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:

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

As a result of COVID-19’s impact on priorities and capacity, the launch of the 2020 competition is postponed until June 01, 2020. The application deadline is set for October 1, 2020.

Areas of research

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


  • Foreign citizens
  • Canadian citizens
  • Permanent residents of Canada


70 fellowships are awarded annually approximately 140 awards are active at any time.

Fellowships are distributed equally among:


$70,000 per year (taxable)


2 years (non-renewable)


The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is unique in its emphasis on the synergy between:

  • the applicant – their individual merit and potential to launch a successful research-intensive career; and
  • the host institution – their 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.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program 2020/2021

Application Deadline: October 1st 2020