Second Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards

ArcticNet-MEOPAR Second Joint PDF Fellowship Program

In 2022/23, ArcticNet, in partnership with the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response (MEOPAR) Network, is offering up to five Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards. The networks are looking to support promising new scholars from the natural, social and health sciences whose work focuses on the Arctic marine and coastal zones.

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 develop Inuit community research training initiatives. Awardees must be interested in being collaborators and be available to offer support to Inuit community research initiatives and input on training approaches and/or content, commensurate to their experience with offering foundational research skills training.

Important Dates 

  • Applications Open: July 27, 2022
  • Completed Applications Due: August 26, 2022
  • Results Available: end of September 2022
  • Funding Commences: October 2022

Application Procedure

  • Submissions must be sent by email to by August 26, 2022. Letters of support and referee contact information must be sent directly to
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be reviewed. 
  • Notice of results will be sent in late September 2022. 
  • Expected start date of fellowship is October 2022.

For full details on application procedure, please review the document linked at the top of the webpage.


Awards will supplement existing funding support awarded to promising new scholars. To be considered for an ArcticNet/MEOPAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, funding 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;
  • Be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada at the time of application; and
  • 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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