$42,000 University of Ottawa 2022 Gordon F. Henderson Postdoctoral Fellowship

Written by David on May 3, 2022

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    Vocational scholarships
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    > 12000
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    75 Laurier Ave. E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada Phone: +1 613-562-5700 

In the Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) at the University of Ottawa, the Gordon F. Henderson Postdoctoral Scholarship is available to researchers who have a promising and innovative research project that fits within the HRREC’s mandate and who will benefit from continuing to develop that project at the HRREC. Approaches that are multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary in nature will be given preference in the proposed research project.


About the Scholarship:

The Institution of Ottawa, which was founded in the year 1848, is a public research university in the city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. University of Ottawa’s main campus is located in the heart of the city’s downtown core and offers courses in both French and English. The university is the world’s largest multilingual institution of higher learning. Located in the heart of Ottawa, the University of Ottawa offers more than 400 programs, both graduate and undergraduate, that provide students with the opportunity to work in one of Canada’s five major universities, as well as practical experience and the opportunity to develop professional terms in preparation for a career in the near future.


Students can choose from a variety of courses such as social science, law, education, the arts, and health sciences. Bio-Medical Science, Commerce, Globalization, and International Queer Cinema are just a few of the courses available at the university. According to the rankings, Ottawa University is one of the top ten research universities in the world, and its primary research areas include Molecular and Environmental Sciences, E-society, and Health, among others.

There are many academic programs available through the university’s multiple faculties, all of which are well-regarded for the quality of education and rankings they have achieved within the field they teach in. These faculties include the University of Ottawa Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Engineering, the faculty of law, the faculty of health sciences, the Telfer School of Management, the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Education, and the faculty of social sciences. The school has 36,030 undergraduate students, 4,826 post-graduate students, 2,107 doctoral students, and 266 students pursuing other courses. The school is co-educational (2019). International students account for around 8,332 students from 150 countries, or 30 percent of the total student body at the institution, according to statistics. University of Ottawa Library has an extraordinary collection of over 4.5 million titles, which is available to students at 12 different sites across campus. Students will be pleased to learn that the university is a member of the Canadian U15 network of research-intensive universities.


The university maintains a network of more than 195,000 former students and faculty. In addition to Wayne D. Angell (retired Governor of the Federal Reserve Board), Michele Lamont (Professor at Harvard University), Trent Franks (U.S. Representative and Republican Party member), and Samantha Bee (actress and producer), the Ottawa University boasts a distinguished list of alumni (Actor, Comedian). The University of Ottawa now has more than 44,000 students enrolled in nine faculties: the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Faculty of Social Sciences, and the Telfer School of Management.

This university offers more than 500 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. It also has 89 programs that allow students to participate in work terms through one of Canada’s five largest university co-op programs, which has a 95 percent placement rate and allows students to gain valuable practical work experience while also developing professional networks and preparing for their future careers. Furthermore, students have the chance to further their education by receiving a master’s or doctoral degree, or by enrolling in an intensive, highly specialized graduate certificate program at the university.

The University of Ottawa is ranked as one of Canada’s top ten research universities in the world. It receives almost $300 million in research funding each year, mostly as a result of its cutting-edge infrastructure and internationally renowned researchers. Health, e-society, Canada and the world, as well as molecular and environmental sciences, are some of the areas of focus for the institute’s research.


Scholarship Sponsor(s): University of Ottawa

Scholarship Country: Canada 

Scholarship Worth: $42,000

Study Level: Fellowship

Nationality: International Students



Scholarship Offer:

Payment of the CAD$42,000 scholarship shall be made in accordance with the parameters that have been agreed upon between the Postdoctoral fellow and the HRREC.


Eligibility for Scholarship.

The candidate’s name is:

  • It is expected that the candidate will have acquired a PhD degree no more than five years previous to December 31, 2022 and that the candidate will have delivered his or her thesis no later than April 30, 2022. Nominations for this competition are not accepted from candidates who have received their doctorate from the University of Ottawa or who have completed a combined degree program with the University of Ottawa.
  • Accepts the scholarship and agrees to work at the HRREC for the duration of the scholarship.
  • It is agreed that through participating in an original research program that is distinct from past research, the applicant will contribute to the development and scholarly activities of the HRREC
  • It is accessible to both Canadian citizens and non-citizens to enter the scholarship competition. Foreign candidates must establish that they are likely to be granted permission to reside in Canada for a period of one year before being considered for admission.



  • The Gordon F. Henderson Postdoctoral Fellowship requires the recipient to physically relocate to the HRREC in order to accept the position.
  • In the case of the Gordon F. Henderson Postdoctoral Fellowship, the award does not cover the recipient’s travel expenses (to and from Ottawa or back to the Fellow’s place of origin).


International students from Southeast Asia who are studying in Ireland and earning high academic distinctions in the forthcoming academic year 2022-2023 can apply for a scholarship through the National University of Ireland Galway. In order to be considered for this National University of Ireland scholarship, postgraduate students from South East Asia must accept an offer to study at the NUI Galway starting in September 2022 before applying.



The University of Ottawa 2022 Gordon F. Henderson Postdoctoral Fellowship  is open to all International Students


Application Procedure

  • The following documents (in either English or French) should be submitted to Viviana Fernandez ([email protected]), Assistant Director of the Human Resources Research and Education Centre:
  • a succinct covering letter
  • a current curriculum vitae;
  • a five-page synopsis of his or her PhD dissertation; and
  • The thesis evaluation committee’s written comments on the thesis;
  • I have received two letters of recommendation.
  • In a five-page research proposal, you should describe the Postdoctoral project, its objectives, and the results you expect to get from it.


Application Deadline

The application deadline  for University of Ottawa 2022 Gordon F. Henderson Postdoctoral Fellowship is  May 31, 2022


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