This email is intended for anyone who might be interested in this opportunity. Should you receive this email more than once, we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
This is just a reminder that your nominations for the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program are to be submited to the CGSR, attention Heather Lukey (firstname.lastname@example.org), by Monday, August 16 (the original due date, August 15, fell on the Sunday).
If I could draw your attention to a small cause for concern. We have received a few applications, but these have been returned to the respective departments as the applications were either incomplete or not in the correct format. I must stress the fact that the function of the review panel (CGSR and AVP-Res Office) is to determine the quality of the applicant and not to determine whether the applications themselves have been completed and formated correctly. For example, none of the applications received to-date have used the 'Common CV' format. Furthermore, the applications received to-date have only included a very brief (most often one page) overview of the applicant and/or their research interest(s). I must remind all of you with an interest in this program that this is a very competitive program and that simply providing a cursory overview of the applicant rather than addressing all of the items outlined in the 'Preview of Key Application Elements' (circulated previously, but appended again for your information) will undoubtedly weaken your applicant's chance of success at the National level of review.
The application should include (see attached file for more details): (a) A list (max 3 pages) of research contributions of applicant (AND a description of the significance of up to three of these contributions); (b) A list of leadership contributions of the applicant (max 1 page) (AND, again, a description of the impact and importance of up to three of these contributions); (c) A description of career aspirations of the applicant and the rationale for choosing to do postdoctoral research at the UofS and in association with the proposed supervisor; (d) A research proposal (max 4 pages), including a lay summary (max ˝ page); And, finally, (e) a statement by the proposed supervisor (max 2 pages) that includes a description of the research environment and support in-place in relation to the research proposed as well as a description of the supervisor’s academic and research background and key contributions/accomplishments to-date.
I thank you for your attention to this matter.
Darrell D. Mousseau, PhD
Saskatchewan Research Chair in
Alzheimer disease and related dementias
Cell Signalling Laboratory
Department of Psychiatry
Rm B45, HSB
107 Wiggins Ave.
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E5
tel: (306) 966-8824