Research Funding for Post-doctoral Researchers

External Funding

See additional funding options on the website of Western Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies.

See below for a list of featured opportunities:

Cancer Research Society - Scholarship for the Next Generation of Scientists

  • post-doctoral salary award for one year (fellowship) plus a 2-year operating grant once the candidate has obtained a faculty position in a recognized Canadian institution

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The Lalor Foundation – Post-doctoral Program

  • Basic post-doctoral research in mammalian reproductive biology as related to the regulation of fertility
  • Applicant may be a citizen of any country
  • Applicant should have training and experience of at least equal to the Ph.D. or M.D. level and should not have a faculty appointment (i.e., instructor, lecturer, or higher)

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Core Fulbright Scholar Awards - for US applicants to come to Canada

  • Enable American faculty and professionals to conduct research and/or teach
  • For 2-12 months at a university or research centre outside of the US (such as Canada)

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EMBO Post-doctoral Fellowships

  • For international exchange and involve change of country
  • Awarded for up to 2 years
  • Intended for advanced training through research

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Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) - for European applicants to come to Canada - Long-term Fellowships

  • Up to three years of post-doctoral research training in an outstanding laboratory in another country
  • Fellow must either come from or go to a member country (such as Canada)

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Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions - Global Postdoctoral Fellowships - for European applicants to come to Canada

  • For European researchers based in the EU or associated countries - they train and acquire new knowledge in a country outside of Europe (1-2 years)
  • Subsequently, these researchers return to an organization based in the EU or associated countries (1 year)
  • Support for up to 3 years

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Internal Funding

Petro-Canada Young Innovator Awards (specific to Robarts)

  • For new full-time faculty (with an eligible research appointment) and post-doctoral scholars, who work in a laboratory at Robarts Research Institute

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Western's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

  • For researchers whose PhD was received within 5 years
  • Postdoctoral scholars who work or have worked at Western are ineligible

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