A postdoctoral fellowship to explore high-risk, high-reward research ideas

AC postdoctoral fellowships

An opportunity to explore high-risk, high-reward research ideas

The AC’s postdoctoral program provides fellows with the opportunity to work with 2 or more AC members (hosts), including one with a faculty appointment at U of T. While fellows will be based at U of T, our aim is to encourage collaboration between our members in Toronto, across Canada and around the world.

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Fellowship value: $75,000 (salary support of $70,000 and $5,000 for lab consumables) per year for up to 5 fellows

Fellowship duration: 2 years (January 4, 2022 – January 3, 2024)

Theme areas:

  • Applications of AI in molecular or materials discovery (including but not limited to energy production and storage, construction materials, electronics, healthcare, life sciences and the circular economy)
  • Integrating machine learning with computational and experimental methods
  • Laboratory automation
  • High throughput data analysis
  • Multidisciplinary approaches are required

Deadline: September 22, 2021 by 5:00pm EDT

Competition timelines

Important dates

  • Competition announced: October 13, 2022  
  • Full applications due: December 16, 2022 by 5:00pm EDT 
  • Application review: December 19 – January 13, 2023 
  • Presentations from shortlisted candidates: Week of January 23, 2023 
  • Notice of award: Early February 2022 
  • Public announcement and fellowship start date: March 1, 2023 
  • Fellowship end date: March 3, 2025 

Current Fellows 2022

Hooman Chamani
Kourosh Darvish
Salatan Duangdangchote

Past Fellows 2022–Present


Deadline to apply for our 2023 AC postdoc fellowship is Jan 27!