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Polar Knowledge Canada Fellowship Program 2023/2024 (fully funded)

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Deadline: January 16, 2023

Applications open for a fully funded Polar Knowledge Canada Fellowship Program 2023/2024.Submit now!

The Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR) Grants and Contributions to Support the Advancement of Northern Science and Technology provide funding for the Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR) Fellowship Program.

One of POLAR’s three Science and Technology (S&T) Goals addressed by postdoctoral and visiting research fellows working through the program at a northern institution:

  • Goal 1 is to increase knowledge of rapidly changing northern terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems.
  • Goal 2 is to increase knowledge of the relationships between environmental health and community wellness in the north.
  • Objective 3: Advancing sustainable infrastructure, technology, and energy solutions for the distinct social, cultural, and environmental conditions in the North.

Fellows expected to contribute to research and policy in the North using a variety of knowledge systems, including Indigenous Knowledge and scientific methodologies. More so, urged to collaborate across academic fields on initiatives that integrate knowledge mobilization and advancement into their design. The project outputs should contain information that is helpful to communities and decision-makers.

Benefits

Maximum five (5) Fellowship Awards, each worth $50,000, given out by POLAR.

Eligibility

Post-doctoral candidates

  • Must have graduated from a doctoral program in a field that falls within one of POLAR’s S&T Goals from a recognized university within the past five years upon submission of the application.
  • No restrictions on the nationality of applicants, but post-doctoral awards are subject to a citizenship quota: two-thirds of the awards must be made to Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
  • Successful candidates who are not Canadians or permanent residents of Canada must satisfy Canadian immigration requirements.

Visiting researchers

  • Eligible recipients must be currently conducting research that contributes to one of the POLAR S&T Goals (as noted above)

Includes:

Northern community-based researchers affiliated with a recognized university

Northern Indigenous Knowledge holders and researchers affiliated with a recognized university

University-based researchers interested in furthering their northern research program

  • Community-based researchers and Indigenous Knowledge holders can be focused on any area of local or Indigenous Knowledge expertise that connects to one of POLAR’s S&T Goals.
  • University-based researchers can be employed in any academic discipline/department provided that the research shows clear linkages with one of POLAR’s S&T Goals.
  • No restrictions on the nationality of applicants. Successful candidates not Canadians or permanent residents of Canada must satisfy Canadian immigration requirements.
Timelines
  • Submission Deadline: January 16, 2023, 23:59 PM (PT)
  • Notification of Results: February 24, 2023
  • Confirmation of acceptance: March 3, 2023
  • Payments Issued: Projects may initiate work commencing April 1, 2023, and payments issued within 45 business days thereafter.
Submission

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