Department Review and Ranking

Individual departments are responsible for pre-screening all documents before ranking and submitting fellowship applications.

Departments then submit a maximum of one nomination ELECTRONICALLY for each fellowship (ie. one Killam nominee and one Notley nominee or one nominee for Both) to the Postdoctoral Fellows Office.

Scanned documents are acceptable. All forms must be signed. Certified digital signatures are acceptable as are original signatures.

Please make sure each nomination meets the eligibility requirements -- no exceptions will be made.

Deadline for submission to the Vice-President (Research and Innovation) Office is January 13, 2021. Departments are also responsible for notifying applicants who are not being nominated.

The Department is responsible for obtaining and completing;

  • a Department Nomination Form
  • a cover letter from the department Chair or Graduate Coordinator indicating benefits that would accrue from the proposed collaboration
    Note: Please ensure that the department/faculty speaks to the sound character and/or collegiality of the applicant
    .


Each nomination must include:

  • a Department Nomination Form
  • a cover letter from the department Chair or Graduate Coordinator indicating benefits that would accrue from the proposed collaboration
  • a completed Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship application form or Grant Notley Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship application form
  • a curriculum vitae (CCV format is preferred)
  • 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 the English version
  • three original letters of appraisal
    • Additional letters will be removed prior to adjudication in no particular order
  • A letter of support from the U of A supervisor (supervisor should also speak to the sound character and/or collegiality of the applicant)
  • Biosketch from U of A supervisor