Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships in Canada 2021

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships offers to fund the most exceptional postdoctoral candidates, both nationally and globally, who will positively add to the nation’s economic, social, and research-focused growth, with this in view, qualified applicants are advised to send in their applications before the closing date.

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships is one of the elite federal research capacity growth programs. The suite starts with early graduate candidate support via Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship awards, moves on to postdoctoral training via the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships, and progresses through the academic career development (Tier 1 and 2 Canada Research Chairs) to a career peak with the Canada Excellence Research Chairs, and publicized in 2014, the Canada First Research Excellence Fund.

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships enable highly driven and competitive researchers to attain their full potential and grow their careers. After the conclusion of their fellowship programs, Banting fellows will be well situated to add to the continued development of Canada’s research capacity and the nation’s economic and social prosperity.

Brief Description of Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program

Scholarship Host: Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program

Scholarship Location: Canada

Worth of Scholarship: Check below

Scholarship Type: Postgraduate

Country Eligibility: All nationality

Application Deadline: October 1, 2021 (Annually)

Course to Study: Health research, Natural sciences and/or engineering, Social sciences and/or humanities

Worth of The Scholarship

The objective of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships is to:

  1. Attract and keep top-tier postdoctoral aptitude, both nationally and globally
  2. Develop their leadership potential
  3. Set them for success as research frontiers of tomorrow

70 fellowship programs are granted yearly. Approximately 140 fellowship awards are active at any time.

Fellowship programs are distributed equally among:

Value: $70,000 per year (taxable)

Fellowship Program Courses

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

Qualification for the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships is distinct in its focus on the interaction between:

  1. The applicant – their individual merit and potential to launch a successful research-intensive career; and
  2. The host university – their devotion to the research program and alignment with the school’s strategic priorities

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

The scholarship is open to all qualified candidates to meets the requirements.

Timeline for Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

Application timeline:

  1. June – September 2021: Applicants seek endorsement from the host institution to apply, prepare and submit applications (institutions may have internal deadlines).
  2. October 1, 2021: Deadline for complete application submission
  3. October to December 2021: Evaluation of applications
  4. Mid-February, 2022: Anticipated notification of results. Candidates will be informed by email when the outcomes are ready on ResearchNet.
  5. April to October 2022: Payments begin

Method of Application for the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

A candidate to the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships has to fill out their application in full collaboration with the intended host institution.

Applications have to be prepared and handed in by candidates. It is the candidate’s responsibility to make sure that the application is finished. This entails making sure that all host institution credentials and referee evaluations have been submitted.

Candidates should ensure they go through the Selection committee guide before starting their application. This guide itemizes the three evaluation conditions and has useful details on how the conditions are assessed.

For more information, visit the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program website

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