UAlberta Fellowships

The University of Alberta offers two postdoctoral fellowships:

 

Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowships

Grant Notley Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • provided annually from the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund for Advanced Studies established through a bequest from the late Dorothy J Killam
  • valued at $50,000 per year for two years
  • funding for the second year will be subject to submission and approval of a Renewal Report
  • number of fellowships awarded varies each year (three are currently being offered per year)
  • includes a one-time $4,000 travel/research grant
  • covers the cost of the University Postdoc Supplemental Health Insurance Plan
  • if renewed, recipients of this Fellowship will also be eligible for a prize of $3,333 in their second year, funded by a private donor
  • the top ranked recipient will receive the Dorothy Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Prize, valued at $5,000 

About Izaak and Dorothy Killam

  • provided by donations from friends of Grant Notley, matched by the Province of Alberta
  • valued at $46,000 per year for two years
  • funding for the second year will be subject to submission and approval of a Renewal Report
  • available for research in politics, history, economy or society of Western Canada or related fields
  • one fellowship awarded each year
  • includes a one-time $4,000 travel/research grant
  • covers the cost of the University Postdoc Supplemental Health Insurance Plan
  • if renewed, recipients of this Fellowship will be eligible for a prize of $3,333 in their second year, funded by a private donor

About Grant Notley

 

Deadline for prospective postdocs to submit all documents to departments is December 02, 2020.

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to citizens of any country
  • Must have completed a doctoral degree within two years from the deadline date of December 02, 2020 (on or after December 02, 2018) or will do so prior to commencing fellowship
  • The doctoral degree obtained must be from a university other than the University of Alberta
  • At the time of application submission to desired department, must not hold a postdoc position at the University of Alberta or be employed at the University of Alberta. Please note that any applicant that begins a postdoctoral appointment at the University of Alberta or is employed by the University of Alberta after time of submission and before final selection will be adjudicated in a second tier.

NOTE :

  • Fellowships may be awarded in departments without doctoral programs, but only where facilities are adequate and doctoral caliber research is being carried out
  • Killam/Notley Fellowship holders should be likely to contribute to the advancement of learning or to achieve distinction in their profession, should not be a one-sided person, and each scholar's special distinction should be founded upon sound character and collegiality.
  • Grant Notley Fellowship is only for research in the areas of politics, history, economy or society of Western Canada or related fields
  • Fellowships are only tenable at the University of Alberta

Application Procedures:

Fellowship Timeline

1) Postdoctoral Fellowship Application / Procedures for Proposed Applicants

2) Department Review & Ranking

3) Fellowship Committee Adjudication & Selection

4) Accepting, Renewing and Final Report

5) Research Allowance

 

Please send any questions regarding this Fellowship to Leslie Parsad (parsad@ualberta.ca) or to the Postdoctoral Office (pdfo@ualberta.ca)