Thursday, 11 September 2014

Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Study in University of British Columbia, Canada

If you would like to study in University of British Columbia, Canada and pursue Full Time Postdoctoral Research Program in any Subject you can avail Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship which is being offered by Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund.
This is a Postdoctoral Research Program Merit Based Scholarship and students are eligible from Canadian & International Student to apply for the same. Only 5 such awards are being offered and the deadline for application is 24-Oct-14.
This Scholarship will Offer you An annual stipend of $50,000 for a maximum of two years plus a travel and research allowance of $4,000 over two years. for Complete Course Duration.

Name of Scholarships: Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Scholarship is offered by: Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund
Scholarship Offers: An annual stipend of $50,000 for a maximum of two years plus a travel and research allowance of $4,000 over two years.
Duration of Reward / Grant: Complete Course Duration
Education Field: any Subject
Education Level: Postdoctoral Research Program
Based on: Merit Based
Scholarship is open for: University of British Columbia, Canada
Students are eligible from: Canadian & International Student
Number of Awards / Scholarships: 5
Important Dates: Open Date: Not Available Last Date: 24-Oct-14
Eligibility: In keeping with the original spirit of the Killam Endowments, the goal of the Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships program is to bring outstanding scholars from around the world to UBC in order to engage in innovative research that will enhance interdisciplinary collaborations and help establish them in leadership positions in the academic and wider community. As such, applicants must be able to contribute fresh intellectual insights to UBC.
  • Must have completed all requirements of their PhD no more than 24 months prior to the anticipated fellowship start date. Completion of PhD requirements refers to the date that the applicant completed all the steps required for obtaining their degree. Although these requirements may vary by institution and degree type, they normally include thesis defense corrections and thesis deposition. It is not the convocation date. The period of eligibility may be extended for applicants who have had their career interrupted or delayed for the purpose of childrearing, illness, or health-related family responsibilities. The interruption(s) or delay(s) must have occurred after the applicant completed all the requirements of their PhD. Note that the eligibility window will only be extended by the duration of the delay(s) or interruption(s), to a maximum of one year. Justification for the extension must be provided in the Special Circumstances attachment.
  • Must not have pursued PhD-level studies at any campus of the University of British Columbia.
  • Must not currently hold a tenure-track or continuing faculty position at a university or college. Applicants who currently hold a temporary, term, or non-tenure track faculty appointments are eligible to apply.
  • May be citizens of any country; though there are no restrictions regarding nationality of applicants, successful candidates must be able to meet all Canadian immigration requirements
Fellowships are tenable only at UBC, and fellows are expected to make the UBC campus their base while holding the fellowship, apart from necessary research trips (no more than three months in each year of the fellowship).
Fellowships starting in the 2015/16 cycle may not begin earlier than 1 May 2015 and no later than 2 January 2016. Most fellowships commence between May and October.
Important Information:
  • Excellence in scholarly work and independent research – 60%: Quality of contributions to research to date, scholarships and awards held, duration of graduate studies, taking into account the nature of the program and relevant personal circumstances, determination and ability to complete projects within an appropriate period of time, critical thinking, judgment, originality, initiative and autonomy.
  • Quality of proposed research project – 30%: Merit, potential significance, clarity, feasibility of the proposed project, relevance of applicant’s work experience and academic training to field of proposed research, suitability and quality of research environment (proposed supervisor, facilities, support of academic unit).
  • Personal qualities of the applicant – 10%: Character:  integrity, collegiality and respect for others, communication skills, leadership abilities, as demonstrated by employment, athletic/artistic achievements, community engagement, volunteering, etc.

Once all the information has been received by Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund and the assessment of the submitted documents is complete, you will be informed about your selection in the same.
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