MIRA Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Aging Research
McMaster University has identified aging as a research priority, and is focusing its research strength on addressing the most pressing questions facing the aging population. The University has recently made a transformative investment in this critical area by creating the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA), which serves to support and connect researchers and aging research platforms in all six Faculties at McMaster.
MIRA’s mandate is to support innovative research approaches that build upon McMaster’s culture of interdisciplinary collaboration, and, where appropriate, to engage older adults and other key stakeholders throughout the conceptualization, evaluation and implementation of interventions and technologies.
To this end, MIRA will support the recruitment of three interdisciplinary post-doctoral Fellows in the field of aging research. The research projects supported by these Fellowships should aim to generate evidence that contributes to the well-being of older adults.
Eligibility & Conditions for the Award
• Canadian citizens, permanent residents and international candidates are eligible.
• The Fellowship is open to candidates who have/will have successfully completed their PhD degree requirements before the start of the Fellowship.
• Candidates must be eligible to start a postdoctoral position by November 1, 2017.
• The Fellowship is tenable at McMaster University, where the Fellow is expected to pursue full-time postdoctoral study and research for the term of the Fellowship.
• The supervisor or supervisory team must be able to contribute at least $10,000 in financial support to fund additional salary and benefits for the Fellow
The MIRA Executive committee will evaluate the applications and select the award recipients based on the quality, feasibility and impact of the research proposal, the value of interdisciplinary approach, and the alignment with MIRA’s goals and mandate.
Notification of Results
A decision is expected to be made by early September, 2017.
Questions about the award may be directed to: Laura Harrington Managing Director, McMaster Institute for Research on Aging firstname.lastname@example.org 905-525-9140 ext. 28658
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