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Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs 2023

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For international students, the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship programs 2023–2024 is a fully supported fellowship. The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships are worth $70,000 each year for two years to the recipient.

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program offers support to the top postdoctoral candidates from throughout the world who will significantly advance the nation’s social, economic, and scientific advancement.

Each year, Canada’s three federal grant-making organizations—the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)—will jointly distribute 70 new two-year fellowships.

By attracting top-tier Canadian and foreign postdoctoral researchers at a level of support that is internationally competitive, the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships aim to develop world-class research capacity. In order to develop top postdoctoral talent’s leadership potential and position them for success as tomorrow’s research leaders and to positively contribute to Canada’s economic, social, and research-based growth through a research-intensive career, the goal is to attract and retain top postdoctoral talent on a national and international level.

Details of Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs 

  • Level of Study: Postdoctoral
  • Institution(s): Host Institutes (Canadian and foreign universities, affiliated research hospitals, colleges, and not-for-profit organizations with a strong research mandate and capacity.)
  • Opportunity Focus Areas:
    • Health research
    • Natural sciences and/or engineering
    • Social sciences and/or humanities
  • No of Scholarships: 70 fellowships are awarded annually.
  • Program Period: Two years
  • Deadline: September 20, 2023
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Scholarship Coverage

The following advantages are offered to recipients of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program:

  • The candidate will get funding for two years up to $70,000 per year.
  • Each year, 70 fellowships are given out.

Eligibility Criteria for The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship programs

The following requirements must be satisfied by applicants in order to be eligible for The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship programs:

  • English is a required language.
  • All nations in the world are eligible.
  • All qualifications for a PhD, PhD-equivalent, or health professional degree must be met or have been met for applicants to the 2023–24 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program:
  1. prior to their award’s start date, between September 15, 2020, and September 30, 2024 (all dates combined).
  2. Applicants who at the time of application have not completed all criteria for their degree must provide proof by October 15, 2024.
  • The eligibility window only applies to the most recent PhD, PhD-equivalent, or health professional degree for applicants who have earned more than one of these degrees.

How to Apply for The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship programs?

You should first check here to see if the institution you want to apply to can host a Banting Fellow. Additionally, you can see a list of Canadian academic institutions and their research specialties on the Universities Canada website by clicking Here if you are hoping to be hosted at a Canadian institution.

  • Message the supervisor or host institution of your choice.
  • Complete cooperation with the possible host institution is required when submitting applications.
  • The institution’s president (or designate) must give their approval before applicants are accepted.
  • The documentation needed for referees and the institution they recommend receiving the applicant’s application from to compose their individual letters are the applicant’s responsibility.

The following topics should be covered by applicants and their host institution early in the application process:

  • The fellowship appointment’s specifics
  • Any perks provided to the postdoctoral researcher at Banting.
  • Any expenses connected with the appointment (such as union dues and insurance charges).
  • The accessibility of any research and/or additional resources

Postdoctoral researchers’ obligations and rights

  • Any additional institutional rules that would be relevant to a Banting postdoctoral researcher
  • Create a ResearchNet and Canadian Common CV (CCV) account.

To register, make sure you have the following or click one of the links below:

  • The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program uses ResearchNet account, a web-based application tool and funding opportunity/decision database.
  • Unique personal identification number (CIHR PIN) needed to apply for this program
  • With a CCV account, a web-based application, you can maintain all of your CV data in one place and create CVs as needed for each of the member organizations.
  • Launch a ResearchNet application.

The following forms must be completed by the applicant:

  • Decide on a research topic.
  • Participant names
  • Forms for degree requirements completion
  • Name the referees.
  • Specify your degree.
  • Add the proposal’s details and supporting documentation.
  • Study proposal
  • Bibliography
  • Institutional recommendation letter
  • Manager’s statement

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