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The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program allows highly motivated and competitive researchers to realize their full potential and develop their careers.

Canada is building world-class research capacity by recruiting top-tier postdoctoral trainees at an internationally competitive level of funding.

Researchers will establish world-wide networks of collaboration early on in their career, acting as exemplars of Canadian excellence, while improving Canada's position and influence in the world. Based on prior experience with postdoctoral fellows studying abroad, the large majority will bring the benefits of their experience back to Canada to pursue 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.

The fellowships are administered by the Vanier-Banting Secretariat representing Canada's three federal granting agencies – the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. The Secretariat is housed within the Canadian Institutes for Health Research.