Are you interested in a postdoctoral research on environmental and animal ethics? Then you should apply for the CRE GRÉEA Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2021/2022. 

The Research Group in Environmental & Animal Ethics (GRÉEA) in association with the Centre de recherche en éthique (CRÉ) is launching a competition for a postdoctoral research fellowship for the 2021/22 academic year (12 months). Subject to evaluation, the position is renewable for an additional nine months.

Application Deadline: April 16, 2021


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The selected fellow gets:

  • A gross salary of $43,000 per year:
  • An individual workstation, subject to public health restrictions;
  • University affiliation;
  • Access to the services of the university to which the fellow will be affiliated (eg. libraries, etc.)
  • Practical assistance in the organization of the stay.


The fellowship application is open to candidates :

  • That have obtained their Ph.D. after June 1, 2018, and before the start of their fellowship
  • That have passive knowledge of both English and French languages.
  • Applicants whose research is on environmental and animal ethics or connects with one or more of the following topics:
    • Fundamental normative issues in animal ethics and/or environmental ethics;
    • Practical issues related to our relationship to non human animals and nature;
    • Scientific knowledge and epistemological approaches that can help to elucidate our relationship with non human entities.

Requirements/Terms and Conditions

The fellow is expected to:

  • Pursue the proposed research project
  • Participate in GRÉEA’s and CRÉ’s activities (conferences, seminars, lectures, reading groups, etc.);
  • Present their ongoing research to their fellow researchers:
  • Be present at the CRÉ on a regular basis.

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Application Instructions

Applicants must provide the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • An article written or published within the last three years;
  • A proposal outlining the proposed research project (up to 1500 words);
  • Academic transcript of graduate work (if available official and non-official transcripts are accepted);
  • The properly filled out form
  • Two letters of reference to be sent directly to ely.mermans@umontreal.ca before the deadline.

All documents should be sent in one single PDF file to Ely Mermans via ely.mermans@umontreal.ca  except for the letters of reference.

Referees should send their letters of recommendation directly to the same email address. 

P.S: Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • The nature, quality and originality of the research project
  • The quality of previous research by the applicant
  • The relevance of the research project for the mission of GRÉEA and CRÉ, and the potential benefits to the applicant from a stay at GRĖEA and CRĖ.

About the CRÉ-GRÉEA Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

GRÉEA is an interuniversity and interdisciplinary research group in environmental and animal ethics associated with the Centre de recherche en éthique (CRÉ) and based in Montreal/Tiohtiá:ke.

GRÉEA’s primary aim is to promote research in environmental and animal ethics, especially through exchange and collaborative work between researchers (professors/teachers in university/CEGEP, postdoctoral fellows, etc.) and graduate students who are working in these domains or on related issues.

Key Dates and Order of Program

The application Deadline is April 16, 2021

GRÉEA’s main activities are held on unceded First Nations’ territories in Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal.

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