COMPETITION | Gordon F. Henderson Postdoctoral Fellowship

DESCRIPTION OF THE COMPETITION

The Gordon F. Henderson Postdoctoral Scholarship is offered to a researcher with a promising and innovative research project which falls within the mandate of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) at the University of Ottawa and who will benefit from developing that project at the HRREC. Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to the proposed research project will be given preference.

CONDITIONS OF THE COMPETITION

The candidate:

  • Will have obtained a doctoral degree no more than five years prior to December 31st, 2022 and will have presented his/her thesis by April 30, 2022. Candidates who have obtained their doctorate from the University of Ottawa or through a joint degree programme with the University of Ottawa are not eligible for this competition;
  • Agrees to work at the HRREC for the full period of the scholarship;
  • Agrees to contribute to the development and scholarly activities of the HRREC by engaging in an original research programme which is distinct from the research he or she has previously undertaken.

The scholarship competition is open to both Canadian citizens and non-citizens. Foreign Candidates must demonstrate that they are likely to obtain permission to reside in Canada for the period of one year.

The scholarship totaling CAD$42,000 will be paid according to terms to be agreed between the Postdoctoral fellow and the HRREC. For information on the policies and administrative rules applicable to Postdoctoral fellows at the University of Ottawa, please visit the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.

IMPORTANT

  • The Gordon F. Henderson Postdoctoral Fellowship requires the recipient to take up the position physically at the HRREC.
  • The Gordon F. Henderson Postdoctoral Fellowship award does not cover travel costs of the recipient (to Ottawa or return to the Fellow’s place of origin).

HOW TO APPLY

The candidate should send the following documents (in English or French) to Viviana Fernandez (viviana.fernandez@uOttawa.ca), Assistant Director of the HRREC:

  • A brief cover letter;
  • An up-to-date C.V.;
  • A five-page summary of his or her doctoral thesis;
  • The written comments of the thesis examination committee;
  • Two letters of recommendation;
  • A five-page research proposal describing the Postdoctoral project, its objectives and its outputs.

CLOSING DATE | MAY 31, 2022

DURATION OF SCHOLARSHIP | SEPTEMBER 1st, 2022 — AUGUST 31, 2023

GFH Postoctoral Fellowship Recipients

Recipients

2018 - 2019 | Sarah R. Olutola

2017 - 2018 | Melchisedek Chetima

2016 - 2017 | Philip Leech

2015 - 2016 | Anna Purkey

2014 - 2015 | Graciela Jasa

2013 - 2014 | Arelia Valencia

2012 - 2013 | Kirsten J. Fisher

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