Holding a fellowship
This guide and the policies therein are effective as of September 1, 2016.
Acknowledging the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship
Wherever possible, Banting Fellows and host institutions are encouraged to acknowledge and promote the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program, administered by the Government of Canada.
Please remember to mention that you are a “Banting Fellow” or “Hosting a Banting Fellow” in any documentation related to any scholarly activities (e.g., in the promotion of speaking engagements, at conferences or workshops, in biographical notes, in materials for the media, etc.).
Using the Banting logo
The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships logo is available for download. Before applying the logo to any visual communications, please review these guidelines.
The logo can be used to visually acknowledge the contributions of the Banting program to a Banting fellow's work. You may download and use the logo only for the purpose of visually acknowledging the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program's contributions to your project.
To protect the integrity of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships logo:
- Maintain a clear surrounding area, free of competing visual elements.
- The logo must always appear in its entirety.
- No modification can be made to proportions, orientation, typography or colour.
- The logo cannot bleed off the page.
- Do not distort, stretch, tilt or modify the logo.
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Administration of the award
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the administering agency of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships (PDF) program and is responsible for the payment of awards.
Payment of the fellowship
Most award recipients conducting their research in Canada will receive payment through their host institution. Other recipients such as those conducting their research outside Canada will receive the award directly.
A Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship is a stipend and not a salary. Therefore, it is not eligible for:
- Canada Pension Plan (CPP)
- Employment Insurance (EI)
- other non-discretionary benefits
However, institutional policies related to the status of fellows and fellowship payments may differ according to specific legislation and/or institutional policies.
Regardless, other than for taxation purposes, no part of the fellowship can be withheld by the host institution without prior written consent from the fellow.
For more information on income tax related to scholarships and fellowships, please see S1-F2-C3: Scholarships, Research Grants and Other Education Assistance published by the Canada Revenue Agency, or contact the CRA directly.
For questions regarding applying for a visa to work in Canada, please contact Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) are committed to demonstrating results to Canadians for the funds invested through the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program. Therefore, processes for monitoring progress and appropriate use of funds, as well as for performance measurement and program evaluation are in place.
Banting Fellows will be expected to:
- contribute to the review and evaluation of the program and associated policies and processes by participating in evaluation studies, surveys, workshops and audits
- provide data and/or reports upon request, to assess progress and outcomes during and after the tenure of the award
Banting Fellows must complete an end of award report in order to measure the performance of the program. This will also be used with their consent, to highlight "success stories".
Travel and field research
Banting Fellows may travel and conduct field research; however, they must continue to be based at their host institution.
The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships are valued at $70,000 (taxable) per year. There are no additional funds provided for travel/research.
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