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Government of Canada 2022 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships for International Scientists

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.

Fellowships are distributed equally among the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Fields of Research: 

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

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Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships


Aim and Benefits of Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

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

$70,000 per year (taxable)


Requirements for Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Qualification

  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and foreign citizens are eligible to apply with the stipulations stated in the Program (Link below)
  • Applicants to the 2021-22 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program must fulfill or have fulfilled all degree requirements for a PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree:
    • between September 15, 2018 and September 30, 2022 (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, 2022.
  • 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.

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Interview date, Process and Venue for Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is unique in its 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 to the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program must complete their application in full collaboration with the proposed host institution.


Application Deadline

September 21, 2022


How to Apply

It is important to go through the Application Guide before applying for this Fellowship

For more details, visit the website.

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