Application for the NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Canada – 2019/2020 Entry is now open at the NSERC in Canada.
The NSERC provides modern educational and research environments that will enable students and researchers to face current challenges and to focus on knowledge as a principle driving force for development.Fellowship of $45,000 per year will be awarded for two years.
Applicants must hold or expect to hold a doctorate in one of the fields of research that NSERC supports.
The Scholarships are one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. The aim of the program is to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.
NSERC POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP ELIGIBILITY
Scholars are selected on the following criteria:
- Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada are eligible to apply for this fellowship.
- Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada;
- Hold or expect to hold a doctorate in one of the fields of research that NSERC supports.
- You can apply only once to the PDF Program; however, applicants whose first PDF application was submitted prior to the 2013 competition may submit a second application provided they are within the eligibility window.
- You must have completed all requirements of your doctoral degree no more than two years before the deadline date of the year in which you apply. For applicants with more than one doctoral degree, the completion date of your most recent doctoral degree will be used to determine your eligibility.
- If you have acquired at least six months of full-time relevant employment in industry or government (experience in an institution or its affiliated hospitals, research institutions and other laboratories will not be considered) after you received your doctorate, NSERC will extend this eligibility period to three years.
- If, within two years following the date of completion of your PhD, you had your career significantly interrupted due to illness or health-related family responsibilities, NSERC will extend this eligibility period to three years.
- If, within two years following the date of completion of your PhD, you become the primary caregiver following the birth or adoption of a child, NSERC will extend this eligibility period to six years.
- If you are subject to an extended eligibility period then you may be asked by NSERC to provide additional information and/or supporting documentation. Any such submission to NSERC will only be used by staff to assess your eligibility to the program. If you wish to inform the review committee of delays and/or circumstances which may have affected your performance and/or productivity, then you may do so in the Special Circumstances section of the application.
- For degree programs you have completed, provide the date on which all the requirements of your degree were met, including the successful defense and submission of the corrected copy of your thesis (in accordance with your institution’s regulations). It is not the conferred or convocation date indicated on your transcript. The Faculty of Graduate Studies (or its equivalent) may be asked to confirm the date the degree requirements were met.
- You may submit only one application per year to one granting agency (NSERC, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, or the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council).
NSERC POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
- The mode of application is online.
Application must include:
- At the time of admission, the candidates might be asked to submit their copies of transcripts, passport name page, language ability evidence, and curriculum vitae.
- Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before October 17, 2019 will be considered.
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