Political Science

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities

1. Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowships

 

Website: https://www.ualberta.ca/research/support/post-doctoral-office/awards-funding/u-of-a-fellowships

 

Description: This fellowship is provided annually from the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund for Advanced Studies established through a bequest from the late Dorothy J. Killam.  It is valued at $46,000 per year for two years and available for most fields of study. The number of fellowships awarded varies each year (four for 2014-2015) and includes a one-time $4,000 travel/research grant.

 

Departmental Deadline: December 2, 2019

Departmental Submission to Postdoctoral Office Deadline (one nominee): January 13, 2020

Awards Announced: May 2020

 

Application Procedures

 

1. Complete an Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship Application or a Grant Notley Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship Application

*You can apply for both the Killam and Notley Fellowships

2. Prepare a Statement of Proposed Research Project: (one single-spaced typed page using a font size of 10 or greater--no exceptions will be made regarding the length)
State what you hope to accomplish during the period of the award.
Note: This statement will be adjudicated by academics from a wide variety of fields that may not have expertise in your
discipline

 

3. Prepare a Statement of Research Experience (maximum two single-spaced typed pages using a font size of 10 or greater--no exceptions will be made regarding the length)

 

4. Prepare a curriculum vitae

  • List refereed publications or conference proceedings, beginning with the most recent.
  • List publications in which you are author or co-author that are published, in press, and/or accepted for publication in refereed journals.
  • For papers in press, indicate the date of acceptance by the editor.
  • Begin each entry on a new line and state the full authorship, the year, the title, the name and volume of the journal, and the first and last page numbers. The authorship should be identical to that of the original publication.

5. Obtain an original, scanned original, or certified true copy of PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree fulfillment

  • All documents submitted must be in English, as well as the original language in which they were written. A certified translator, not yourself, must prepare for the English version.
  • Applicants who have not fulfilled all requirements for their degree at the time of application must do so prior to commencing Fellowship.A transcript is not required.
  • In cases where the applicant has had their career interrupted or delayed for the purpose of childrearing, illness, or health-related family responsibilities or, for health professionals only, have engaged in post-degree non-research related clinical training (residency, etc).
  • Applicants must document any interruptions, delays, or post-degree clinical training in a Special Circumstances attachment.

6. Arrange for three Letters of Appraisals from persons familiar with your academic work to be sent to the chair of the department.

  • All letters of appraisal must have original signatures. They should contain a substantive evaluation of your ability and not be merely testimonials, as the fellowships are intended primarily for those who are seeking to establish themselves in their chosen field.
  • Only have three appraisals sent. Any additional letters will be removed prior to competition.

7. Arrange for a letter of support and a Biosketch from the U of A research supervisor.

8.Submit a complete application package addressed to the attention of Dr. Lori Thorlakson, Interim Chair, Department of Political Science via e-mail to the Executive Assistant in Political Science, Sharina Prasad, at sharina@ualberta.ca

 

 

2. Grant Notley Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship

 

Website: https://www.ualberta.ca/research/support/post-doctoral-office/awards-funding/u-of-a-fellowships

 

Description: This fellowship is provided by donations from friends of Grant Notley, matched by the Province of Alberta, and is valued at $46,000 per year for two years.  It is available for research in politics, history, economy or society of Western Canada or related fields.

 

Departmental Deadline: December 2, 2019

Departmental Submission to Postdoctoral Office Deadline (one nominee): January 13, 2020

Awards Announced: May 2020

 

1. Complete an Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship Application or a Grant Notley Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship Application

*You can apply for both the Killam and Notley Fellowships

2. Prepare a Statement of Proposed Research Project: (one single-spaced typed page using a font size of 10 or greater--no exceptions will be made regarding the length)
State what you hope to accomplish during the period of the award.
Note: This statement will be adjudicated by academics from a wide variety of fields that may not have expertise in your
discipline

 

3. Prepare a Statement of Research Experience (maximum two single-spaced typed pages using a font size of 10 or greater--no exceptions will be made regarding the length)

 

4. Prepare a curriculum vitae

  • List refereed publications or conference proceedings, beginning with the most recent.
  • List publications in which you are author or co-author that are published, in press, and/or accepted for publication in refereed journals.
  • For papers in press, indicate the date of acceptance by the editor.
  • Begin each entry on a new line and state the full authorship, the year, the title, the name and volume of the journal, and the first and last page numbers. The authorship should be identical to that of the original publication.

5. Obtain an original, scanned original, or certified true copy of PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree fulfillment

  • All documents submitted must be in English, as well as the original language in which they were written. A certified translator, not yourself, must prepare for the English version.
  • Applicants who have not fulfilled all requirements for their degree at the time of application must do so prior to commencing Fellowship.A transcript is not required.
  • In cases where the applicant has had their career interrupted or delayed for the purpose of childrearing, illness, or health-related family responsibilities or, for health professionals only, have engaged in post-degree non-research related clinical training (residency, etc).
  • Applicants must document any interruptions, delays, or post-degree clinical training in a Special Circumstances attachment.

6. Arrange for three Letters of Appraisals from persons familiar with your academic work to be sent to the chair of the department.

  • All letters of appraisal must have original signatures. They should contain a substantive evaluation of your ability and not be merely testimonials, as the fellowships are intended primarily for those who are seeking to establish themselves in their chosen field.
  • Only have three appraisals sent. Any additional letters will be removed prior to competition.

7. Arrange for a letter of support and a Biosketch from the U of A research supervisor.

8.Submit a complete application package addressed to the attention of Dr. Lori Thorlakson, Interim Chair, Department of Political Science via e-mail to the Executive Assistant in Political Science, Sharina Prasad, at sharina@ualberta.ca

 

 

3. Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

 

Website: https://www.ualberta.ca/research/support/post-doctoral-office/awards-funding/banting-postdoctoral-fellowship

 

Description: Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships are prestigious two year fellowships awarded to top tier Canadian and international postdoctoral researchers. Seventy fellowships are awarded each year. These fellowships are administered by Canada’s three granting councils – Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

 

Preliminary Application Package Deadline: early May 2020

 

Application Materials:

Next round application not available.  See previous preliminary application here : https://cloudfront.ualberta.ca/-/media/research/post-doctoral-office/banting/2019/banting-preliminary-application-2019stat1.pdf

 

  • The department/faculties and UAlberta's Banting Sub-Committees will perform a preliminary assessment of qualified applicants.
  • Based on the preliminary assessments selected candidates will be invited to complete the full online Banting application and submit supporting documents.
  • Only invited applicants are required to complete the online application.

 

 

4. SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships

 

Website: http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/fellowships/postdoctoral-postdoctorale-eng.aspx

 

Description: SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships support new holders of PhDs in the social sciences and humanities for a minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 24 months. SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships are valued at $45,000 per year over one or two years, up to a total of $90,000. These are taxable, non-renewable fellowships that may begin on the first of any month between May 2021 and January 2022.

 

SSHRC Deadline: early September 2020 (anticipate internal deadline 4 weeks prior)

 

Application Materials:

Next round application not available.  See previous application on SSHRC website.

 

 

 

5. Industrial Post Doctoral Fellowship Funding – Dec 6th 2019 deadline

Mitacs is providing a better match for partners to support Industrial Post Doctoral Fellowships for up 3 years.  If an industry partner provides $25,000 per year, Mitacs will provide an additional $30,000, for a total award of $55,000 annually to support each PDF (up to $165,000 total award). If you would like to apply, contact Trevor at twiltzen@mitacs.ca or Eric Loo at eloo@mitacs.ca for the application and additional details. This program supports all academic disciplines and sectors.  The deadline to

 

 

6. Elevate Post Doctoral Fellowship Funding -  Jan 8th 2020 deadline

The Elevate competitive call is now open. Deadline is February 19th, 2020. This program supports all academic disciplines and sectors.  It is Canada’s only Post Doctoral Fellowship program with a training component. Submit an intent to apply no later than January 8th, 2020.  PDFs can be supported for a 2-year research project. Total award is $60,000 per year, of which $30,000 is from the industry/non-profit partner ($120,000 total award).