Applications are now open for the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program. 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


70 fellowships are awarded annuallyFootnote1;
approximately 140 awards are active at any time.

Fellowships are distributed equally among:

Eligibility Requirements

  • Canadian citizens
  • Permanent residents of Canada
  • Foreign citizens

Areas of Research

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


$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.


April to September 2024Applicants seek endorsement from host institution to apply, prepare and submit application (institutions may have internal deadlines).
September 17, 2024
(20:00 EDT)
Deadline for complete application submission
October to December 2024Evaluation of applications
Mid-February 2025Anticipated notification of results. Applicants will be notified by email when the results are available on ResearchNet.
April to October 2025Payments begin

Method of Application

For More Information,

Visit the Official Webpage

Application Deadline: September 17, 2024 (20:00 EDT).