Other Funding Sources

Securing funding is an important step in becoming a postdoc. There are several external funding agencies that offer awards for postdoctoral positions, and you are encouraged to apply to those for which you are eligible. The Banting and Tri-Council postdoctoral fellowships are highly competitive awards that are awarded to outstanding candidates. Be sure to check our website for specifics on Queen’s internal procedures for the Banting and CIHR opportunities.

Mitacs Elevate is a program that develops Canadian postdoctoral fellows’ managerial skills in various academic, industrial, and non-profit sectors. The program offers a $55,000 (CAD) minimum annual salary along with a training curriculum valued at $7,500 (CAD) each year. Queen’s Mitacs representatives provide submission assistance and application feedback. Mitacs Accelerate Internships connect companies with over 50 research-based universities through graduate and postdoctoral fellows who apply their specialized expertise to business research challenges.

Name of Fellowship/Award

Name of Funding Agency

Action Canada Fellowship

Action Canada

Various Fellowships and Awards for Canadian scholars

Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program

Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program

Government of Canada

Canadian Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships

International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS)

Grants & Awards

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute

Research Awards

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario


Ontario Centre of Innovation


Smithsonian Institution

Grants & Awards

Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Fellowships & Grants

Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars


Fondation Armand-Frappier

Fellowships & Opportunities

Social Science Research Council (US)


International Union Against Cancer

Research Funding

Parkinson Society Canada

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail


International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

James M. Flaherty Program

Ireland Canada University Foundation


Ontario Council on Graduate Studies


Institute for Work & Health

National Fellowship Program

Sigma Delta Epsilon/ Graduate Women in Science

Awards & Grants

Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies (FQRNT)

Research Funding Opportunities

Canadian Blood Services

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec (FRSQ)

NCE Programs

Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada

Research Associate Program

National Research Council of Canada

Research Grants

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Research Grants & Fellowships

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

Residential Grants & Fellowships

Getty Grant Program

Science Policy Fellowship Program

Health Canada

Sloan Research Fellowship

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Awards & Grants

The Davies Charitable Foundation

Awards & Scholarships

International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications


William T. Grant Foundation