Toronto Metropolitan University 2023 Postdoctoral Fellowships for African Students

Black scholars are among the most underrepresented in postdoctoral positions, tenured faculty positions, and in University leadership. Building on the recommendations of the Anti-Black Racism Campus Climate Review and reinforced by the PDF fileStanding Strong committee recommendations, and as part of a wider commitment to equity, in recognition of the barriers to equal opportunities for education and employment, TMU is implementing this program with the goals of building a more diverse and inclusive academe, and supporting the flourishing of Black scholarship. In particular, this program seeks to expand and advance Black scholarship and intellectual traditions, and support the academic endeavours of the Black community.

About Toronto Metropolitan University

Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU or Toronto Met) is a public research university located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The university’s core campus is situated within the Garden District, although it also operates facilities elsewhere in Toronto. The university operates seven academic divisions/faculties, the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Community Services, the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, the Faculty of Science, The Creative School, the Lincoln Alexander School of Law, and the Ted Rogers School of Management.

Toronto Metropolitan University Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • TypePostgraduate
  • OrganisationToronto Metropolitan University
  • Country to study Canada
  • School to studyToronto Metropolitan University
  • Course to studyNot specified
  • State of Origin
  • Gender Men and Women
  • Application Deadline  April 1, 2023

Aim and Benefits of Toronto Metropolitan University Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • Funding will be available to provide $70,000 per year to support up to two years of postdoctoral salary for four (4) Black scholars.

Requirements for Toronto Metropolitan University Postdoctoral Fellowships Qualification

  • Scholars who self-identify as Black (of African descent; for example, Africans and African heritage people from the Caribbean, Americas, Europe).
  • Completion of a PhD or PhD-equivalent within the last three years prior to the application deadline, or PhD expected by the planned start date of the fellowship.
  • Can hold the fellowship by September 5, 2023 for two years.
  • Successful applicants must be eligible to work in Canada by the start of the Postdoctoral position. International applicants may apply; however, successful international applicants will require a work permit and Canadian Social Insurance Number in order to take up the postdoctoral position. Exceptional start dates may be negotiated in relation to the permit and visa process timelines.
  • Be associated with a current or proposed supervisor who holds a tenured or tenure-track faculty position at TMU, and include a letter of support from the proposed supervisor.
  • This funding cannot be held concurrently with another major fellowship.
  • Applicants cannot hold a faculty position or be on leave from such a position.
  • Applicants must submit proof of completion of degree before the fellowship commences.

Interview date, Process and Venue for Toronto Metropolitan University Postdoctoral Fellowships

Evaluation Criteria

  • Applicant’s SRC excellence and leadership: Robust scholarly, research and creative activity (SRC) with demonstrated contributions to societal development, and demonstrated capacity for leadership in the subject domain as defined by the sphere of influence achieved to date by the applicant, and the potential future sphere of influence.
  • Quality of applicant’s proposed SRC project/program: Potential of the applicant’s  SRC to meet expectations and goals, and have strong impact in the domain, and where applicable, to promote the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion across professional practice.
  • Demonstrated synergy between the applicant’s SRC and the institutional strategic priorities: Strategic alignment of the proposed SRC project with institutional SRC goals/priorities, the institution’s potential to benefit strategically from engaging with the applicant, and for the applicant to have significant impact in an SRC-intensive career.
  • Demonstrated synergy between applicant and supervisor’s SRC: Alignment and synergy between supervisor’s SRC and applicant’s SRC project/program that can strengthen scholarly research and creative engagement and excellence at TMU.


Documents Required for Application

Applicants must submit, through the YSGS Scholarship and Fellowship Application Portal the following materials:

  • A cover letter
  • A CV
  • A scholarly, research and creative (SRC) activity proposal
  • A letter of support from the proposed supervisor

Application Deadline

April 1, 2023

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Toronto Metropolitan University on to apply

For more details,visit TMU website

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