Call for applications: Lillian Wright Postdoctoral Fellowship

Applicants are invited to make submissions to the inaugural Lillian Wright Postdoctoral Fellowship in Maternal Child-Health in York University’s Faculty of Health.

The Fellowship will offer highly qualified candidates interdisciplinary training in the area of maternal-child health and mental well being. Specifically, the fellowship will focus on applied aspects of maternal-child health and mental well being. Priority will be given to candidates whose emerging program of research addresses one or more of the following:

  • community approaches to maternal-child health promotion;
  • equitable access to services and programs by marginalized populations;
  • social support and resilience-building interventions; and
  • innovative approaches to policy development in maternal-child health and mental well-being at local, national and international levels.

Successful candidates will be expected to:

  • engage in grant writing related to their topic with demonstrated congruence between their theoretical framework and methodological approach;
  • participate in knowledge dissemination through manuscript preparation and presentations;
  • be actively involved in the Lillian Wright Student Scholars Academy;
  • participate in interdisciplinary teams related to maternal-child health;
  • demonstrate emerging leadership in bridging research with practise and policy; and
  • submit a mid-year and an end-of-year report on fellowship activities.

The Fellowship is open to applicants from all disciplines who have completed their PhD within the past two years and who have relevant prior education/training/professional experience in the above identified areas of postdoctoral focus. It is for one year in total, with a salary of $44,000. Extended health benefits may be available.

Applicants should send the following information to Professor Nazilla Khanlou at by June 15. 1) Letter of intent outlining their previous experience relevant to the postdoctoral fellowship and their objectives for the one-year fellowship; 2) Curriculum vitae; 3) Names and contact information of four references (three should be academic referees); and 4) Samples of their published or in-press manuscripts.

Only successful candidates will be contacted by Aug. 1. The Fellowship is expected to begin in September.