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AMTD Waterloo Global Talent Postdoctoral Fellowship

Are you a doctoral student or postdoc who wants to build a research legacy in a unique ecosystem, working alongside world-renowned leading experts like Donna Strickland, one of the recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2018? Take your ideas to the next level at University of Waterloo, with its transformative and impactful research environment.

The AMTD Waterloo Global Talent Postdoctoral Fellowships invites applications for a prestigious one or two year fellowship; funding includes a $75,000 annual salary, an engagement fund of $7,500 plus access to additional funds to create disruptive research dissemination opportunities.  

What is the AMTD Fellowship?

With the generous three million dollar donation from alumnus Calvin Choi, the AMTD Waterloo Global Talent Postdoctoral Fellowship offers an unmatched opportunity to accelerate scholarship and careers for emerging scholars who have a disruptive research agenda that can generate globally competitive talent or outcomes in this unparalleled ecosystem. Beginning in 2020 and ending in 2025, a limited number of highly prestigious fellowships will be made available to support the global developments of exceptional academics, researchers and inventors in disciplines of utmost importance to the University of Waterloo and AMTD.

With the generous three million dollar donation from alumnus Calvin Choi, the AMTD Waterloo Global Talent Postdoctoral Fellowship offers an unmatched opportunity to accelerate scholarship and careers for emerging scholars who have a disruptive research agenda that can generate globally competitive talent or outcomes in this unparalleled ecosystem. Beginning in 2020 and ending in 2025, a limited number of highly prestigious fellowships will be made available to support the global developments of exceptional academics, researchers and inventors in disciplines of utmost importance to the University of Waterloo and AMTD.

The AMTD Fellowship brings together world-class scholars from top universities across the globe who are prepared to lead in a future that promises both great opportunity and waves of disruption.

This Fellowship is dedicated to attract and support scholars who can not only continue this history but also accelerate the development of revolutionary talent – research and scholarship, for the betterment of society.

Financial details: annual salary of $75,000, engagement fund of $7,500 plus access to a pool of additional funds to create disruptive research dissemination opportunities.

Waterloo’s commitment also includes dedicated staff to ensure a smooth transition for postdocs (and their families) to the University. Once situated, beyond the direct mentoring received from Waterloo’s world-class faculty members, postdocs will have access to global connections, most notably through the University’s and the program sponsor’s networks in Canada, the United States, Asia and beyond. The University commits to facilitating connections and access to resources for postdocs to take their ideas to the next level:

  • If a postdoc wishes to access local or global expertise in their area of research, the University will support that endeavour. 
  • If a postdoc wishes to bring together researchers for conferences or symposia, the University will support those initiatives. 
  • If a postdoc wishes to engage in outreach efforts to disseminate findings and attract collaborators, the University will support those travels. 

Fellowships will be awarded in the University of Waterloo's strategic areas of research strength.

Building off Waterloo’s long history of commercialization, the areas of strength can be concentrated in pursuing commercialization, innovation and start ups as well as the traditional deep research.

The University of Waterloo regards diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to employment equity and accessibility for all employees. As such, we encourage applications from women, Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) peoples, persons with disabilities, members of diverse gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. At Waterloo, scholars will have the opportunity to work across disciplines and collaborate with an international community of scholars and a diverse student body, situated in a rapidly growing community that has been termed a “hub of innovation”.

Application Procedures

Please refer to the website for application procedures.

Eligibility Requirements

Please refer to the website for eligibility requirements.

Evaluation Criteria

Please refer to the website for evaluation criteria.

Deadline

Annual Value

$75,000