Postdocs Financial Resources

Postdoctoral fellowship funds can be drawn from a variety of sources, secured either by the postdocs themselves or their faculty supervisors. Postdocs can secure funding from external granting agencies or fellowship programs or may be offered funding from their faculty supervisors’ grant or research resources.

The Office of the Vice-Dean Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies manages the following programs for Postdoctoral Scholars at UTSC.

  • The Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program and the UTSC Inclusive Excellence Postdoctoral Fellowship Program provide funding to UTSC departments to increase opportunities for hiring postdoctoral scholars from underrepresented groups, specifically Indigenous and Black researchers. Applicants must be nominated by a UTSC Faculty member. 
  • the UTSC Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. This program can be held in any department or research unit across U of T Scarborough and applicants must secure sponsorship of a supervisor (or supervisors) from the professoriate at U of T Scarborough. Each award will provide $45,000 (plus benefits) per year for a maximum of two years and are tenable only at U of T Scarborough. Both fully funded and partially funded fellowships are available.
  • the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is intended to attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internationally, develop their leadership potential, and position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow. Departmental information on this program will be available by the Spring of 2023.
  • the Postdoctoral Fellow Program in the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL). The focus of this program is scholars who are interested in research related to the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) and in careers that focus on teaching at a university level.


Other funding opportunities for postdocs are listed on the University of Toronto's Award Explorer and on the Postdoctoral portal of the SGS's website

UTSC Awards & Scholarships: Find out about other available financial support for domestic and international students and postdocs at UTSC.