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- A postdoctoral scholar is defined as an individual with five years or less of full-time training after PhD or other advanced degree. This window can be extended in cases of career interruption for extenuating circumstances, such as parental leave, illness, health-related family responsibilities, etc.
- Funding cannot be allocated to a postdoctoral scholar who received their PhD from the University of Calgary, except in cases where established relationships to local community(ies) are important to the scholar’s research, or where personal circumstances require the postdoctoral scholar to remain in Calgary, or where there is a significant proposed change in research context (e.g., new supervisor, Institute, or Department/Faculty).
- A scholar who already holds a postdoctoral position at the University of Calgary or who has previously held a postdoctoral position at the University of Calgary is ineligible to apply.
- Individuals obtaining external support (i.e. tri-council, AIHS, MITACS, or equivalent) or any other internal funding must immediately inform the Postdoctoral Program Director.
Review criteria will include, but not necessarily be limited to:
- Record and quality of previous research and creative contributions, respecting the stage and nature of the applicant’s career path;
- Quality of the proposed project, in terms of novelty, originality, feasibility, and expected impact (e.g., for discovery, society, policy, practice, community engagement);
- Record of direct engagement with Black Canadian (e.g. African descent, Caribbean) and/or Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit) communities in Canada;
- Supervisor’s current research and training environment; early career supervisors are eligible and encouraged to apply;
The application requires you to:
- Fill out an online application form,
- submit a PDF of additional documents, and
- have 2 references submit letters.
You must provide the following in your online application form:
- Personal contact information
- Faculty supervisor information
- Reference information
- Community engagement summary
- Research project summary
The following documents must be attached as a single PDF, in the order listed below: Please include your first and last name in the PDF file attachment name
e.g. "Last Name, First Name Application.pdf"):
All documents must be on 8.5x11 pages, single-spaced with minimum margins of 2 cm and minimum font size of 11 in Arial font.
- Research Project Proposal / Description (3 pages maximum including references)
- The description should outline the scholar’s proposed research project, its relation to the doctoral studies and training, and the scholar’s future career goals
- Including a list of the publications, presentations, awards, scholarships and grants received
- Confirmation of PhD degree completion (not required if degree is pending)
- Faculty supervisor's statement
- A letter of support from the proposed postdoctoral supervisor at UCalgary. The proposed supervisor should explain their capacity to enable the applicant to become a future leader in their chosen field and career, including the nature of the academic, mentoring, and networking support to be provided.
We must also receive 2 letters of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before the application deadline. These must be submitted by the referees, and not by the applicant.
Letters of reference must be on institutional letterhead and include the name, title, and signature of the referee.