Fellows + Visitors

The University of Alberta has approximately 600 Postdoctoral Fellows (PDF) and 1800 Academic Visitors, all of whom are valued members of our university community. As such, we provide various supports and services to facilitate and foster our Postdocs' research training and professional development to help prepare them for the next step in their careers.

The Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies provides a central resource for our Postdocs and serves as a liaison between postdocs, faculty, administrators, and staff. Our website provides information related to current and prospective postdoc appointments, frequently asked questions, and links to information, services and supports that may be of interest.

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Thursday, March 7, 2024  | 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Students Union Building, Orien and Casade Rooms (lower level)

The PDFA and the Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies are collaborating to host this event. We cordially invite you to participate in the onboarding event. During this session, you'll have the chance to familiarize yourself with the current ongoings within your PDF community. You'll gain insights into upcoming professional development opportunities, access to library resources, information about the PDFA, details about your health benefits, and much more. Refreshments will be provided.

The presentations will take place in the Cascade Room and tables for service providers will be in the Orien Room.

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A photographer will be available to do professional headshots.  Please reserve your time between 11 am - 4 pm.

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PDF Awards and Funding

Stay on track by viewing upcoming award application deadlines.

Career Development

U of A provides many career and professional development supports and services to our campus community. The following is a list of resources, programs and workshops that maybe of interest to postdocs. Please visit each website for more detailed descriptions and registration information.

Benefits Overview

Benefits overview and supplemental benefits details for full-time postdoctoral fellows. Part-time postdoctoral fellows are not eligible for benefits.

For Supervisors

Academic supervisors have a significant role in the research development and career transition of postdoctoral fellows. The following resources can assist faculty with the various stages of the fellowship term.

Campus Life and Resources

U of A is home to a wide range of fitness facilities that Postdocs can access at no cost if they are "employees" or at reduced rates if they are "trainees" or "guests."

Policies and Procedures

The University of Alberta has established the following policies and procedures for Postdoctoral Fellows at the U of A.