Friday, November 23, 2018

IWH Postdoctoral Mustard Scholarship in Canada

The Institute for Work & Health (IWH) is an independent, not-for-profit research organization based in Toronto, Canada. Its mission is to “promote, protect and improve the safety and health of working people by conducting actionable research that is valued by employers, workers, and policy-makers.
Since 2013, IWH has operated with core funding from the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Labour (Ontario). For the 22 years previous to that, since its founding in 1990, the core funder was Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and its predecessors. The institute maintains an arm’s-length relationship with its core funder. Institute scientists also apply for and receive grants from peer-reviewed funding agencies in Canada, such as the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. IWH’s board of directors includes senior business, labour and academic representatives. A scientific advisory committee provides guidance on IWH research activities. IWH has formal affiliations with four universities in Ontario, Canada: University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, McMaster University and York University. The institute has access to data sources from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and Statistics Canada. IWH is part of the health and safety system in Ontario.

  • Applicants must have completed a PhD (or equivalent) at the time they begin the fellowship, in one or more of the fields of social, behavioural, organizational or health sciences, including epidemiology, medicine and allied medical professions.
  • Applicants must be within five (5) years of completion of their PhD, have held no more than one other postdoctoral fellowship (or equivalent), and have not held another academic job as an independent investigator (e.g., assistant professorship).
  • Applicants should have an interest in approaching research questions from a multidisciplinary perspective.
  • Applicants should have proficiency in relevant qualitative and/or quantitative methods.
  • Applicants must hold Canadian citizenship, have permanent residency status in Canada or be eligible for a Canadian work visa at the time of application.
  • Applicants may not hold another major salary award in addition to the Mustard Fellowship in Work and Health.

Required Documents:
  • Covering letter and curriculum vitae in PDF format.
  • Copies of transcript of academic records in PDF format (graduate, complete with description of grading scale employed). Official transcripts are not required.
  • Abstract of the post-doctoral research proposal (maximum 250 words).
  • Full statement of the proposed program of research to be conducted during the term of the fellowship in PDF format (maximum 3 pages). The statement should be written by the applicant and should include the scientific and career benefits expected to be derived from the research and its relevance to the mandate of the Institute.

The fellowship award currently stands at approximately $55,000 CDN per annum, plus a benefit package and conference travel support. Only one fellowship is awarded.

How To Apply:
Please apply through This Link

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