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Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships – Call for applications

Jun 3/14

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships are the most prestigious postdoc fellowships in Canada, and are available to postdoctoral fellows working in all fields that fall under any of the three tri-council funding agencies: NSERC, SSHRC & CIHR. The aim of the program is to attract and retain top-tier national and international postdocs and to position these postdoctoral fellows for success as research leaders of tomorrow.

The application requirements for these prestigious awards (valued at $70,000/year for 2 years, beginning between April and October of 2015) are unique, in that they are not only based on the merit of the applicant and their potential to launch a successful research-intensive career, but also focus on the synergy between the applicant, the proposed supervisor, and the host institution (and its commitment to the research program and environment with which the applicant is to be affiliated). Applicants must therefore complete their application in full collaboration with the proposed host institution.

This year’s national application deadline is September 24, 2014. But because of the extensive nature of the applications, and the required institutional elements, the internal deadline for pre-applications (notices of intent) to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is August 22, 2014. Applicants who will be supported by the university for the national competition will be notified by September 3, 2014.

We encourage faculty to recruit exceptional postdoctoral researchers whose research aligns well with one of the research strengths of the university to submit an application to FGPS by the August internal deadline.

For more information about the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship program, and the institution’s internal process and application requirements, please follow these links:

Questions can be directed to Matt Smith, Associate Dean, Postdoctoral Affairs (

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