In order to be eligible for the award candidates must:
- Be a Canadian citizen or have permanent residence status.
- The Fellowship is open to candidates who have/will have successfully defended their PhD thesis no more than five years before the application deadline, or by December 31, 2023.
- Candidates must be eligible to start a postdoctoral position by December 31, 2023.
- The Fellowship is tenable at McMaster University, where the Fellow is expected to pursue full-time postdoctoral study and research for the term of the Fellowship.
- For the fellowship term, the total award will be $90,000, out of which the fellow will be expected to pay all related travel, equipment, research and other expenses, as well as his/her own salary.
- Fellows are expected to devote a minimum of 80% of their working time to research, with up to 20% of time available for teaching, if so desired. It is understood that teaching responsibilities would be arranged with, and reimbursed by, the host institution.
- No other paid employment or major academic award may be accepted by the successful candidate during the term that the Fellowship is held.
- Preference will be given to those whose financial resources are severely limited.
Please see full conditions of the E.B. Eastburn Postdoctoral Fellowship.
A complete application will include the following documentation:
- E.B. Eastburn Application Checklist
- A completed E.B. Eastburn Postdoctoral Fellowship Application Form (current year)
- Curriculum vitae
- Original transcripts of academic graduate records
- An abstract of the research proposal (maximum 200 words) expressed in non-technical terms
- A full statement in non-technical terms (no more than 2 pages in length) of the proposed research program; including the impact of the proposed program
- A personal statement to be written by the applicant (no more than 1 page) in which the applicant explains what impact receiving the E.B. Eastburn Postdoctoral Fellowship will have on his or her ability to complete this phase of his or her research career
- Financial Need Statement (one page)
- THREE confidential letters of support received by the application deadline (March 1, 2023). Referees must include the name of the candidate, and the name of the competition. Referees must be:
- The proposed research supervisor(s)
- PhD supervisor
- Additional reference
- Letter of support from department chair or delegate