Your monthly guide to all things postdoc at York
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YorkUFGS here is your July 2017 guide to all things postdoc at YorkU.

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Congratulations to this month's winner: Tingting Lu—Schulich MBA

Important Information

Canada Day closure

The Faculty of Graduate Studies, along with the rest of York University, will be closed Monday, July 3 to observe the Canada Day holiday. We will reopen Tuesday, July 4 at 8:30am and will be happy to serve you then.



Weston Brain Institute Postdoctoral Scholars

Deadline: July 26
The aim of the program is to encourage development of the next generation of leading Canadian neuroscientists by providing international training at the University of Oxford (affiliation with Merton College) to accelerate their careers in translational research for neurodegenerative disease(s) of aging.

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Brain Canada and Kids Brian Health Network Fellowships

Institutional Commitment Deadline: June 30
Brain Canada in partnership with Kids Brain Health Network and academic institutions across the country, are proud to launch a New Fellowship Award competition for research training in developmental neurosciences. Postdoctoral fellowships valued at up to $50,000/year for a maximum of two years, plus an additional $5,000/year career development supplement.

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Mitacs Elevate

Deadline: July 5, 4:00pm EDT
Mitacs Elevate is currently accepting applications for two-year postdoctoral funding opportunities.

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Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

Deadline: July 24
The Faculty of Graduate Studies is happy to accept nominations for Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships, in the form of a Letter of Intent (LOI) package.

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Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) Bridge to Independence Award

Deadline: August 7
Grants awarded through this program are intended to invest in the next generation of top autism investigators by identifying talented early-career scientists interested in autism research and facilitating their transition to independent research careers.

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IDRC Research Awards 2018

Deadline: September 6
Award recipients will undertake a one-year paid program of research on the topic they have submitted, and will receive hands-on experience in research management, grant administration, and the creation, dissemination, and use of knowledge from an international perspective.

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Enhancing your Experience

Career Centre: PhD Job Search Support Session

This 60 minute individual appointment with our in-house expert can help you strategize your job search as you plan for your career either in academe or as a professional in another sector. You can receive feedback on your written materials (CV or résumé, cover letter, etc.) and suggestions for integrating in today’s workforce with a doctoral degree.


Community News & Helpful Resources

Postdoctoral fellow leaves trail of success at York as he takes on new faculty position

After a string of high-profile publications and awards during his postdoctoral fellowship in the Faculty of Science at York University, Heath MacMillan has now been appointed as a faculty member at Carleton University.

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Crash and burn (out): 5 stages of postdoctoral collapse

by Sabrina Zeddies, Inside Higher Ed

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How to Cope without a Full-time Job Offer

by Raechel Tiffe, Inside Higher Ed

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CAPS/ACSP Submission to the Advisory Panel for Canada’s Fundamental Science Review

by J. Sparling,

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