NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships (PDF) program provides support to a core of the most promising researchers at a pivotal time in their careers. The fellowships are also intended to secure a supply of highly qualified Canadians with leading-edge scientific and research skills for Canadian industry, government, and academic institutions.

NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships are valued at $45,000 per year for two years.

This is a direct application in which applicants submit their application to NSERC. There is no university internal application/adjudication process, however effective April 1, 2022, new postdoctoral fellow recipients will be paid through the UofA. Postdoctoral fellows holding their awards outside of Canada will continue to be paid directly by the agencies. Contact FGSR Award Services at grad.awards@ualberta.ca for information regarding payment through the university.

Refer to NSERC's website for complete details on eligibility and the application process.

External Deadline: October 17, 2023 (8 p.m. ET). If the deadline falls on a weekend, applications must be submitted the following business day before 8:00 p.m. (ET). Incomplete applications may be rejected.