Research area

Global

Research type

 European Research Council (ERC) – Advance Research Grant

Amount: 

  • Up to 2,500,000 EUR (3,664,000 CAD, 27th Oct 2023 rate) for a period of 5 years 
  • An additional 1,000,000 EUR (1,465,600 CAD, 27th Oct 2023 rate) may be available to cover eligible “start-up” costs for researchers moving from a third country to the EU or an associated country or the purchase of major equipment and/or access to large facilities and/or other major experimental and field work costs. 

Application details: 

Deadline: has yearly call for proposals.  

Duration: for a period of 5 years 

Requirements: 

Citizenship: Open.  

Eligibility: 

  • Applications can be made in any field of research. 
  • No requirement of nationality for principal investigators (PI).  
  • Applicants for the ERC Advanced Grants are expected to be active researchers who have a track-record of significant research achievements in the last 10 years. 
  • Research must be conducted in a public or private research organisation- host institutions. It must either be established in an EU Member State or Associated Country as a legal entity created under national law, or it may be an International European Interest Organization (such as CERN, EMBL, etc.), the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) or any other entity created under EU law. 
  • Applications for an ERC grant must be submitted by a single Principal Investigator (PI) in conjunction with and on behalf of their Host Institution. 
  • ERC grants support projects carried out by an individual researcher who can employ researchers of any nationality as team members. It is also possible to have one or more team members located in a non-European country.

Details: 

  • Advanced Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are already established research leaders with a recognized track record of research achievements. Applicant Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition, and feasibility of their scientific proposal. 
  • Proposals are evaluated by selected international peer reviewers who assess them on the basis of excellence as the sole criterion. It will be applied to the evaluation of both the research project and the Principal Investigator in conjunction. 
  • The fundamental activity of the ERC, via its main frontier research grants, is to provide attractive, long-term funding to support excellent investigators (Principal Investigators) and their research teams to pursue ground-breaking and ambitious research.   

Link:

https://erc.europa.eu/apply-grant/advanced-grant 

European Research Council (ERC) - Starting Grant  

Amount: 

  • Up to 1,500,000 EUR (2,198,400 CAD, 27th Oct 2023 rate) for a period of 5 years 
  • An additional 100,000 EUR (1,465,600 CAD, 27th Oct 2023 rate) may be available to cover eligible “start-up” costs for researchers moving from a third country to the EU or an associated country. 

Application details: 

Deadline: yearly calls.  

Duration: for a period up to 5 years. 

Requirements: 

Citizenship: Open

Eligibility: 

  • Researchers of any nationality with 2-7 years of experience since completion of PhD.  
  • Applications can be made in any field of research. 
  • Research must be conducted in a public or private research organisation- host institutions. It must either be established in an EU Member State or Associated Country. 
  • Applications for an ERC grant must be submitted by a single Principal Investigator (PI) in conjunction with and on behalf of their Host Institution. 
  • For an ERC grant application to be complete, it needs to include the administrative forms, the research proposal and the supplementary documents. The completed proposal should be submitted by the specified closing date. 

Details: 

  • ERC Starting Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are starting their own independent research team or programme. Applicant Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal. 
  • ERC grants support projects carried out by an individual researcher who can employ researchers of any nationality as team members. It is also possible to have one or moreteam members located in a non-European country. 
  • The ERC's frontier research grants operate on a 'bottom-up' basis and applications can be made in any field of research with an emphasis on the frontiers of science, scholarship and engineering. In particular, the ERC welcomes proposals of the interdisciplinary nature, which cross the boundaries between different fields of research, pioneering proposals addressing new and emerging fields of research or proposals introducing unconventional, innovative approaches and scientific inventions.  

Link:

https://erc.europa.eu/apply-grant/starting-grant 

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship & Grant Programs

Amount:

  • Depending on different programs 

Application details: 

  • Depending on different programs 

Requirements: Depending on different programs 

Citizenship: Open

General: must be employed in a tenured position at a degree-granting academic institution in the United States 

Link:

https://www.acls.org/programs/acls-fellowship-program/ 

Gairdner Foundation – the John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award

Amount: 

  • 100,000 CAD (shared if multiple candidates are selected).  

Application details: 

Deadline: October, annual.  

Requirements: 

Citizenship: Open

General: by nomination 

Eligibility: 

  • By nomination, individuals who have made major scientific advances with a significant impact on health outcomes in the developing world. 
  • Awards are made to residents of any country without restriction of gender, race, religion,creed or nationality. 
  • Nomination Elements:   
  1. NOMINEE DETAILS: Contact and basic professional information. CITATION (Max. 150 words): 1-2 sentence statement identifying nominee's distinct body of research.  
  2. RESEARCH SUMMARY (Max. 1000 words): Summary of nominee's scientific body of work and their impact on global health and health equity.  
  3. TOP FIVE: Top 5 publications related to the research summary, with a brief summary of the impact/importance.  
  4. SHORT CV: 10-20 pages  
  5. NOMINEE IN CONTEXT (Max. 1000 words): Contextualize the nominee's body of work, including: Impact on the trajectory or foundational understanding of their field, Other significant contributors or potential co-nominees for the work highlighted in the nomination Clarification of their individual contributions within collaborative projects and publications.  
  6. LETTERS OF EVALUATION (3-5 letters, 2-3 pgs): Letter writers should be familiar with the field, be able to provide objective evaluations of the candidate and their body of work, not just an endorsement, and should represent a range of stakeholders in the nominee’s professional sphere.  

Details: 

  • This award recognizes the world’s top scientists who have made a major impact on Global Health. This award is science-focused, and is not intended for those with primarily leadership and administrative accomplishments. Posthumous or self-nominations are not accepted. 
  • Recipients are expected to participate in the National Program that takes place across Canada. 

Link:

https://www.gairdner.org/award/john-dirks-canada-gairdner-global-health-award 

The Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation- Humboldt Research Award 

Amount: 

  • 60,000 EU (87,936 CAD Oct 27th rate) 

Application details: 

Deadline: nominations may be submitted only at any time.  

Duration: 12 months.  

Requirements: 

Citizenship: Open ( excluding Germany).

General: by nomination only; direct applications are not accepted 

Eligibility: 

  • By nomination only. Academics/leading researchers from abroad, regardless of their discipline or nationality, may be nominated. The Foundation particularly encourages the nomination of qualified female academics. 
  • Nominations may be submitted online  at any time. selection committee meets only twice a year- in March and October.  
  • The nominee must be recognized internationally as an outstandingly qualified academic (e.g. awards, positive responses to publications, etc.). 
  • The nominee's future perspectives must indicate that she/he will continue to be an active, academically influential researcher in the coming years. 
  • An established academic who is employed by a university or research institution in Germany must take the initiative to nominate a candidate for the Humboldt Research Award. Humboldt Foundation award winners working abroad are also eligible to submit nominations jointly with a researcher working in Germany.  
  • Detailed expert opinion by an academic working at a research institution in Germany who would like to invite the nominee to spend time researching in Germany. 
  • Furthermore, the nominee should not have recently won any awards or fellowships in Germany for his or her academic accomplishments.  
  • At the time of nomination, the nominated candidate must have been predominantly living and working abroad for at least five years. Moreover, the nominees must not have held or accepted an offer of permanent employment in Germany prior to the selection date .  

Details: 

  • The award is granted in recognition of a researcher's entire achievements to date to academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future. 
  • Award winners are invited to spend a period of up to 1 year cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany. The stay may be divided up into blocks. 
  • The main selection criteria include –– the nominee’s outstanding international reputation as a researcher, publications with a demonstrable impact that extends beyond the nominee’s immediate field of work, the significance of the awarding of a research prize in relation to the position of the recipient’s field of work in Germany.  

Link:

https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/en/apply/sponsorship-programmes/humboldt-research-award 

Princeton Institute of International and Regional Studies, Princeton University- Fung Global Fellows Program 

Amount: 

  • minimum amount of $85,000 and a maximum of $120,000 (negotiable based on qualifications). The successful candidate will also receive research funding, a relocation allowance, and a living allowance subsidy. (The latter two are taxable income.)Application details: 

Duration: 1 year.  

Requirements: 

Citizenship: Open

General: must have received their Ph.D. or equivalent within 10 years of the proposed start date and must hold a position outside the United States at the time of application 

Eligibility: 

  • Applicants must be early-career scholars who received their Ph.D. or equivalent within 10 years of the proposed start date of the fellowship. 
  • Early-career applicants must hold a faculty appointment, a professional research appointment, or be established independent scholars outside the United States at the time of application, to which they are expected to return at the conclusion of the fellowship.  
  • Fellowships will be awarded to candidates who have already demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement and exhibit unusual intellectual promise but are still at the beginning of their careers. Criteria for the fellowship include the strength of the candidate’s research projects, the relationship of those projects to the program’s theme, the candidate’s previous scholarly work, the candidate’s ability to contribute to the intellectual life and intellectual exchange of the program, and the candidate’s work experience outside the United States. The selection committee is looking to establish a cohort of fellows whose work represents diverse analytical approaches and disciplinary backgrounds and addresses a wide variety of regions. 
  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 
  1. Application requirements include the following : 
  2. Submit application to: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/31841 
  3. Cover letter (1.5 pages maximum) 
  4. Curriculum Vitae (including publications) 
  5. Research proposal (maximum of 3 pages, single spaced) 
  6. One writing sample (article or book chapter, maximum of 50 pages) 
  7. For those applicants with a faculty appointment or a professional research appointment, an official letter from the applicant’s current employer affirming that, should an offer be made, the applicant would be permitted to accept it and to spend the academic year at Princeton University.  If an independent scholar, then a note stating this status must be uploaded. 
  8. The names and email addresses of three referees, who will be contacted automatically by the online application system with an invitation to upload their letter of recommendation to the system by the application deadline. 

Details: 

  • Five international scholars are selected each year to come to Princeton for one academic year to research, write and collaborate around a common topic.  
  • Fellows must be in residence in Princeton during the academic year of their fellowship (September 1 - June 30) so that they can interact with one another and participate actively in the program’s seminars and other events on campus. Fellows are also expected to present their ongoing projects in seminars organized by the program. 
  • There are no teaching requirements. 
  • Program topic changes each year. Scholars whose work addresses the program topic in any historical period or world region and from any disciplinary background are invited to apply. 

Link:

https://funggfp.princeton.edu/ 

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 

Amount: 

  • The Center offers a stipend of $90,000 for a nine-month fellowship. Fellows are responsible for their own health insurance and travel expenses.    

Application details: 

Duration: nine-months.  

Deadline: October 

Requirements:  

Citizenship: Open

General: Ph.D. must be received by the application deadline 

Eligibility: 

  • Applicants can be citizens or permanent residents from any country. 
  • Citizens or permanent residents from any country (applicants from countries outside the United States must hold a valid passport and be able to obtain a J-1 visa even if they are currently in the United States). 
  • Academic candidates must be at the post-doctoral level and have published a book or monograph beyond the Ph.D. Dissertation. 
  • Practitioners or policymakers with an equivalent level of professional achievement 
  • English proficiency as the Center is designed to encourage the exchange of ideas among its fellows.  
  • A complete application must include the following: 
  1. The Fellowship Application Form. 
  2. A current CV (not to exceed three pages); The Center will only accept the first three pages; please list your publications separately. Please feel free to include an explanation for any lapses in your CV. You may also add a section on any awards or opportunities you were offered but were not able to accept for personal or other reasons. We understand that these things do occur and that not every CV will look the same. 
  3. A list of your publications that includes exact titles, names of publishers, dates of publication and status of forthcoming publications (not to exceed three pages). 
  4. A Project Proposal (not to exceed five single-spaced typed pages, using 12-point type); The Center reserves the right to omit from review applications that are longer than the requested page length. 
  5. A bibliography for the project that includes primary sources and relevant secondary sources (not to exceed three pages). 
  6. Two letters of reference. 

Details: 

  • The Wilson Center invites scholars, practitioners, journalists and public intellectuals to take part in its flagship international Fellowship Program and to take advantage of the opportunity to engage actively in the Center’s national mission. The Center awards approximately 15-20 residential fellowships each year. Fellows will be affiliated with one or more of the Wilson Center programs/projects and are encouraged to interact with policymakers in Washington, D.C., with Wilson Center staff, and other scholars who are working on similar research and topics.  
  • Fellows are expected to be in residence for the entire U.S. academic year (early September through May). Occasionally, fellowships are awarded for shorter periods, with a minimum of four months. 
  • Fellows conduct research and write in their areas of interest, while interacting with policymakers in Washington and Wilson Center staff and other scholars in residence. The Center accepts policy-relevant, non-advocacy fellowship proposals that address key challenges confronting the United States and the world.  
  • The basic criteria for selection are: 
  1. significance of the proposed research, including the importance and originality of the project. 
  2. The relevance of the project to contemporary policy issues; try to convince the reader that there is some urgency or importance in your work that can resolve a larger problem. 
  3. The relevance of the project to the programmatic work of the Center. 
  4. Quality of the proposal in definition, organization, clarity, and scope; describe what the reviewers will learn from your project, why it is important, and how the reviewer will know your conclusions are valid. A clear hypothesis or step-by-step argument of a central problem helps capture the essence of your work for the reviewer. Also describe your methodology, i.e. how and why your approach is the best way to deal with such a problem. Since each field has different methodologies that the reviewer may not know, tell the reader what archives, sources, and techniques you plan to employ. 
  5. Capabilities and achievements of the applicant and the likelihood that the applicant will accomplish the proposed project; not only should your proposal demonstrate how you have the technical know-how and ability to reach some conclusion, but that the conclusion is not preconceived. The proposal should convince the reviewer that there is something genuinely at stake with your inquiry and that your project will yield interesting results. 
  6. Potential of a candidate to actively contribute to the life, priorities, and mission of the Center by making expert research accessible to a broader audience; remember that one of the Center's main goals is to help inform policymakers to make well-informed decisions. 
  • The Center welcomes in particular those projects that transcend narrow specialties and methodological issues of interest only within a specific academic discipline. Projects should involve fresh research-—in terms of both the overall field and the author’s previous work. It is essential that projects have relevance to public policy, and fellows should want, and be prepared, to interact with policymakers in Washington, Wilson Center staff, and other scholars who are working on similar issues. 

Link:

https://www.wilsoncenter.org/ 

The Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation – Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Experienced Researchers 

Amount: 

  • Monthly fellowship rate of 3,000 EUR (4,396.50 CAD 27th Oct 2023 rate. ) for for experienced researchers and 2,500 EUR ( 3,663.75 CAD Oct 2023 rate) for postdocs.  
  • Mobility lump sum as a subsidy for expenses in connection with necessary conference and research trips, archive and library stay, etc. In Germany and abroad. 
  • Subsidy towards the cost of medical and liability insurance.  
  • Lump sum for the fellow’s travel expenses if the costs are not borne by a third party;  
  • Language fellowship for an intensive language course lasting two to four months at selected language institutes in Germany immediately prior to the actual period of research; language fellowships may also be granted to accompanying marital partners.  
  • Family allowances for accompanying family members staying at least three months.  
  • For single parents: flat-rate allowance for accompanying children (under the age of 18) for stays of at least three months.  
  • Additional extension of the fellowship up to 12 month for research fellows accompanied by children under the age of 12. 
  • Europe allowance for a research stay at a research institute in another European country (though not the research fellow’s own country); for a designated period in the course of the fellowship if necessary to ensure the success of the research. 
  • A subsidy towards research costs to be paid to the hosts in Germany amounting to 800 EUR per month (for research in the natural sciences and engineering) and 500 EUR (for research in the humanities and social sciences).  
  • Extensive alumni sponsorship once a successful research stay has come to an end, especially for maintaining contacts with collaborative partners in Germany during the Humboldtian’s entire academic career.  

Application details: 

Deadline: The Selection Committee responsible for reviewing applications to this program meets every March, July and November. Completed application form, including any additional documents required are to be sent well in advance of the desired selection date. 

Duration: 6-24 months stay in Germany 

Requirements:  

Citizenship: Open 

General: must have received doctoral degree for less than twelve years for postdoc application and doctorate or equivalent academic qualification during the last 12 years.for experienced researcher applications.  

Eligibility: 

  • Scientists and scholars of all nationalities and disciplines may apply online at any time. 
  • For postdocs–Applicants should have completed their doctorate in less than four years or are within six months of completing their doctorate. For experienced researchers– Applicants should have completed their doctorate or equivalent academic qualification during the last 12 years.  
  • Academic profile needs to be substantiated by an extensive list of publications in academic journals and by publishing houses that are reviewed according to international standards.  
  • If you are not a German National. If you are a German national, or if you obtained your university entrance qualification and university degree, or your university degree and your doctorate, in Germany, you can apply if you have lived and worked abroad for more than ten years and intend to continue doing so long-term. 
  • If you have lived and worked abroad for more than five years? You can still apply if there is a strong connection to your current country of residence (permanent employment, additional citizenship etc. 
  • A researcher from an academic institution of your choice in Germany will provide you with a mentoring agreement and written confirmation that research facilities are available and will compile a detailed review for you. 
  • For your application to be successful, you may not have lived in Germany for longer than a total of six months within the 18-month period prior to submitting your application. 
  • If you have arrived in Germany recently you should submit your application as soon as possible, as we can only assess your eligibility and formally accept your application after it has been submitted. 
  • You can provide two expert reviews. - Postdocs: Your doctoral supervisor and one other researcher – outside of your institute, if possible – should provide well-grounded information on your qualifications. - Experienced researchers: The reviews should be provided by important collaborative partners and/or researchers at your own institute as well as other institutes – outside your country of origin, if possible. 
  • You must abide by the rules of good scientific practice (PDF) and the principles of scientific ethics. More information about the foundation's approach to generative AI in the selection area can be found here. You may not apply for the Humboldt Research Fellowship if you have already received sponsorship from the Humboldt Foundation. In such cases, our alumni programmes are open to you. 
  • Is the Humboldt Research Fellowship not the most suitable fellowship for you? Use our Programme Search to find the sponsorship that fits your personal career or contact us for individual advice. 

Details: 

  • Applicants choose their own topic of research and their host in Germany.  
  • In providing Humboldt Research Fellowships for experienced researchers, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables highly-qualified scientists and scholars from abroad, who completed their doctorates less than twelve years ago1 to spend extended periods of research (6-18 months; may be divided up into a maximum of three blocks) in Germany. Candidates are expected to have their own, clearly defined research profile. This means they should usually be working at least at the level of Assistant Professor or Junior Research Group Leader or be able to document independent research work over a number of years. Scientists and scholars from all disciplines and countries may apply.  
  • Enables highly-qualified scientists and scholars from abroad who are just embarking on their academic careers and who completed their doctorates less than four years ago1 to spend extended periods of research (6–24 months) in Germany. Scientists and scholars from all disciplines and countries may apply.  

Link:

https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/en/apply/sponsorship-programmes/humboldt-research-fellowship 

European University Institute (EUI) – Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowships 

Amount: 

  • Monthly stipend of 3,000 EUR (4,4396.50 CAD).  

Application details: 

Deadline: There are two annual deadlines for applications - 30 March and/or 30 September.  

Duration: Lasts up to 10 months. Candidates must indicate their intended length of stay in the application, hosting department pay propose a different or shorter period subject to availability of funding.  

There is no provision for travel expenses. There is no provision for removal or installation expenses. 

Requirements: 

Citizenship: Open

General: should be established academics with an international reputation  

Fellows must live in Florence for the duration of the fellowship so that they can take an active part in the academic activities of their Department. 

Eligibility: 

  • Applicants should be established academics with an international reputation. 
  • Applicants can apply fellowship positions in one of the four departments:  
  1.  The department of economics considers applications for the 30 March and the 30 September deadline. 
  2.  The department of law considers applications only for the 30 March deadline for fellowships during the following academic year (September to June). While longer stays than two months are welcomed, the department normally funds fellows only for one/two months but provides office space and full library privileges for the entire duration of stay. 
  3. The department of history and civilization considers applications only for the 30 September deadline for fellowships during the following academic year (September to June). While longer stays than 3 months are welcome, the department normally funds fellows only up to 3 months but provides office space and full library privileges for the entire duration of stay. 
  4. The department of Political and Social Sciences: considers applications only for the 30 September deadline for fellowships during the following academic year (September to June). While longer stays than 3 months are welcomed and desired, the department funds fellows only up to 3 months to be spent during the 1st term (September to December). Office space and full library privileges are provided for the entire duration of stay. 
  • No requirement of nationality. 
  • Former professors or fellows of the EUI are eligible after three years have elapsed since their last contract with the EUI. 
  • Fellows should have a good knowledge of English and of any other language relevant to their proposed research. 
  • the following documents are required for application: 
  1. a short CV of maximum 5 pages including education, professional experience, prizes, and other major achievements) with a selected list of publications (a list of your books, contributions to books and major professional journals) in PDF.  
  2. a research proposal (2-4 pages) in PDF 
  3. Candidates are asked to provide the names and contact details of two referees whom the EUI may contact at a later date.  

Details: 

  • Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowships provide a framework for established academics with an international reputation to pursue their research at the EUI. Fellows are encouraged to contact researchers sharing their academic interests, may be involved in the teaching and thesis supervision tasks of EUI professors, and associated with one of the research projects being carried out at the EUI. 
  • Fellows must live in Florence for the duration of the fellowship so that they can take an active part in the academic activities of their Department. 

Link:

https://www.eui.eu/apply?id=fernand-braudel-senior-fellowships 

International Development Research Centre (IDRC) – Research Awards 

Amount:

  • Salary for one year in Canada: CA$42,033 - CA$48,659.
  • Employment Insurance, Employer Health Tax, Canada Pension Plan, and paid vacation leave -- Some travel and research expenses are also supported, up to a maximum of 15,000 CAD.

Application details:

Deadline: Febraury, annually

Duration: 12 months.

Requirements:

Citizenship: Canadians and permanent residents of Canada OR Citizens of developing countries who have a work permit valid in Canada

General: should be pursuing or have completed a graduate degree

Eligibility:

  • Canadians and permanent residents of Canada pursuing a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university OR who have completed (within the last three years) a master's or doctoral degree at a recognized university. OR
  • Citizens of developing countries pursuing a master’s or a doctoral degree at a Canadian university and who, prior to applying, have a student visa with a work permit valid in Canada, OR Students who are enrolled in or who have completed a master’s program from a recognized university within the last three years.
  • Preference will be given to students who have completed a master’s degree.
  • Proposed research must focus on one or more developing countries on the OECD  DAC list of ODA recipients
  • Field research component cannot be more than 3 months.
  • Research cannot be proposed in countries with  Government of Canada travel security advisories  to "Avoid all travel".
  • Research proposal evaluation criteria
  1. Relevance of the proposal to IDRC's mission and mandate.
  2. Relevance of the proposal to selected development outcome area.
  3. Clarity and quality of the proposal.
  4. Clarity and appropriateness in addressing the ethical considerations and gender dimension of the proposed research.
  5. Applicant's capacity to conduct the proposed program of research including academic qualifications, local language abilities, and related experience. 
  6. Applicant's capacity to conduct program of work, including related employment experience.

Details:

  • IDRC strives to nurture emerging researchers in Canada and in developing countries who will apply their research in innovative ways to solve development challenges. The research awards program helps to build the capacity and careers of individuals by funding academic study and mobility, research, the development of complementary skills, and hands-on experience.
  • Positions are available at IDRC's head office in Ottawa, Canada.
  • Candidates cannot receive any other Canadian government scholarship, award, subsidy, bursary, or honorarium, or hold any federal government contract in support of a research/work project for the duration of the award; this includes any other IDRC award.
  • Awardees in Ottawa will be considered full-time non-union employees of IDRC for payroll purposes. Benefits include employer contributions to employment insurance, employer health tax, the Canada Pension Plan, and paid vacation leave.

Link:

https://idrc-crdi.ca/en/funding/idrc-research-awards-2023-2024

Asia Research Institute (ARI) at the University of Singapore – Research Fellowship  

Amount:

  • The Research Fellowship remuneration is from S$6,250 (6329 CAD as per 29th Oct 2023 conversion. ) per month. This all-in sum is inclusive of stipends for housing and living expenses. 
  • Travel assistance

Deadline:

Typically October of each year

Duration:

The appointment will be tenable for a period of two years in the first instance, with the possibility of another term of two years based upon performance, institutional priorities and available funding (i.e. up to a total of four years).

Application details:

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open

General: Must have a PhD from a reputable university and a publication record.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must have a PhD from a reputable university, a well-established publication record and international scholarly visibility.
  • Only candidates with more than 2 years of research experience after their PhD may apply for a Research Fellowship position.

Details:

  • The Asia Research Institute invites outstanding, active researchers from around the world to work on an important piece of Asia-centred research in the social sciences or humanities.
  • Apart from the quality of the research proposal, and the applicant’s publication track record, positions will be awarded on the basis of the relationship of their research topic to the identified priorities and themes of ARI’s research clusters as listed in Research Clusters and Their Foci. Given that a growing proportion of ARI’s funding is derived from external sources, strong preference will be given to candidates with potential to contribute to building competitive research grant applications.
  • Researchers will work under the supervision of the Cluster Leader and take the lead in duties such as organising workshops and conferences, participating in current cluster projects, and carrying out new projects (including applying for grant funding). Administrative duties and committee work will be assigned and form part of the position.
  • Please note that University Housing will not be provided and appointees are expected to make their own private accommodation arrangements.
  • Travel assistance will be provided to eligible candidates.
  • Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents are eligible for provident fund benefits.All salary and benefits-in-kind are subjected to taxation in accordance with local tax laws.
  • There is support for research fieldwork and conference attendance (on application and subject to approval).
  • Submit the following documents in one (combined) PDF and attach it under the CV column in the system:
  1. Curriculum Vitae.
  2. Synopsis of the proposed research project (maximum of 5 single-spaced pages) (please indicate the Research Cluster(s) you wish to apply for, you may nominate up a maximum of 2 clusters).
  3. At least one short sample of published work, preferably in English. Please indicate the name and contact details of at least 2 referees in your application.

Link:

https://ari.nus.edu.sg/opportunities/

Asia Research Institute (ARI) at the University of Singapore – Post-doctoral Fellowship  

Amount:

  • The Postdoctoral Fellowship remuneration is S$6,000 (6075 CAD, as per 29th Oct 2023 conversion.) per month. This all-in sum is inclusive of stipends for housing and living expenses. 

Deadline: Typically October of each year

Duration: The appointment will be tenable for a period of two years.

Application details:

Requirments:

Citizenship: Open

General: Must hold Ph.D degree

Eligibility:

  • Candidates must have fulfilled all requirements of securing a phd from a reputable university at the time they take up their appointment at ARI.
  • If you are still a phd candidate at the point of application, you may also apply provided that you are confirmed for graduation by your commencement date at ARI. An official letter from the Registrar’s Office of your university will be required to confirm the award of your phd degree.
  • Candidates must have an existing track record of publication, and plausible plans for future high-quality publications to be completed at ARI.

Details:

  • The Asia Research Institute invites outstanding, active researchers from around the world to work on an important piece of Asia-centred research in the social sciences or humanities.
  • Applicants must indicate the Research Cluster(s) concerned in their research proposal. In cases where there may be overlapping research interests, you may nominate up to a maximum of two (2) clusters.
  • Apart from the quality of the research proposal, and the applicant’s publication track record, positions will be awarded on the basis of the relationship of their research topic to the identified priorities and themes of ARI’s research clusters as listed in Research Clusters and Their Foci. Given that a growing proportion of ARI’s funding is derived from external sources, strong preference will be given to candidates with potential to contribute to building competitive research grant applications.
  • Please note that University Housing will not be provided and appointees are expected to make their own private accommodation arrangements.
  • Travel assistance will be provided to eligible candidates.
  • Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents are eligible for provident fund benefits.All salary and benefits-in-kind are subjected to taxation in accordance with local tax laws.
  • There is support for research fieldwork and conference attendance (on application and subject to approval).
  • Application Process: Please submit the following documents in one (combined) PDF and attach it under the CV column in the system:
  1. Curriculum Vitae.
  2. Synopsis of the proposed research project (maximum of 5 single-spaced pages) (please indicate the Research Cluster(s) you wish to apply for, you may nominate up a maximum of 2 clusters).
  3. At least one short sample of published work, preferably in English. Please indicate the name and contact details of at least 2 referees in your application.

Link:

https://ari.nus.edu.sg/opportunities/postdoctoral-fellowships-fy2024-25/

The Matsumae International Foundation (MIF) – Research Fellowship Program  

Amount:

  • 220,000 JPY (2,030 CAD, as per 29th oct 2023 conversion rate) monthly stipend for research.
  • Insurance
  • Air transportation costs (a round-trip air ticket to/from Tokyo)
  • 120,000 JPY (1106.64 CAD, as per 29th oct 2023 conversion rate) lump sum on arrival

Deadline:

Typically June of each year

Duration: Six months

Application details:

Requirements:

Citizenship: Non-Japanese nationality

General: Must hold Ph.D degree and have firm positions and professions in their home countries

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be of non-Japanese nationality.
  • Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (Doctorate) degree, or be recognized by MIF as possessing equivalent academic qualifications.
  • Applicants must be 49 years old or under.
  • Applicants must have sufficient conversational ability in English or Japanese to prevent insurmountable difficulties during their research activities in Japan.
  • Applicants should not have been in Japan in the past and/or in the present.
  • Applicants should have firm positions and professions in their home countries, and should return to their countries on completion of their fellowship stay by MIF.
  • Applicants must be of sound health and not physically handicapped in any way which would not prevent from carrying out research in Japan.
  • Applicants must have sufficient English or Japanese languages ability.

Details:

  • Fields of study such as natural science, engineering and medicine are given first priority.
  • Applicants are free to select host institutions (university research laboratories, national research institutions or the corresponding facilities of private industry). However, applicants are cautioned that they are obliged to obtain acceptance from such host institutions prior to submitting their applications.
  • Award duration is Six months between April 2024 to March 2025.
  • Applicants should not have past or current experiences of staying in Japan (other than short-term stays such as for sightseeing or conferences).
  • Applicants must have an occupation in their home countries, return there upon completing their fellowship tenure, and should contribute to development of their own country.
  • The following documents must be submitted as PDFs to the MIF via Email.
  1. Application Form
  2. Research Plan
    1. You must submit a research plan containing the following: 
    2. (a) The content, purpose and methodology of the research
    3. (b) The road map of the research project
    4. (c) The benefit the research project will bring to your home country
    5. (a) and (b) should be described in detail based on discussions with your host professor/scholar in Japan. 
  3. Curriculum Vitae (CV) and List of Publications - Regarding the list of publications, please precisely include the authors and titles of the publications, as well as the name of the journal, page(s), and year of publication in the list. Please also clearly highlight the title of the publication related to the research project that you intended to conduct in Japan.
  4. Recommendation Letter - Recommendation Letter must be from your current home institution (employer) and written on its letterhead. It should testify to your academic ability and achievements and confirm the availability of study leave during your fellowship period.
  5. Soft copies of Academic Certificates/Diplomas for Ph.D., Master’s, and Bachelor’s Degrees
  6. If these documents are not available in English, please attach English translations (Self-translations are not acceptable).
  7. Invitation Letter - Invitation Letter must be from and signed by your host professor/scholar in Japan. The letter must show whether they agree to your fellowship period and the research project as well as to grant the use of facilities and arrange your accommodations during the fellowship. ]A letter that is not written on the letterhead of the host institution and not signed by the host scholar will not be accepted.
    1. To host professors/scholars in Japan Please include the following information in your letter.
    2. (1) Full name
    3. (2) Institutional affiliation (including department and faculty)
    4. (3) Contact information (postal code, address, telephone, Email address)
    5. You can write your letter in either English or Japanese. However, please be sure to write (1) and (2) in both English and Japanese.Please send the applicant your signed letter via Email so that they can include it with their application documents.

Link:

https://www.mif-japan.org/en/fellowship/announcement/

Franklin Research Grants – APS/ Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) Fellowship for Research in Edinburgh  

Amount:

  • Up to 6,000 USD (including travel expenses between the United States and the United Kingdom, and a monthly subsistence)

Deadline:

28 February 2025

Duration: Two to four months

Application details:

Requirements:

Citizenship: Applicants must be either residents of the United States (either American citizens or foreign nationals or permanent residents affiliated with a U.S. institution) or American citizens resident abroad.

General: Must hold Ph.D degree

Eligibility:

  • Applicants are expected to have a doctorate or to have published work of doctoral character and quality. Ph.D. Candidates are not eligible to apply.
  • Independent scholars and faculty members at all four-year and two-year research and non-research institutions are welcome to apply.

Details:

  • The Fellowship is for two to four months and is for research in any aspect of the humanities and social sciences.
  • Independent scholars and faculty members at all four-year and two-year research and non-research institutions are welcome to apply provided that all eligibility guidelines are met.
  • Applicants should give evidence of any contact they have made with researchers at the University of Edinburgh, and of proposed collaboration during and beyond their visit to Edinburgh; those who do make such contact before submitting their applications will be at an advantage. Competition for Fellowships is intense and preference may be given to applicants who have not previously held a Fellowship at the Institute or an equivalent institution.
  • Applicants who have previously received a Franklin grant may reapply after an interval of two years.
  • Applicants must be either residents of the United States (either American citizens or foreign nationals or permanent residents affiliated with a U.S. institution) or American citizens resident abroad. Applicants who have previously received a Franklin grant may reapply after an interval of two years.
  • Funding is offered up to a maximum of $6,000. Grants are not retroactive. Grants are payable to the individual applicant. Franklin grants are classed as taxable income, but the Society is not required to report payments. It is recommended that grant recipients discuss their reporting obligations with their tax advisors.
  • The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses.
  • Franklin grants are made for non-commercial research. They are not intended to meet the expenses of attending conferences or the costs of publication. The Society does not pay overhead or indirect costs to any institution, and grant funds are not to be used to pay income tax on the award. Grants will not be made to replace salary during a leave of absence or earnings from summer teaching; pay living expenses while working at home; cover the costs of consultants or research assistants; or purchase permanent equipment such as computers, cameras, tape recorders, or laboratory apparatus.
  • Fellows are expected to be resident in Edinburgh throughout the tenure of their Fellowship and to play a full part in the activities of the Institute. The Institute will be pleased to help with finding suitable accommodation in Edinburgh but is unable to pay accommodation costs. The minimum tenure for a Fellowship is two months; applications for less than two months will not be considered.
  • No regular teaching is required but Fellows will give at least one seminar at IASH on their current research work and may be asked to speak to an appropriate subject group within the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science.
  • The Institute was established in 1969 to promote enquiry of the highest standards in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Inter-departmental and interdisciplinary study is encouraged.
  • Application procedure:
  1. You are asked to supply a short CV (no more than one page, listing publications related to your proposal, and up to ten most significant publications)
  2. A project proposal of no more than two pages including a bibliography.
  3. A 1-page budget statement. Your budget should detail amounts for travel, subsistence, photo-reproduction, supplies / other (please specify) and a total amount requested. You should then provide a short statement explaining the reasons for the requested budget allocations.
  4. If languages other than English are required for your project, please also outline the degree of your conversational and reading competence in each.
  5. If you have received a grant from the American Philosophical Society in the past, please give the title(s), year(s), and amount(s). If you have applied for other grants to support the same project during the same time period, please also list these in your application.
  6. References: Two confidential references are required from outside the institution of the applicant. Only one may be from a mentor. Referees should comment on the nature and quality of the research proposal, as well as on the qualifications of the applicant. References should be no longer than one page, and must directly address the project outlined in the proposal.

Link:

https://www.iash.ed.ac.uk/american-philosophical-society-fellowship

Franklin Research Grants – APS/ British Academy Fellowship for Research in London  

Amount:

  • Up to 6,000 USD

Deadline:

October and December, annually

Duration:  Two to four months 

Application details:

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open

General: Must hold Ph.D degree

Eligibility:

  • Applicants are expected to have a doctorate or to have published work of doctoral character and quality. Ph.D. Candidates are not eligible to apply.
  • No requirement of citizenship.
  • Independent scholars and faculty members at all four-year and two-year research and non-research institutions are welcome to apply.

Details:

  • In collaboration with the British Academy, the APS offers an exchange postdoctoral fellowship for a minimum of one and a maximum of two months’ research in the archives and libraries of London during 2024. This award includes travel expenses between the United States and the United Kingdom and a monthly subsistence paid by the APS. Candidates should specify that they are asking for the British Academy Fellowship and apply by October 2; applicants not selected for the British Academy Fellowship will be considered for a Franklin Research Grant.
  • Applicants are expected to have a doctorate or to have published work of doctoral character and quality. Ph.D. candidates are not eligible to apply, but the Society is particularly interested in supporting the work of young scholars who have recently received the doctorate.
  • Independent scholars and faculty members at all four-year and two-year research and non-research institutions are welcome to apply provided that all eligibility guidelines are met. American citizens and residents of the United States may use their Franklin awards at home or abroad.
  • Foreign nationals not affiliated with a U.S. institution must use their Franklin awards for research in the United States. Applicants who have previously received a Franklin grant may reapply after an interval of two years
  • Letters of Support: Letters of support must directly address the project outlined in the proposal. Submission of letters through Interfolio is discouraged as these letters are often too long (and may be truncated at the point at which they reach limit of allowable space) and not related to the project at hand.
  • Grants are payable to the individual applicant. Franklin grants are taxable income, but the Society is not required to report payments. It is recommended that grant recipients discuss their reporting obligations with their tax advisors.
  • Project and financial reports are due one month after completion of the funded portion of the work, per the time frame indicated on the proposal. Instructions will be provided with notification of an award.

Link:

https://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/franklin-research-grants

The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities – IASH-SSPS Visiting Research Fellowships.  

Amount:

  • Funded at approximately £1,300-£3,900 (2185 CAD- 6556.66 CAD, *converstion rate on 29th oct 2023) as a contribution towards additional living costs, and/or travel grants of up to £500 (840 CAD, *converstion rate on 29th oct 2023)

Deadline:

February, annually

Duration: One semester (3-4 months), and not less than 2 months.

Application details:

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open

General: Hold a doctorate or equivalent professional qualification

Eligibility:

  • Candidates for Fellowships will hold a doctorate or equivalent professional qualification. Consideration will be given to the academic record and the publications of all applicants and their capacity to disseminate their views among a community of like-minded people.
  • A minimum of two and a maximum of three supporting statements are required.
  • Candidates will be expected to have been in communication with the member of SSPS staff with whom they intend to collaborate before applying, and to name the SSPS collaborator/mentor in their application. One of the supporting statements must be from the member of SPS staff with whom the applicant wishes to collaborate.

Details:

  • The IASH-SSPS Visiting Fellowships are intended to encourage outstanding interdisciplinary research, international scholarly collaboration, and networking activities of Visiting Research Fellows together with academics in the School of Social and Political Science (SSPS). Fellows will be expected to work in collaboration with one or more members of SSPS academic staff, and to take an active part in IASH interdisciplinary events.
  • During the course of their stay in Edinburgh, IASH-SSPS Visiting Research Fellows will be expected to make two seminar presentations on their research – one at IASH and one in SSPS – and to take part in IASH work-in-progress sessions and relevant seminars in SSPS.
  • Candidates for Fellowships will hold a doctorate or equivalent professional qualification. Consideration will be given to the academic record and the publications of all applicants and their capacity to disseminate their views among a community of like-minded people.
  • Candidates will be expected to have been in communication with the member of SSPS staff with whom they intend to collaborate before applying, and to name the SSPS collaborator/mentor in their application. The collaborator should also provide one of the necessary supporting statements for the Fellowship.
  • Fellows are expected to be resident in Edinburgh throughout the tenure of their Fellowship and to play a full part in the activities of IASH and SSPS. The Institute may be able to help with finding suitable accommodation in Edinburgh. These fellowships are usually for a duration of one semester (3-4 months), and not less than 2 months, and are usually funded at approximately £1,300-£3,900 as a contribution towards additional living costs, and/or travel grants of up to £500. Applications for less than two months will not be considered.
  • No regular teaching is required, but Fellows are expected to become involved in the School and contribute through the provision of a workshop, seminar or online learning resources such as a series of blog posts. Fellows will give at least one seminar at IASH and one seminar / workshop in SSPS on their current research work.
  • Application documents:
  1. The application form
  2. Supporting statements
    1. A minimum of two and a maximum of three supporting statements are required.
    2. One of the supporting statements must be from the member of SSPS staff with whom the applicant wishes to collaborate.
    3. Applicants should ask their referees to write in confidence directly to the Institute Director at iash@ed.ac.uk by the closing date.
    4. Referees should comment on the nature and quality of the research proposal, as well as on the qualifications of the applicant.

Link:

https://www.iash.ed.ac.uk/iash-ssps-research-fellowships

Bogliasco Foundation – Bogliasco Fellowships  

Amount:

  • Fellowship includes residency and food. No cash prize.

Deadline:

Multiple deadlines in Fall and Spring.

Duration: One month

Application details:

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open

General: Should work in a selected set of disciplines

Eligibility:

  • No requirement of nationality, age, race, gender, or religion.
  • Applicants can work on any subject area in the following disciplines: archaeology, architecture, classics, dance, film/video, history, landscape architecture, literature, music, philosophy, theater, and visual arts.
  • Students who are enrolled in a degree-granting program at the time of the application are not eligible.

Details:

  • Approximately 60 Fellowships - or residencies - are awarded to artists and scholars in the various disciplines of the Arts and Humanities (Archaeology, Architecture, Classics, Dance, Film/Video, History, Landscape Architecture, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Theater, and Visual Arts) per year.
  • During their month long stay at the Center, Bogliasco Fellows are provided with living quarters (bedroom with private bath), full board, and a separate private studio in one of the three villas. All meals are shared, and every evening, Fellows come together for a formal dinner featuring typical cuisine from the Liguria region, such as focaccia, pesto, local produce, cheese and wines.
  • Fellows will remain at the Study Center in Italy for the duration of their residencies.
  • Bogliasco's selection process is based entirely on peer review by discipline, and a policy of rotating evaluators for each selection round to minimize bias. These international panelists include many Bogliasco alumni, as well as other distinguished professionals in all the disciplines. Panels evaluate applicants in each discipline based on achievement in their respective fields, commensurate with age, and the significance and potential impact of the project proposal.
  • An oversight committee of specialists in each discipline reviews the initial selection reports and assists in crafting small residency groups of eight to ten Fellows, based on diversity of nationality, age, gender and discipline. A typical residency cohort includes one individual from each discipline area, an age range between 30 and 80, a mix of genders, and at least half fro countries outside the United States.
  • Although there is no cost for a residency, Fellows are responsible for their own travel to and from the Study Center. Subject to the Study Center's availability and if requested in the application, Fellows may be accompanied by spouses/partners during their stay at the Study Center for a nominal daily fee. Spouses/partners who intend to pursue a project in one of the disciplines, and who wish to be designated as Bogliasco Fellows, must submit separate and complete applications.
  • The Study Center cannot accommodate children or other family members. At the minimum, Fellows must be able to speak conversational English to communicate in this international community, where the common language is typically English.
  • It is assumed that Fellows will remain at the Study Center for the duration of their residencies, bringing with them the materials needed to complete their work. 
  • Fellowships are scheduled during the two semesters of the traditional academic year: September-December, and January-May. The Bogliasco Foundation does not offer summer residencies.
  • The approximate dates for the Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 residency sessions will be:

Fall 2024

September 10 – October 10

October 15 – November 14

November 19 – December 19

Spring 2025

January 7 – February 6

February 11 – March 13

March 18 – April 17

April 22 – May 22

Link:

https://www.transartists.org/en/bogliasco-fellowships

German Studies Research Grant 

Amount:

  • Research support ranging in value from $2,000 USD to $3,000 USD is available to individual scholarship recipients and is intended to offset living and travel costs.

Deadline:

Application deadlines for 2023 are in May, July, and November.

Duration: One to two months

Application details :

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open. 

General: Highly-qualified undergraduate and graduate students who are nominated by the professor supervising their research project.

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduates with at least junior (third-year) standing pursuing a German Studies track or minor may be nominated for the grant by the professor supervising their research project.
  • Master’s level graduate students in the humanities and social sciences earning a certificate or working on a project in German Studies may be nominated for the grant by the professor supervising their research project.
  • PhD students in the humanities and social science disciplines in the process of preparing their dissertation proposals on modern German topics may be nominated for the grant by their principal advisor. Students whose dissertation proposals have already been formally accepted one year or more before the application deadline are not eligible for nomination.
  • All applicants are expected to have completed two years of college-level German language studies and a minimum of three courses in German Studies (literature, history, politics or other fields) at the time of nomination.

Details:

  • This specialized DAAD program offers German Studies Research Grants to highly-qualified undergraduate and graduate students who are nominated by the professor supervising their research project. The grant may be used for short-term research (one to two months) in Germany. The program is designed to encourage research and promote the study of cultural, political, historical, economic and social aspects of modern and contemporary German affairs from an inter- and multidisciplinary perspective.
  • The intent of the program is to provide an opportunity for short-term exploratory research to determine the viability or to delimit the scope of their proposed dissertations. The program is not intended to supplement or substitute for regular dissertation field work abroad which should lag the short-term research stay by at least one semester.
  • A complete application consists of the following parts:
  1. Completed DAAD application form
  2. Curriculum vitae (résumé)
  3. Detailed description of the research project or the pre-dissertation proposal, including a research plan, timeline, and itinerary with specific start and end dates
  4. Budget statement
  5. List of German language and German Studies courses taken
  6. Two letters of recommendation, including one from the professor supervising the German Studies research project or curriculum. Please ask your reviewers to send a scan of the signed letter to grandel@daad.de.
  7. DAAD language evaluation form (“Sprachzeugnis”). The language evaluation form is a mandatory part of the application form, and must be completed and signed by a faculty member of the German Department at the applicant’s institution.
  8. Master’s level graduate students and PhD students: Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work completed
  9. Undergraduates:  Official transcripts of all undergraduate work completed
  10. Optional: an applicant may also choose to include a host invitation letter from a contact/advisor in Germany where their research will be conducted, if preferred to strengthen their application, though this is not required and will not be considered against an applicant if not included

Link

Https://www.daad.org/en/find-funding/graduate-opportunities/research-grants/german-studies-research-grants/

The Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law Grant

Amount:

  •  €1.365,00 (2002 CAD, 29th oct 2023 ) to € 3.000,00 (4401 CAD, 29th oct 2023).

Deadline: July, Annualy

Duration: The maximum length of a grant is 6 months.

Application details:

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open. 

General: Applicants are preferred whose projects are capable of promoting the research interests of the Institute.

Eligibility:

  • Doctoral candidates from foreign institutions
  • Post-docs and other scholars at an advanced stage of training from foreign institutions
  • Professors and senior scholars with equivalent academic achievements from foreign institutions. No grants will be awarded to persons pursuing a doctorate in Germany.

Details:

  • The Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law offers a limited number of research grants for foreign scholars. The grants are financed by the Max Planck Society and are intended to support research at the Institute. The maximum length of a grant is 6 months.
  • Applicants are preferred whose projects are capable of promoting the research interests of the Institute. Among these interests are co-work on Institute projects, joint projects of Institute fellows and visiting scholars, as well as individual projects of visiting scholars, to the extent they fall within the research fields of the Institute. Topical proximity to the ongoing Institutional Projects is an advantage.
  • Travel expenses to and from Heidelberg are not included in the grant. The Institute will not reimburse travel expenses. No allowances or reimbursement will be given for further costs or outlays.
  • Visiting scholars are not insured by the Max Planck Institute. You are advised to extend your existing insurance coverage or to obtain insurance specifically covering the duration of your stay. Please make sure that your health insurance is conforming to German standards. Proof of sufficient health insurance is required at the latest when commencing the grant.
  • The required level of German language proficiency depends above all on the planned research. In any case, a sufficient knowledge of German or English to allow for integration into the Institute community is assumed.
  • The documents need to be uploaded in German or English language as pdf files in the online-application. In exceptional cases and after previous consultation, referees may also send their references issued on paper with university or institute logo or letterhead by e-mail directly to our fellowship application management.
  • Applications for a Max Planck Fellowship in 2024 in the research area of Professor Anne Peters could be submitted via the online application portal from 01 June 2023. Deadline was 31 July 2023. 
  • A complete application must include the following documents:
  1. A cover letter/motivation letter indicating, inter alia, information about the home institution and the planned research period at the Max Planck Institute (concrete dates of arrival and departure DD-MM-YYYY)
  2. A curriculum vitae in tabular form (with personal information incl. nationality and contact address)
  3. A brief list of selected publications (1-2 pages)
  4. A short sketch of the proposed project (topic/headline, description of the project and research plan)
  5. Additionally, junior academics (PhD candidates, doctoral students, etc.) must submit two references containing significant details about the applicant and her/his project.

Link:  

https://www.mpil.de/en/pub/research-interaction/visiting-scholars/institute-grants.cfm

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship ​Program  

Amount:

  • $70,000 per year (taxable) for 2 years.

Deadline: September, Annually 

Duration: Two years

Application Details:

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open. 

General: Open to Health Research, Natural Sciences and/or Engineering and Social Sciences and/or Humanities.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants to the 2023-24 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program must fulfill or have fulfilled all degree requirements for a PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree:between September 15, 2020 and September 30, 2024 (inclusively), and before the start date of their award.Applicants who have not fulfilled all requirements for their degree at the time of application must submit proof no later than October 15, 2024.
  • For applicants who have completed more than one PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree, the eligibility window applies to the most recent of these degrees.
  • Institutions eligible to host a Banting postdoctoral researcher include Canadian and foreign universities, affiliated research hospitals, colleges and not-for-profit organizations with a strong research mandate and capacity.
  • Applicants who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada may only hold their Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at a Canadian institution.
  • Applicants who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and who obtained their PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree from a foreign university may only hold their Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at a Canadian institution.
  • Applicants who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and who obtained their PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree from a Canadian university may hold their Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at either a Canadian institution or an institution outside of Canada.

Details:

  • Applicants who currently hold or have held CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC postdoctoral fellowships are eligible to apply to the 2023-24 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program only if the term of that funding officially ends on or before September 30, 2024 and prior to the start of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship. Early termination of the agency-specific postdoctoral award for the purpose of application to the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is not permitted.
  • Applicants can apply for both the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program and other agency-specific postdoctoral fellowships programs (whether to the same or a different federal granting agency) at the same time, provided that the research proposed in each application falls within the mandate of the federal granting agency to which the application is submitted.
  • Applicants must not hold a tenure-track or tenured faculty position, nor can they be on leave from such a position. Generally, "tenure or tenure-track" refers to an open-ended academic position in which the holder can form a research group, apply for externally funded research as a principal investigator, and teach.
  • Only in rare circumstances will a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship be awarded to an applicant who is staying at the same institution or within the same research environment where they completed their PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree. If an applicant chooses to apply in collaboration with the same institution (or its affiliated hospitals, research centres and other laboratories) or within the same research environment from which they obtained their PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree, a solid justification must be provided in the Special circumstances attachment.
  • Applicants need to confirm eligibility: Confirm that they meet the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program's eligibility criteria. Applications that do not meet all the eligibility criteria will not be accepted.
  • Applicants need to contact desired host institution/supervisor: Applicants must contact institutions/supervisors that they think will be a good fit for them and their research and confirm that the desired institution is eligible to host a Banting postdoctoral researcher. For those hoping to be hosted at a Canadian institution, please see the Universities Canada website for a list of Canadian academic institutions and their research areas. For those hoping to be hosted at a foreign institution, please follow the instructions in the application guide. Applicants are responsible for establishing these connections. Many institutions have a page dedicated to this program on their websites.

Link:

https://banting.fellowships-bourses.gc.ca/en/home-accueil.html

Marie Skłodowska-curie Actions 

Amount:

  • A living allowance, A mobility allowance. If applicable, family, long-term leave and special needs allowances.
  • In addition, funding is provided for Research, training and networking activities and Management and indirect costs.

Deadline: September, Annualy

Duration: One to three years

Application details:

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open. 

General: There are 2 types of Postdoctoral Fellowships:

European Postdoctoral Fellowships. They are open to researchers moving within Europe or coming to Europe from another part of the world to pursue their research career. These fellowships take place in an EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country and can last between 1 and 2 years. Researchers of any nationality can apply.

Global Postdoctoral Fellowships. They fund the mobility of researchers outside Europe. The fellowship lasts between 2 to 3 years, of which the first 1 to 2 years will be spent in a non-associated Third Country, followed by a mandatory return phase of 1 year to an organisation based in an EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country. Only nationals or long-term residents of the EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries can apply.

Eligibility:

  • Should have a PhD degree at the time of the deadline for applications. Applicants who have successfully defended their doctoral thesis but who have not yet formally been awarded the doctoral degree will also be considered eligible to apply.
  • Must have a maximum of eight years experience in research, from the date of the award of their PhD degree, years of experience outside research and career breaks will not count towards the above maximum, nor will years of experience in research in third countries, for nationals or long-term residents of EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries who wish to reintegrate to Europe
  • Should comply with mobility rules: they must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the beneficiary (for European Postdoctoral Fellowships), or the host organisation for the outgoing phase (for Global Postdoctoral Fellowships) for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the call deadline.

Details:

  • The objective of PFs is to support researchers’ careers and foster excellence in research. The Postdoctoral Fellowships action targets researchers holding a PhD who wish to carry out their research activities abroad, acquire new skills and develop their careers. PFs help researchers gain experience in other countries, disciplines and non-academic sectors.
  • Interested researchers submit an application together with a host organisation, which can be a university, research institution, business, SME or other organisation based in an EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country. All disciplines are eligible for Postdoctoral Fellowships, including research areas covered by the Euratom Research and Training Programme.
  • Researchers need to prepare an application with a host organisation of their choice. To find a host organisation your network will be an invaluable source. You can also check the list of hosting offers (expressions of interest) published on Euraxess and other job
  • Both types of fellowships may also include short-term secondments anywhere in the world during the fellowship (except during the return phase of a Global Fellowship).
  • In an effort to build bridges between the academic and non-academic sector, researchers can receive additional support to carry out a placement of up to 6 months in a non-academic organisation based in an EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country. This placement needs to take place at the end of their fellowship.
  • Application process:
  1. You will need to develop an application jointly with your chosen host organization
  2. submit your application to an open funding call published on the Funding and Tender Opportunities Portal

Link:

https://marie-sklodowska-curie-actions.ec.europa.eu/

https://marie-sklodowska-curie-actions.ec.europa.eu/actions/postdoctoral-fellowships

British Academy Visiting Fellowship  

Amount: 

  • The maximum funding available is £ 33,000 (55,490 CAD, conversion rate as on 29th oct 2023)

Deadline: July to December, annually

Duration: Between three to six months.

Application Details:

Requirements:

Citizenship:  Open

General:  Open for Social Sciences and Humanities.

Eligibility:

  • Visiting fellows must be postdoctoral level or above, or have equitant research experience at the time of application.
  • Candidates should be based outside of the UK at the time of application.
  • Candidates may be on permanent or fixed term contracts. Fixed term contracts must not end before the end of the visiting fellowship.
  • Applicants must demonstrate that they have been in contact with their UK host institution prior to applying. Please note that the British Academy is not able to assistant with locating of facilitating contact with a UK host institution.
  • Independent scholars are also welcome to apply.

Details:

  • The British Academy welcomes applications from a diverse range of UK host institutions, and would particularly encourage applications from historically and / or structurally disadvantaged groups, low income countries, and female researchers.
  • Visiting Fellowships illustrate the British Academy’s profound and on-going commitment to international engagement. Through this programme, the Academy aims to:
    • Enhance and build new links between scholars from around the globe and in the UK.
    • Foster opportunities and encourage the development of new and future partnerships for collaborative research into the humanities and social sciences.
    • Enable academics from across the globe to undertake research and/or professional development with UK colleagues.
    • strengthen the UK’s research bases in the humanities and the social sciences.
  • Awards will be paid in two instalments: one on acceptance of the award and a second instalment thereafter. Payment will be made to the UK host institution where the Visiting Fellow is based. A final report and final statement of expenditure will be required within two months of the end date of the award, and any underspend will have to be refunded to the British Academy.
  • Applications will be assessed against the following criteria:
    • The excellent academic track record or promise of the overseas applicant;
    • The quality and value added of the proposed research agenda, project, collaboration and/or partnership;
    • The fit between the overseas applicant and the UK host institution as well as the level of support which will be made available to the Visiting Fellow.
    • Value for money.

Link:

https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/funding/visiting-fellowships/

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship

Amount:

  • Up to $45,000 per year for 1 to 2 years.

Deadline: September, Annualy

Duration: 1 or 2 years

Application details:

Requirements:

Citizenship:  Be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada or a “protected person” under subsection 95(2) of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act by the application deadline.

Eligibility:

  • Have completed all requirements for their doctoral degree before taking up the SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship. 
  • Not hold a permanent faculty position or a faculty position leading to permanency.
  • Have finalized arrangements for affiliation with a recognized university or research institution.
  • Not have applied more than twice before to the SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships funding opportunity.
  • Not have already received a postdoctoral award (including a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship) from SSHRC, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) or the Canadian Institutes of Health Research(CIHR); and 
  • Not be applying in the 2023-24 academic year to the NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships Program or the CIHR Fellowship funding opportunity.

Details:

  • These fellowships support the most promising Canadian new scholars in the social sciences and humanities, and assist them in establishing a research base at an important time in their research careers. The purpose of these fellowships is to provide stipendiary support to recent PhD graduates who are: undertaking original research, publishing research findings, developing and expanding personal research networks, broadening their teaching experience, preparing for research-intensive careers within and beyond academia; and preparing to become competitive in national research grant competitions.
  • Most SSHRC funding is awarded through open competitions. Proposals can involve any disciplines, thematic areas, approaches or subject areas eligible for SSHRC funding. See subject matter eligibility for more information.
  • Projects whose primary objective is adapting a doctoral thesis for publication in a book or manuscript, editing textbooks, translation, or acquiring a foreign language are not eligible for funding under this funding opportunity.
  • The Government of Canada has deployed additional funds to increase direct support for Black student researchers. SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships applicants who self-identify as Black and provide consent in their application to be considered for funds designated to specific groups may be eligible to receive an award as part of this initiative. 

The research proposed in a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship application must be significantly different and distinct from, or add significantly to, that related to the applicant’s doctoral thesis.

SSHRC offers supplementary funding to support scholarship and fellowship award holders, some of which is offered through joint initiatives.

  • Application process: Applicants must complete the application form in accordance with the accompanying instructions. Applications must be submitted electronically directly to SSHRC. Requests to submit late applications will not be accepted. All referees and institutional nominators must use SSHRC’s online application system to submit their supporting letters before the deadline.The applicant is responsible for ensuring all required application components (CV, two letters of appraisal, Research Appraisal form, Institutional Nomination and Commitment form, and all attachments) have been submitted ahead of the deadline. Applicants needing help while preparing their application should communicate with SSHRC well in advance of the application deadline.
  • Merit review process:
  • Step 1: In the application form, applicants will be asked to select the multidisciplinary merit review committees they consider most appropriate for the review of their proposal.
  • Step 2: Once applicants submit their completed application and supporting documents (see Application process), SSHRC staff review all applications and forward eligible applications to the multidisciplinary merit review committees.
  • Step 3: The multidisciplinary merit review committees review an entire cohort of applications and make recommendations about funding that are subject to SSHRC approval. The scores assigned to each application indicate the relative standing of an application within a given committee.
  • The following criteria and scoring scheme are used to evaluate the applications:
  1. Challenge—The aim and importance of the endeavour (20%): originality and potential significance of the proposed program of work. 
  2. Feasibility—The plan to achieve excellence (30%): feasibility of the proposed program of work; appropriateness of the intended place of tenure; and effectiveness of the overall support provided by the host institution according to the Guidelines for Effective Research Training. 
  3. Capability—The expertise to succeed (50%): fellowships, scholarships or other awards obtained; previous research experience and/or publications; and timely completion of doctoral studies, taking into account the nature of the program and any related personal circumstances that may have delayed the applicant’s academic career. 

Link:

https://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/fellowships/postdoctoral-postdoctorale-eng.aspx

SSHRC-Insight Grant

Amount:

  • Stream A: $7,000 to $100,000
  • Stream B: $100,001 to $400,000

Application Details:

Duration: 1- 5 years.

Deadline:

Requirement: Canadian citizen, or permanent resident or must hold a valid Canadian employment visa or work permit.

General: Insight Grants support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities.

Eligibility:

  • Proposals can involve any disciplines, thematic areas, approaches or subject areas eligible for SSHRC funding.
  • Applications can be submitted by an individual researcher or a team of researchers (consisting of one applicant and one or more co-applicants and/or collaborators).
  • Applicants (except postdoctoral fellows and PhD students) must be affiliated with a Canadian postsecondary institution that holds institutional eligibility at the time of application and before funding can be released.
  • Researchers who maintain an affiliation with a Canadian postsecondary institution, but whose primary affiliation is with a non-Canadian postsecondary institution, are not eligible for applicant status.
  • Postdoctoral fellows are eligible to be applicants for this grant. However, for SSHRC to release grant funds, successful applicants must formally establish an affiliation with a Canadian postsecondary institution that meets the requirements for institutional eligibility within five months of the grant start date  and maintain such an affiliation for the duration of the grant period.
  • Students enrolled in a program of study are not eligible to apply. However, a PhD candidate is eligible to apply if they: 
  1. Will have met all requirements for the PhD before the grant is awarded, including all course work and successful defence of their dissertation; and
  2. Establish a formal affiliation with an eligible Canadian postsecondary institution within five months of the grant start date, and maintain such an affiliation for the duration of the grant period.
  • Federal scientists who are affiliated with a Canadian postsecondary institution must demonstrate that their proposed research or research-related activity is not related to either the mandate of their employer or the normal duties for which they receive payment from that employer.
  • Grant funds can only be administered by an eligible Canadian postsecondary institution. Institutions proposing to administer a grant awarded under this funding opportunity must hold or obtain institutional eligibility.
  • Any individual who makes a significant contribution to the project is eligible to be a collaborator. Collaborators do not need to be affiliated with an eligible Canadian postsecondary institution.
  • Individuals listed as co-applicants must meet the same eligibility criteria as those described under the Applicants section.

Details:

  • Insight Grant research initiatives can be undertaken by an individual researcher or a team of researchers working in collaboration.
  • Evaluating criterias and scheme for proposed project include a) The aim and importance of the endeavor (40%). b) Feasibility—The plan to achieve excellence (20%). c) Capability—The expertise to succeed (40%).

Link:

https://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/umbrella_programs-programme_cadre/insight-savoir-eng.aspx