Funding Opportunities

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University Competitions

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  • The McCain Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Innovation - 2018 Call for Nominations: There is a current need for recent PhD graduates to possess both skills and experience in academia and industry/innovation.  To address this need and to help bridge the gap between academia and industry The McCain Foundation has graciously agreed to sponsor the McCain Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Innovation.  Those who are selected to become McCain Fellows will enjoy the benefits of becoming highly qualified personnel who possess outstanding experience in teaching and working with industry, government or non-governmental organizations (NGOs).  The McCain Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Innovation will be open to researchers who are committed to commercializing / implementing new products and/or finding solutions to innovation problems.  They will receive highly specialized training opportunities to ensure a successful career within the combined areas of academia and industry.  McCain Fellows will be expected to undertake an industry/policy relevant research project while working alongside faculty members, and applying their knowledge and findings within a real-world business environment.  They will hone their skills as educators while teaching normally 2 courses per academic year.  This will enhance their ability to translate and transfer their knowledge of innovation concepts to the next generation of researchers.  Fellows must submit a research and development proposal which will involve industry, government or NGO collaboration.   Successful fellows shall be awarded a two or three year fellowship.  These fellowships (valued at $50,000/year) are awarded competitively on an annual basis. 

  • Purdy Crawford/Stephen A. Jarislowsky Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Policy - 2018 Call for Nominations: The Purdy Crawford/Stephen Jarislowsky Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Policy will support the first of UNB’s “new breed” of postdoctoral fellows – researchers who have completed a PhD and are committed to finding solutions to societal problems that will have immediate impact and rapid implementation.  The candidate to receive this two-year fellowship, which is awarded competitively on a biannual basis (valued at $40,000/year), will conduct evidence-based research in order to affect health policy and help improve the quality of life for every citizen in the Atlantic region as well as in the rest of Canada.  This award is open to both domestic and international candidates who are within 3 years receipt of their PhD.   The successful candidate will begin their fellowship no later than September 1st, 2018.

  • Purdy Crawford/TD Bank Postdoctoral Fellowship in Accessibility - Closed, will reopen early 2019: The Purdy Crawford/TD Bank Postdoctoral Fellowship in Accessibility will support the first of UNB’s “new breed” of postdoctoral fellows – researchers who have completed a PhD and are committed to finding solutions to societal problems that will have immediate impact and rapid implementation.  The candidate to receive this two-year fellowship, which is awarded competitively on a biannual basis (valued at $40,000/year), will help ensure that the people of New Brunswick – especially its more vulnerable populations – have access to the education, health care and other programs and services that will enable them to reach their full potential within their communities.  Their fresh ideas and new research possibilities will influence policy by producing evidence and evaluation for government and other sectors. 

  • Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Competition - Closed, will reopen Spring 2018:  The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program, offered by the federal government, normally funds 70 new two-year awards annually (valued at $70,000/year) with 140 awards active at any one time at program maturity. These fellowships are distributed equally across the three federal granting agencies (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC). The goal is to recruit the highest-quality applicants from within Canada and around the world. The program is for only the best and brightest - an elite group of research trainees who have demonstrated both research excellence and leadership potential.