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Other Funding Resources for Postdoctoral Fellows

Award Overview


There are many opportunities internal and external to the University that have programs to fund postdoctoral research. Consult each sources website for specific information on the programs that they offer. International postdocs are strongly encouraged to check first with agencies and foundations in their home country.

Contacts & Resources

University of Toronto Opportunities

The following Faculties and Institutes have programs that fund postdoctoral research at the University of Toronto.

U of T Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Fields Institute
U of T Faculty of Arts & Science Fellowships
U of T Mississauga Fellowships
UTSC Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
U of T Institute for Municipal Governance and Finance​
Data Sciences Institute (DSI)​
Acceleration Consortium (AC) Postdoctoral Fellowships
Critical Digital Humanities Initiative (CDHI)​
PRiME Fellowship Program​

Government/NGO Funding Websites

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 Research
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships
National Research Council
Health Canada
National Institutes of Health
Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute
Canada Council for the Arts
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy
The Branco Weiss Fellowship
Network Centres of Excellence
Ontario Centres of Excellence
The Arthritis Society
Canadian Foundation for Innovation
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
Royal Society
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
Canadian Diabetes Association
Canadian Association of Physicists
MITACS Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Government of Ontario’s Ministry of Research and Innovation

Other University Awards

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 Research
University of British Columbia, Killam Fellowships
Dalhousie University, Killam Fellowships
University of Calgary, Killam Fellowships
University of Alberta, Killam Fellowships
University of Michigan Society of Fellows
Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study
Harvard University Society of Fellows
Harvard University, William Lyon Mackenzie King Fellowships
Princeton University Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts
Columbia University Society of Fellows
Cornell University
University of North Carolina
University of Pennsylvania, Mellon Fellowships
City University of New York
Dartmouth Department of Geography
Marie Sktodowska-Curie Fellowships
AXA Postdoctoral Fellowships
Newton International Fellowships
Endeavour Research Fellowships, Australia
University of Sydney Fellowships
Azrieli Fellows Program