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Harley N. Hotchkiss Postdoctoral Recruitment Fellowship

Harley N. Hotchkiss Postdoctoral Recruitment Fellowship

The HBI will provide, on a competitive basis, partial salary support to enable full HBI members to recruit postdoctoral fellows.


Acceptance into a full-time postdoctoral fellowship program under the supervision of a full-time faculty member (professional track) of the University of Calgary. As this is a recruitment fellowship, applications must be made prior to, or within 9 months of commencement, of postdoctoral training in the HBI. 


$25,000 per year




Two years, subject to annual renewal

Where Tenable:

University of Calgary


The purpose of this award is to attract postdoctoral fellows (PDFs) who will be highly competitive for external awards on the basis of their academic performance and research program. Thus, PDFs holding this award are expected to apply for external awards or grants for which they are eligible, including those from provincial or national agencies. It is anticipated that the award will be pro-rated by funding obtained from other sources.

Applicants must provide a letter of support from their research supervisor committing to provide a $25,000 annual component of the award - which can include benefits - until the PDF obtains an external fellowship.

  • Applications will be accepted before/within 9 months of commencement of postdoctoral training in the HBI. A postdoctoral fellow is defined as an individual with five years or less of full-time training after PhD or other advanced degree.
  • Applications for Mathison Centre funding must have supervisors who are full members of the the Mathison Centre to be eligible.
  • Funding under this program is only available to full HBI members for one postdoctoral fellow at a time.
  • HBI support does not include benefits.
  • Funding cannot be allocated to a postdoctoral fellow remaining in the laboratory where they received their PhD.
  • The host laboratory must match the HBI contribution through commitment of an additional $25,000
  • Funding is allocated annually and may be renewed once for an individual fellow; renewal is contingent upon application for external scholarships, annual review of progress and letter of support from the supervisor
  • Individuals obtaining external support (i.e. tri-council, AI-HS, or equivalent) or any other internal funding must immediately inform the Education Director of the HBI to enable re-allocation of HBI funding to other individuals.
  • Funding will be available subject to availability of funds and priority will be given to first year applicants




Awards will be adjudicated by the HBI Education Committee

Review criteria will include, but not necessarily be limited to:

  • Quality of the candidate
  • Match of fellow and supervisor research interests
  • Evidence of previous research productivity
  • Appropriate and informative letters of reference
  • Adequacy of funding in host laboratory


Candidates must submit the completed application form, along with all supporting documents (including two letters of reference, one additional letter of reference from supervisor, and letter of support from supervisor), to

Dr. Cam Teskey
Education Director
Hotchkiss Brain Institute

Questions can be directed to the HBI Education Coordinator, Jason Ng:

No more than two applications will be accepted for an individual fellow.

Application Form

Fellowship Application Instructions

Deadline: October 1 and March 15