Postdoctoral Fellowship

Since its founding, the Centre for Research and Intervention on Suicide, Ethical Issues and End-of-Life Practices (CRISE) has welcomed postdoctoral fellows. Each year, CRISE can fund one postdoctoral fellow and welcome other fellows that obtain their own financing.

Programme Objectives

To develop cutting edge research on suicide and end-of-life practices by young researchers in various disciplines (e.g., psychiatry, psychology, nursing, anthropology, epidemiology, public health, neurosciences and other related disciplines);

To encourage researchers who have been working on other topics to conduct research on suicide and end-of-life practices.

Term and Salary

The duration of the fellowship is 8 to 12 months and full time (35 hours per week). Gross income for 12 months is $45,000 to $60,000.

Application and Deadlines

Applications are accepted until May 31st of each year. The postdoctoral training usually starts the following September 1st.

Admission Criteria

We are looking for candidates who recently received a doctorate or experienced researchers or clinicians in another subject area that would like to realign and specialize in research on suicide prevention or end-of-life practices. Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. Hold a doctorate in a relevant field;
  2. Have obtained a doctorate less than 5 years ago;
  3. Wish to undertake a career in research on suicide or end-of-life practices;
  4. Agree to participate in regular activities at CRISE, including seminars, workshops and research activities with a mentor.

General Selection Criteria

Knowledge of some spoken French is an asset for full participation in the program. In addition, the selection of a candidate will mainly reside on the following:

  1. Work and research experience, publications and scholarships received;
  2. Interest in undertaking a career in research on suicide or end-of-life practices;
  3. Potential for conducting research in the area of suicide or end-of-life practices;
  4. Ability to match the candidate’s research interests with those of available mentors.

Application Procedure

Candidates should send the following documents by email in order to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship:

  1. A certified copy of the academic transcript (report card) of doctoral studies;
  2. A certified copy of their PhD diploma, or a certified letter from their university confirming that the candidate completed the program and obtained a PhD;
  3. A letter in which the candidate describes his or her interests in research on suicide or end-of-life practices, including the identification of possible mentors with whom the candidate would like to work;
  4. A curriculum vitae (resume) that includes details of the candidate’s education, work experiences, publications, bursaries and scholarships obtained and research work;
  5. Two letters of recommendation.

Important notice: Incomplete applications will not be taken in consideration.

All complete applications must be sent by email before May 31st, 2023, 11:59 PM, E.D.T. Please send scanned copies of the required documents to the two following emails: and

Main Mentors

Please consult this list of CRISE researchers.

Information for Fellows Applying from Outside Canada

After acceptance, you must apply for a work permit from a Canadian Visas Office in your country or territory. For further information, please visit the UQAM Website (in French only) on postdoctoral fellows.

Contact Us

For further information, please contact:

Brian L. Mishara, PhD, Director
C.P. 8888, Succ. Centre-Ville
Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3C 3P8
Phone: (+1) 514 987-4832