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Postdoctoral Fellows / Visiting Scholars / Research Scholars

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Postdoctoral Fellows

Some colleagues may wish to appoint a postdoctoral fellow.  A postdoctoral fellow is an individual in training that has completed a doctoral degree within the last five years and is engaged in research at the university under the supervision of a faculty member.  Fellowships are funded entirely by the sponsoring faculty member(s) or through an external funding agency.

NOTE:  Salaries to Postdoctoral Fellows are limited to two (2) years' support (NSERC and SSHRC).  For more information, please visit:  http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/FinancialAdminGuide-GuideAdminFinancier/FundsUse-UtilisationSubventions_eng.asp#compensation

The following procedures must be followed prior to offering a post-doctoral fellowship.  A faculty member would complete a Postdoctoral Fellow Appointment Request Form and include a CV, recommendation letters (DPC, Chair & Dean), and the applicable documents. All of the information obtained would go to the Vice-President, Research and Innovation for final approval. Copies of the final approval would be forwarded for information to the Vice-President, Academic and the President.


Visiting Scholars

A visiting scholar is a researcher or faculty member with ongoing affiliation at a different institution, who visits a host university for a fixed period of time to conduct research or to otherwise participate in academic life at the university.  The scholar is projected to teach, lecture, or perform research on a topic the visitor is valued for.  The Visiting Scholar would conduct their own research and are expected to actively participate in a number of institutional activities, such as:

  • Deliver a formal lecture to the host institution
  • Engage in formal or informal discussions with research students
  • Undertake collaborative research with faculty and staff
  • Contribute to the university's teaching by presenting guest lecture or faculty seminars
  • Present a paper as part of the university's seminar program.

The following procedures must be followed in order to host a visiting scholar.  A faculty member would complete a Visiting Scholar Appointment Request Form and include a CV, recommendation letters (DPC, Chair & Dean), and the applicable documents. All of the information obtained would go to the Vice-President, Research and Innovation for final approval. Copies of the final approval would be forwarded for information to the Vice-President, Academic and the President.


Research Scholars

Some colleagues may wish to establish formal links with independent researchers with whom they wish to collaborate. Research scholars promote the exchange of ideas, research, mutual enrichment and linkages between research and academic institutions.

The following procedures must be followed in order to have an individual named a research scholar.  A faculty member would formally write to the DPC and Chair of her/his Department or Program, supplying the individual’s CV and a description of potential research collaborations. The Department’s/Program’s recommendation would go to the Dean. The Department’s/Program’s and the Dean’s recommendations would go to the Vice-President, Research and Innovation for final approval. Copies of the final approval would be forwarded for information to the Vice-President, Academic and the President.


If you require additional information, please contact:

Bea Spearing, Executive Assistant to the Vice-President
204.786.9734
b.spearing@uwinnipeg.ca