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CMHC-NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and NSERC partnered in 2018 to jointly fund the CMHC-NSERC PDF awards valued at $45,000 per year for two years. Drawing from national consultations that were launched in the summer of 2016 to solicit the views of individual Canadians and housing organizations, experts and stakeholders, information was collected that helped identify the most important housing challenges where research in STEM could help provide answers. The ongoing initiative aims to build Canadian expertise in housing research and address research and knowledge translation gaps in housing and related fields. It will support fellows whose proposed research aligns with one or more of the This link will take you to another Web site priority areas of the National Housing Strategy.

A total of two awards are available for all priority areas and, in addition, NSERC may fully fund up to two awards with a focus on Indigenous housing.

In addition to your PDF application, you must provide a justification that demonstrates how your proposed research aligns with the This link will take you to another Web site priority areas of the National Housing Strategy. Justifications must be submitted on or before the NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships application deadline via NSERC’s Secure Submission site.

For more information on the application process, eligibility criteria, and terms and conditions of the award refer to the PDF program description.

For more information on this initiative visit the This link will take you to another Web site CMHC Housing Research Scholarship Program website.

Conditions of the award

Refer to the Tri-agency Research Training Award Holder’s Guide for policies and requirements about holding the award, such as acceptance, start date, deferment, paid parental leave, holding the award on a part-time basis, etc.

In addition, the following conditions will apply to the CMHC-NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships:

  • Fellowship must be held in Canada.
  • Annual reports will be reviewed by both NSERC and CMHC to ensure that the research continues to meet the mandate of both parties.
  • You may be expected to attend the This link will take you to another Web site National Housing Conference to share research project results with other fellows and stakeholders. Associated costs (travel and hospitality) will be covered by CMHC.


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