The University of Toronto has a minimum annual stipend for postdoctoral fellows of $35,000. Funds for this can be drawn from a variety of sources, secured either by the postdocs themselves or their faculty supervisors. Postdocs can secure funding from external granting agencies or fellowship programs or may be offered funding from their faculty supervisors’ grant or research resources.
The following agencies and foundations have programs that fund postdoctoral research. Consult each agency and foundation website for specific information on the programs that they offer to provide funding to postdocs. International
postdocs are strongly encouraged to check first with agencies and foundations in their home country.
Please note the following links will take you to external sites:
Canadian Institute for Health ResearchNatural Sciences and Engineering Research CouncilSocial Sciences and Humanities Research CouncilBanting Postdoctoral FellowshipsNational Research CouncilHealth CanadaNational Institutes of HealthCanadian Cancer Society Research InstituteCanada Council for the ArtsAssociation of Universities and Colleges of CanadaCommittee on Science, Engineering, and Public PolicyNetwork Centres of ExcellenceOntario Centres of ExcellenceThe Arthritis SocietyCanadian Foundation for InnovationHeart and Stroke Foundation of CanadaRoyal SocietyMultiple Sclerosis Society of CanadaCanadian Diabetes AssociationCanadian Association of PhysicistsMITACS Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship ProgramGovernment of Ontario's Ministry of Research and InnovationPostdoctoral Fellowships at the Fields InstituteUniversity of Toronto Faculty of Arts & Science FellowshipsUniversity of Toronto Institute for Municipal Governance and Finance
The following list includes awards offered by other universities across Canada, the United States, and Europe. Please contact these institutions directly for further information.
Memorial University, Institute of Social and Economic ResearchUniversity of British Columbia, Killam FellowshipsDalhousie University, Killam FellowshipsUniversity of Calgary, Killam FellowshipsUniversity of Alberta, Killam FellowshipsUniversity of Michigan Society of FellowsNotre Dame Institute for Advanced StudyHarvard University Society of FellowsHarvard University, William Lyon Mackenzie King FellowshipsPrinceton University Society of Fellows in the Liberal ArtsColumbia University Society of FellowsCornell UniversityUniversity of North CarolinaUniversity of Pennsylvania, Mellon FellowshipsCity University of New YorkDartmouth Department of GeographyMarie Sktodowska-Curie FellowshipsAXA Postdoctoral FellowshipsNewton International FellowshipsNERC Postdoctoral FellowsEndeavour Research Fellowships, AustraliaUniversity of Sydney FellowshipsAzrieli Fellows Program
The Graduate Awards Office at SGS manages the nomination process for a number of dissertation awards and doctoral prizes. Announcements for these awards and requests for submissions are sent annually from the Graduate Awards Office to the University's graduate units (departments, centres, and institutes). Finalists are selected by SGS to represent U of T at the provincial or national level.
Nominations are typically open to doctoral candidates or
postdocs at U of T. The conditions for eligibility of these awards may change from year to year, so it is important that the eligibility qualifications are reviewed carefully on the sponsor's website. Candidates interested in these awards should notify their graduate unit supervisor or principle investigator. For more information, visit