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Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program

    The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country's economic, social and research-based growth.

    Learn more about Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • Canadian Blood Services Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
    Canadian Blood Services is a not-for-profit charitable organization. Regulated by Health Canada as a biologics manufacturer and primarily funded by the provincial and territorial ministries of health. Canadian Blood Services operates with a national scope, infrastructure and governance that makes it unique within Canadian healthcare. Through its Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, Canadian Blood Services offers salary support for young investigators. Postdoctoral fellows undertaking full-time research training in a Canadian research laboratory affiliated with Canadian Blood Services are invited to apply.

     

    Value

    The fellowship provides salary support plus benefits, and a one-time research allowance of $20,000. Fellows may be supported for a maximum of three years.

    Field(s)

    Blood transfusion and transplantation science.

    Deadline

    The deadline to submit completed application packages is normally July each year. Visit the program website for application dates. 

    Application details

    For detailed information about the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, please refer to the Canadian Blood Services website.

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Fellowship

    Fellowships provide support for highly qualified applicants in all areas of health research at the post-PhD degree or post-health professional degree stages to add to their experience by engaging in health research either in Canada or abroad.

    Value

    $40,000 to $60,000 per year with $5,000 for research support

    Field(s)

    Health Research

    Deadline

    The deadline to submit applications is normally October each year. Visit the program website for application dates.

    Application details

    For detailed information about the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, please refer to the CIHR website

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Health System Impact Postdoctoral Fellowship

    The Health System Impact (HSI) Fellowship program provides highly-qualified doctoral trainees and post-doctoral fellows studying health services and policy research (HSPR), or related fields, a unique opportunity to apply their research and analytic talents to critical challenges in health system and related organizations outside of the traditional scholarly setting, and to develop professional experience, new skills, and networks.

    Value

    $70,000 per year with $7,500 for professional development and research allowance per year; two-year duration

    Field(s)

    Health services and policy research or related field

    Deadline

    The deadline to submit applications is normally April each year. Visit the program website for submission dates. 

    Application details

    Visit the CIHR website for full application details. 

  • CFN Interdisciplinary Fellowship Program

    The Canadian Frailty Network’s mandate is to develop the next generation of Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) – the scientists and educators, clinicians, and health and social services professionals that will improve care for older adults living with frailty. The CFN Interdisciplinary Fellowship Program goes beyond traditional academic and clinical training opportunities by offering enriched experiential learning and interdisciplinary collaboration.

    Value

    $25,000 CFN funding and $25,000 Partner funding per year; one-year duration

    Field(s)

    Health Research

    Deadline

    The deadline to submit a Pre-application Intent to Apply form is normally November each year with the full application package submission deadline in December. Visit the website for full details and deadlines.

    Application details

    Visit the Canadian Frailty Network website for full application details.

  • Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Research Grants

    The foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression.

    Value

    $15,000 to $40,000 per year; two-year duration

    Field(s)

    Violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime and family relationships

    Deadline

    The application deadline is normally August each year. Visit the program website for submission dates.

    Application details

    Visit the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation website for additional details.

  • Health Canada Fellowships Program

    The federal government's Visiting Fellowships Program provides financial support for scientists so that they can work with Canadian government laboratories and research institutions, including those at Health Canada. This program allows developing scientists to work with experienced Health Canada scientists and researchers in a variety of science fields.

    Value

    Variable

    Field(s)

    Science and Research

    Deadline

    Applications accepted anytime

    Application details

    Visit the Health Canada website for additional details.

  • Human Frontier Science Program Fellowships

    Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) postdoctoral fellowships encourage early career scientists to broaden their research skills by moving into new areas of study while working in a new country.

    Value

    Variable

    Field(s)

    Science

    Deadline

    The application deadline is normally August each year. Visit the program website for submission dates.

    Application details

    Visit the Human Frontiers Science Program website for additional details.

  • International Policy Ideas Challenge

    Global Affairs Canada, in collaboration with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), is pleased to announce the fourth edition of the International Policy Ideas Challenge. The objective of the program is to draw on the network of talented Canadian graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and early-career civil society researchers to identify concrete, innovative solutions to emerging international policy challenges faced by Canada.

    Value

    Ten winning projects will receive $3,000 each 

    Field(s)

    International policy challenges

    Deadline

    The application deadline is normally April each year. Visit the program website for submission dates.

    Application details

    Please visit the International Policy Ideas Challenge website for full details.

  • John Charles Polanyi Prizes

    In honour of the achievement of John Charles Polanyi, recipient of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, the government of the province of Ontario has established a fund to provide up to five prizes annually to outstanding researchers in the early stages of their career who are continuing to postdoctoral studies or have recently started a faculty appointment at an Ontario university.

    Value

    Five awards of $20,000 each

    Field(s)

    Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Economic Science

    Deadline

    The deadline for applications is normally December each year. Visit the COU website for submission dates.

    Application details

    Visit the Council of Ontario Universities' website for additional details.

  • Mitacs Accelerate Postdoctoral Fellowships Program

    Mitacs Accelerate is a program for postdoctoral fellows at Ontario universities to develop collaborations with local industry.

    Value

    Starting at $15,000

    Field(s)

    Varies each year

    Deadline

    Applications accepted anytime

    Application details
    Visit the Mitacs website for additional details.
  • Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

    Mitacs Elevate is a program for postdoctoral fellows at Ontario universities to develop collaborations with local industry.

    Value

    $55,000 per year with $7,500 for research support; two-year duration

    Field(s)

    Varies each year

    Deadline

    Varies

    Application details

    Visit the Mitacs website for additional details.

  • Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellowship

    The Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellowship places PhD holders in government host offices for a 12-month immersion into the policy-making process. Fellows apply their academic training, critical thinking, and analytical skills to support evidence-informed decision-making that addresses policy challenges within participating federal and provincial host offices.

    Value

    $70,000 tp $80,000; 12 months

    Field(s)

    Varies

    Deadline

    The deadline to submit applications is normally February each year. Visit the website for submission dates.

    Application details

    Visit the Mitacs website for additional details.

     

  • Mitacs Globalink Research Award

    The Mitacs Globalink Research Award provides funding for senior undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows in Canada to conduct research projects at universities overseas.

    Value

    $6,000; 12 to 24-week duration

    Field(s)

    Varies

    Deadline

    Varies

    Application details

    Visit the Mitacs Globalink website for additional details.

  • National Research Council of Canada H.L. Holmes Award for Postdoctoral Studies

    Bequeathed by the late Dr. Holmes, in recognition of NRC's commitment to promote research excellence, the award gives recipients the opportunity to conduct postdoctoral studies under outstanding researchers at world-famous graduate schools or research institutes.

    Value

    Up to $100,000 per year; one or two-year duration

    Field(s)

    Chemistry, physics, biology or mathematics as they relate to medical and biological processes

    Deadline

    Varies

    Application details

    Visit the National Research Council Canada website for additional details.

  • National Research Council of Canada Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

    The National Research Council's (NRC) Postdoctoral Fellowships program will offer promising young scientists access to unique world-class facilities and the opportunity to work alongside multi-disciplinary teams of expert researchers and technicians on projects of critical importance to Canada.

    Value

    Variable

    Field(s)

    Science and Engineering

    Deadline

    Varies

    Application details

    Visit the National Research Council Canada website for additional details.

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship