The University of British Columbia is inviting applications for Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship available for outstanding scholars from around the world.
UBC primary purpose is to support advanced education and research at five Canadian universities and the Canada Council for the Arts.
UBC recognises the academic achievement of outstanding students from around the world by devoting more than $10 million CAD annually to awards, scholarships, and other forms of financial support for international undergraduate students.
The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world. Since 1915, UBC’s West Coast spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo.
English is the primary language of instruction at UBC. All prospective students are required to demonstrate a minimum level of English before they’re admitted.
Fellowships are available for pursuing postdoctoral research program.
The UBC Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are provided annually from the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund for Advanced Studies and are available for most fields of research.
Value of Award
Fellowships of $50,000 annual stipend for a maximum of two years, plus a travel research allowance of $4,000 over two years.
The number of new awards offered each year presently varies between three and five.
The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for scholarship:
In keeping with the original spirit of the Killam Endowments, the goal of the Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships program is to bring outstanding scholars from around the world to UBC in order to engage in innovative research that will enhance interdisciplinary collaborations and help establish them in leadership positions in the academic and wider community. As such, applicants must be able to contribute fresh intellectual insights to UBC.
- Must have completed all requirements of their PhD no more than 24 months prior to the anticipated fellowship start date. Completion of PhD requirements refers to the date that the applicant completed all the steps required for obtaining their degree. Although these requirements may vary by institution and degree type, they normally include thesis defence corrections and thesis deposition. It is not the convocation date. The period of eligibility may be extended for applicants who have had their career interrupted or delayed for the purpose of childrearing, illness, or health-related family responsibilities. The interruption(s) or delay(s) must have occurred after the applicant completed all the requirements of their PhD. Note that the eligibility window will only be extended by the duration of the delay(s) or interruption(s), to a maximum of one year. Justification for the extension must be provided in the Special Circumstances attachment.
- Must not have pursued PhD-level studies at any campus of the University of British Columbia.
- Must not currently hold a tenure-track or continuing faculty position at a university or college. Applicants who currently hold a temporary, term, or non-tenure track faculty appointments are eligible to apply.
- may be citizens of any country; though there are no restrictions regarding nationality of applicants, successful candidates must be able to meet all Canadian immigration requirements
Fellowships are tenable only at UBC, and fellows are expected to make the UBC campus their base while holding the fellowship, apart from necessary research trips (no more than three months in each year of the fellowship).
Fellowships starting in the 2017/18 cycle may not begin earlier than May 1, 2018 and no later than January 2, 2019. Most fellowships commence between May and October. Please note that you must have completed all requirements of your PhD no more than 24 months prior to the anticipated fellowship start date (for example, if you wish to start your fellowship on May 1, 2018, you must have completed requirements for your PhD no earlier than April 30, 2016).
Nationality: Citizens of any country can apply for these Fellowships.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have completed all requirements of their PhD no more than 24 months prior to the anticipated fellowship start date.
English Language Requirement: English is the primary language of instruction at UBC. All prospective students are required to demonstrate a minimum level of English before they’re admitted.
How to Apply
The applicant completes and submits an application form and arranges delivery of all required documents to the UBC department or unit to which the application is being made. Each UBC department or unit sets its own deadline for receipt of applications.
Application Deadline: Fellowship application deadline is November 17, 2017.