Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellowships for National and International Students who can become research leaders of tomorrow, positively contributing to Canada’s economic, social and research-based growth through a research-intensive career.

  • Attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internationally;
  • Develop their leadership potential; and
  • 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.

Unique Application Requirements :

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program will be distinguished from existing postdoctoral fellowships programs by its emphasis on :

  • the synergy between an applicant’s individual merit and potential to launch a successful research-intensive career; and
  • the host institution’s commitment to the research program and environment with which the applicant is to be affiliated.
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An applicant’s application to the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program must be completed in full collaboration with the proposed host institution.

Program Scope :

  • 70 new two-year awards annually with a total of 140 awards active at any one time at full program implementation (at program maturity).

The fellowships will be distributed equally across Canada’s three federal granting agencies :  the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

Application Deadline for Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships : 3 November 2010

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