Post-doctoral top-up funding

The Office of the Vice-President Academic and Provost’s supports the SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships top-up fund.

As per the SSHRC guidelines, these fellowships support the most promising Canadian new scholars in the social sciences and humanities, and assist them in establishing a research base at an important time in their research careers. The purpose is to provide stipendiary support to recent PhD graduates who are:

  • undertaking original research;
  • publishing research findings;
  • developing and expanding personal research networks;
  • broadening their teaching experience;
  • preparing for research-intensive careers within and beyond academia; and
  • preparing to become competitive in national research grant competitions.

The Executive Director, Academic Resource Planning leads this process annually in the summer, working with Deans.