Postdoctoral Fellowships

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Sponsor

Description

Description

Postdoctoral fellowships are designed to attract qualified, promising scientists entering their professional career in the T1D research field. The applicant is required to work with a sponsor who can provide a training environment conducive to beginning a career in type 1 diabetes-relevant research. At the time of activating the award, the applicant must have a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, DMD, DVM), or the equivalent from an accredited institution and must not be simultaneously serving an internship or residency.

Eligibility

Applicant

This fellowship is intended for those at a relatively early stage of their career. Ordinarily, the most recent doctoral degree (PhD, MD, DMD, DVM, or equivalent) will have been received no more than 5 years before the application is submitted.

Sponsor

The applicant must be sponsored by an investigator who is affiliated full-time with an accredited institution and who agrees to supervise the applicant’s training. The sponsor does not necessarily need to have a background in diabetes, but the research project must be type 1 diabetes-related.

 

Proposal

Access and submit full applications (including research plans) via RMS360.

Research Plan

The research plan should be suitable for a three-year postdoctoral training period. The project should ask a specific and substantive question and be relevant to JDRF’s mission. Extensive discussion between the applicant and the proposed mentor is expected in order to identify an appropriate research project – one that is up-to-date, instructive, and suited to a three-year fellowship period.

All UofT applicants must have their UofT Supervisor submit the application through My Research – Application System, which must be approved by the department/faculty and received by the Research Services Office before the internal deadline.

UofT RSO Contacts 

Krista Montgomery (krista.montgomery@utoronto.ca): for UofT Supervisors appointed within Dalla Lana, Applied Sci & Eng, Dentistry, Forestry, Kinesiology & PE, Nursing, Pharmacy, UTM, and Medicine (last names A-M only).

Jason Darby (j.darby@utoronto.ca): for UofT Supervisors appointed Architecture, Arts & Science, Law, Rotman, Information, Social Work, OISE, UTSC, Music, and Medicine (last names N-Z only)

Contact Information

Krista Montgomery
Research Funding Manager, US & International Funding
krista.montgomery@utoronto.ca | (416) 978-2155

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