I am pleased to announce 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 my office.
The program will fund up to 10 fellowships annually, at a minimum of $40,000 (+ 5,200 in benefits) per year for two years. Research Western will provide $20,000 (+ 2,600 in benefits) annually, which must be matched 1:1 by another source. 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), and five for scholars whose primary supervisor is affiliated with STEM-related disciplines (Science, Medicine and Dentistry, Engineering, 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. The deadline to apply is: May 31, 2018 at 14:00 EST.
For additional details, and application forms, please visit the website
The program will be reviewed at the end of the two-year pilot program for its effectiveness and outcomes.
John P. Capone, Vice-Preseident (Research)
SSHRC will be holding a webinar for applicants and research administrators to provide information and answer questions about Connection Grants.
The webinar will be held via Adobe Connect at the following times:
- Connection Grants (English)
Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET (Adobe Connect Link
- Connection Grants (French)
Thursday, May 24, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET (Adobe Connect Link
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