VISTA Distinguished Post-Doctoral Fellowship
The York University

All Nationalities
Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Scholarship Overview

The York University invites applications from PhD degree holders for VISTA Distinguished Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2021. The fellowship aims to support distinguished researchers from other national or international institutions to carry out postdoctoral research under the supervision of a VISTA core member that is aligned with the VISTA (Vision: Science to Applications) program. 


The selected scholars will receive the following benefits: 

  • Minimum CAD 70,000 per annum for up to 2 years
  • Annual research allowance of CAD 7,500
  • Annual networking allowance CAD 1,000 


  • Completed application form
  • A one-page summary of the proposed research
  • Voluntary self-identification survey in the specified format
  • Postdoctoral Supervisor Form in the specified format
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two Letters of Reference

Note: Referees do not include the proposed supervisor. The proposed supervisor may opt to submit a maximum of 5 pages letter of reference.


To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Hold a PhD degree from a national or international institution
  • Be doing postdoctoral research which is aligned with the VISTA program under the supervision of VISTA core member
  • Provide evidence of excellence in their field

How To Apply

Follow the following steps to apply: 

Step 1: Find a VISTA Core Member as a supervisor. 
Step 2: Click on the 'Apply Now' button and read all details.
Step 3: Email the completed application form along with required documents to

Note: The letters of support should be sent directly from referees to