THE E. B. EASTBURN POSTDOCTORAL
FELLOWSHIP 2011 - 2013
Under the terms of a bequest to Hamilton Community Foundation by the late Eugene B. Eastburn, a two- year
Fellowship will be awarded for full-time post-doctoral studies in engineering or the sciences (Natural or Physical
sciences, including Health Sciences).
A. CONDITIONS OF AWARD:
1. The Fellowship is open to candidates who have/will have successfully defended their Ph.D. thesis no more than
five years before the application deadline, or who will have successfully defended their Ph.D. thesis and are
eligible to start a post-doctoral position by December 31st of the competition year (2011).
2. The Fellowship is tenable at McMaster University, where the Fellow is expected to pursue full-time postdoctoral
study and research for the term of the Fellowship.
3. The Fellowship will be awarded for twenty-four (24) consecutive months, commencing approximately September
1, 2011. In the event of the termination of the Fellowship during the Fellowship term, the amount of the award
will be prorated.
4. For the 2011 -2013 Fellowship term, the total award will be $80,000, out of which the Fellow will be expected to
pay all related travel, equipment, research and other expenses, as well as his/her own salary. A schedule of
semi-annual payments will be arranged with the sponsoring institution on behalf of the Fellow.
5. Fellows are expected to devote a minimum of 80% of their working time to research, with up to 20% of time
available for teaching, if so desired. It is understood that teaching responsibilities would be arranged with, and
reimbursed by, the host institution. No other paid employment or major academic award may be accepted by the
successful candidate during the term that the Fellowship is held.
6. Interim written reports briefly describing research progress must be submitted semi-annually by the Fellow. A
final detailed report must be filed within one month of the conclusion of the Fellowship term. All reports are to be
filed with Hamilton Community Foundation.
7. Preference will be given to those whose financial resources are severely limited.
8. The Board of Directors of Hamilton Community Foundation has final authority on matters related to the
Fellowship, but will be guided by the recommendations of a Selection Committee, The E.B. Eastburn
Postdoctoral Fellowship Committee, the members of which are appointed by the Foundation.
9. The Foundation reserves the right to terminate the Fellowship award for cause.
B. APPLICATION PROCEDURE
1. Applicants must submit in-person or by email, regular mail or courier:
a) A completed E.B. Eastburn Postdoctoral Fellowship Application Form (current year);
b) Curriculum vitae;
c) Original transcripts of academic records (graduate), complete with description of grading scale employed;
d) An abstract of the research proposal (maximum 200 words) expressed in non-technical terms;
e) A full statement in non-technical terms (no more than 2 pages in length) of the proposed research program;
to be written by the applicant; to include a statement of the impact of the proposed program; and
f) A personal statement (no more than 1 page) in which the applicant explains what impact receiving the E.B.
Eastburn Postdoctoral Fellowship will have on his or her ability to complete this phase of his or her research
2. Three (3) confidential supporting letters, sent directly by the authors to Leslie Brandreth in the School
of Graduate Studies Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Research Training, McMaster University, must be
received by the application deadline (February 28, 2011). Referees must include the proposed research
supervisor(s) and the Ph.D. supervisor.
For the 2011-2013 Fellowship, complete applications and supporting letters marked “The E.B. Eastburn
Postdoctoral Fellowship” must be received on or before February 28, 2011 addressed to:
School of Graduate Studies
Gilmour Hall Room 212
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8
Phone 905-525-9140 ext. 24205
THE E. B. EASTBURN POSTDOCTORAL
FELLOWSHIP 2009 - 2011
Surname: Given names:
Mailing Address (if different):
University affiliations (including degrees, universities, and dates):
Anticipated date of completion of doctoral requirements, if degree not awarded:
Discipline of Doctoral Degree:
Please provide the names, university affiliations and email addresses of at least three referees who
are the authors of supporting letters being sent under separate cover:
a) Proposed Research Supervisor(s):
b) Ph.D. Supervisor:
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