel in the creation of new knowledge about women’s health and its translation into improved health for women, more effective health services and products for women, and a strengthened health care system.
Up to two awards at the postdoctoral level are funded annually. The current value of these awards is $50,000 plus a $5,000 research allowance. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents as of the application deadline date (Jan. 31 annually), and must be sponsored by the dean of graduate studies at the Ontario university at which they are undertaking postdoctoral research.
By Dec. 1 annually, applicants must submit to the dean of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (via email to email@example.com) electronic copies of the following documents:
For full details, see the Ontario Council on Graduate Studies website, or select "Ontario Women's Health Scholars Award on Laurier's Graduate Funding and Awards: External Funding webpage.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Fellowships support the most promising Canadian new scholars in the social sciences and humanities, and assist them in establishing a research base at an important time in their research careers.
It is the subject matter and the objectives and content of a proposal, rather than research methodology or the institutional affiliation of the applicant, that determine research eligibility. Research programs proposing only the adaptation of doctoral theses for publication, the editing of textbooks, translation, or the acquisition of a foreign language are ineligible. In other words, the research proposed in the application for a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship must be significantly different and distinct from, or add significantly to, the doctoral thesis.
To apply to this funding opportunity, applicants must:
Applicants who obtain their PhD from a foreign university are eligible to apply only if they wish to hold their award at a Canadian university.
Complete eligibility guidelines are available on the SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship website.
Applications are selected based on the following:
SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship applications require an Institutional Nomination and Commitment to be submitted as part of the application package. Nominations must be prepared by the chair/director of the proposed host department and should outline how the institution will support effective research training and career development for the applicant, based on SSHRC's Guidelines for Effective Research Training. For complete details see the SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships web site.
Applicants should speak to their proposed supervisor to help identify the person who should complete the nomination. In cases where the department head and the research supervisor are the same person, she or he should provide the information requested for the Institutional Nomination and Commitment as well as that requested for the Research Appraisal. Department chairs who would like advice or assistance completing nominations should contact Jeffrey Jones, associate dean, Postdoctoral Affairs.
The Travel Assistantship Program (login required) funding supports any non-domestic research-related travel by postdoctoral fellows, which could include attending a conference, travel to a field site, visiting a research collaborator, or travel to a remote site for specialized training.
Your supervisor must sign to verify that the purpose of the travel is related to your program of research. The maximum amount of support that will be provided is $1,000. Each postdoctoral fellow will be eligible to apply only once per year.
There is a limited amount of funding available, so not all applications will necessarily be funded. Only travel outside of Canada is eligible.
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