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November 28, 2015
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Postdoc Resources

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship applications require an "Institutional Nomination and Commitment" to be submitted as part of the application package.  These nominations should be prepared by the Chair/Director of the proposed host department that outlines how the institution "will support effective research training and career development for the applicant" based on SSHRC’s Guidelines for Effective Research Training.

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, he/she 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 these nominations should contact Matt Smith, Associate Dean Postdoctoral Affairs (

Feedback will be provided on drafts of nomination letters submitted by September 18, 2015

Deadline for SSHRC applications is September 23, 2015 

SSHRC Postdoctoral funding opportunities are available. Read more... 

NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships

For candidates whose research falls under the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the application deadline is October 15, 2015

Other NSERC Postdoctoral funding opportunities are available.

CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowships

For candidates whose research falls under health research, the application deadline is November 2, 2015. Read more...

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships:

The fellowships are administered by Canada's three federal granting agencies – the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
Read more on the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships website...

Refer to the Laurier website for Banting application details and deadlines...

Canadian Association of Postdoctoral Scholars (CAPS)

CAPS-ACSP, Canadian Assocation of Postdoctoral Scholars, exists as a committee of postdoctoral scholars and representatives who meet regularly (and virtually) to discuss issues arising across the country

National Postdoctoral Association (USA)

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) provides a national voice for enhancing the quality of the postdoctoral experience in the U.S.

myIDP (Individual Development Plan)