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Cridaq Postdoctoral Fellowship on Democracy and Diversity

The members of the Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la diversité et la démocratie (CRIDAQ) are offering, for the 2020-2021 academic year, a postdoctoral fellowship of $35,000 (gross salary), non-renewable. This fellowship must be used to carry out a project that falls within the scope of CRIDAQ’s research axes and themes under the supervision of one of its regular members in Québec.

General rules

  • In order to apply, candidates must have defended their thesis by September 1, 2020;
  • Candidates must have obtained their Ph.D after April 30, 2016;
  • Candidates must have sufficient knowledge of French to participate in CRIDAQ activities;
  • The doctoral thesis must not have been written under the supervision of a regular member of CRIDAQ.

CRIDAQ will offer to its fellow:

  • A gross salary of $35,000;
  • The opportunity to participate to the call for projects organized and financed by the Centre;
  • An individual workstation;
  • Access to the host university facilities;
  • Assistance with the material organisation of the stay.

In return, the fellow is expected to:

  • Pursue the research project for which the postdoctoral fellowship has been granted;
  • Participate, on a regular basis, in the activities (workshops, seminars, conferences, colloquia) organized by the CRIDAQ host university;
  • Present his/her current work to other researchers through the activities of the Center in the host university, as well as in at least one other partner university;
  • Coordinate the Séminaire jeunes chercheur·e·s du CRIDAQ to be held in 2021;
  • Ensure a regular presence on the premises of the university to which he/she is affiliated.

Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria

  • The quality of the research project submitted and its relevance to CRIDAQ’s mandate;
  • The quality of the candidate’s previous research and his/her ability to benefit from/and contribute to the activities of the Center.

Candidates should send the following documents

  • A letter of motivation, written in French, in which the candidate indicates the name of the regular member of CRIDAQ who has agreed to supervise his/her research.
  • An email or letter from that member indicating his/her interest in supervising the canditate’s research;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • A writing sample (book chapter, article or academic paper)); Note that the work submitted must be written in either French or English;
  • A research proposal of about 1500 words;
  • + Two letters of references (directly sent to the Centre by email before deadline:

Important dates

  • Deadline for applications: 17 January 2020, 5 p.m;
  • Competition results: March 13, 2020;
  • Duration of the internship: September 2020 to June 2021.
Application date
1 academic year
America : Canada
Humanities : Anthropology & Ethnology, History
Social sciences : Demography, Economics, Environmental Sciences, Gender Studies, Geography, International Relations, Political science, Social Anthropology, Sociology
Required post-doc experience
Between 0 and 4 years
Award granted
CAD$ 35.000