Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards

In 2020/21, MEOPAR expects to offer up to three Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards of $20,000. The purpose of these awards is to bring new postdoctoral fellows into the network to connect them with MEOPAR-funded researchers and HQP. Proposed research activities that would be supported by an Award must address MEOPAR’s organizational objective (To connect partners, resources and expertise to prepare for risks and take advantage of opportunities in the changing marine environment), and must be linked to one of MEOPAR’s four challenge areas: Ocean Observation; Forecasting/Projection; Coastal Resilience; and Marine Operations/Transportation. Refer to MEOPAR’s Strategic Plan for more information.

 Awards will supplement existing funding support awarded to promising new scholars. To be considered for a MEOPAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, funding applicants must:

  • Receive a base level of financial support ($45,000) from additional sources: home department, supervisor research grants, and/or through government and agency scholarships or awards;
  • Demonstrate support from their supervisor for their work and their proposed use of the award funds;
  • Participate full‐time in their respective program at a Canadian post-secondary institution that is eligible for Tri-Council funding; and
  • Engage in research aligned with the strategic plan of MEOPAR.

Because the purpose of these awards is to bring new postdoctoral fellows into the network, PDFs who are currently supported financially from a MEOPAR research project or Core are ineligible to apply to this competition. 

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