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The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is one of a suite of elite federal research capacity development programs. The suite begins with early graduate student support through Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, progresses to postdoctoral training through the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program and continues through the academic career progression (Tier 1 and 2 Canada Research Chairs) to a career pinnacle (Canada Excellence Research Chairs).

Together, these programs are intended to increase the supply of highly-qualified research personnel in Canada and brand Canada worldwide as a nation known for quality research and research training. They complement other training vehicles, including postdoctoral fellowship programs supported by the three federal granting agencies (Canadian Institutes of Health Research - CIHR, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada - NSERC, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada - SSHRC).

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program allows highly motivated and competitive researchers to realize their full potential and develop their careers. Upon completion of their fellowships, Banting fellows will be well positioned to contribute to the continued growth of Canada's research capacity and the country's economic and social prosperity.