Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Canadian and International Scholars in Canada , 2018


Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Canadian and International Scholars in Canada, and applications are submitted till Friday, 17 November 2017University of British Columbia is inviting applications for Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship available for outstanding scholars from around the world. 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). Most fellowships commence between May and October. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): University of British Columbia
 | Canada

Level: Postdoctoral Research

Field(s): Fellowships are awarded to engage in innovative research that will enhance interdisciplinary collaborations and help establish them in leadership positions in the academic and wider community.


Deadline: Friday, 17 November 2017

Funded By: University of British Columbia


Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is targeted for Citizens of any country

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: The number of new awards offered each year presently varies between three and five.

Scholarship Duration: a maximum of two years

Scholarship covers: An annual stipend of $50,000 for a maximum of two years plus a travel and research allowance of $4,000 over two years.

Description

‣ The Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and Prize Programmes were established in memory of Izaak Walton Killam through the Will of his wife, Dorothy Johnston Killam, and through gifts made during her lifetime.

Their primary purpose is to support advanced education and research at five Canadian universities and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Eligibility

‣ In keeping with the original spirit of the Killam Endowments, the goal of the Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 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.

‣ Applicants:


  • 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 defense 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.

Selection Criteria for Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Excellence in scholarly work and independent research - 60%

  • quality of contributions to research to date
  • scholarships and awards held
  • duration of graduate studies, taking into account the nature of the program and relevant personal circumstances
  • determination and ability to complete projects within an appropriate period of time
  • critical thinking, judgment, originality, initiative and autonomy

Quality of proposed research project - 30%

  • merit, potential significance, clarity, feasibility of the proposed project
  • relevance of applicant’s work experience and academic training to field of proposed research
  • suitability and quality of research environment (proposed supervisor, facilities, support of academic unit)

Personal qualities of the applicant - 10%

  • character:  integrity, collegiality and respect for others
  • communication skills
  • leadership abilities
  • as demonstrated by employment, athletic/artistic achievements, community engagement, volunteering, etc.

Preference will be given to applicants who have not already held a postdoctoral award or fellowship.

Notification:

‣ All nominees will receive notice of the status of their nomination in March 2018.

Scholarship Application Method

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.

For a list of departments and units, please see:

For detailed information, please see below for the application and nomination forms and guides.

‣ Scholarship Application Due Date: Friday, 17 November 2017

ATTACHMENTSIZE 

2018 Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship - Application Guide325.06 KB

2018 Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship - Application Form335.5 KB

2018 Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship - Nomination Guide317.07 KB 

2018 Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship - Nomination Form100.16 KB 

2018 Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship - Successful Fellows Guide314.96 KB 

2018 Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship - Nominating Units47.99 KB 

DEADLINE Friday, 17 November 2017 

ANNUAL VALUE An annual stipend of $50,000 for a maximum of two years plus a travel and research allowance of $4,000 over two years 

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

For more Information about Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship



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