FULBRIGHT CANADA POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH AWARDS
- COMPETITION OPENS February 2023
- Awards to be taken up in the 2024-2025 Academic Year
- Applications accepted until September 15, 2023
- The next competition, for awards to be taken up in the 2025-2026 Academic Year, will open in February 2024
- Grants begin in September 2024
- Iman Abdulmoneim Fulbright Canada Program Officer, Recruitment
- Preference for applicants with a Ph.D. conferred within past five years.
- Formal letters of invitation should not be sought; however, applicants are encouraged to contact the institution to discuss research interests.
Postdoctoral research awards support promising new scholars and assist them in establishing a research base at an important time in their research careers. Preferred candidates are recent PhD graduates, conferred within the past five years, undertaking original research, publishing research findings, developing and expanding personal research networks, and preparing for research-intensive careers within and beyond academia.
Fulbright Canada Postdoctoral Research Award in Indigenous Issues
US$60,000 for 12 months plus CAD$30,000 for travel
May be hosted at any institution in Canada while focusing on indigenous studies.
The research should be applied in nature and meet the highest standards of methodological rigour and communicated in a manner that can inform policies, programs and decision making in relevant social, economic and environmental issues. The focus on policy research would include the development of policy research papers, case studies, and/or a series of evidence informed policy recommendations.
Preference for applied research that aligns with the Truth and Reconciliation Council calls to action including the principles embodied within UNDRIP with a particular focus on thematic issues that may include: governance/nation building; economic development; social innovation; climate change and the environment; health and wellness, and; traditional knowledge/indigenous ways of knowing.
Specializations: Governance/nation building; economic development; social innovation; climate change and the environment; health and wellness; and traditional knowledge/indigenous ways of knowing.
Fulbright Canada Postdoctoral Research Award in Northern Issues, University of Northern British Columbia
US$30,000 for 9 months
Located in the spectacular landscape of northern British Columbia, UNBC is one of Canada’s best small universities, and for its size, is among the most research-intensive universities in Canada. Much of UNBC’s research focuses on the social, economic, environmental and cultural issues of the North. This has led to the establishment of world-class research in such areas as natural resources and the environment; rural, northern and environmental health; and the sustainability of communities.
UNBC offers interdisciplinary PhD programs in natural resources and environmental studies, in health sciences, and in psychology. Research partnerships with the private sector and public agencies have strengthened UNBC’s role as a resource for the communities of its region. This includes research on the forest disturbance, sustainable resource management practices, bio-energy and the bio-economy, environmental remediation, air quality, watershed management, local and Indigenous governance, social and economic development in the North, determinants and delivery of health care and climate change.
Specializations: Natural resources and environmental studies; community development; rural, northern and environmental health; First Nations and indigenous studies.
Fulbright Canada Postdoctoral Research Award in Black History, University of Windsor
CA$45,000 per year for 2 year residency
The Visiting Fulbright Scholar will spend two years at the terminus of the Underground Railroad, based at the University of Windsor’s History Department, conducting research as well as engaging with the vibrant Black History community organizations in Windsor and neighbouring communities. The University is located on the Detroit River, directly opposite Downtown Detroit, and many collaborations exist for working with academic and community organizations in that city.
The History Department seeks to deepen and strengthen our ongoing Black History research projects as well as our strong ties to our local Black History organizations. The position is open to any area of Black History, not just that of Southwestern Ontario/Detroit, but it is expected that the visiting scholar will work to make connections between their own scholarship and that of local Black History. In each of the two years, the visiting scholar will present elements of their research as a Fulbright Public Lecture. Although not guaranteed, there may be teaching opportunities for the visiting scholar. It will be expected that the visiting scholar will assist in the supervision of graduate (and advanced undergraduate) students where appropriate.
Specializations: Black History in North America, and any connection to local history (Southwestern Ontario, Detroit) would be most welcome.
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