Tri-Council Fellowships

Tri-Council postdoctoral fellowships are administered by Canada鈥檚 three major research funding agencies: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). Tri-Council funding is highly competitive and awarded to outstanding researchers with demonstrated promise. We encourage you to apply for those opportunities for which you are eligible.

The following section serves as a repository for resources related to the CIHR Fellowship competition.

Important Deadlines

  • Your application must be submitted through .
  • CIHR postdoctoral fellowships participate in the , which means that your application, once submitted on ResearchNet, will be electronically directed to the research office at your intended host institution. At Queen鈥檚, this office is the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs.
  • CIHR requires that you download and complete a signature sheet from ResearchNet (see Step 7, Application Instructions). Only signatures from applicant鈥檚 SUPERVISOR(s) are required before the document can be uploaded.

Information & Resources

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  • Completing the (all trainees and their supervisors must compete this new CIHR questionnaire if they have not already done so for another CIHR competition)

CCV Links

  • Canada Common CV (CCV)
  • CCV for CIHR
  • Academic CIHR CCV (CIHR鈥檚 summary on how to complete the Academic CCV)

Application Links

  • , completed and submitted through ResearchNet (see Task 4)

SSHRC fellowships provide $45,000 (CAD) per year for a period of one or two years. Applications are due early in the fall with results announced in spring. For more information, see the

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships deadline: September 13, 2023

The NSERC program supports researchers in the sciences and engineering fields, promoting highly qualified candidates for jobs in government, academia, and industry. Fellowships provide $45,000 (CAD) per year for two years. Application timelines, instructions, and more information about the program can be found on the .

NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship deadline: October 17, 2023