Internal Funding for Postdoctoral Fellows


1.   UTM Postdoctoral Fellowship Award Program

Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDFs) are an important post-PhD training opportunity, affording recent graduates a chance to establish an independent research program. The University of Toronto Mississauga will offer 6 one-year, $40,000 awards per year to supplement the salary of a PDF, and each award will include an automatic $2,000 PDF Research Grant (see below). Fellowships will only be tenable at the University of Toronto Mississauga and proposed supervisors must have UTM tenured or tenure-track appointments.

2.   Postdoctoral Fellow Research Grants

The intent of these research grants is to provide UTM Postdoctoral Fellows money to conduct a research project with some independence from their supervisor; this funding serves as a contribution to the costs of research or for professional development. The UTM Vice-Principal Research Office will provide up to $2,000 per person. Eligible expenses will be governed by the rules of the most appropriate Tri-Council Agency. Each person may only receive this grant once during their appointment. Each UTM appointed faculty member may nominate one UTM-affiliated postdoctoral fellow per calendar year. Up to 10 PFRG awards may be made per year.

3.   Postdoctoral Fellow Conference Travel Grants

UTM Postdoctoral Fellow Conference Travel Grants are intended to encourage presentation of research at academic conferences. Travel Grants will be provided to fund conference travel. Travel for other purposes, such as off-site research, data collection or collaboration, are ineligible for this program. The UTM Vice-Principal Research Office will provide up to $500 per person once per calendar year, to support travel to attend and present their research at a regional, national, or international conference or at an equivalent academic event. Expense eligibility will be in accordance with the policies of the University of Toronto and the appropriate TriCouncil Agency. When costs of travel exceed those provided by this program, additional funds are expected from the faculty supervisor and/or a UTM department.