Purpose of the Fellowships
Canada is building world-class research capacity by recruiting top-tier postdoctoral trainees at an internationally competitive level of funding.
The objective of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program is to attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internationally, to develop their leadership potential and to position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow, positively contributing to Canada's economic, social and research-based growth through a research-intensive career.
The fellowships are administered by Canada's three federal granting agencies – the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program allows highly motivated and competitive researchers to realize their full potential and develop their careers.
You must meet the following criteria to apply for a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and foreign citizens are eligible to apply.
2. Eligibility Window for Degree Completion
Applicants for the 2012/13 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program must fulfill or have fulfilled all degree requirements for a PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree: on a date within the eligibility window of November 1, 2009 through December 31, 2012. Applicants who have not fulfilled all requirements for their degree at the time of application must do so no later than December 31, 2012 and submit proof no later than January 15, 2013. Applicants who do not submit such proof will be automatically withdrawn from the competition.
Budget available for 70 new two-year awards annually with a total of up to 140 awards active at any one time.
The fellowships will be distributed equally across Canada's three federal granting agencies: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
Value and Duration
$70,000 per year (taxable) for two years.
- July - October 2012: Applicants seek endorsement from host institution to apply, prepare and submit application
- November 1, 2012: Deadline for complete application submission
- Nov 2012 - Mar 2013: Evaluation of applications
- March 2013: Results announced by March 31