CIBC Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Human Capital and Productivity

Donor and Funding: This annually funded Fellowship is made possible by a generous donation from the CIBC Charitable Foundation in the amount of $200,000 to be received over five years. In accordance with University policy, an amount equal to 5% of the total gift will be applied to support fundraising, donor management and stewardship costs. This will result in a net gift of $190,000 available for spending.

Annual Spending: Up to $38,000 annually to be used as a salary supplement.

Effective Date: July 1, 2000

Purpose: The CIBC Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Human Capital and Productivity will support empirical, theoretical and policy-oriented investigation of the relationship between human capital and productivity in the Department of Economics at The University of Western Ontario.

Criteria: Appointment as the CIBC Post-Doctoral Fellow in Human Capital and Productivity shall be made according to normal University practices and on the joint recommendation of the Chair and the Appointments Committee of the Department of Economics, acting in consultation with the CIBC Chair of Human Capital and Productivity.

At the time of initial appointment, the appointee must have completed all requirements for the PhD. A strong record of research will be expected. The appointee will be expected to perform research under the direction of the CIBC Chair of Human Capital and Productivity. The appointee will serve as a member of the research group sponsored by the CIBC Program in Human Capital and Productivity. He/she will work closely with the coordinator of this program, the CIBC Chair in Human Capital and Productivity, in order to help ensure that the goals of the program are realized. He/she may be asked to give a paper at either or both of the conferences that will be organized as part of the program. Each appointment will be for up to two years, and is not renewable. The stipend provided to the holder of the Fellowship will terminate upon completion of the term.

Reporting: The Department of Economics agrees to provide a formal annual report to the CIBC Charitable Foundation or others as instructed, regarding all activities of the holder of the Fellowship.

The name of the Post-Doctoral Fellowship will be mentioned in any scientific or public activity in which the holder of the Post-Doctoral Fellowship, new recruits, and students engaged as part of the program participate.