Postdoctoral Office

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

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



For complete eligibility details, please refer to the eligibility criteria page on the Banting website.

Internal Application process

* Applicants must contact the UAlberta proposed supervisor and express interest in the Banting Fellowship as soon as possible.

* UAlberta uses a two-part process for Banting applications. All potential applicants must submit a preliminary application package.
* The department/faculties and UAlberta's Banting Sub-Committees will perform a preliminary assessment of qualified applicants.
Based on the preliminary assessments selected candidates will be invited to complete the full online Banting application and submit supporting documents.
Only invited applicants are required to complete the online application

Invited applicants will be responsible for submission of complete application via ResearchNet by the September deadline.

Reference letters must also be submitted directly to ResearchNet by Wednesday September 15 - To be confirmed

Applications will be considered at the national Banting adjudication with results for the 2019-20 competition expected by mid February, 2020.

University of Alberta Internal Timeline
For complete details, including important internal competition deadlines, please refer to documents below:
UAlberta's Banting Internal Process 2019

2019 Timeline

Application/Nomination information for departments, supervisors and applicants:

Banting Preliminary Package Assessment Form 
Proposed Supervisor's Guide
Other Resources

Referee Guide 2019 - UPDATE - New: Applicants can manage the deadline by which referees must submit their assessments. By default, the Assessment Required Deadline in ResearchNet is set for two days before the applicant’s deadline. However, applicants can adjust this to any date prior to the applicant’s deadline. It is the applicant's responsibility to follow up with referees to ensure the assessments are submitted in sufficient time prior to the applicant’s deadline. Applicants will be able to follow the status of the assessment under this task and are encouraged to follow up with the referees if the task is not completed shortly before the deadline.

Subcommittee Guide 2019
Detailed Banting Fellowship Application Tasks