York University in Toronto, Ontario is pleased to announce the second cycle of the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Black and Indigenous Scholars, as part of our commitment to promoting justice and embracing a variety of scholarly perspectives, backgrounds and lived experiences. The program will offer emerging scholars from a wide range of disciplines access to the financial support, mentorship and career development opportunities needed to build the foundation for a successful professional future.


The Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowships for Black and Indigenous Scholars will support up to 4 successful applicants this year. With a salary of $70,000 provided each year for a two-year term, scholars will be able to dedicate their time to pursuing a proposed project, working alongside a supervisor and other mentors, while also gaining access to guidance from faculty, students and alumni.

  • Available Fellowships: up to 4 in 2021-22
  • Amount: min. $70,000/year
  • Duration: 24 months  (Normally July to June.  Exceptional start dates may be negotiated)
  • Field: Details on Faculties seeking candidates for this program available on the program web page.
  • Eligibility:
    • A completed PhD (2017 and after), or PhD completed by December 15, 2022 (with confirmed timeline for defence)
    • Up to two (2) fellowships for scholars identifying as Black and up to two (2) for scholars identifying as Indigenous
  • Deadline to Apply: 01 March 2022
  • Decision: 31 May 2022

Any questions can be directed to Kim McIntyre, Postdoctoral Services Coordinator at York University.