The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program offers support to the top postdoctoral candidates from throughout the world who will significantly advance the nation’s social, economic, and scientific advancement.
Each year, 70 fellowships are given out. There are about 140 prizes available at any given moment. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) each get an equal number of fellowships.
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Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program – Aims and Benefits
The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program aims to:
- draw in and keep elite postdoctoral talent from both domestic and foreign sources;
- foster their capacity for leadership; and
- prepare them for success as the next generation of research leaders.
The annual fellowship value is $70,000 (taxable). No additional funding is given for travel or study.
Eligibility for Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program
- People who match the requirements listed below may apply, including Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada, and foreign nationals:
- The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship may only be held at a Canadian institution by applicants who are neither Canadian citizens nor permanent residents of Canada.
- Candidates who possess Canadian citizenship or permanent residency and who earned their Ph.D., PhD-equivalent, or health professional degree from a foreign university are only permitted to hold their Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship in a Canadian institution.
- Candidates who possess Canadian citizenship or permanent residency and who earned their Ph.D., PhD-equivalent, or health professional degree from a Canadian university are eligible to hold a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at either a Canadian institution or an institution outside of Canada.
- All qualifications for a Ph.D., PhD-equivalent, or health professional degree must be met or have been met for applicants to the 2023–24 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program:
before their award’s commencement date, between September 15, 2020, and September 30, 2024 (all dates combined).
- Applicants who at the time of application have not completed all criteria for their degree must provide evidence by October 15, 2024.
- The eligibility window only applies to the most recent Ph.D., PhD-equivalent, or health professional degree for candidates who have earned more than one of these degrees.
Applicants are required to create and submit applications. The applicant must make sure the application is accurate and comprehensive. This involves making sure that all paperwork from the host university and referee evaluations have been sent in. If you’re interested in the scholarship, follow the application instructions.
September 20, 2023
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