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Funding Opportunities

Learn about the multiple accredited fellowships available to McGill postdoctoral researchers.

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships

Upon receiving a substantial grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Faculty of Arts has established a postdoctoral fellowship program in the humanities.  For 2017-2018, 4 fellowships were awarded: 2 Open Field, 1 Digital Humanities, and 1 Indigenous Studies. The following links provide more details about each fellowship. Please note that at this time the application deadline has passed.

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country's economic, social and research-based growth.

The objective of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is to:

  • attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internationally;
  • develop their leadership potential;
  • position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow.

The Faculty of Arts conducts an internal competition to select its candidates for the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships.

Click here for more details about the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships. You can also access the evaluation criteria and eligibility criteria.

FRQSC Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC) has the following mission:

  • to promote and provide financial support for research in the fields of social sciences and humanities and the fields of education, management, arts and literature;
  • to promote and provide financial support for the dissemination of scientific knowledge in fields of research relating to social sciences and humanities and to education, management, arts and literature;
  • to promote and provide financial support for the training of researchers through merit scholarships for graduate and postgraduate students and persons who engage in postdoctoral research, through professional development scholarships for persons who wish to re-enter the research community, and through grants that allow the teaching duties of college level professors engaging in research activities to be reduced;
  • to create any necessary partnerships, in particular with universities, colleges and cultural institutions, and the government departments and public and private bodies concerned.

Click here for details about the FRQSC.

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports postsecondary-based research and research training in the humanities and social sciences.

Click here for details about the SSHRC.

Media @ McGill Postdoctoral Fellowship

Media @ McGill is a hub of interdisciplinary research, scholarship and public outreach on issues in media, technology and culture, located in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies. It offers Postdoctoral Fellowships to promising scholars engaging in media-related research, as defined in its mission statement.

Fellows are provided with a workspace, and are expected to take an active role in the research activities and academic life of Media @ McGill (participation in conferences, seminars, etc.). They may also have the possibility of teaching a course within the Department of Art History and Communication Studies.

Eligibility: The Media @ McGill Postdoctoral Fellowship is open to both national and international scholars who completed their doctoral degrees in a university other than McGill no earlier than June 1, 2011 or later. Fluency in English is essential; working knowledge of French is an asset.

Value and Duration: The stipend for the Media @ McGill Postdoctoral Fellowship is $45,000 CAD for 12 months (this includes a travel research stipend) beginning in the first week of September 2015.

Application Process: Click here to view the two-part application process for 2015-2016.

Employment Equity

McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.