Gordon F. Henderson Postdoctoral Scholarship at University of Ottawa

The Gordon F. Henderson Postdoctoral Scholarship is obtainable to a researcher with a promising and innovative research project. The project must fall within the mandate of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) at the University of Ottawa and the researcher will profit from developing that project at the HRREC. Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary methods for future research projects will be given preference.

The Gordon F. Henderson Postdoctoral Scholarship is offered for a Postgraduate degree. The University of Ottawa is a bilingual public research university in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The main campus is located on 42.5 hectares (105 acres) in the heart of Ottawa’s Downtown Core, adjacent to the residential neighbourhood of Sandy Hill, adjacent to Ottawa’s Rideau Canal.

The University of Ottawa was first recognized as the College of Bytown in 1848 by the first bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Ottawa, Joseph-Bruno Guigues. Placed under the direction of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, it was retitled the College of Ottawa in 1861 and expected university status five years later through a royal charter. On 5 February 1889, the university was settled under a pontifical charter by Pope Leo XIII, elevating the institution to a pontifical university.

The university was efficient on July 1, 1965, as a corporation, independent from any outside body or religious organization. As a result, the civil and pontifical charters were kept by the newly created Saint Paul University, federated with the university. The lasting civil faculties were reserved by the reorganized university.

The university’s core campus is located within the neighbourhood of Sandy Hill (Côte-de-Sable). The core campus is surrounded to the north by By Ward Market district, to the east by Sandy Hill’s residential area, and to the southwest by Nicholas Street, which runs adjacent to the Rideau Canal on the western half of the university.

As of the 2010–2011 academic year, the core campus occupied 35.3 ha (87 acres), though the university owns and manages other properties throughout the city, raising the university’s total extent to 42.5 ha (105 acres). The core campus moved two times before settling in its final location in 1856. When the institution first originated, the campus was situated next to the Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica. With space a major issue in 1852, the campus moved to a location that is now across from the National Gallery of Canada. In 1856, the institution moved to its current location.

The University of Ottawa is a research university and a member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada. It functions on a semester system, operating fall/winter and spring/summer sessions. Undergraduate programs include the majority of the school’s enrolment, with 35,515 full-time and part-time undergraduate students, compared to 6,741 graduate students in 2018. Eliminating Saint Paul, the university conferred 7,449 bachelor’s and professional degrees, 208 doctoral degrees, and 1,815 master’s degrees in 2015.

The university also compromises students’ opportunity to earn credits while studying abroad, through student exchange programs, and summer programs. The university has exchange agreements with over 250 institutions in over 52 countries.

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Worth of Gordon F. Henderson Postdoctoral Scholarship

  • The scholarship totalling CAD$42,000 will be rewarded according to terms to be agreed upon between the Postdoctoral fellow and the HRREC.

Eligibility for the Gordon F. Henderson Postdoctoral Scholarship

  • Open to both Canadian citizens and non-citizens.
  • Foreign Candidates must exhibit that they are likely to get permission to reside in Canada for one year.
  • Candidates for the Gordon F. Henderson Postdoctoral Scholarship will have gotten a doctoral degree no more than five years before December 31, 2022, and will have to access their thesis by April 30, 2022. Candidates who have obtained their doctorate from the University of Ottawa or through a joint degree program with the University of Ottawa are not eligible for this competition;
  • Agrees to work at the HRREC for the full period of the scholarship;
  • Agrees to contribute to the development and scholarly activities of the HRREC by engaging in an original research program that is distinct from the research he or she has previously undertaken.

How to Apply for the Gordon F. Henderson Postdoctoral Scholarship

  • The Gordon F. Henderson Postdoctoral Scholarship necessitates the recipient to take up the position physically at the HRREC.
  • The Gordon F. Henderson Postdoctoral Scholarship honor does not cover the travel costs of the receiver (to Ottawa or return to the Fellow’s place of origin).

The candidate should send the essential documents (in English or French) to Viviana Fernandez at viviana.fernandez@uOttawa.ca, Assistant Director of the HRREC.

Application Deadline for the Gordon F. Henderson Postdoctoral Scholarship

The application deadline for this scholarship is May 31, 2022.

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