Postdocs and Visitors

Postdoctoral Fellows + Visitors

The University of Alberta is fortunate to have a community of about 650 postdoctoral fellows (PDF) and 1,800 academic visitors helping to shape our future. We’re dedicated to facilitating and fostering their research, training and professional development.

The Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) serves as a liaison between PDFs and academic visitors, faculty, administrators and staff. On our website, you’ll find information related to current and prospective PDF appointments, frequently asked questions and links to helpful services and resources.

Quick Links

Scholarships + Awards

Find information on the awards, scholarships and prizes available for postdoctoral fellows.

Postdoctoral Opportunities

Learn how to find postdoctoral opportunities at the U of A.

Academic Visitor Office

Find out how to join the U of A as an academic visitor.

Upcoming Events

All scheduled events have taken place. Check back here often as new events are added regularly.

Helpful Links

Postdoctoral Awards + Funding

Stay on track by viewing upcoming award application deadlines.

Career Development

Learn more about the resources, programs and workshops that may be of interest to PDFs.

Benefits Overview

Understand the benefits available to full-time PDFs. Please note that part-time PDFs are not eligible for benefits.

For Supervisors

Find resources to help academic supervisors support the research development and career transition of PDFs.

Culture + Well-being Resources

Learn more about the wellness facilities and programs we provide, many of which may be available at reduced or no costs to PDFs. 

Policies + Procedures

Familiarize yourself with the policies and procedures for PDFs at the U of A.

Contact Us

Find the best way to connect with us.

Postdoctoral Affairs + Academic Visitors Office

Office Services

For general inquiries

Dr. Cagri Ayranci

Associate Dean, and Director of Postdoctoral Affairs Office

Award Services

For inquiries related to GPS administered postdoctoral fellowships, contact an Awards Specialist