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Call for Expressions of Interest – Externally funded fellowships

Top-quality researchers are invited to submit an expression of interest for externally funded fellowships
April 13, 2021
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The Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration at Ryerson University invites top-quality researchers who are working in the broader area of migration and integration studies to submit an expression of interest for externally funded fellowships to be hosted by the CERC in Migration and Integration program at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. 

Interested applicants should submit an application package to by 9:00 AM EST May 10, 2021. The package is to include:

  • short CV (2-4 pages)
  • short outline of a research proposal (1-2 pages). 

Your research proposal must include a clear statement of what you intend to study and show how it fits with one or more of the thematic priority areas of the CERC Migration program. The process is competitive and only a handful of applicants will be retained for further preparing a submission to one of the two schemes outlined below. Shortlisted applicants will be informed by early June 2021.

Please ensure you meet all eligibility requirements for your fellowship of choice.


Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

Competition launch: end of April, 2021
Fellowship Application Deadline: October, 2021

Program website and eligibility:, external link

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to Canada's economic, social and research-based growth. The program objectives pay special attention to the future leadership potential of the selected applicants.


SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships

Competition launch: June, 2021

Fellowship application deadline: October, 2021

Program website and eligibility (2020 available for reference):, external link

These fellowships support the most promising Canadian new scholars in the social sciences and humanities, and assist them in establishing a research base at an important time in their research careers.


Marie Curie Global Fellowships

Competition launch: April, 2021
Fellowship application deadline: September, 2021

Program website and eligibility:, external link

The goal of the individual fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers wishing to diversify their skills and competencies through advanced training and international and intersectoral mobility.