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Canada: Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

Canada: Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

The objective of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is to:

  • attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internationally
  • develop their leadership potential
  • position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow


  • 70 fellowships are awarded annually; 
    a total of up to 
  • 140 awards are active at any time.

Fellowships are distributed equally among:


  • $70,000 per year (taxable)


  • 2 years (non-renewable)


April – September 2018

Applicants seek endorsement from host institution to apply, prepare and submit application (institutions may have internal deadlines).

September 19, 2018
(20:00 EDT)

Deadline for complete application submission

October to December 2018

Evaluation of applications

Mid February, 2019

Anticipated notification of results. Applicants will be notified by email when the results are available on ResearchNet.

April to October 2019

Payments begin


The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is unique in its emphasis on the synergy between:

  • the applicant – their individual merit and potential to launch a successful research-intensive career; and
  • the host institution – their commitment to the research program and alignment with the institution′s strategic priorities

An applicant to the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program must complete their application in full collaboration with the proposed host institution.


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