Western Research, on behalf of the Vice-President (Research), is pleased to announce the launch of the 2021 competition of the Western Postdoctoral Fellowships Program.

Program Description
Western’s Postdoctoral Fellowships Program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants who will contribute positively to research excellence at the university and help advance Western’s strategic research plan.

The Postdoctoral Fellowships Program’s objectives are to:
• Attract top-tier postdoctoral talent, nationally and internationally;
• Develop their leadership potential; and
• Position them for success as tomorrow’s research leaders.
Applicants to the Postdoctoral Fellowships Program must make their application paired with a supervising faculty member.

Up to 11 Fellowships are available for the 2021 competition. Each faculty and school will be allocated a minimum of one Fellowship.

Through a partnership with the Office of Indigenous Initiatives, and in support of the goals of Western’s Indigenous Strategic Plan, at least one of the Fellowships awarded will be an Indigenous Postdoctoral Fellowship. Eligible applicants for the Indigenous Postdoctoral Fellowship are those who self-identify as Indigenous, who will be supervised by an Indigenous faculty member, or who will conduct Indigenous Research during the Fellowship.

Fellowships will provide a minimum stipend of $45,000/year plus benefits for two years. Western Research will contribute up to 50 per cent of the Fellowship costs. The host faculty and/or supervising faculty member are responsible for securing the remaining 50 per cent of costs. For further details, see program guidelines.

The application form and program guidelines, including further information around eligibility, matching funds, and the application process, are available on the Western Postdoctoral Fellowships Program page.

• ROLA Deadline: November 5, 2021
• Application deadline: November 9, 2021, 4 p.m. (Eastern)

Contact Information
The Western Postdoctoral Fellowships Program is administered by Western Research. For specific questions on this program please contact intgrant@uwo.ca.