Call for Proposal - Postdoctoral Fellowship

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ArcticNet-MEOPAR Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship Program


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ArcticNet and the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response (MEOPAR) Network invite Postdoctoral Fellows (PDF) to apply to the jointly funded ArcticNet-MEOPAR Arctic-Marine and Coastal Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. This award is open to PDFs pursuing natural, social and health science research in Arctic marine and coastal regions as well as Canadian geographic areas that have relevance to Arctic systems.


The Opportunity

This is your opportunity to build the skills to advance your research career, including building stronger research management skills through managing your own grant. As a recipient of this award, you have the opportunity to contribute to building research capacity among Inuit communities / organizations by assisting applicants to the next Inuit Nunangat Research Program (INRP) funding call in the fall of 2021. The INRP advances Inuit self-determination in research as the first Inuit-led, governed and directed research program in the world.


Important Dates

  • Applications Open: June 8, 2021
  • Completed Applications Due: July 8, 2021
  • Results Available: end of August 2021
  • Funding Commences: September 2021



To be considered for one of the PDF awards, applicants must:

  • Receive a base level of financial support ($45,000/year) from sources other than ArcticNet and MEOPAR: government and agency scholarships or awards, home department, supervisor research grants from sources other than ArcticNet and MEOPAR;
  • Demonstrate support from their supervisor for their work and their proposed use of the award funds;
  • Highlight their experience with research-related training and education activities, especially with northern communities;
  • Engage in research aligned with the strategic areas of ArcticNet and MEOPAR, primarily work in the Arctic marine and coastal zones;
  • Participate full‐time in their respective program at a Canadian post-secondary institution that is eligible for Tri-Council funding; and
  • Be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada at the time of application.

Fellows with more than five years of postdoctoral research training (excluding leaves of absences) by the competition deadline are not eligible to apply for this award. Fellows must be fully employed with base level funding over the period of the award.

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