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Postdoctoral Fellowships

Program objectives

The purpose of the Sentinel North postdoctoral fellowships is to encourage Ph.D. graduates to further their training and carry out research activities within Sentinel North’s research program in transdisciplinary and scientifically stimulating environments.

There are various eligible fields of research. Outstanding graduates who stand out for the excellence of their academic record, as well as for the innovative and multidisciplinary potential of their research project, are invited to apply.


Scholarship amount and duration: $40 000 per year (gross earnings), may be renewed once1


1This fellowship must be completed by the supervisor or by other sources (see details below).

  • Eligibility criteria

    Applicants must meet all the following conditions at the deadline of the call to be eligible for the program:

    • Have completed a Ph.D. less than five years prior to application or be in the process of doing so within six months1

    • Demonstrate an intention to pursue research activities that clearly lead to results and impacts that have a scioe and potential applications in the North, and are consistent with Sentinel North’s research program and conceptual framework

    • Be supervised by a Université Laval professor, or have concluded an agreement with a professor from Université Laval for the completion of the proposed postdoctoral fellowship

    • Be supported by a team of researchers from different disciplines or have received a letter of invitation to join a multidisciplinary research team

    • Provide proof of co-funding from the research supervisor or from other sources (private funds, foundations, etc.) to cover at least the costs of benefits for a postdoctoral fellow in order to meet the requirements of the collective agreement in effect2.


    This competition is open to all applicants interested in pursuing studies within Sentinel North’s research program with no citizenship or residency restrictions. Applicants whose research proposals are not covered by projects already funded by Sentinel North are eligible and encouraged to apply.


    The date on which the degree is considered to be obtained is the date on which all degree requirements have been met, which includes successful defense of the thesis and submission of the corrected version.

    At Université Laval, postdoctoral fellows funded by research projects are unionized and covered by a collective agreement. Under the collective agreement, benefits equivalent to approximately 20% of the salary paid must be added to the budget, as well as an annual 2% salary increase at the end of March each year.

  • Application procedure

    No competition is currently open. Thank you!

  • Application evaluation

    No competition is currently open. Thank you!

    For more information, please contact:

    Marie-France Gévry

    Training programs coordinator