Postdoctoral Fellows

Bloomberg Nursing is the ideal setting for postdoctoral fellows to transition from graduate student studies to independent scholarship. Join our research-intensive environment with world-leading nursing scholars.

Apply to be a Bloomberg Nursing postdoctoral fellow

Applicants who wish to pursue postdoctoral training should contact a faculty members accepting trainees to discuss their interests and work with them to develop an appropriate faculty supervisor/postdoctoral fellow arrangement. Find a faculty member in our searchable directory by research interest.

Once the supervisor/postdoctoral fellow arrangement has been established, the applicant should compile the following items and submit them to Kelly Metcalfe, RN, PhD, FCAHS, FAAN, Associate Dean Research and External Relations, by email (

  1. Statement of interest, identifying the supervisor, describing planned research projects and training goals, and naming two referees (five-page limit, single spaced)
  2. Recent curriculum vitae (no page limit)
  3. Letter from potential Bloomberg Nursing postdoctoral supervisor describing training plans, funding source and amount (two-page limit, single spaced)

Postdoctoral fellows are funded from a variety of sources, secured either by the fellows themselves or their faculty supervisors. Fellows can secure funding from external granting agencies, and fellowship programs, or may be offered funding from their faculty supervisors’ grant or research resources.

Compensation, regardless of funding source, must meet the $36,061 minimum annual stipend as outlined by the University of Toronto. Postdoctoral fellows at Bloomberg Nursing are subject to the policies and procedures for postdoctoral fellows of the University of Toronto.

Postdoctoral fellows at the University of Toronto are represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (Local 3902, Unit 5).

Important Details

CUPE 3902 Unit 5

Postdoctoral Fellows and their contracts

Pay and Benefits