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Financial Support

Sources of Funding

Postdoctoral researchers must have a scholarship for the length of the research period. These resources can originate from:

  • A granting agency
  • A research fund
  • Any other scholarship program runned by a Faculty or by an academic or research unit.

Granting Agencies

The main granting agencies provide, on their Web site, detailed information on their scholarship programs. The following are the addresses of the major Canadian and Quebec research councils:

  •  Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
  •  Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
  •  Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
  •  Fonds de recherche québécois sur la nature et les technologies (Fonds Nature et Technologies) (FRQNT)
  •  Fonds de recherche québécois sur la société et la culture (FRQSC)
  •  Fonds de recherche en santé du Québec (FRSQ)

Research and trainings

Mitacs programs:


The Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies fellows should consult the list of various merit scholarships