Western’s New Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Research Western has announced the creation of a new Postdoctoral Fellowship Program developed to attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent (domestic and international). This program is being initiated as a two-year pilot in 2018-2019 and will be administered through Research Western.

Deadline: Extended to June 14, 2018 at 14:00 EST.

Amount: $20,000 (+ 2,600 in benefits) from Research Western per year for 2 years

  • Matching Funds: the program requires matching funds of at least $20,000 (+ 2,600 in benefits) from another source per year for 2 years
  • Thus postdocs will receive at minimum $40,000 (+ 5,200 in benefits) per year for two years.

Description: The program will fund up to 10 fellowships annually. Five fellowships are allocated to postdoctoral Scholars whose primary supervisor is affiliated with social sciences and humanities-related disciplines (Arts & Humanities, Education, Information and Media Sciences, Law, Music, Business, Health Sciences, and Social Sciences). At least one fellowship (of the available 10) is reserved for outstanding individuals who will undertake research that has the potential of advancing excellence in Indigenous scholarship, as outlined in Western’s Indigenous Strategic Plan. Proposals involving interdisciplinary research/scholarship are encouraged.

Eligibility: The applicant’s PhD must have been granted (official convocation/graduation date) after August 31, 2014 and before the starting date of the Postdoctoral Fellowship (as early as September 2018 – as late as December 31/2018). Exceptions may be made for special circumstances/ career interruptions. Those who received their PhD from Western University are not eligible to apply.

Supervisor: Applicants must secure written commitment of a qualified faculty member at Western who has the expertise, experience, and capacity to act as the Principal Supervisor of the Postdoctoral Scholar and their proposed project (see instructions for the “Supervisor’s Statement” attachment on the application form). Supervisors must also hold a research-eligible position at Western.

ROLA: The Principal Supervisor (in consultation with the applicant) must submit a ROLA proposal.

Additional details, and application forms…

 photo credit: Daniel Eynis El Castillo, Chichen Itza via photopin (license)

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Kueneman, Karen
Staff, 2015 Fall

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