Arts launches Lupina Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Lupin flowers

The Faculty of Arts is very pleased to launch a new postdoctoral program that is made possible by the generous support of the Lupina Foundation — a Canadian charitable organization committed to research and innovation in health and societal issues.

With applications open this week, the first two Lupina Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellows will join Arts in September 2021. Their research focus can fall within any disciplinary area that investigates the social determinants of health, particularly at the intersections of health, society, and technology. Each fellow will work under the supervision of a faculty member from Arts yet will be encouraged to also seek interdisciplinary collaboration with researchers across the Waterloo campus.

“We’re very excited to partner with the Lupina Foundation and attract exceptional early-career scholars whose work has the potential to improve health and health outcomes in local to global contexts,” says Anna Esselment, Associate Dean, Graduate Studies in Arts.

With a $5K research stipend and a salary topped up to $70,000, Arts and the Lupina Foundation offer two funding models: external and internal, with the latter inviting prospective supervisors to use their own research grants to fund up to 50% of the annual salary.

“These postdoctoral fellows will advance both the Faculty of Arts’ and the University’s goal to build greater interdisciplinary strength and produce research with tangible social impacts,” says Ana Ferrer, Associate Dean, Research in Arts, who co-leads the new program with Esselment.

Applications for the 2021 fellowships are due March 28, 2021. Prospective postdoctoral fellows from anywhere in Canada and prospective supervisors from Waterloo Arts can learn more about the Lupina Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellows, including eligibility and application details.