Postdoctoral research awards support promising new scholars and assist them in establishing a research base at an important time in their research careers. Preferred candidates are recent PhD graduates, conferred within the past five years, undertaking original research, publishing research findings, developing and expanding personal research networks, and preparing for research-intensive careers within and beyond academia.
Current awards are being offered for either an academic year, or a calendar year.
Fulbright Canada Postdoctoral Research Award in Northern Issues at the University of Northern British Columbia
US$30,000 for 9 months
Fulbright Canada Program Officer (Scholars)
Located in the spectacular landscape of northern British Columbia, UNBC is one of Canada’s best small universities, and for its size, is among the most research-intensive universities in Canada. Much of UNBC’s research focuses on the social, economic, environmental and cultural issues of the North. This has led to the establishment of world-class research in such areas as natural resources and the environment; rural, northern and environmental health; and the sustainability of communities. UNBC offers interdisciplinary PhD programs in natural resources and environmental studies, in health sciences and in psychology. Research partnerships with the private sector and public agencies have strengthened UNBC’s role as a resource for the communities of its region. This includes research on the mountain pine beetle, sustainable forest management practices, bio-energy and the bio-economy, environmental remediation, air quality issues, watershed management, local and Aboriginal governance, social and economic development in the North, determinants and delivery of health care and climate change issues.
Specialization: Natural resources and environmental studies; community development; rural, northern and environmental health; First nations and indigenous studies.
Preference for applicants with a PhD conferred within past five years.