Izaak Walton Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships are now available at the Department of Philosophy at Dalhousie University in Canada. These fellowships are awarded annually at Dalhousie University to recently graduated scholars of superior academic research ability in any discipline.
The intention of the Izaak Walton Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship program is to attract recently graduated scholars (within the past two years) of superior research ability to Dalhousie University, and to provide the recipients with the opportunity to establish themselves as productive members of the academic community.
Dalhousie University is internationally known as one of North America’s most welcoming universities. Founded in 1818, we’re one of Canada’s oldest universities, attracting more than 18,800 students from around the world. The university blends transformative academic programs with pioneering research on Canada’s East Coast.
- Application Deadline: December 15, 2020
- Course Level: Fellowship is available to pursue the postdoctoral programme.
- Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded to the following departments: Agriculture Information Management Architecture Interdisciplinary PhD Biochemistry & Molecular Biology International Development Studies Biological Engineering Internetworking Biology Law Biomedical Engineering Library and Information Management Business Administration Mathematics and Statistics Chemical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Chemistry Medical Neuroscience Civil Engineering Medical Research Classics Microbiology & Immunology Clinical Departments, Faculty of Medicine Mineral Resource Engineering Communication Sciences and Disorders Music Community Health & Epidemiology Neuroscience Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Nursing Computer Science Occupational Therapy Dentistry Oceanography Earth Sciences Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Economics Pathology Electrical & Computer Engineering Petroleum/Oil and Gas Engineering Electronic Commerce Pharmacology Engineering Mathematics Pharmacy Environmental Engineering Philosophy English Physics & Atmospheric Science Food Science & Technology Physiology & Biophysics French Physiotherapy German Planning Health Political Science Health & Human Performance Psychology and Neuroscience, Health Promotion Public Administration, Kinesiology Resource & Environmental Studies, Leisure Studies Social Work Health Services Administration Sociology & Social Anthropology History Spanish Industrial Engineering Theatre
- Award: Approximately 5 new fellowships are awarded annually. The fellowships are valued at up to $45,000 annually including full benefits and a travel allowance for transportation to and from Halifax, a one-time research allowance ($3,000) and a conference travel grant ($1,000).
Relocation Allowance: Travel grants are provided to meet the cost of transportation, by the most direct route, from the place of residence at the time of being offered the award, to Halifax. Grants will not exceed the cost of economy airfare for the Fellow and spouse. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide an allowance for the transportation of children or personal effects.
- Number of Awards: Approximately 5 new fellowships are awarded annually.
- Nationality: There are no restrictions regarding the nationality of applicants, but successful candidates must meet all Canadian Immigration requirements.
- The award can be taken in Canada
- Eligible Countries: There are no restrictions regarding the nationality of applicants, but successful candidates must meet all Canadian Immigration requirements.
- Entrance Requirements: The intention of the Izaak Walton Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship program is to attract recently graduated scholars (within the past two years) of superior research ability to Dalhousie University, and to provide the recipients with the opportunity to establish themselves as productive members of the academic community. The doctoral degree is understood to be a degree awarded primarily for the completion of independent research which is publishable in the normal, refereed scholarly manner that is characteristic of a particular discipline. Those persons who meet the above qualification, but hold a permanent academic position to which they will return, will not, as a rule, be considered in this competition. Exceptions may be made in the case of individuals who, for example, are substantially changing their field of research or who come from countries in which immediate employment is guaranteed to all competent PhD holders. Applicants are not required to have completed their doctorate at the time of application; however, they must do so prior to taking up the fellowship. There are no restrictions regarding the nationality of applicants, but successful candidates must meet all Canadian Immigration requirements.
Since these Fellowships are intended to attract new scholars to Dalhousie, those scholars already at Dalhousie are not eligible to apply. You are not eligible to apply if you:
a) hold a PhD or JSD degree from Dalhousie or are currently completing a PhD or JSD degree at Dalhousie.
b) have held previously, or hold as of the application deadline (December 15), an academic or research appointment of any kind at Dalhousie or King’s College.
c) received your doctoral degree prior to January 2016. Questions of eligibility for these Fellowships are decided by the Associate Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies, to whom any inquiries may be directed. If a Fellow holds another award valued at less than the Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship, the external award will be supplemented to the full Killam value as an “Honourary Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship”.
- How to Apply: Applicants should forward the complete application and support documents by post.
- English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.