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The University of Alberta (UAlberta) has approximately 600 postdoctoral fellows, all of whom are valued members of the university community. As such, UAlberta provides services to meet the needs of our postdoctoral fellows to help foster their research training and professional development to help prepare them for the next step in their career. [Read more]

Funding and fellowships

For work in the field of South Asian Studies, the main sources of postdoc funding are the Banting, Killam and Notley fellowships.  [Read more]

For candidates who are Canadian citizens or who have permanent residence in Canada, the SSHRC offers fellowships, subject to further elegibility criteria.

If you are thinking of coming to the U of A for postdoc work, start early! Applying for a PD grant is a trying process that always takes longer than you think.  Make sure you back up your laptop or use a cloud storage system like Dropbox or Google Drive for your files.   Study the interests of the faculty members in the different departments here at the university, especially those in the departments of History & Classics, in Religious Studies, and in Music with a view to how you might fit your research interests into the topics supported at the university.  Professors Dominik Wujastyk (History & Classics), Neil Dalal (Philosophy and Religious Studies) and Dagmar Wujastyk (History & Classics and Religious Studies all have backgrounds in Sanskrit and classical Indian studies.  Contact one of the professors as soon as you can to start discussing your application.

Scholars interested in Buddhist studies are encouraged to apply to come to the U of A with financial support from the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies.  Details.