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Now Accepting Applications for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Postdoctoral Program 2022/2023 in Canada

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The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) announced on August 29, 2018 that it will begin accepting applications for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Postdoctoral Program 2022/2023 in Canada . The application period will be open from September 1, 2018 to November 17, 2018. The research awards program targets early-career researchers who are expected to develop into leaders in their fields over the next few years. The program offers funding of $50,000 per year for up to three years to support research in any field of the natural sciences or engineering by researchers who are nominated by universities and colleges across Canada .

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of Canada. – Candidates must have completed all Ph.D. or equivalent degree requirements by September 30, 2022, but no later than April 30, 2023. – Applicants should demonstrate a genuine interest in one of NSERC’s program priorities: Renewable resources (including agriculture) Environment Social sciences and humanities Information communications technologies Materials that matter Quantum materials Science engagement Partnerships with industry in these priority areas are encouraged, as is collaboration with international research partners.

Funding And Duration


Successful applicants will receive a stipend of $50,000 CDN per year. Funding is provided through a five-year program (three years of funding, followed by two years to publish research). The NSEP funding is non-renewable, but applications can be submitted again after two years on hiatus. Applicants must provide proof that they have successfully published at least one paper within the past five years to be eligible for renewal. You may reapply as many times as you like; however, you are only guaranteed one additional term of funding.

Benefits of Applying For The Position


If you are a doctoral graduate student who has completed their Ph.D. at an accredited university, you may be eligible to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship through NSERC’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (PFP). The PFP consists of five fields: Aboriginal Youth; Canadian Women in Science and Technology; Environment, Health & Safety; Information Management & Computing Technology; Human Rights, Security & International Law. Candidates should focus on research within one of these areas as it relates to social justice, ethics or security issues related to technology. Learn more about all five fields here.

How To Apply


Before applying to any research program, it is important to know your skills and weaknesses as a researcher. It is crucial that you put effort into understanding how your previous academic experience can translate into research skills. Review your CV with an eye towards what tasks you performed during each job. Did you supervise students? Did you mentor undergrads? Did you grade papers or exams? The list goes on, but try to emphasize those duties which directly relate to high-level research tasks—they will likely be a good fit for most fellowships, scholarships, etc. Once you’ve started honing in on where your skills lie, it’s time to look at upcoming grant opportunities.

How To Submit An Application That Will Be Considered Complete


To ensure that you are submitting a complete application, please adhere to all of our outlined application requirements. No additional materials or information may be provided unless specifically requested by NSERC. Do not send any previously published works, manuscripts under review, or your thesis or dissertation. NSERC will NOT accept applications that do not follow these instructions. Please note that failure to comply with these guidelines will mean we cannot consider your application.

Important Dates


October 1, 2021: NSH Postdoc application window opens December 31, 2021: NSH Postdoc application window closes February 15, 2022: NSH Postdoc results released to researchers May 15, 2022: NSH Postdocs receive confirmation of placement at their host institutions (hospitals or universities)

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