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NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships Program

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The Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides support to a core of the most promising researchers at a pivotal time in their careers. The fellowships are also intended to secure a supply of highly qualified Canadians with leading-edge scientific and research skills for Canadian industry, government, and academic institutions.


Award:  $45,000 per year for 2 years

Application Deadline:  Sunday, October 17, 2021


Test Your Concept Sessions: SSHRC PG/PDG and NSERC CREATE

Opportunity: Interested in applying for a major funding opportunity but don’t know where to start? Participate in a Test Your Concept session this fall!

SUPPORT Committees are hosting TYC sessions to engage with researchers interested in applying for major funding competitions and to provide feedback and guidance early in the development process. Any faculty members interested in receiving feedback on a research proposal are encouraged to participate. TYCs are constructive sessions, helpful for applications at any stage of the development process.

Session Information:

SUPPORT Committees review numerous major funding opportunities such as:

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If you would like to participate in one of the Test Your Concept sessions, please:

  • RSVP to indicating a preliminary project title and your preference of committee by October 19th or 28th (depending on the competition for which you are preparing). You will receive an email confirmation of your assigned timeslot; and

  • At the same time (by October 19th or 28th) provide a half-page Concept Summary. This will ensure that the Test Your Concept panel can effectively engage and provide constructive feedback during the session. If your project is a re-submission, please submit an additional half-page (both sections should not exceed one-page total) outlining how the project has evolved since its first submission.


Please note that Test Your Concepts are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. It is strongly recommended that you register early as sessions tend to fill up quickly.

For additional information on these Test Your Concept opportunities, please contact or visit the Test Your Concept website.

e2i: Evolve to Innovate

e2i a funding opportunity for postdocs or research associates and their PIs to get started on the pathway to translating their research into practical solutions.

Scheme supported by the University of Calgary and Innovate Calgary.

Application Deadline: September 29th 2021

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Mitacs Globalink Research Award

To foster future opportunities for researcher mobility, and help plant the seeds for recovery, Mitacs has launched a special initiative in cooperation with several of our international partners to provide funding for international collaborations. 

Application Deadline: December 1st, 2021

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