Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program (2017-2018)

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Memorial Deadline: Wednesday 16th, August 2017

External Deadline: Wednesday 20th, September 2017


Please note that there is an internal selection process for Banting nominations at Memorial.

The Fall 2017 competition is open. Please visit: for more about the 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 fellowships will be known as the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships, in memory of Sir Frederick Banting, the Canadian physician, researcher, Nobel laureate and war hero who, together with his assistant Dr. Charles Best, is credited with the discovery of insulin. The program is jointly administered by Canada’s three federal granting agencies: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). CIHR has been designated as the operational lead for the implementation of the program.

Unique Application Requirements

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program is distinguished from existing postdoctoral fellowships programs by its emphasis on the synergy between an applicant’s individual merit and potential to launch a successful research-intensive career and the host institution’s commitment to the research program and environment with which the applicant is to be affiliated. As such, an applicant’s application to the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program must be completed in full collaboration with the proposed host institution.

Funds Available

CIHR and external partner(s) financial contributions for this initiative are subject to availability of funds. Should CIHR or external partner(s) funding levels not be available or are decreased due to unforeseen circumstances, CIHR and partner(s) reserve the right to reduce, defer or suspend financial contributions to grants received as a result of this funding opportunity.

  • The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $4,900,000.
  • The maximum amount per award is $70,000 (taxable) for up to 2 years. This funding is non-renewable.

For more information please refer to CIHR’s website or the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program website.

The Vice President (Research) and School of Graduate Studies have put in place a Banting Post-doctoral Research Grant (terms given below). Individuals who are successfully funded in the Tri-Agency Banting Post-doctoral Fellowship Competition 2017 will be eligible to receive this grant.  No additional documentation is required for this internal opportunity.

The terms and conditions of this internal Research Grant will be:
– The term of the Research Grant will coincide with the term of the Tri-Agency Banting Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award
– To be eligible, the awardee will hold a post-doctoral  appointment with Memorial University for the term of the Research Grant.  Should the appointment be terminated early, the balance of funds will be returned to Memorial University
– The Research Grant will be held by the supervisor, to be administered on behalf of the awardee
–  The Research Grant is not transferrable to another institution
–  Eligible expenses will be as per the Tri-agency Financial Administration Guide except that the Research Grant funds will not be used as salary top-up for the awardee
–  The value of the Research Grant will be $10,000 per annum to be paid out annually for  a maximum of two years.


Funding Sources

Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: August 14, 2017