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Post-Doctoral Student: Research Grant and Security Screening

post-doctoral student: He's looking elsewhere because his future here is unclear Karimi has been waiting a year for Canada to grant his security clearance, according to Toronto Star. Without it, he is unable to apply for permanent resident status. Six years after being on successive work permits as a professor and researcher at the University of Ottawa, the Iranian academic is pondering a move to Germany where a three-year, 5.4 million research grant is on offer. The post-doctoral student from China I supervised got his permanent status in seven months. We need to do proper security screening, but not being able to set down roots here is killing other opportunities for me. Here I'm still waiting, said Karimi whose current work permit expires in August. ( As reported in the news.