Postdoctoral Awards

12-month Postdoctoral Awards in Complex Dynamics: deadline Feb 15, 2018.

The CD-CREATE network is recruiting postdoctoral students for the first round of Postdoctoral Awards in Complex Dynamics. Postdoctoral applicants who will have completed their PhD by August 2018 and no earlier than August 2015, in an NSERC-related field (natural science and engineering) are eligible to apply. Please note that medical residents and students holding NSERC, CIHR, or SSHRC fellowships for the same time period are not eligible to apply. Postdoctoral fellowships from the NSERC-CD training grant will not be provided to trainees while they hold departmental support that entails a regular time commitment, as this may jeopardize the trainees' ability to reach the goals of the training program. Postdoctoral Fellowships will be awarded for 1 year, with a possibility of 2nd year funding contingent on satisfactory progress, and will begin in September 2018. Awards include a $40,000 stipend (plus benefits where eligible) to awardees, funded by the CREATE grant ($20,000) and remainder from the supervisor's grants. Students are expected to conduct research relevant to the goals of the CD training grant with one of the training grant supervisors listed on the Mentors page, and to attend CD workshops and professional development events. Postdoctoral fellows are eligible for an optional 4-month internship with one of the Complex Dynamics internship partners, described under "Partners". Up to two postdoctoral awards will be made in 2018. Citizens of all countries are eligible for the CD-Create postdoctoral awards. Further information on NSERC's eligibility requirements is available at http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PG-CS/BellandPostgrad-BelletSuperieures_eng.asp

Instructions to applicants: Please examine carefully the research interests of the members in this network who can serve as supervisors. Detailed descriptions of research opportunities can be found at the websites of the Mentors (listed under Members tab). We strongly recommend that applicants first contact the prospective supervisors via email to determine whether they are sponsoring postdocs for autumn 2018 in the CD Training grant. Applicants are judged based on student's academic graduate record; fit to CD training network themes; and balance across training themes. Some preference will be given to applicants whose proposal indicates a novel training experience compared with their current training environment. Due to the limited number of awards, only one application per applicant and one application per supervisor will be considered for the postdoctoral fellowships. Les candidatures peuvent être soumises en français.

Download, rename and complete the form-fillable postdoctoral application form and obtain the signature of a supervisor in the CD training grant on this application. In addition, applicants must arrange to send a CV and one recommendation letter submitted by someone other than the nominating supervisor, who is familiar with the applicant's research. Please note that only one recommendation letter per application is permitted. Official transcripts from graduate institutions attended by the applicant are required to be sent by mail to the CD-CREATE Program Coordinator, Dept of Psychology, McGill University, 1205 Dr Penfield Ave, Montreal QC H3A 1B1 by Feb 15, 2018. The remaining application materials can be submitted in email, by the same date. Awards announcements are expected to be made in mid-March 2018.

Postdoctoral Award Application Form

Instructions to supervisors: Please read and sign the trainee's application. Supervisors are expected to provide the remainder of the $40,000 stipend plus benefits after the CREATE portion ($20,000) is credited, and a $1000 travel allowance for the applicant to attend annual CREATE-related events. Supervisors are also expected to have submitted the CD-Tutorials Form [.doc], which is required from training grant members before they apply to serve as supervisors on CD postdoctoral fellowship applications. If you have submitted the Tutorials form for a previous competition, you do NOT need to re-submit it.

Instructions to Recommenders: Recommenders should submit the recommendation form below to the CD-Create Program Coordinator by Feb 15, 2018. Postdoctoral Recommendation Form