Banting Postdoctoral Scholarship, Canada (Deadline: 21 Sept. 2016)



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.

Areas of Research:

Health research, natural sciences and/or engineering, social sciences and/or humanities.

Applicant Eligibility:

Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and foreign citizens who must fulfill or have fulfilled all degree requirements for a PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree between September 21, 2013 and September 30, 2017 (inclusively), and before the start date of their award. More details can be found at

Host institution Eligibility:

Canadian and foreign universities, affiliated research hospitals, colleges and not-for-profit organizations with a strong research mandate and capacity.

Value of Award:

C$70,000 (taxable) for 2 years (non-renewable).

Number of Awards:

70 fellowships are awarded annually.

Special Features:

Emphasis on the synergy between the following:

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

An applicant must complete their application in full collaboration with the proposed host institution.

Application & Enquiries:


Written by:
Ms Wee Hui Bieh, AFMSA, August , 2016

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