Post-Doctoral Fellowships


NSERC postdoctoral fellowships provide support to a core of the most promising researchers at a pivotal time in their careers. The fellowships are also intended to secure a supply of highly qualified Canadians with leading-edge scientific and research skills for Canadian industry, government, and universities. NSERC encourages qualified Aboriginal students who are interested in the program to apply. Visit the NSERC website for more information.


SSHRC Postdoctoral fellowships provide stipendiary support to recent PhD graduates who are:

  • Undertaking original research;
  • Publishing research findings;
  • Developing and expanding personal research networks;
  • Broadening teaching experience; and
  • Preparing to become competitive in national research grants competitions.

Visit the SSHRC website for more information.


CIHR postdoctoral fellowships provide support for highly qualified candidates at the postdoctoral (post-PhD) or post health professional degree stages to add to their experience by engaging in health research either in Canada or abroad. Visit the CIHR website for more information.

2016 Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prize

The Postdoctoral Fellows Office is pleased to announce that the 2016 Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prize Competition is now open. As part of UBC’s ongoing efforts to increase the benefits for Postdoctoral Fellows (PDFs), the Postdoctoral Fellows Office (PDFO) is pleased to announce the 2016 Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prize, an opportunity to recognize and reward UBC’s postdocs. The Killam PDF Research Prize is in memory of Izaak Walton Killam and his wife, Dorothy Johnston Killam, who together created the Killam trusts.

Two prizes in the amount of $5,000 each are awarded to full-time Postdoctoral Fellows at UBC in recognition of outstanding research and scholarly contributions while at UBC.

The guidelines and the prize nomination form are available at:

Please email your nomination packages electronically to: lawron[at] before the internal deadline of Monday, December 5.

Other Post-Doctoral resources at UBC