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

Scope

70 fellowships are awarded annually1;
a total of up to 140 awards are active at any time.

Fellowships are distributed equally among:

Value

$70,000 per year (taxable)

Duration

2 years (non‑renewable)

Timelines

May – September

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

September 24, 2014
(20:00 EDT)

Deadline for complete application submission

October to December 2014

Evaluation of applications

January 30, 2015

Anticipated announcement of results

April to October 2015

Payments begin

Features

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.

Footnotes

Footnote 1

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

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