Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program ( 2020-2021)

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Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


Academic Unit: Inquire with your unit

Memorial Deadline: Friday 28th, August 2020

External Deadline: Thursday 1st, October 2020


This opportunity is processed by the School of Graduate Studies.  Please consult with Gail Lamkin ( for details.

In 2010 the Government of Canada allocated $45 million over five (5) years to deliver the high-profile, prestigious 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 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 partner(s) financial contributions for this initiative are subject to availability of funds. Should CIHR or 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 awards received as a result of this funding opportunity.

  • The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $9,800,000, enough to fund approximately 70 awards.
  • The maximum amount per award is $70,000 (taxable) per year, for up to two (2) years and a total of $140,000 per award. The funding is not renewable.
  • For more information, please consult the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program.

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 31, 2020