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ICCS Canadian Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships

To enable young Canadian and foreign academics who have completed a doctoral thesis on a topic primarily related to Canada and are not employed in a full-time, university teaching position to visit a Canadian or foreign university with a Canadian Studies program for a teaching or research fellowship.


Interested individuals must take the necessary steps with the Canadian or foreign universities in question. They must obtain a formal commitment from such universities concerning the services and teaching and/or research opportunities which would be available to them. The ICCS and/or a Canadian Studies Association can assist applicants in their efforts.

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Applicants must agree not to accept honoraria or salary during the period of their fellowship.

Application procedure:

The application dossier must include:

  1. An up-to-date curriculum vitae.
  2. A copy of the doctoral thesis.
  3. A full description of the project proposed by the applicant during his/her fellowship. A candidate applying for a research fellowship must include a budget detailing travel expenses, material, photocopies, etc. A candidate applying for a teaching fellowship must also include a course outline (2 pages maximum).
  4. An official letter from the host university indicating its support of the young researcher (availability of research tools, library, archives, computer, office, accommodation, teaching load and other responsibilities).
  5. In the event, the applicant’s host is a senior researcher, a letter from said researcher outlining the research project and the work to be assigned to the young researcher during the fellowship.
  6. Two letters of reference from university professors knowledgeable with the candidate’s studies.

Applicants seeking the endorsement of the Association for Canadian Studies in Australia and New Zealand should forward their applications by September 30 to:

President, Association for Canadian Studies in Australia and New Zealand

C/-Academic Relations

Canadian High Commission

Canberra ACT 2600 AUSTRALIA

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