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Liber Ero Fellowship Program at University of Calgary

Liber Ero Fellowship Program at University of Calgary

If you are interested to research species at risk in the Foothills of the Alberta Rockies, you must check out the Liber Ero Fellowship Program offered at the University of Calgary for the academic year 2022-2023.

Natural or social science researchers who have recently earned a PhD degree with a background in conservation, species at risk, cultural monitoring, and working in true partnership with Indigenous communities are eligible to apply for this fellow position. International and domestic students can both apply and are considered for this $70,000 per year fellowship program. The winners will also be awarded a budget of $15,000 for annual travel and research.

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Started in 1944 as the Calgary branch of the University of Alberta, founded in 1908, before being instituted into a separate, autonomous university in 1966, the University of Calgary is a public research university currently ranking 8th in Canada and 190th by the Center for World University Rankings for 2021-2022.

Why study at the University of Calgary? The University of Calgary is a university with diverse educational and research experiences for Canadian and International students striving to become one of Canada‡s top research-intensive universities. The University of Calgary provides its students exceptional student services as it is committed to supporting a world-class faculty.

Application Deadline:  The deadline is open.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: University of Calgary
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: Postdoctoral
  • Award: $70,000
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in Canada.

Liber Ero Fellowship Program at University of Calgary


  • Eligible Countries: All international students are eligible to apply.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: The applicants can apply for the postgraduate fellow position at the Biological Sciences, University of Calgary.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • Eligible scholars will be natural or social science researchers, who have received their PhD prior to the start of the fellowship. Applicants should propose to be based at a Canadian conservation or academic institution and conduct their research primarily in Canada. However, Canadian citizenship is not required – researchers from any country are eligible to apply. Applicants will identify a mentorship team of at least one academic and at least one conservation practitioner mentor. Applicants are encouraged to identify the mentor team early in their proposal to foster a meaningful collaboration.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Accordingly, the application consists of the following major components. First, register your application, then compile the following and submit as a PDF:
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
  • Cover letter
  • Research proposal
  • Statement highlighting past accomplishments demonstrating the candidate‡s commitment to conservation science, outreach, and collaborations
  • Diversity statement describing applicant‡s past and/or potential commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity through research, teaching, service, outreach, or any other activities
  • CV
  • Letters of support from proposed academic and conservation practitioner mentors
  • Letter of support from two referees
  • Admission Requirements: The applicants must be PhD holders with backgrounds and interests in conservation, species at risk, cultural monitoring, and working in true partnership with Indigenous communities.
  • Language Requirement: The students must submit scores on the following English language proficiency tests:
  • CAEL
  • PTE
  • Duolingo


The fellowship winners will be awarded 2 years of support with a $70,000/yr stipend and a $15,000 annual travel and research budget by the University of Calgary.

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