Postdoctoral Fellows Funding Opportunities

What funding may I be eligible for?

Below you will find a list of funding opportunities for postdoctoral research available through external agencies or foundations. Follow the links to find information about eligibility, application procedures, and deadlines for submissions. Certain application require institutional signatures, and applicants should consult the page on obtaining signatures for more information.

If you've been been offered funding through one of the sources listed below, please make sure to visit Accepting, activating and maintaining your award for payment activation forms, progress report forms, award holder guides, and much more.

Federal and Provincial Government Funding Opportunities/Sources

Award Citizenship Postdoc status Field of Study

 

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program

 

No restriction Incoming and current Postdoc All fields

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)*

See important note below

Canadian Citizens & Permanent Residents, and protected persons only Incoming and current Postdoc Health Sciences
Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Canadian Citizens & Permanent Residents, and protected persons only Incoming and current Postdoc Natural Sciences & Engineering
Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Canadian Citizens & Permanent Residents, and protected persons only Incoming and current Postdoc Social Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts
PBEEE/Quebec Merit Scholarship for Foreign Postdocs and Visiting Research Student and Visiting Researchers Non-Canadian Incoming & current Postdocs and Visiting Students and Visiting Researchers ONLY All fields

Must be nominated by McGill Academic Uint / Department
Québec Provincial Agency Awards - FRQ-NT Some Québec residency restrictions Incoming and current Postdoc Natural Sciences & Engineering
Québec Provincial Agency Awards - FRQ-S Some Québec residency restrictions Incoming and current Postdoc Social Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts
Québec Provincial Agency Awards - FRQ-SC Some Québec residency restrictions Incoming and current Postdoc Health Sciences
NSERC Training Opportunities (CREATE) No Restriction Incoming and current Postdoc See List of McGill CREATE networks

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Institutions are responsible for the submission of CIHR Postdoctoral Award applications through ResearchNet; applicants who identify McGill University as the “Institution Paid” (the institution to administer the funds) must submit their CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship application to ResearchNet by 05 OCTOBER 2023- 20:00 EDT. [2024 date TBC]

CIHR Agency Information Presentation (Fall 2021)

Signature pages for CIHR applications
  1. Print the signature page PDF file which is found on ResearchNet.
  2. Verify the requirements for original signatures by consulting Required Signatures on Application Forms and Meaning of Signatures on Application Forms in the CIHR Grants and Awards Guide.
  3. Only Supervisor(s) Signatures are required. Printed names should always accompany signatures.
  4. No institutional signatures are required on the pages at the time of application.
  5. Scan and upload the signed signature pages, including the routing slip, as one PDF (not exceeding 30 MB), in the "Print/Upload Signature Pages" task in ResearchNet prior to submitting the application.
  6. All necessary signatures must be obtained and uploaded on ResearchNet prior to the Research Institution's (Institution Paid) deadline date.
  7. Graduate Funding will electronically approve and forward the application to CIHR via ResearchNet, they are, in fact, confirming that all required signatures have been obtained. 

Other Funding Opportunities

  • The PGSS-GPS Grants Program aims to provide funding for non-profit projects initiated by and for PGSS members. For more information on this program and how to apply, visit the PGSS website.
  • Stages postdoctoraux centré sur l’Île d’Anticosti
    • $50,000/year for 12-24 months
    • Research topics: mass extinction, geodiversity, biodiversity and social aspects of a UNESCO site.
    • Second competition: October 2023
    • Additional information: contact Philippine.Campagne [at] frq.gouv.qc.ca (Philippine Campagne)

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