Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Competition

Applications for Canada's most prestigious award for postdoctoral researchers are now open.

18 April 2018

We are pleased to provide you with information on the competition for the 2018-19 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships-Canada's most prestigious and highest valued award for postdoctoral researchers today.


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.


2018-19 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Competition

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is designed to support world-class postdoctoral researchers. The fellowship provides $70,000 per year for two years. The program is open to both Canadian and international researchers who have recently completed a PhD, PhD- equivalent, or health professional degree. Applications must be completed in full collaboration with the proposed host institution.

The 2018-19 competition was launched in April 2018 and the application deadline will be September 19, 2018 (20:00 EDT). Please note that institutions may have internal deadlines.

For more information, please visit the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships website or read the complete brochure.