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New Postdoc Initiative Fund launched

The new fund created by the School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs provides support to postdoctoral fellows as they work to advance their careers.

Queen's hosts approximately 200 postdoctoral fellows across all faculties and departments, and they are integral to the university's research community. As outlined in the Queen’s Strategy, the university’s global impact is strengthened by supporting its outstanding postdoctoral fellows. The School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (SGSPA) has now launched the Postdoc Initiative Fund to assist these exceptional scholars and their broader endeavours. The program provides funding to postdocs organizing events that enhance their professional development, research growth, and leadership and community building. The SGSPA is dedicated to helping postdocs advance in their careers, and this fund further demonstrates this commitment.

"Postdoctoral fellows are essential contributors to Queen's research excellence and the production of new knowledge,” says Fahim Quadir, Vice-Provost and Dean, SGSPA. “The SGSPA continues to develop tools and strategies to broaden our support for this critical group of future leaders embarking on answering questions of global significance. Our new Postdoc Initiative Fund represents merely one of the many ways in which Queen’s works to augment the postdoc experience. Fellows are always welcome to contact our office's Coordinator, Postdoctoral Affairs, to learn more about our offerings."

The Postdoc Initiative Fund complements the SGSPA's Postdoc Travel Award, which provides funding for fellows who share their research at conferences and symposia, communicating Queen's work to the wider world.

More information about the new Postdoc Initiative Fund, the Postdoc Travel Award, and other resources for fellows can be found on the SGSPA website.