Fellowship overview

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country's economic, social and research‑based growth.

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 annually1;
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)


July – October

Applicants seek endorsement from host institution to apply, prepare and submit application

October 23, 2013
(8:00 pm EDT)

Deadline for complete application submission

November 2013 – February 2014

Evaluation of applications

March 2014

Results announced by March 31, 2014

April – October 2014

Payments begin


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

  • applicant – individual merit and potential to launch a successful research-intensive career
  • host institution – 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.


Footnote 1

Should more funds become available, additional fellowships may be awarded.