Doing a postdoctoral fellowship
A postdoctoral fellowship at Université Laval allows you to play an active and vital role in developing and conducting activities with UL research clusters. You can also contribute to the quality of UL programs by getting involved in teaching.
The purpose of a postdoctoral fellowship is to acquire additional skills and expertise that help facilitate the transition to an independent career in research, whether in academia, the public and broader public sector, or the private sector.
Politique d’accueil et d’encadrement des stagiaires postdoctorales et stagiaires postdoctoraux à l’Université Laval In French, English coming soon (PDF, 192 Ko)
Directive applicable à l’accueil et à l’encadrement des stagiaires postdoctorales et stagiaires postdoctoraux à l’Université Laval In French, English coming soon (PDF, 198 Ko)
Finding a supervisor for your fellowship
To do a postdoctoral fellowship at Université Laval, you must first find a professor willing to supervise your work and welcome you on their research team. For a list of researchers in your field and research projects underway, see the directory of researchers and research expertise (in French only).
Once you find someone who agrees to supervise you, they will send you an official letter of invitation indicating:
- The fellowship start and end dates
- The nature of the planned research
- The conditions of remuneration (scholarships, salaries, social benefits, payment terms, etc.)
- Any other information deemed useful
It is a good idea to agree on an arrival date and make an appointment at your host unit with the person who will be supervising your fellowship.
When you arrive to start your fellowship, there are several administrative steps you’ll need to take to confirm your status at Université Laval and obtain access to the services to which you are entitled.
Fellowship completion certificate
At the end of your postdoctoral fellowship, you can request an official completion certificate by filling out this form (in French only).
Upon receipt of the form, the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FESP) will issue an official certificate specifying the nature, duration and location of your fellowship.
As of May 3, 2021, a fee of $9 per certificate will be charged.
When you leave the University, be sure to notify your host unit, FESP, and the Registrar’s Office of your departure.
Postdoctoral or medical fellow status
There are different options available to you if you wish to continue your studies after your doctorate.
As a postdoctoral fellow, you can benefit from different sources of funding.
International postdoctoral fellows
Before coming to Canada, find out how to obtain a work permit for your postdoctoral fellowship.
Activities, initiatives and tools
Take advantage of the professional and personal development opportunities available to postdoctoral fellows.