Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

School of Biomedical Engineering 2020 Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

This award will support outstanding postdoctoral fellows working on SBME related projects co-supervised by a combination of a clinician scientist with a SBME core/joint faculty member. The successful candidate will be expected to be appointed through the SBME by the time the award is held and be within 12 months of receiving their PhD. Applications will be evaluated on scientific merit and innovation.

One award of $50,000/year for a maximum of 2 years will be granted. Year 2 funding will be contingent on 1) progress in the previous year, and 2) application for external awards within the first year of the SBME Postdoctoral Fellowship Award (MSFHR, NSERC, CIHR etc.).

Please submit the full application (in 1 PDF format) online on our website by September 16, 2019. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

The application package includes:

  • The online application form (see below) with:
  • Application materials in 1 PDF (please use 11 point font with 2cm margins):
    • 1 page research plan
      1. Background
      2. Hypothesis and aims
      3. Experimental approach
      4. BME Innovation
    • 1 page career plans and contribution to biomedical engineering
    • 1 page of references
    • 1 page of tables/figures
  • A short CV, in the Common CV – CIHR Project Biosketch or NIH Biosketch format
  • Letters of support on official letter head from the following – Letters should be emailed directly from each sponsor to
    1. Current or proposed postdoctoral co-supervisors, and
    2. PhD supervisor

Please contact the Payam Zahedi ( with any questions.


SBME Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant - Application Form

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  • Please upload the following together in one PDF file: 1) 1 page research plan (Background, Hypothesis and aims, Experimental approach, and BME Innovation), 2) 1 page career plan and contribution to Biomedical Engineering, 3) 1 page references, and 4) 1 page tables/figures. Please use 11 point font with 2cm margins.
    Accepted file types: pdf.
  • Please upload your Common CV - CIHR Project Biosketch or NIH biosketch format.
    Accepted file types: pdf.