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MIRA & Labarge: Postdoctoral Fellowships

Research Admin Offices:

  • HRS

Funding Type:


Opportunity Type:

  • Grant


Up to four fellowships of $100,000, plus $6,000 for research expenses, over two years.


  • Health Sciences



Internal Deadline:

May 17, 2023

Sponsor Deadline:

May 17, 2023


MIRA and the LCMA invite highly qualified postdoctoral researchers to apply to the MIRA & Labarge Postdoctoral Fellowship competition. Applicants may apply to one or both streams; the MIRA Postdoctoral Fellowships in Aging Research support interdisciplinary, impact-driven approaches to the study of optimal aging, and the Labarge Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mobility in Aging supports research focusing on understanding, maintaining, and restoring mobility in aging. The research projects supported by these fellowships should aim to develop the capacity of future leaders in aging research and generate evidence that contributes to the well-being of older adults.

Up to three MIRA Postdoctoral Fellowships in Aging Research and one Labarge Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mobility in Aging are available. Each fellowship is valued at $100,000 ($50,000 salary for two years), plus a $6,000 allowance for research expenses and professional development. It is expected that the supervisor will provide the funding required to cover the fellow’s benefits in accordance with McMaster’s benefit rates.

The applicant and principal supervisor are expected to involve at least two other researchers from two different Faculties (outside of the principal supervisor’s Faculty) as mentors in the development of an interdisciplinary research plan. The proposal should clearly indicate how the supervisor and two mentors will contribute to the development and execution of the interdisciplinary project, and how this interdisciplinary approach will bring value to the study. Applications will be evaluated based on alignment with MIRA’s mandate; quality, novelty and academic merit of the research proposal; incorporation of stakeholders or end-users and the strength and leadership capacity of the candidate (see evaluation rubric).

Application/Nomination Process:

To apply, download the MIRA & Labarge Postdoctoral Fellowships call for proposals and application form.


Email submissions to and include “MIRA & Labarge Postdoctoral Fellowship” in the subject line.