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Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program offers financial support to exceptional postdoctoral candidates, both from within the country and around the world, who are poised to make significant contributions to the economic, social, and research-driven advancement of the nation.

The fellowship is worth $70,000 per year for a duration of two years, with an equal distribution of funds from the CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC agencies. It’s important to note that this award does not cover research expenses.

Information and application details for the Fall 2023 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships (Banting PDF) program are now accessible online.


Objective of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

The primary goal of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is to achieve the following:

1. Attract and retain exceptional postdoctoral talent from both domestic and international sources.

2. Cultivate their leadership capabilities.

3. Prepare them for future success as leaders in the field of research.

What sets the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship program apart is its strong emphasis on the interaction between two key components:

4. The applicant, considering their individual qualifications and potential to embark on a successful, research-focused career.

5. The host institution, must demonstrate a commitment to the research program and alignment with the institution’s strategic objectives.

Applicants for the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program are required to collaborate closely with the proposed host institution when completing their application.

Eligibility Criteria


1. Canadian citizens

2. Permanent residents of Canada

3. Foreign citizens

Areas of research

1. Health Research

2. Natural sciences and/or engineering

3. Social sciences and/or humanities

Application Deadline

The deadline for submitting an application for institutional review differs depending on the faculty. Please refer to your Faculty Contact for specific details.

The final deadline for submission on ResearchNet for applicants recommended by institutions is 8:00 PM EDT on September 20, 2023.

The funding decision results will be released in mid-February 2024.


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