Postdoctoral fellows (PDF) play a vital role in advancing the research program and agenda of a team. The SMRG Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Support Grant aims to provide salary support to PDFs conducting research with a team at the Telfer School of Management. Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary team-based research is strongly encouraged.
As the goal of this grant is to advance the research program of a team, the work of PDFs is expected to result in significant advancement of the research, i.e. research that would not be possible to conduct otherwise; and in joint publication(s) in peer-reviewed journal(s) of the highest quality in the field.
In addition to pursuing research activities, PDF should contribute to the intellectual life of the Telfer School of Management by giving a talk at one of the research seminars, and by participating and attending various research events such as seminars, Telfer Forum events, lectures, workshops and/or group discussions with faculty members and graduate students.
The Telfer School will provide $22,500 in salary support for one year for a PDF; including social benefits. Remaining funds should be provided by the research team.
The funding provided by the research team needs to be secured from non-SMRG sources (i.e., Research Foundations, Tri-Agency research support from NSERC, SSHRC or CIHR, MITACS, start-up fund, Telfer professorship/fellowship, private sector funding or other sources). The SMRG Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Support Grant cannot be combined to another SMRG opportunity.
A research team putting forward a request must be comprised of at least two (2) Telfer faculty members. Scholars from other faculties at the University of Ottawa and/or other Canadian or foreign institutions may also be part of a research team as co-investigators.
One SMRG Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Support Grant will be given per fiscal year. But a second fellowship can be given at the discretion of the Dean and Vice-Dean Research for an exceptionally strong proposal.
The grant is subject to the budgetary constraints and funding availability for a given fiscal year.
Applications must be submitted by (a) faculty member(s) at the Telfer School of Management who occupy(ies) a full-time, tenured or tenure-track position. One Telfer faculty member must be designated as the Principal Investigator who will be responsible for managing the funds received in accordance with the rules and policies of the University of Ottawa and the Telfer School of Management. For information on the policies and administrative rules that apply to postdoctoral fellows at the University of Ottawa, please visit the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Policy on Postdoctoral Appointments.
The PI can receive only one SMRG Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Support Grant per academic year that cannot be extended.
Holding several grants as principal investigator or co-investigator: Applicants who already hold funding must explain the links and the absence of overlap between projects. Where applicants already hold funding, it is necessary to justify the relevance of the SMRG grant application in order to highlight the continuity and/or links between the funded research projects and the SMRG application. Where applicants have submitted research proposals for funding and are awaiting the results of the competition, it is necessary to justify the relevance of the SMRG grant application in order to highlight the continuity and/or links between the research proposals and the SMRG application. A SMRG research grant may not support in whole or in part a research project already funded or undergoing evaluation with another granting agency.
The visit dates defined in the proposal may only be amended in exceptional circumstances. Requests for amendment must be submitted in writing to the Manager, Research Enterprise at the Telfer School of Management, who will assess requests on a case-by-case basis.
This grant is not for pedagogical uses.
Funding covers salary support for PDF only in form of salary.
All other expenses, including travel, fees required to enter Canada, mandatory health insurance, accommodation, living allowances, software, equipment, etc. are to be covered from other sources.
The principal investigator must submit a report at the end of the grant. The report must include information about achievements (research activities, seminars, workshops, conferences and meetings with faculty members and/or graduate students, grant applications submitted or prepared for submission, and/or list of articles submitted to peer-reviewed journal(s) of the highest quality in the field). If the research objectives have not been met, the principal investigator must explain the situation in the context of the report. Any publications or presentations resulting from a SMRG Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Support Grant must clearly identify financial support provided by the Telfer School of Management.
How to apply
Via the SMRG portal https://telfer.uottawa.ca/en/research/support-for-professors-and-graduate-students/research-funding, Telfer faculty member should submit the following to the Research Office:
Deadline for submitting a proposal is October 22 of each year.
For further information, please contact the Manager, Research Enterprise of the Telfer School of Management Research Office.