Applications Open for Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program!

Deadline: 20 September 2017

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications for its Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program that 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 fellows will be awarded with $70,000 per year (taxable) for the duration of 2 years (non-renewable).

Objectives

  • attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internationally
  • develop their leadership potential
  • position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow

Scope

70 fellowships are awarded annually; a total of up to 140 awards are active at any time.

Fellowships are distributed equally among:

  • the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
  • the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
  • the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Areas of Research

  • Health research
  • Natural sciences and/or engineering
  • Social sciences and/or humanities

Eligibility Criteria

Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and foreign citizens are eligible to apply with the following stipulations:

  • applicants who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada 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 foreign university may only hold their Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at a Canadian institution, and
  • 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.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

Eligible Countries: Canada

For more information, please visit Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program.

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