Policies

Postdoctoral Fellows (PDFs) are valuable members of the university; they contribute immensely to the vitality of the research environment. In general, PDFs come to a university in order to:

  • gain additional research experience and expertise
  • develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become independent investigators themselves
  • engage in research projects that provide the challenge necessary for intellectual growth rather than provision of technical support

Supervisors can expect that a PDF will contribute significantly to the intellectual development of research projects. While a PDF should be capable of independent work, the PDF must work on projects that are of interest to the supervisor, who provides the environment and often the funding that allows the research to be carried out.

Canadian Postdoctoral Fellowship

Setting up Canadian/Domestic PDFs

The following is the procedure the unit/department is to follow for applying to register Canadian/Domestic PDFs with CGSR

  1. Read the Postdoctoral Fellows policy
  2. Researcher/Faculty should informally confirm that the candidate is eligible for appointment, has a draft letter of offer and CV (can submit to CGSR for preview if so wishes)
  3. Researcher reaches a tentative agreement with the candidate, regarding appointment details
  4. Upon arrival at the U of S, researcher/unit submits the following to CGSR to complete the appointment details
    1. signed Postdoctoral Fellowship registration form
    2. signed letter of offer
    3. candidate’s CV
    4. signed Intellectual Property Agreement
    5. JIF (Job Information form) – electronic
    6. PIF (Personal Information form) – electronic
    7. Direct Deposit Form
    8. Federal Tax Form
    9. Provincial Tax Form
    10. SIN (if applicable)
    11. Copy of Permanent Resident card (if applicable)

HR will only accept Post Doc registration documents directly from CGSR after they are approved. Send or deliver registration package – original documents to:

College of Graduate Studies & Research
 
Room C180, 105 Administration Place

Please ensure that remuneration is at least $35,000(1.75 TIMES CGSR DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIP)

International Postdoctoral Fellowship

Setting up International PDFs

The following is the procedure the unit/department is to follow for applying to register International PDFs with CGSR.

  1. Read the Postdoctoral Fellows policy
  2. Researcher/Faculty should informally confirm that the candidate is eligible for appointment, has a draft letter of offer and CV (can submit to CGSR for preview if so wishes)
  3. Researcher reaches a tentative agreement with the candidate, regarding appointment details
  4. Academic unit submits the following in hard form to CGSR:
  5. Upon approval by CGSR Human Resources will submit the Offer of Employment form to the CIC and provide a copy of the information package to the applicant, via E-mail, with instructions regarding next steps.
  6. Candidate uses the documentation to secure a work permit
  7. Upon arrival at the U of S, researcher/unit submits to CGSR to complete the appointment
    1. copy of work permit
    2. JIF (Job Information form) – electronic
    3. PIF (Personal Information form) – electronic
    4. Direct Deposit Form
    5. Federal Tax Form
    6. Provincial Tax Form
    7. SIN 

HR will only accept Post Doc registration documents directly from CGSR after they are approved. Send or deliver registration package – original documents to:

College of Graduate Studies & Research
 
Room C180, 105 Administration Place

Please ensure that remuneration is at least $35,000(1.75 TIMES CGSR DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIP)