Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships 2018-2019

Value: $70k per year
Duration: 2 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and/or foreign citizens
  • Recently completed a PhD, PhD-equivalent, or health professional degree (degree completed between September 19, 2015 and September 30, 2019, with a possible extension of this window by up to a cumulative maximum of two years for career interruptions due to specific reasons). Nominees must not hold a tenure-track or tenured faculty position
  • Only in very rare cases will a fellowship be offered to an applicant proposing to hold it at the same institution at which the PhD was completed
  • Applicants must be nominated by the institution and can only take up the fellowship at the nominating institution
  • Please review complete eligibility criteria at:
Information session:
Date: June 12, 2018
Time: 10.30 am
Location: 519 Kaneff Tower
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
The purpose of the Banting program is to attract top-tier postdoctoral applicants – who are recent PhDs from other national and international institutions – as postdoctoral researchers.
The purpose of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships is to build worldclass research capacity by recruiting top-tier Canadian and international postdoctoral researchers at an internationally competitive level of funding. Seventy fellowships will be awarded each year through CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC. The program is unique in its emphasis on the synergy between applicants and research institutions. The emphasis is on the excellence of the candidate as well as the quality of the research environment and given the limited number of fellowships, this is a highly competitive program. Evidence of the quality of the research environment is required as is an indication of the level of institutional support that will be made available to the nominee.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact:
Kim McIntyre
Postdoctoral Services Coordinator
ext 22993 -