Train to become the next generation of scientist


Postdoctoral Fellowships: An opportunity to work with the best and brightest in accelerated molecular and materials discovery at the University of Toronto and around the world

APPLICATION guidelines
Applications for our 2023 AC postdoctoral fellowship program are now open!


$75,000 per year (salary support of $70,000 and lab consumables of $5,000)


2 years


Up to 6 fellows per cohort

The Matter Stream at CDL-Toronto

Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) provides technical guidance, business insights, and access to capital to entrepreneurs

Creative Destruction Lab

Focus areas

Ventures along the materials value chain; materials discovery, development, or manufacturing and recycling


Early-stage companies (early venture or growth) or even projects (pre-incorporation); however, start-ups at all levels of maturity will be considered

Innovation areas

Material informatics; tools and processes for materials recycling; biomanufacturing; smart materials; graphene and nanomaterials; materials for energy storage


The Eric and Wendy Schmidt AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship: A program of Schmidt Futures

Apply by Nov 21, 2022 for a chance to be part of the first cohort!


2 years


For early-career scholars in engineering, mathematics and natural sciences interested in applying AI to their work. Experience with AI is not a requirement, but applicants must have a desire to learn new AI methodologies that stand to accelerate discoveries in their domain.


University of Toronto


Global Acceleration Network: A network of like-minded organizations around the world working to accelerate materials and molecular discovery.

Current partnersJoin


Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Asia


Global issues demand a global response. To create a healthier, sustainable future, we need new materials quickly. We will get there faster, together.


To exchange resources and knowledge, to co-develop standards and best practices, and to connect key players in the value chain to expedite research translation and commercialization


Researchers in residence: An opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a research residency at the AC’s homebase, the University of Toronto

Applications will open shortly. Check back in Winter 2022 for complete guidelines.


Up to 6 months


Researchers will have expertise in the application of AI and automation to a wide variety of fields and/or drive the implementation of self-driving lab technology


Participants will have the opportunity to collaborate with research groups across U of T's three campuses in Toronto, Scarborough, and Mississauga

Save the date for the Accelerate conference, August 22–25, 2023!