Postdoctoral Fellows: Added-value for FSAA
A postdoctoral fellow has held a Ph.D. for at least five years and has undertaken the acquisition of complementary or more specialized expertise in his/her field of research.
A postdoctoral fellowship generally lasts from 1 to 4 years. It cannot exceed 5 years, nor be less than six months long, and it can start at any time during the year.
Want to invite a postdoctoral fellow to your laboratory?
4 steps to follow when greeting a postdoctoral fellowship:
Once you have agreed to the fellowship terms and conditions with the fellow, you must send him/her an official invitation letter specifying its duration and start and end time, summarizing the nature of the intended research and indicating the terms of compensation (scholarship, salary, benefits, payment method, etc.).
If he/she is international, you must inform the fellow that he/she have to obtain a work permit and hospitalization health insurance.
The postdoctoral fellow will then go to the Registrar’s Office where they will proceed with admission and enrollment*.
The fellow will be able to get more information on fiscal matters (tax exemptions).
The following documents are required:
- REG-160-AD form completed and signed
- A copy of the letter of invitation from Université Laval
- An up-to-date resume
- An official document indicating the date your Ph.D. was granted
- An official birth certificate or a legible copy
Postdoctoral fellows must register at the beginning of each semester for the entire duration of the internship.
A postdoctoral fellow may need proof of fellowship and will have to fill out the Demande d’attestation de stage postdoctoral or a request form attesting the postdoctoral fellowship.
Upon receipt of this form, the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and the Registrar’s Office will jointly issue you an official certificate specifying the nature, duration and location of the fellowship.
Are you a Postdoctoral Research Fellow applicant?
The Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences offers a stimulating, interdisciplinary research environment that brings together renowned research teams.
2 stpes to find a internship
The first step consists of contacting a professor who accepts to supervise you as a postdoctoral fellow. To find researchers in your field, as well as current searches, consult the researcher directory.
When a professor agrees to be your supervisor, he or she will send you an official letter of invitation that specifies the duration, start date and end date of the fellowship, summarizing the nature of the planned research and stipulating the payment conditions (grants and scholarships, salary, benefits, payment terms, etc.), as well as any other useful information.
Foreign researchers must obtain a work permit from the Department of Citizenship and Immigration and have medical and hospital coverage that is valid in Canada for the duration of the fellowship.