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Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

Discipline: All disciplines

Internal deadline: July 22, 2022

External deadline: September 21, 2022

Other funder: Tri-Agencies (SSHRC/NSERC/CIHR)

Additional information

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is the most prestigious, and competitive, postdoctoral award in Canada. The objective of the program is to attract top-tier postdoctoral trainees, at an internationally competitive level, to develop their leadership potential, positively contributing to Canada's economic, social and research-based growth.

A total of 70 fellowships are awarded each year, distributed equally between Canada's three Tri-Council 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).

Fellowships are valued at $70,000 CAD (taxable income) per year for two years.

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Program distinguishes itself from other postdoctoral fellowships programs by its emphasis on the synergy between:

  • a top-tier candidate (their individual merit and potential to launch a successful research-intensive career); and
  • the host institution (its commitment to the research program and environment with which the applicant is to be affiliated).

Therefore, an applicant to the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Program must complete their application in full collaboration with the proposed supervisor and host institution. The University of Victoria (UVic) will select and endorse only the highest-calibre postdoctoral candidates following an internal selection process.

Panel discussion and Q&A session

Learn what's required to be successful in this competition by hearing from successful UVic recipients and their supervisors. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and find out more about UVic's internal selection process. If you're thinking of applying this year or are a potential supervisor, we recommend watching this informative session.  Please contact your supervisor if you do not have an NetLinkID in order to watch it on our workshops page.

Important dates:

  • UVic internal deadline (draft application): July 22, 2022; 11.59 pm PT (firm deadline)
  • Banting external deadline (full application): September 21, 2022; 5:00 pm PT

How to apply:

For more information on UVic's internal process for Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships, contact

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