CITA is a national centre for theoretical astrophysics located at the University of Toronto. As part of its mandate to promote research throughout Canada, the Institute provides partial support for postdoctoral fellows working in theoretical astrophysics or closely related fields at Canadian universities other than the University of Toronto, through its National Fellows program.
The responsibility for identifying and nominating potential CITA National Fellows who will work at a given university lies with the faculty at that university.
Faculty who are members of CITA Inc are eligible to submit nominations. In addition, faculty at Canadian universities who are not eligible to be members of CITA Inc. may also submit nominations.
If you are interested in a CITA National Fellowship, please check other Canadian university websites for positions available.
For each prospective fellow, a nomination package consisting of curriculum vitae, bibliography, statement of proposed research, and three letters of recommendation should be forwarded to the CITA Director along with a supporting letter from a faculty member stating how the applicant is expected to contribute to the local research program. There is no limit on the number of nominations per faculty member or per university; however, any faculty member submitting more than one nomination is asked to rank the nominees in order of preference, with reasons given for the ordering. The application will be examined by CITA Council and ranked along with, and using the same standards as, applications for postdoctoral research fellow positions to be held at CITA.
The next round of applications will start in the Fall of 2013. Please check back in September for online submission.