Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program Brochure

Position yourself as a research leader of tomorrow

Canada is building world-class research capacity by recruiting top-tier postdoctoral researchers at an internationally competitive level of funding and positioning them for success as the research leaders of tomorrow. These prestigious two-year fellowships, worth $70,000 per year, are open to both Canadian and international researchers who have recently completed a PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree. Seventy fellowships will be awarded each year.

"The Banting fellowship gave me the freedom to craft my own innovative research agenda, and amplified the impact of my work. It has propelled me forward into the next stage of my career."

Dr. Sarah Burch, Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo

A different kind of fellowship

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is unique in its emphasis on the synergy between applicants and research institutions.

Applicants have already demonstrated exceptional research results, are recognized as emerging leaders in their field and have the potential to launch an international-level, research-intensive career.

Research institutions hosting these applicants are able to demonstrate their commitment to the applicant's success through synergy with institutional strategic priorities, a supportive research environment and professional development opportunities.

Applicants must apply in close collaboration with an eligible research institution at which they would hold the fellowship.

"The Banting fellowship was instrumental in helping me establish an independent research program while I pursued a faculty position in academia."

Dr. Rowan Barrett, Canada Research Chair in Biodiversity Science, McGill University

Strong applicants with the resources and support to succeed

Successful applicants will be selected on the basis of three criteria:

"The Banting fellowship has afforded tremendous support in my transition from biomedical to clinical research, providing unique training and networking opportunities, and international recognition."

Dr. Meghan Azad, Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Alberta

To apply and find out more, visit Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships.

For more information on studying in Canada as well as on other international scholarship opportunities, visit Education au/in Canada.

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