Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program 2022

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program 2022 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 application deadline is September 21st, 2022

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

About Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program 2022

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is unique in its emphasis on the synergy between:

  • the applicant – their individual merit and potential to launch a successful research-intensive career; and
  • the host institution – their commitment to the research program and alignment with the institution’s strategic priorities

An applicant to the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program must complete their application in full collaboration with the proposed host institution.

Eligibility Criteria

Confirm that you and your proposed host institution meet the criteria below before you apply for a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Applications that do not meet all of the eligibility criteria will be deemed ineligible.

This fellowship is not intended for students (including Health Professionals) to complete a degree.

For a list of eligible health professions, please see CIHR’s webpage.

Applicant eligibility

Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and foreign citizens are eligible to apply, provided they meet the following conditions:

  • Applicants who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada may only hold their Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at a Canadian institution.
  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and who obtained their PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree from a foreign university may only hold their Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at a Canadian institution.
  • Applicants who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and who obtained their PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree from a Canadian university may hold their Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at either a Canadian institution or an institution outside of Canada.
Eligibility window for degree completion

Applicants to the 2022-23 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program must fulfill or have fulfilled all degree requirements for a PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree:

  • between September 15, 2019 and September 30, 2023 (inclusively), and
  • before the start date of their award.

Applicants who have not fulfilled all requirements for their degree at the time of application must submit proof no later than October 15, 2023.

For applicants who have completed more than one PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree, the eligibility window applies to the most recent of these degrees.

Host institution eligibility

Institutions eligible to host a Banting postdoctoral researcher include Canadian and foreign universities, affiliated research hospitals, colleges and not-for-profit organizations with a strong research mandate and capacity.

Canadian governments (federal, provincial, municipal) and all for-profit organizations are not eligible to participate as host institutions.

Questions regarding institutional eligibility should be directed to the Vanier-Banting Secretariat well in advance of the submission deadline.

Useful Timelines

April to September 2022 Applicants seek endorsement from host institution to apply, prepare and submit application (institutions may have internal deadlines).
September 21, 2022
(20:00 EDT)
Deadline for complete application submission
October to December 2022 Evaluation of applications
Mid-February 2023 Anticipated notification of results. Applicants will be notified by email when the results are available on ResearchNet.
April to October 2023 Payments begin

For more information, visit the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program 2022/2023 website.

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